Date: June 28, 2012 08:16PM
How much was your weekly deposit. I was a financial clerk in a military ward in 1992. Our deposit was between $2000 and $3000 a week. $15000 to $20000 at the end of the year. A few higher ranked members paid annually.
Our financial support to the needy members was usually that or more, counting groceries at the local Food lion. The Store house was a couple hours away so the bishop gave a chit to the needy with a list of approved items to the family to get groceries.
It was along time ago and I sometimes wonder if they do it the same way in that part of the country (coastal North Carolina)
I was also in a Bishopric in Colorado that quite often gave out more than the weekly deposit (rural farm community).
I asked my wifes current Bishop the same question and he told me he quite often pays out more in support than the ward brings in.
Given my own personal experience. I would be impossible for the church to get rich from tithing.
I am wondering if this is a 1% of the Mormons, support the 99% type scenario.
Do any of you have different info for your wards? Are there wards that give millions?
I am only looking for direct personal knowledge. If All you are going to do is speculate, please don't.
If you want to debate the intricacies and such of the church finances, please start your own thread.I would be more that happy to join you there.