LDS Church stats for 2006 are out, and the story to me is: growth is strong.
- 44 new stakes
- 3 new missions
- 388 new wards and branches
- 307,737 more members
- An increase in 29,737 more convert baptisms than in the previous year
- 1,104 more missionaries than we had last year
- 5.1 baptisms per full time missionary — an increase over 4.7 from the previous 2 years.
- A few other stats listed below.
- Raw stats can be found here.
Finally, I do wish that they would publish activity rates. I also wish that the church would allow external auditors to publish public financial reports. But that’s just me.