Day of rest. Went to church. The Sunday School lesson was on the role of Jesus Christ in the Plan of Salvation. The lesson on the Elders' Quorum was on repentance. Sacrament meeting talks were on tithing. I really liked them. One speaker mentioned two examples. In one of them a man came to President Hinckley for a temple recommend interview back when President Hinckley was a stake president. The man was not paying his tithing and thought he could afford it because he was behind on his bills. President Hinckley was inspired to tell him that he will not be able to get out of debt until he started paying his tithing. A year later the man came again and thanked President Hinckley for the advice. He was now able to pay his bills. Paying tithing brought extra strength into his life and allowed him to focus on the essentials and budget better. Another story was about a young man that died in a car accident two days before he was supposed to go on a mission. His parents donated the money he had saved to the general missionary fund with a note explaining that they knew that their son would have wanted no other use for that money except allow another missionary to serve in his instead. The story was special to me because when I served a mission, it was partially financed by the general fund. When I came to America, I wanted to save for my mission, but the visa restrictions did not allow me to work. My stake president asked me if I wanted to go on a mission. I shared with him my predicament, and he made the arrangements for me to go, for which I am very thankful.