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First Presidency Message, ‘Called to the Work,’ July 2017 “President John Taylor (1808–87) summed up the essential qualities of missionaries this way: ‘The kind of men [and women and couples] we want as bearers of this gospel message are men who have faith in God; men who have faith in their religion; men who honor their priesthood; men in whom … God has confidence. ….’

Now, a word for those elders, sisters, and couples who, for whatever reason, may not be able to finish their assigned time in the mission field: The Lord loves you. He appreciates your sacrifice. He is aware of your disappointment. Know that He still has a work for you to do. Don’t let Satan tell you otherwise. Don’t get down; don’t become discouraged; don’t despair.

… don’t lose your faith, because the Lord has not lost faith in you. Keep your covenants and move forward.”

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LDS Membership Stats 2016 6 01 x2The Church’s annual stat report given at their General Conferences in April proved to be much more of the same. I’m not sure why, but I always hold out hope they’ll be truthful, yet they refuse to live up to that standard. Sigh…

Be that as it may, here’s what we discovered by doing some simple math. The overall outlook of the Church is bleak. Membership is down, converts are down, and the missionary workforce numbers are down.

The only stat that went up was the inflated number they claimed for new members.

Let’s take a look at the basic stats provided at this conference so you can get an idea of what they’re trying to do –

Church Membership

15,882,417

Total of New Members

349,377 – Total

109,246 – Children of Record (BIC – Born in the Covenant)

240,131 – New Convert Baptisms

This total number comes from a combination of new converts, and ‘Children of Record’, which simply means those born into the Mormon Church. For the sake of the ongoing argument on how the Church defines this latter group, we’re going with their latest explanation that Children of Record are those born into the Church.

By simply subtracting the 2015 membership total (15,634,199) from the 2016 membership total we should come up with an increase of 248,218 new members.

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Gathering info on the latest membership stats of the LDS Church provided more info than anticipated, on Cumorah.com. The site, run by Matt Martinich, has provided a wealth of demographic info spanning the world over.

Mr. Martinich is unabashedly Mormon, of this, there’s no doubt. Another thing not to doubt is if you need a stat on Mormons for any area worldwide, this is your go to guy. While we don’t necessarily agree with all of his personal philosophies, the numbers he provides are spot on.

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Psalm 115:1; “Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.”

2015 Mormon Stat Report 01Putting Things in Perspective

Last week we posted an article on the Church’s vital stat report they presented at their April General Conference, and as we saw their numbers didn’t look all that great. Within a few days of posting the article, I kept coming across other articles painting a picture of even worse news.

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