Reading about the suit brought to restore tithing funds to some donors, I thought of an experience in 2012 while attending an alumni breakfast at BYU-Idaho.
A man responsible for fundraising for the university and other entities of the church sat with us. He told of the fast and resulting donations by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which went to help Indonesian people after the devastating tsunami of 2004. He said funds from that fast were still being used to help replace homes destroyed by the tsunami eight years later. Supplies were given and Indonesians were trained to do the building, which gave them employment and skills to help them be independent.
I was impressed that those funds were kept in a separate account for the purpose they were collected. That also happened when people donated to build the Jordan River temple and the remaining funds were still being used to maintain the building and grounds for many, many years.
The church is wise in its financial practices.
West Valley City