Report: Mormon Convert Figures Less Than Number of Youth Signing Up for Service

mormon training centerSALT LAKE CITY (AP) A record number of young Mormons signed up for service after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of proselytizing Latter-day Saints didn’t lead to an equally dramatic spike in converts.

Statistics released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints indicate there were 296,800 converts last year. The figure marked a 9 percent increase from two years ago, even though the number of sign-ups increased by 44 percent.

The 85,150 representatives serving at the end of last year were the most in Mormon history.

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