Update: Missions of the Church
    Footnotes

    “Update: Missions of the Church,” Ensign, Aug. 1986, 77

    Update: Missions of the Church

    Missions of the Church

    Missions

    Full-time Missionaries

    Full-time Missionaries

    Year

    Full-time Missionaries

    Missions

    July 1982

    26,300

    180

    July 1983

    26,565

    178

    July 1984

    27,655

    180

    July 1985

    29,265

    188

    July 1986

    29,670

    193

    The number of missions in the Church has grown over the past five years, and increasingly more missionaries have responded to calls to serve the Lord in the Church’s expanding missionary effort. As the length of missionary service was shortened to eighteen months in 1982, then lengthened again to twenty-four months in 1985, the numbers of missionaries were reduced in the field during 1983 and also in parts of 1982 and 1984.