I would be interested in hearing more about the "sister" who donated $$$ for paving a KH parking lot and the implied "irregularities", since I myself have paid for the paving of more than one KH parking lot, and there were also some "funny" goings on with at least one of those parking lots.
Also, I will relate one instance of visiting a Congregation on a Sunday, and being told of their "need" for funds to purchase certain new stage furniture. Well, after getting home, I sat down and mailed that Congregation a check for $1000.00, which would pay for what I had been told that they wanted. I received the standard tax receipt, but heard no more from them. I've forgotten exactly how long it was, but roughly 6-8 months later, I again visited this Congregation, with the obvious expectation of seeing the "new stage furniture" which I had paid for.
Well, when I enter the KH, I notice two things. First, NO new stage furniture, and Second, the Elders are avoiding greeting me.
After the meeting, I finally am able to corner one of the Elders, but I wait for him to raise the issue. He doesn't. Then, the same from a second Elder. Finally, I raise the issue myself, and receive a quick reply that is nonsensical.
My memory is lapsing at this point, but I believe that I dropped it at that point, since it was "obvious" that something was WRONG.
I believe that I went home and then telephoned back one of the Elders, since I knew that most JW Elders have an easier time explaining "stuff" if they don't have to do it "face-to-face".
Sure enough, "stuff" happened.
Although my $1000.00 check included a letter explaining that the donation was specifically for the congregation to buy their "needed" stage furniture, the BOE decided "they" INSTEAD would "use" my $1000.00 to pay off an old $1000. loan made to the KH by ...... GUESS WHO???
One of the BOE.
I was upset, and I demanded to know which Elder of the BOE ended up with the $1000.
The Elder who I telephoned refused to tell me, and although I had otherwise approached this in true "theocratic form" (never claiming any "ownership in the $1000, or "glory" for making the donation) he boldly proclaimed that the $1000.00 was "Jehovah's Money", and as His "representatives" the BOE had every right to use the money as they saw fit - irregardless of my "designated purpose".
At the time, I was a confirmed "koolaid drinker", so I tucked tail and went on with my JW life. However, I got my money's worth, since this served as just one more straw that eventually broke the back of the proverbial camel.
If Honesty replies to my parking lot Q, I will relate another "good one".
Otherwise, folks here should understand that this was "days gone by", and now I have my hands full paying a parking fee, much less paying for the paving of a parking lot.