Temples in Operation
    Footnotes
    Theme

    “Temples in Operation,” Ensign, May 1986, 109

    Temples in Operation

    Temples in Operation

    1981

    19

    1982

    19

    1983

    25

    1984

    31

    1985

    37

    Endowments for the Living

    1981

    49,800

    1982

    48,800

    1983

    52,116

    1984

    53,998

    1985

    54,554

    Endowments for the Dead

    1981

    4,101,000

    1982

    4,418,000

    1983

    4,364,928

    1984

    4,395,424

    1985

    4,857,052

    During the past five years, the number of sacred houses available to members of the Church has doubled under a temple-building program given impetus by President Spencer W. Kimball and continuing under President Ezra Taft Benson. Some 259,268 Church members received their own endowments in the five-year period beginning with 1981 and ending at the close of 1985. During that same period, endowments were performed for 22,136,404 people who had formerly lived in mortality.