A remarkable story in the history of Trinity is how the campus originally came to us. It is a story that needs retelling. In brief summary, the campus was a part of the University of North Dakota and was sold to Trinity in March 1972 for the grand sum of $1.00!! As a State University, the campus had some iconic buildings and these have formed the core of the College campus ever since.
The grandest of these buildings is now called Davidson Hall. Sadly, due to maintenance and running costs the decision was taken to close the Hall a few years ago. It needs a lot of work but having it lie empty was not an option to me. I believed from the first day that I set foot on this campus that we needed to retake this valuable facility. We are a long way from being able to restore it but we have taken the first step. As I write we have cleared a large lounge at the end of the first floor. A relatively small donation has enabled this room to be repainted, carpeted and furnished. It will be called “The Commons.”
The Commons will provide a Staff and Faculty lounge area allowing for multiple meetings to take place that will greatly enhance our sense of community. Please pray with us not only as we provide a valuable new facility but, more importantly, as we symbolically and spiritually retake lost ground. If you would have an interest in being part of this important renovation of a historic and important building please do contact me directly.
Your support and prayer are valued.
As ever, for His Kingdom’s sake,
Dr. Paul Alexander.