“First Bishop,” Friend, May 2017
Many of the early Saints didn’t have much food or clothing. The Church also needed money to build a temple and print scriptures. Joseph Smith prayed and asked God what to do. God told him that Edward Partridge should be the first bishop. Families gave their extra supplies to the bishop, who put them in a storehouse to help others. Bishop Partridge was also in charge of collecting tithing. Bishops are still in charge of tithing and making sure their ward members are taken care of. Now there are bishop’s storehouses around the world!