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October 17, 2017


Editors’ Note: This is one of a series of articles brought to you in conjunction with The Academy for Creating Enterprise, a remarkable organization teaching impoverished returned missionaries in the Philippines, Mexico and Brazil how to lift themselves from poverty to prosperity through the creation of self-employment opportunities in areas where traditional employment is not available. To learn more about The Academy, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, please click here When you live below the poverty level as 70% of Filipinos, including Church members, do, every day is a struggle for survival and your next bowl of rice. Learning to pay tithing, then, is a leap of faith that is hardly comprehensible to those of us who are better off and live in developed nations.