Statistical Report, 1997
    Footnotes

    Statistical Report, 1997

    Brothers and sisters, for the information of the members of the Church, the First Presidency has issued the following statistical report concerning the membership growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 1997. These statistics are based on 1997 reports available prior to this conference.

    Church Units

    Stakes

    2,424

    Districts

    649

    Missions

    318

    Wards and Branches

    These wards and branches are in 143 nations and 19 territories and possessions.

    24,670

    Church Membership

    Total membership

    10,070,524

    Increase in children of record during 1997

    75,214

    Converts baptized during 1997

    317,798

    Missionaries

    Full-time missionaries

    56,531

    Prominent Members Who Have Passed Away since Last April

    Elder Paul H. Dunn, an emeritus General Authority; Elder Oscar H. Aguayo, an Area Authority Seventy; Sister Helen Kearnes Richards, widow of Elder Franklin D. Richards, former member of the Presidency of the Seventy; Sister Janet Elaine Weech Sorensen, wife of Elder Lynn A. Sorensen, a former member of the Seventy; Sister Carma Neilsen Cutler, widow of Elder Clinton L. Cutler, a former member of the Seventy; and Sister Maurine Johnson Turley, former counselor in the Young Women general presidency.