Brothers and sisters, the First Presidency has issued the following report concerning the growth and activity of the Church as of December 31, 2008.
Wards and Branches
Total Church Membership
Increase in Children of Record
Temples Dedicated during 2008
(Rexburg Idaho, Curitiba Brazil, Panama City Panama, and Twin Falls Idaho)
Temples Rededicated during 2008
(Mexico City Mexico)
Number of Temples in Operation as of December 31
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Alice Thornley Evans, widow of Elder Richard L. Evans of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Elder J. Thomas Fyans, an emeritus General Authority; Elder Douglas H. Smith, a former member of the Seventy; Sister Harriet Barbara Washburn, wife of Elder J. Ballard Washburn, a former member of the Seventy; and Brother Daniel H. Ludlow, former director of the Church Correlation Department and editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Mormonism.