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 2002.

Number of Missions 335
Number of Stakes 2,602
Districts 641
Wards and Branches 26,143

Total membership at year end 11,721,548
Increase in children of record during 2002 81,132
Converts baptized during 2002 283,138

Number of Full-time Missionaries 61,638

Temples dedicated during 2002 7
(Snowflake Arizona, Lubbock Texas,
Monterrey Mexico, Campinas Brazil,
Asuncion Paraquay, Nauvoo Illinois,
The Hague Netherlands)

The Freiberg Germany and Monticello Utah
Temples were rededicated during 2002 2

Temples in operation 114

Temples announced, including those
under construction at the end of 2002 14