I have spent some time in the last few weeks thinking about what I might talk with the families of my ward about. I think I am going to ask just a couple questions to start a discussion.
- One, why do you make tithe and fast offerings?
- Two, what blessings have you seen in your life as you have been charitable to others, whether through the making of offerings to the Church and it's programs or privately to other charitable causes?
I love my career where I help people find charitable causes. I love helping others discover the joy of giving no matter the financial capacity. As a non-paid Bishop for the LDS Church I am looking forward to talking about the joy that giving has brought into their lives.
Starting tonight and running for the next three nights I will have a family in my office every 10 minutes from 6-11pm. That should get about half the ward done. I will then try and have several Sunday's between now and the end of the year to get to the other half.
Sometime in the coming weeks I will get a post up that gives you an idea of where tithes and fast offerings are spent and the impact they have.