Statistical Report, 1999

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    Brothers and sisters, at the direction of the First Presidency the following statistical report represents the membership growth and status of the Church for the year ending 31 December 1999. This information is based on reports that were received prior to general conference:

    Church Units

    Stakes

    2,542

    Districts

    636

    Missions

    333

    Wards and Branches

    25,793

    Church Membership

    Total membership

    10,752,986

    Increase in children of record during 1999

    84,118

    Converts baptized during 1999

    306,171

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    58,593

    Temples

    Temples dedicated during 1999

    15

    Temples in operation

    Ground was broken and construction began on 30 new temples during 1999; 17 additional temples were announced and are awaiting construction.

    68

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

    Elder Carlos E. Asay, an emeritus General Authority; Sister Virginia Pickett Backman, wife of Elder Robert L. Backman, an emeritus General Authority.