Brothers and sisters, at the direction of the First Presidency the following statistical report represents the membership growth and status of the Church for the year ending 31 December 1999. This information is based on reports that were received prior to general conference:
Wards and Branches
Increase in children of record during 1999
Converts baptized during 1999
Temples dedicated during 1999
Temples in operation
Ground was broken and construction began on 30 new temples during 1999; 17 additional temples were announced and are awaiting construction.
Elder Carlos E. Asay, an emeritus General Authority; Sister Virginia Pickett Backman, wife of Elder Robert L. Backman, an emeritus General Authority.