Doesn't trouble me but I still can't believe it. In the late 80s early 90s my congregation was looking for a new hall because the congregations were growing. The area had very little real estate so nothing was available. An elder was a realtor and he convinced the 3 congregations that met at our hall to buy a rundown home, destroy the home and build a hall there.
All 3 poor congregations poured in their savings and bought the place. The realtor elder said we should no longer tear it down, just repair it and use it as a hall. Brothers poured in months of time and money and the place looked like a papa e after a out 6 months.
Soon as all this was done the realtor elder and a few others went to the city to see about converting it to a kingdom hall. The town father's told them that the area was not zoned for that and they could not have a church there.
Well everyone was crushed... What would we do with this home??? Well the realtor elder offered to buy the house at the original price. He rented the newly refurbished house for 1 year and then sold the place for over 2 times what he paid for it