Photo Essay

Dramatic Increase in The Number of Church Missionaries Highlights 2013

Thousands of Mormon Helping Hands clean and beautify

2013 was a remarkable year of growth for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from the expansion of the missionary program to the membership milestone of 15 million Latter-day Saints worldwide. Milestones were celebrated from the 50th year of service for President Thomas S. Monson as an apostle to the anniversaries of the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, Deseret Industries and the Scouting program. The Church provided relief and humanitarian efforts in many parts of the world, and among them were the Philippines, Haiti and Oklahoma. Strides were made in the past year in the expansion of printed and online Church publications.

Thousands More Latter-day Saints Enter Missionary Service
The announcement by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the October 2012 general conference forever impacted missionary work worldwide.

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