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I love hearing the statistical reports of the church. It excites me to hear of it growth. Just reading it strengthens my testimony. Not that numbers matter, but that new people have found The Church and that there are so many people working hard to keep the work moving forward.

Statistical Report 2005

SALT LAKE CITY – The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following report concerning the growth and status of the Church as of 31 December 2005:

CHURCH UNITS
Number of Stakes………………………………………………. 2,701
Missions……………………………………………………………. 341
Districts…………………………………………………………….. 643
Wards and Branches………………………………………… 27,087

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
Total Church membership…………………………….. 12,560,869
Increase in children of record during 2005………………. 93,150— Yay Eden…. you helped make it an even number. 🙂
Converts baptized during 2005…………………………… 243,108

MISSIONARIES
Number of full-time missionaries ………………………… 52,060

TEMPLES
Temples dedicated during 2005………………………………… 3
(San Antonio Texas, Aba Nigeria, Newport Beach California)
Temples rededicated during 2005……………………………… 1
(Apia Samoa)
Total number of temples currently in operation………….. 122

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