Who Knew?

Service Milestone

Served as a General Authority for almost 54 years

2008–2018 Thomas S. Monson served as the 16th President of the Church.

5 Guideposts to Living

Thomas S. Monson
  1. When you see sin, shun it.

  2. When you have a duty, do it.

  3. When you enjoy freedom, protect it.

  4. When you have the truth, live it.

  5. When you have a testimony, share it.

President Thomas S. Monson, Improvement Era, Feb. 1967, p. 48

Words of Wisdom

Scripture Vocab

Prudence: good judgment; self-discipline

“Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving” (D&C 89:11).

Hosanna: save now

This word was used during the Lord’s triumphal entry.

“And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord” (Mark 11:9).

Appellation: a name

“And thus Moroni put an end to those king-men, that there were not any known by the appellation of king-men” (Alma 51:21).

Church Stats from around the World


1,940 Total Church Membership

13 Congregations

1 Missions

0 Temples

In 1989, Sister Urszula Adamska was the first missionary called from Poland.

Costa Rica

47,474 Total Church Membership

75 Congregations

2 Missions

1 Temple

Missionaries first arrived in Costa Rica in 1946.

Papua New Guinea

25,856 Total Church Membership

76 Congregations

2 Missions

0 Temples

The first stake on the island was created in 1995.