Statistical Report 1986

F. Michael Watson


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.)

24

Total membership at the close of 1986

6,170,000

Increase in Children of Record

93,000

Children of Record baptized

72,000

Converts baptized

216,210

Adult males with Melchizedek Priesthood

745,000

Adult males and young men with Aaronic Priesthood

844,000

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.