Statistical Report 1986

Presented by F. Michael Watson

Secretary to the First Presidency

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    Church Units

    Number of stakes

    1,622

    Number of districts

    346

    Number of missions

    193

    Number of wards

    10,527

    Number of branches in stakes

    2,792

    Number of branches in missions

    2,070

    Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

    98

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

    (These statistics reflect an increase of 40 stakes and 379 wards and branches during 1986.)

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    Church Membership

    Total membership at the close of 1986

    6,170,000

    Church Growth During 1986

    Increase in Children of Record

    93,000

    Children of Record baptized

    72,000

    Converts baptized

    216,210

    Priesthood

    Adult males with Melchizedek Priesthood

    745,000

    Adult males and young men with Aaronic Priesthood

    844,000

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    31,803

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

    Elder A. Theodore Tuttle, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Elder Henry D. Taylor, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Elder James A. Cullimore, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Elder O. Leslie Stone, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; May J. Dyer, widow of Elder Alvin R. Dyer, former Counselor in the First Presidency and member of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Beverly J. Call, wife of Elder Waldo P. Call of the First Quorum of the Seventy; G. Carlos Smith, Jr., former general superintendent of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association.