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

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