Call me a traditionalist, but I really liked the character and look of the old building. It’s one reason why I wanted to share this news with you. Can’t you just imagine a 1950’s missionary with a pith helmet strolling up the front walk? However, maintaining an old building is a headache and a cash drain, so it’s time to move on.
After the bank building was donated to NTM, it took several years of labor and investment to refurbish it for our purposes. A former training classmate of ours directed much of the work — everyone says he did a great job.
Admittedly, this is not the new building’s “best side.” They tell us that it really looks nice inside. I look forward to seeing it finished when we hold our annual SLR team meetings there in April.
They tell us more changes are coming, so stay tuned!