Online Mormon missionaries, often discussing their faith with anonymous seekers and trolls, have five times the success of traditional LDS proselytizers.
"Whereas traditional Mormon missionaries convert, on average, six people during their 18- to 24-month service, the online apostles in Provo have averaged around 30 converts per missionary per year," Gideon Burton, a professor at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, told The Huffington Post. "And these people stick around. Ninety-five percent of the Internet converts "have kept active, a retention rate more than triple the norm."
Those are impressive numbers, Burton told Huffington. These online missionary statistics were "equal to the highest-baptizing missions that are out there."