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Not Just a Tithing Slip

The top of a tithing slip reads "Tithing and Other Offerings." Most of us are good tithe payers, but we usually forget about the "other offerings" besides fast offerings. The other funds listed on a tithing slip are:
  • Ward missionary: helps young men in your ward serving missions elsewhere
  • General missionary: helps missionaries all over the world, including their training at MTCs
  • Book of Mormon: pays for printing and other costs
  • Humanitarian aid: helps people in need worldwide, especially after natural disasters
  • Temple construction: pays for building temples and buying the lands upon which they are built
  • Perpetual education: helps people escape poverty by loaning them funds to get an education
  • Other (specify): for example, a newly established one is the general temple patron assistance fund, which helps people who are poor or far away get to the temple so they can receive their ordinances
Of course regular tithes go to these funds and much more as well, but we have the opportunity to decide where we want our contributions to go (Note: This applies to additional money not paid as tithing money, meaning tithes should be listed under the Tithing category only; extra donations can be listed elsewhere.) Giving offerings to these funds is an easy way we can serve in the Church and keep our temple covenants.

Challenge: Next time you pay tithing, donate to one of the other funds as well.


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