March 1989

“Update,” Ensign, Mar. 1989, 80


The rapid growth of the Church continued last year. At the end of 1988, membership was estimated at between 6.6 and 6.7 million. If growth continues at the same rate in 1989, the Church’s membership should be approaching seven million by the end of this year. There were 1,707 stakes at the end of 1988, up from 1,666 at the close of 1987. The number of full-time missionaries had increased from 34,750 to more than 36,000, and the number of missions was up from 205 to 221.

Members: 6,000,000

Stakes: 1,707

Missions: 221

Missionaries: 36,000