Statistical Report, 1998

F. Michael Watson


 

Brothers and sisters, for the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the membership growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 1998. These statistics are based on 1998 reports available prior to this conference.

Church Units

Stakes

2,505

Districts

631

Missions

331

Wards and Branches

25,551

Church Membership

Total membership

10,354,241

Increase in children of record during 1998

76,829

Converts baptized during 1998

299,134

Missionaries

Full-time missionaries

57,853

Temples

Temples dedicated during 1998

(Monticello Utah and Preston England Temples)

2

Temples in operation

53

Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Sister June Dixon Oaks, wife of Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Ferne Gardner Hunter, widow of Elder Milton R. Hunter, former member of the First Council of the Seventy; Sister Norma Creer Harbertson, wife of Elder Robert B. Harbertson, former member of the Seventy; Sister Margaret Romney Jackson Judd, former counselor in the Young Women general presidency; Leonard James Arrington, former Church historian; Glenn E. Nielson, former member of the Church Finance Committee.