Church History


    Brother Gianfelice’s Tithing

    It rained so hard during the winter of 1928 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that traffic could not move as water up to people’s waists flooded intersections. Brother Donato Angelo Gianfelice, an Italian emigrant, walked 65 blocks through the rain to deliver 20 centavos (about a nickel in American money) to the missionaries because he had miscalculated his tithing earlier that day. He told them, “I would not have been able to sleep knowing that I had cheated the Lord in my tithing.”

    Frederick S. Williams and Frederick G. Williams, From Acorn to Oak Tree (1987), 58