Jesse O. Gibson

Statistical Secretary, General Conference

17.5 to 1

It takes on average 17.5 church members to reach one soul.

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Facing Facts

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. . .

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