Statistical Report, 2002

F. Michael Watson


 

Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of December 31, 2002:

Number of Church Units

Missions

335

Stakes

2,602

Districts

641

Wards and Branches

26,143

Church Membership

Total Church Membership

11,721,548

Increase in Children of Record

81,132

Converts Baptized

283,138

Missionaries

Number of Full-Time Missionaries

61,638

Temples

Temples Dedicated during 2002

(Snowflake Arizona, Lubbock Texas, Monterrey México, Campinas Brazil, Asunción Paraguay, Nauvoo Illinois, The Hague Netherlands)

7

Temples Rededicated during 2002

(Freiberg Germany and Monticello Utah)

2

Number of Temples Currently in Operation

114

Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

Minnie Preece Burton, widow of Elder Theodore M. Burton, former Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and member of the Seventy; Melba Parker Hill, widow of Elder George R. Hill III, a former member of the Seventy; Bonnie Lee Adamson Caldwell, wife of Elder C. Max Caldwell, former member of the Seventy; Gertrude Ryberg Garff, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency; Walter Joshua Eldredge Jr., former Young Men General President; Mayola Miltenberger, former secretary-treasurer of the Relief Society General Presidency and Board.