Why are some so public about their donations?

Question Dear Gramps, I live in northern Utah.  There is a very wealthy LDS family here who over the years has donated millions of dollars to various causes.  You can see their family surname posted prominently on all kinds of buildings and facilities.  Yet, I’m...

Can I give directly to the poor and call that tithing?

Question Gramps,  I have asked many questions of you. Some you answered, some not. This very important question affects a lot of people.  I try so hard to follow D&C 119 and Section 83.  A lot anonymously (not bragging). But my inspiration leads me to think the...

Is chewing gum breaking a fast?

Dear gramps, If you chew a piece of gum, is it breaking a fast? Thanks. Anna, from Washington Dear Anna, Fasting has a dual purpose. One purpose is to provide funds for the care of the poor, and the other purpose is to increase our spirituality by the practice of...

Disbursement of Tithes

Hello Gramps Can you please tell me what happens to the money that results from tithing in the UK? Is it kept in the UK in whole or in part to be used by the Church for UK expenditure? Thank you David Dear David, All tithing donations are to be transmitted directly to...

Should fast offerings eventually equal tithing donations?

Question Dear Gramps I saw your articles on fast offerings on your website and agree with everything but have one additional question. I have heard from a couple of people that they have been told in yea’s past that our generosity in fast offerings should increase as...
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