Additional Resource

Statistical Report 2008

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following report concerning the growth and activity of the Church as of 31 December 2008:


Number of Stakes - 2,818

Missions - 348           

Districts - 622

Wards and Branches - 28,109


Total membership - 13,508,509

New children of record - 123,502

Converts baptized - 265,593


Full-time missionaries - 52,494


Temples dedicated during 2008 - 4 (Rexburg Idaho, Curitiba Brazil, Panama City Panama, and Twin Falls Idaho)

Temples rededicated during 2008 - 1 (Mexico City Mexico)

Total number of temples in operation as of 31 December 2008 - 128

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