My community is holding a fundraiser with all proceeds going to Kenya.

Every time I see a sign advertising the event, I remember the words of Russell Nelson, President of the Mormon church, to citizens of Kenya. He said, “Poverty continues from one generation to another, until people pay their tithing.”

In other words, For Kenya to prosper, they must first pay money to his church.

What does the church do with this money? In short, we don’t know. The church closes its books, even to paying members.

A recent article reports the church is in talks to pay $129 million for an office building in London. This single business transaction is more than three times what the church will spend all year on charity.

Instead of hospitals, food kitchens, or clean water, my church builds malls, resorts, and skyscrapers.

A small community in Utah sends money to Kenya, while my church asks for it. I personally will not pay tithing until the church opens their books and demonstrate they care more about the sick and needy than they do about the bottom line.

Marion Jensen

Fruit Heights

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