A Look at the Church: 1805–1844
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    “A Look at the Church: 1805–1844,” Ensign, July 1999, 46

    A Great and Marvelous Work—
    Part Two: 1805–1844

    A Look at the Church:

    1805–1844

    Begins with the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth in 1805 and ends in 1844, the year of his death. Figures are based on year-end calculations.

    Church Membership

    6 April 1830

    6

    1840

    16,865

    31 Dec. 1844

    26,146

    Stakes on 27 June 1844:

    2

    Languages of the Book of Mormon:

    1

    Missions on 27 June 1844:

    3

    Missionaries Set Apart

    6 April 1830

    16

    1840

    96

    31 Dec. 1844

    1,782

    Temples Dedicated in Era:

    1

    [illustrations] Above, left: Joseph Smith Recording the Revelation Concerning Presiding Officers; Far left: Detail from First Missionary, both by William Whitaker; Below: Kirtland Temple painting by Al Rounds