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The Church: Its Organization, Order and Discipline

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    Organized Standing in 1904

    The following, from the General Conference Year-Book of 1904 gives some interesting statistical facts up to Jan. 1, 1903:-COOD 158.3

    “At that time our organized work consisted of two general conferences, composed of fourteen union conferences, seventy-two local conferences, and forty-two missions. These are distributed as follows: Local conferences in North America, forty-nine; outside of North America, twenty-three. Union conferences in America, eight; in other countries, six. Mission fields in America, including Alaska, and Hawaii, and Newfoundland, five; missions outside of America, thirty-seven. located as follows: Twelve in Europe, four in Africa, three in Asia, two in South America, two in South Africa, and the remainder in Central America, Mexico, West Indies, and the Pacific Islands. Connected with these missions are sixty-seven ordained and licensed ministers, and one hundred and thirty-one churches.”COOD 158.4

    From the Year-Book of 1906 we learn that eighteen new missions were opened in different parts of the world by this people during the year 1905, and that sixty missionaries were sent to the different mission fields.COOD 159.1

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