Statistical Report 1984

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    For the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 1984.

    Church Units

    Number of stakes

    1,507

    Number of districts

    353

    Number of missions

    180

    Number of wards

    9,723

    Number of branches in stakes

    2,697

    Number of branches in missions

    2,043

    Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

    96

    Number of territories, colonies, and possessions with organized wards or branches

    18

    Church Membership

    Total membership at the close of 1984

    5,650,000

    Church Growth During 1984

    Increase in Children of Record

    98,000

    Children of Record baptized

    69,000

    Converts baptized

    192,983

    Priesthood

    Deacons

    240,000

    Teachers

    178,000

    Priests

    356,000

    Elders

    465,000

    Seventies

    33,000

    High Priests

    198,000

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    27,655

    Genealogical Data

    Names cleared in 1984 for temple endowments

    6,328,870

    Temples

    Number of endowments performed during 1984:

    For the living

    53,998

    For the dead

    4,395,424

    Temples in operation

    31

    Temples planned or under construction

    15

    Temples closed during the year for renovation

    (Six temples were dedicated in 1984, and seven are planned to be dedicated in 1985

    1

    Church School System

    Total enrollment during 1983-1984 school year:

    Seminaries and institutes, including special programs

    322,802

    Church schools, colleges, and continuing education

    440,502

    Welfare Services

    Persons assisted by LDS Social Services

    84,069

    Persons placed in gainful employment

    26,116

    Man-days of labor donated to Welfare Services

    277,754

    Bishop's orders from storehouses

    345,498

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

    Elder G. Homer Durham, a member of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, who was Church Historian and Recorder; Ethel D. Stapley, widow of Elder Delbert L. Stapley, a member of the Council of the Twelve Apostles; Neil D. Schaerrer, former general president of the Young Men Organization; and Emily Higgs Bennett, former counselor in the YWMIA Presidency.