OUR statistical reports for the year ending December 31, 1968, show substantial gains, for which we thank God. By baptism and profession of faith 24,258 joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division and 133,101 in our overseas divisions, making a total gross membership increase of 157,359. The net world membership increase was 97,575 as compared to a net increase of 85,957 in 1967. This brings our total world membership to 1,845,183. . .