Statistical Report 1992

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 1992. (The statistics which follow are based on 1992 reports available prior to this conference.)

    Church Units

    Stakes

    1,919

    Districts

    601

    Missions

    276

    Wards and Branches

    20,081

    Nations and territories with organized wards or branches

    146

    Church Membership

    Total membership

    8,406,895

    Eight-year-old children of record baptized during 1992

    77,380

    Converts baptized during 1992

    274,477

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    46,025

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away Since Last April

    Elder Robert E. Sackley, member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; Elder John H. Vandenberg, Emeritus General Authority; Elder H. Verlan Andersen, former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; Sister Flora Amussen Benson, wife of President Ezra Taft Benson; Sister Sara Merrill Tanner, widow of President N. Eldon Tanner, Counselor in the First Presidency; Sister Ariena S. Vandenberg, widow of Elder John H. Vandenberg, Emeritus General Authority; and Ruth Pingree Smith, widow of Elder Joseph F. Smith, Patriarch to the Church. We also announce the passing in December 1991 of Sister Velma N. Simonsen, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency.