“Tithing Maze,” Friend, Feb. 2010, 35 Tithing Maze By Anna Culp Illustration by Julie F. Young 1. Paying tithing is a commandment from God. We pay one-tenth of what we earn. Amal has earned 10 coins. He will pay one coin as tithing. 2. Amal fills out a tithing slip. 3. Amal places the tithing slip and the coin in an envelope. 4. Amal gives the envelope to a member of the bishopric or branch presidency. 5. The tithing money is sent to Church leaders. 6. The leaders of the Church decide where the money is needed most. 7. Tithing is used to build temples and meetinghouses. It also pays for printing items like hymnbooks and scriptures.