Fast Offering. An offering designated to be given to the poor, contributed during a fast and testimony meeting. “These contributions come from members of the Church, who abstain from two meals per month and pay the equivalent amount of these meals in cash to the bishop. The bishop uses these funds to provide for the cash needs of welfare recipients and to pay rent, utilities, hospital and medical bills” (Elder Henry D. Taylor, May 16, 1962, BYU Speeches of the Year, 1962, p. 7).
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