Statistical Report 1996
    Footnotes

    “Statistical Report 1996,” Ensign, May 1997, 21

    Statistical Report 1996

    Brothers and sisters, for the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 1996. These statistics are based on 1996 reports available prior to this conference.

    Church Units

    Stakes

    2,296

    Districts

    671

    Missions

    309

    Wards and Branches

    These wards and branches are in 140 nations and 21 territories and possessions.

    23,528

    Church Membership

    Total membership

    9,694,549

    Eight-year-olds baptized during 1996

    81,017

    Converts baptized during 1996

    321,385

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    52,938

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

    Elder Lowell D. Wood, a member of the Seventy; Elder Lloyd P. George, an emeritus General Authority; Sister Florence Smith Prows Cullimore, widow of Elder James A. Cullimore of the Seventy; Brother David M. Kennedy, former special representative of the First Presidency and United States secretary of the treasury; Brother Terrel H. Bell, former United States secretary of education; and Sister Florence Holbrook Richards, former counselor in the Primary general presidency.