In 1980 Francois van Niekerk established an IT company, Infotech, with less than R1000 in capital.
Within nine months, the company ran out of capital, facing bankruptcy. In desperation, Francois made a vow that he would give 30% of the business for the expansion of the Kingdom if the Lord helped him. 30 minutes later, God intervened and the company was saved.
From these humble beginnings, Francois and the Mergon team went on to establish several successful businesses in partnership with like-minded entrepreneurs. This approach, together with unmerited favour, has resulted in Mergon achieving sustained, above-market returns for nearly 40 years.
Francois followed through on the 30% commitment by placing the shares in an independent trust: the Mergon Foundation Trust. In response to Christ’s continued grace, the Van Niekerk family has since sought to increase the Mergon Foundation’s ownership in the group to 70%. This goal was finally achieved in 2008.Today Mergon funds multiple impactful initiatives – each one committed to transforming the lives of people both practically and spiritually as they seek to expand God’s Kingdom.
At Mergon, we believe we are part of His story and we are merely stewards in amazement of what He is doing. We are unified in our commitment to surrender our own plans and dreams of success, to walk in relationship with Him, to depend on Him and to be willing instruments in His hands.
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A must read for anyone who has a vision and a desire for their business efforts and talents to contribute toward the current trend of achieving commercial success while doing good.
Read the story of Francois van Niekerk, a man who became humble before God, listened to His call and then acted on that call to be instrumental in feeding the stream of life rather than his own dam.