According to a story on the LDS Newsroom Web site, the LDS Church's "new official membership numbers will surge past 13 million for the first time when they are announced at the general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April. The numbers reflect steady growth for the Church both nationally and internationally. According to recent trends, the Church is growing by about a million people every three years worldwide." The story also notes that "membership numbers have become particularly important to journalists writing about the Church during the current U.S. presidential campaign." To read the entire story from LDS Newsroom please click here.