Statistical Report, 2008


Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and activity of the Church as of December 31, 2008.

Church Units

Stakes

2,818

Missions

348

Districts

622

Wards and Branches

28,109

Church Membership

Total Church Membership

13,508,509

Increase in Children of Record

123,502

Converts Baptized

265,593

Missionaries

Full-Time Missionaries

52,494

Temples

Temples Dedicated during 2008

(Rexburg Idaho, Curitiba Brazil, Panama City Panama, and Twin Falls Idaho)

4

Temples Rededicated during 2008

(Mexico City Mexico)

1

Number of Temples in Operation as of December 31

128

Prominent Church Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Alice Thornley Evans, widow of Elder Richard L. Evans of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder J. Thomas Fyans, an emeritus General Authority; Elder Douglas H. Smith, a former member of the Seventy; Sister Harriet Barbara Washburn, wife of Elder J. Ballard Washburn, a former member of the Seventy; and Brother Daniel H. Ludlow, former director of the Church Correlation Department and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism.