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Facts and Statistics

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:

Worldwide Statistics

15,372,337

Total Church Membership

29,621

Congregations

188

Published Languages

Growth of the Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was formally organized in a small log cabin in upstate New York in 1830. It took 117 years — until 1947 — for the Church to grow from the initial six members to one million.

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Missionary Program

The Church's missionary program is one of its most recognized characteristics. Mormon missionaries can be seen on the streets of hundreds of major cities in the world.

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85,147

Missionaries

406

Missions

15

Missionary Training Centers

 

Humanitarian Services

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief and development projects for humanitarian purposes in countries all over the world.

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185

Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid (Since 1985)

10,403

Welfare Services Missionaries (Incl. Humanitarian Service Missionaries)

147

Temples

Temples

Temples are not regular places of Sunday worship for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Education

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of continued secular and spiritual education. 

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4

Universities & Colleges

397,007

Seminary Students Enrollment

343,786

Institute Student Enrollment

4,861

Family History Centers

134

Countries with Family History Centers

Genealogy

Genealogy is more than learning about one’s family history for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Latter-day Saints believe families can be together after this life.

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