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April 2000 General Conference

Statistical Report, 1999

by F. Michael Watson

Secretary to the First Presidency


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 68
Ground was broken and construction began on 30 new temples during 1999; 17 additional temples were announced and are awaiting construction.

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; Sister Margaret Romney Jackson Judd, former member of the Young Women general presidency.

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