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 1998. These statistics are based on 1998 reports available prior to this conference.
Wards and Branches
Increase in children of record during 1998
Converts baptized during 1998
Temples dedicated during 1998
(Monticello Utah and Preston England Temples)
Elder Dallas N. Archibald of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Sister June Dixon Oaks, wife of Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Ferne Gardner Hunter, widow of Elder Milton R. Hunter, former member of the First Council of the Seventy; Sister Norma Creer Harbertson, wife of Elder Robert B. Harbertson, former member of the Seventy; Sister Margaret Romney Jackson Judd, former counselor in the Young Women general presidency; Leonard James Arrington, former Church historian; Glenn E. Nielson, former member of the Church Finance Committee.