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CHURCH NEWS: QUESTION OF THE WEEK

How many stakes were in the Church when President Howard W. Hunter was called as a member of the Council of the Twelve in October 1959, and how many of those stakes were outside the United States?

*****Here's answer to week's question

At the time of President Hunter's call in 1959, there were approximately 1.6 million Latter-day Saints in 288 stakes and 50 missions. The largest concentration of membership was in the western United States, and there were only four stakes outside the U.S.: two in Canada and one each in Mexico and New Zealand.

Source: 1993-1994 Church Almanac, pp. 199, 306.