Statistical Report 1989

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 31 December 1989. (Membership figures include estimates based on 1989 reports available prior to conference.)

    Church Units

    Number of stakes

    1,739

    Number of districts

    432

    Number of missions

    228

    Number of wards

    11,536

    Number of branches

    5,769

    Number of nations and territories with organized wards or branches

    (These statistics reflect an increase of 32 stakes and 747 wards and branches during 1989.)

    128

    Church Membership

    Total membership at the close of 1989

    7,300,000

    Children of record baptized

    75,000

    Converts baptized

    318,940

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    39,739

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

    Elder Theodore M. Burton, Emeritus General Authority; Sister Lois A. Kjar Brown, wife of Elder Victor L. Brown, Emeritus General Authority; Marianne Clark Sharp, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency.