1986
Update: Missions of the Church
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“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.