The Integrated Life mentions the story of 20th-century businessman R.G. LeTourneau whose company produced nearly 70 percent of the earthmoving equipment used during World War II. He famously gave 90 percent of his income to God, lived off the remaining 10 percent, and instructed his heirs to give away whatever remained. “The question is not how much of my money I give to God, but rather how much of God’s money I keep for myself,” LeTourneau said.
The 21st-century equivalent to LeTourneau may well be Barnhart, one of the most successful crane and rigging companies in the world. In 2007, Alan and Eric Barnhart decided to give 99 percent of their business to charity. Through the company’s GROVE (God’s Resources Operating Very Effectively) program, employees can champion ministries that company profits will support. Tens of millions of dollars have already gone to kingdom work. Check out the following inspiring videos…
Alan Barnhart explains why it wasn’t crazy to give away 99 percent of Barnhart Crane:
Barnhart employees describe how the GROVE program blesses others and furthers the kingdom: