SALT 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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