The constant refrain that the Church is not growing or is losing members because of policies that some people don’t like has never been less true than this year.
So far in 2016, the Church has added at least 72 stakes and 20 districts. The Church is on pace to add more stakes and districts in 2016 than in any other recent year.
More information HERE.
I point this out because critics of the Church love to claim the opposite and will use anecdotal evidence that has nothing to do with the facts.
The usual disclaimer: the Church is true even if it is not adding new members. There may come a day when the Church does stop growing because we are by very definition a “peculiar people,” (i.e, different than the trends in the rest of the world). But that day is not today.