Paying a tithe is not difficult when you recognize that all that we have and are comes from God. Tithing involves paying 10% of our increase. In other words, with all that God gives us, He ask that we give one-tenth back to him. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, our tithing money is used strictly for strengthening the Church and is never used as a payment to Church leaders or officials, who serve as lay clergy. Tithing funds help build church meeting houses, print scriptures like the Bible or the Book of Mormon, assist individuals in paying for their missionary service, building temples, and more.
In addition to paying a tithe, members are encouraged to give other offerings, such as a fast offering. This is given in conjunction with fasting and prayer and is typically the cost of what you would have spent on two meals. This money is used specifically by bishops of local congregations to provide for the poor and needy in their area.