Statistical Report 1988

Presented by F. Michael Watson

Secretary to the First Presidency

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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 December 31, 1988. (Membership figures include estimates based on 1988 reports available prior to conference.)

    Church Units

    Number of stakes

    1,707

    Number of districts

    402

    Number of missions

    222

    Number of wards

    11,196

    Number of branches in stakes

    2,899

    Number of branches in missions

    2,463

    Number of sovereign countries with organized wards or branches

    100

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

    (These statistics reflect an increase of 41 stakes and 552 wards and branches during 1988.)

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    Church Membership

    Total membership at the close of 1988

    6,720,000

    Children of record baptized

    73,000

    Converts baptized

    256,515

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    36,132

    Prominent member who has passed away since last April

    President Marion G. Romney, former Counselor in the First Presidency and longtime member and President of the Council of the Twelve Apostles.

    President Howard W. Hunter

    Three General Authorities Emeritus, left to right: Elder Eldred G. Smith, Elder Joseph Anderson, and Elder Sterling W. Sill.