The Mergon Foundation is a not-for-profit trust fund that was established in 1980, following a commitment made by Francois van Niekerk to God as he turned to Him for a lifeline in business.
Our vision is to see God’s Kingdom expand, to see the unreached come to faith in Jesus Christ, to see people discipled into living relationships with God and assimilated into faith communities. To this purpose we allocate financial and human capital to ministry partners across Africa and the Middle East, enabling them to greater multiply their Kingdom impact. We link partners into our network and provide equipping opportunities, encourage them and pray for them. Through their efforts, we see the true redemptive power of the gospel displayed in a life transformed, a community uplifted, a future intact and an assurance grounded in the unchanging goodness of God.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” – Matthew 28:19-20
The Mergon Foundation has regional strategies, supporting ministries across South Africa, sub-Saharan African and North-Africa/Middle East. We research, evaluate and discern where and how God is leading us to deploy Mergon’s resources for the greatest Kingdom impact.
INTRODUCE YOUR MINISTRY
If you want to build a business that is purposeful and sustainable, a business where people feel safe to think out-of-the-box and one that can withstand the inevitable storms and thrive under pressure, you have to consider the culture in your business.
By effectively harnessing digital and social media during COVID-19, many Christian ministries and NPOs have been able to bring hope to desperate people in the MENA region.
Over the years there has been a growing call on businesses to pursue a purpose beyond profit. Amongst Christians specifically, there has been an increased focus on integrating faith and work. These simultaneous trends have had pockets of positive impact on society worldwide.
In his book Doing Business with Purpose, Francois candidly shares some of the challenges, successes, failures and learnings along the Mergon journey.
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 Mergon Group.
The Coronavirus pandemic continues to have a severe impact on the poor, the homeless and the vulnerable within our communities.
Support our NPOs providing essential care for those who need it most.