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In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith Jr. retired to the woods near his home in Palmyra, New York, and offered a simple prayer to our Father in Heaven. This humble prayer set into motion a series of events that brought forth The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from its obscure beginnings in upstate New York to a worldwide church. (Source: www.lds.org)

Number of Church Units
 
Stakes
2,790 
Missions
348 
Districts
618 
Wards and Branches
27,827 
 
 
Church Membership
 
Total Membership
13,193,999 
Increase in Children of Record
93,698 
Converts Baptized
279,218 
 
 
Missionaries
 
Full-Time Missionaries
52,686 
 
 
Temples
 
Temples Rededicated (Nuku’alofa Tonga)
Number of Temples Currently in Operation
124 

Source: 2007 Statistical Report, April 2008 General Conference