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 1992. (The statistics which follow are based on 1992 reports available prior to this conference.)
Wards and Branches
Nations and territories with organized wards or branches
Eight-year-old children of record baptized during 1992
Converts baptized during 1992
Elder Robert E. Sackley, member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; Elder John H. Vandenberg, Emeritus General Authority; Elder H. Verlan Andersen, former member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy; Sister Flora Amussen Benson, wife of President Ezra Taft Benson; Sister Sara Merrill Tanner, widow of President N. Eldon Tanner, Counselor in the First Presidency; Sister Ariena S. Vandenberg, widow of Elder John H. Vandenberg, Emeritus General Authority; and Ruth Pingree Smith, widow of Elder Joseph F. Smith, Patriarch to the Church. We also announce the passing in December 1991 of Sister Velma N. Simonsen, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency.