Because the local congregations have always paid for their own buildings. Whether they had the cash or got a loan from the society that they paid off themselves. Plus any remodeling along the way. What kind of question is that anyway?! Everyone knows that.
Adding insult to injury when the WT kicks out a congregation from their hall
The KH real estate is worth a fortune in the US. Liquidating all those KHs was a reality that was coming, just a matter of time. The only thing that would have changed that would be a growing organization and there are many threads on here about the reality that most congregations are slowly declining in attendance. Any shrinking organization has to keep cutting.
I remember a time when Kingdom Hall builds were purposely larger than the current numbers in the local congregations in anticipation of future growth.
When growth ain’t happening - or barely covers new births - and meeting attendance is declining, it pays to look at the cost of maintaining bigger than necessary halls.
jehober is truly blessing the work and the increase is evidence of his blessing! Praise jah all you suckers!
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." (Abraham Lincoln)
That may be true for normal people ,however J.W`s are not normal people .
I`ve lost count how many times I was fooled and the last time was 25 years ago and its still going on today .
Too funny LMS
Maybe they’ll get rid of all the KHs and we’ll have “stay-at-home” witnesses. We can just watch broadcasts on our iPads lol. I’ll be so active then ....
@NeedToKnow -- Pretty soon that'd become quite boring watching all the reruns with M.S. "funny faces" Lett, Tight Pants Tony and the other Garrulous Bullshi*ters ...
I can confirm the OP scenario happening across the pond here in the UK.
A nearby old hall had two congs. The hall paid for and sat empty awaiting sale.
One cong dissolved and the funds it had been saving for a replacement hall (£100K) taken by - err donated to - the London branch.
The remaining congregation got sent to another hall and its savings funds (£125K) went to the London branch AND IT HAD TO MAINTAIN ITS OLD HALL until it was sold for over £350,000.
So that's over a half a million pounds of hard saved money/property gone over a couple of years to the FAT CATS in London.
I think I know what my answer would be