1985
Update: Missions and Full-time Missionaries, 1985
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“Update: Missions and Full-time Missionaries, 1985,” Ensign, June 1985, 74

Update: Missions, 1985

Update: Full-time Missionaries, 1985

“More missionaries are needed,” President Spencer W. Kimball has said in his ongoing encouragement to Church members to carry the gospel to the world. The above graphs show how we have done over a five-year period. Of interest, mission lengths for young men were reduced from 24 months to 18 months, effective April 1, 1982, and were again extended to 24 months, effective January 1, 1985, which resulted in a reduced number of missionaries serving in 1983 and parts of 1982 and 1984.

Number of missions
Number of missionaries

Year

Number of Missions

Number of Missionaries

July 1980

189

30,335

July 1981

188

29,019

July 1982

180

27,721

July 1983

178

25,783

July 1984

182

26,901

July 1985

188

28,283*