Sunday, October 23, 2011

Current Church Statistics, History and Events (1961 to 2011


Throughout the years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has grown and  has expanded its wings to every country around the world.


The church main objective:


"To proclaim the gospel to everyone on earth." 


Worldwide Church Statistics


Membership 14,131,467


Missions 340


Missionaries 52,483


Missionary Training Centers 15


Temples (current 2011 number) 134


Congregations 28,660


Universities and Colleges 4


Seminary Students Enrollment 369,373


Institute Students Enrollment 348,111


Family History Centers 4,648


Countries with Family History Centers 127


Countries Receiving Humanitarian Aid Since 1985 178


Value of Humanitarian Assistance Since 1985 $1.3 Billions


Welfare Service Missionaries


(Including Humanitarian Service Missionaries) 8,583


Languages Church Materials Available 166

 
Chronology of Significant Events in Church History,
from 1961 to present

1961
Church leaders organize the first non-English-speaking stake of the Church at The Hague in the Netherlands (March 12). It is followed by the first Spanish-speaking stake in the Church in Mexico City on December 3.



1963
Church membership reaches 2 million milestone.



1964
A new program of home teaching, replacing ward teaching, is officially inaugurated throughout the Church after having been presented in stake conferences during the last half of 1963.



1965
Church publishes a formal family home evening manual, which is placed in every LDS home. Wards have a choice of which night in the week to hold home evenings.


1970
The first stake in Asia is organized in Tokyo, Japan.


1971
Church membership reaches 3 million milestone.
New Church magazines—the Ensign, New Era, and Friend—begin publication.



1975
President Kimball announces in general conference the organization of the First Quorum of the Seventy, an the first three members of the quorum are sustained.



1978
Church membership reaches 4 million milestone.
The First Presidency announces the revelation that worthy men of all races would be eligible to receive the priesthood. The revelation becomes Official Declaration – 2 in the Doctrine and Covenants.


The Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, USA, previously the Language Training Mission constructed in 1976, begins training all missionaries.



1979
The Church publishes new editions of LDS scriptures with improved study helps.



1982
Church membership reaches 5 million milestone.


Elder Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced that a subtitle was being added to the Book of Mormon: “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.”



1986
Church membership reaches 6 million milestone.



1988
The Church reaches the milestone of having completed 100 million endowments for the dead.



1989
Church membership reaches 7 million milestone.


President Howard W. Hunter of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicates the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies.


1990
A new Church software package called FamilySearch, designed to simplify the task of family history research, was released by the Church.



1991
Church membership reaches 8 million milestone.



1994
Church membership reaches 9 million milestone.



1995
At the annual General Relief Society Meeting, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issue a Proclamation to the World on the Family, reaffirming that “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”



1997
Church membership reaches 10 million milestone.


The 100,000 member on the African continent is baptized, marking the almost doubling of Africa’s membership in just six years.


President Hinckley announces that the Church will construct temples in remote areas of the Church that have small LDS populations.



2000
Church membership reaches 11 million milestone.
The Book of Mormon is printed in its 100th language.
The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issue their testimonies of the Savior in a document titled “The Living Christ.”



2004
Church membership reaches 12 million milestone.
Mexico becomes the first nation outside of the U.S. to reach one million members of the Church.



2007
Church membership reaches 13 million milestone.


President Hinckley announces that since 1830 an estimated one million missionaries have served throughout the world.



2010
Church membership reaches 14 million milestone.

1 comment:

  1. I'm amazed at all the missionary training centers we have all over the world....

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