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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 11:24AM


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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 01:33PM

Good one. Dis member go here, dis member go dere...

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Posted by: steve benson ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 04:13PM


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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: May 20, 2017 08:31PM

Ha ha ha...

I dismember

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Posted by: cinda ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 11:59AM

This guy's blog certainly tries to put the typical Mormon spin on the report.

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Posted by: Krepta ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 10:42PM

cinda Wrote:
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> This guy's blog certainly tries to put the typical
> Mormon spin on the report.


Yes, but that makes it a good source to share with TBM friends and family without them dismissing it as "anti" (hopefully). Despite the spin, he is very blunt about retention and activity problems, slowed growth rates, and consolidations throughout the world.

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Posted by: sharapata ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 10:52PM

Very true, and you certainly won't hear of this kind of admission from the Church itself.

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Posted by: oregon ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 01:08PM

Wow..this is great news... people are leaving in droves..people are seeing the fruad. Done and done:

Currently the Church in the United States reports a net increase of only 11 congregations thus far in 2017. To contrast, the Church in the United States reported an annual net increase of 65 congregations in 2016, 142 congregations in 2015, 152 congregations in 2014, and 124 congregations in 2013.

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Posted by: presleynfactsrock ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 01:32PM

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiip Hooooooooooooray!!!!!!!!!!!!

Will we see a return of the ole time Joey revelation telling congregations to get with it and bring in their neighbors and the widows? (Monson you understand)

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Posted by: Levi ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 01:47PM

I checked out that link.

What's up with that long list of west Africa stakes?

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Posted by: left4good ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 08:01PM

Levi Wrote:
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> What's up with that long list of west Africa
> stakes?

It tracks perfectly with the places with no or poor internet connectivity.

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Posted by: Krepta ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 10:44PM

Levi Wrote:
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> I checked out that link.
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> What's up with that long list of west Africa
> stakes?


Some senior missionaries or somebody reported to the blog guy that West Africa is anticipated to reach 100 stakes by 2018, so he predicts those will all be created this year, though I think it's far more likely they meant by the *end* of 2018.

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Posted by: sharapata ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 02:54PM

Yes, the bulk of the growth of the Church these days appears to be in Africa. Brigham Young must be spinning in his grave.

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Posted by: ificouldhietokolob ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 06:47PM

Mormon "growth" 2015-2016: 0.93%
Us Population "growth" 2015-2016: 0.7%

They're barely above the country's population growth.
Once they get below it (this year?), they'll be *shrinking* as a % of the US population instead of growing.

It couldn't happen to a nicer church.

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Posted by: elfling_notloggedin ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 11:37PM

>Mormon "growth" 2015-2016: 0.93%
>Us Population "growth" 2015-2016: 0.7%

So, given that the average family has more than the national average of children per family, doesn't this appear that they are losing more than they are gaining?

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Posted by: Aquarius123 ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 07:04PM

Yaaay! Pardon me while I do the electric boogaloo!!!

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Posted by: azsteve ( )
Date: May 18, 2017 10:58PM

Those new stakes in Africa may take more resources than they give back. It's one of the poorest places in the world. So the missionaries find them, teach them, baptise them, the church welfare runs out, they stop attending, the church keeps them on the rolls forever. Can they even call that growth?

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Posted by: brigidbarnes ( )
Date: May 19, 2017 10:18PM

He reports about 6,600,000 members in the U.S. But how many of them have any level of activity at all?

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Posted by: cricket ( )
Date: May 19, 2017 11:33PM

1. ldschurchgrowth.blogspot will disappear because the author will be "instructed" to dismantle it when the stagnation stinks up the Internet too much. Watch, that pro-Mormon website might be gone in a soon as three to five years from now.

2. If church growth continues in Africa, how much longer will the newly called apostles (replacing the dead wood) be white and delightsome rich Utahns? The day that an African American is installed as the first Black apostle is the day they have admitted defeat because eventually, this man will be prophet and purse string puller of the Corp Sole. No way do the Brethren want someone who is not an attorney and born with a silver spoon in their mouth to take control of the billion dollar empire.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2017 11:37PM by cricket.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: May 20, 2017 03:48PM

Most recent comment post article on that blog (several comments were removed by blog admins, presumedly as they were anti-Mormon:)

"The International growth needs to be put into context in regards to activity and whether new converts still actively define themselves as LDS within 5-10 years. The national census is a excellent snapshot of activity rates vs claimed membership numbers that the Church reports."

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