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Time to Make Your Money Grow!

To grow your money, you typically have to start out small. Bruce and Sharon started out small in their business, but they made a strategic choice early on that has brought them to the point of being debt free. Learn what they did that can help ... Read Transcript


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NARRATOR: Bruce and Sharon Barnes

are the owners of the BG Construction Company.

They started more than 30 years ago,

doing small residential jobs.

The first job that we ever had as BG Construction,

it was only a $250 job.

NARRATOR: Business was slow, and soon the Barnes were in debt.

Bruce and I were both young and we had children,

and it was a week to week to pay our bills, to buy groceries.

And all I knew was that there were

seven days in a week, 24 hours in a day,

and I had to work because I had three daughters at the time,

and we had make it happen.

NARRATOR: Despite the hard times,

they put God first in their giving.

Whatever we had in the week, we gave some of that.

And God just continued to bless us, and it began to grow.

It went to $1,000 jobs, $5,000 jobs.

And they kept getting bigger and bigger.

NARRATOR: Their business continued to thrive.

But in 1994, they found themselves worrying about money

again after they lost out on a lucrative contract bid.

And then I started fussing to God.

I was kind of like, God, we should have got that thing.

We did this and this and this.

And then God just spoke to me just like that.

And He said, you need to realize that I'm your source, not

all these contractors that did you bid to.

And that's when this peace just came over me.

We knew that God had just removed

that striving that it's up to us to make it happen,

but that He was going to bring us through.

NARRATOR: Two weeks later, Bruce got a call

and was offered a subcontractor job.

That one job alone was to more than meet his business needs

for the next three years.

The more we were blessed, the more we gave.

NARRATOR: The couple increased their giving over the years.

And as a result, they say God has continued

to increase their business.

One of the ministries they support is CBN.

They go overseas with all the stuff that they do.

It's an outreach I can't go do personally,

but I can help finance for other people to go.

NARRATOR: Today the Barnes are debt-free.

They encourage others to trust God and give as well.

I would tell people that He hasn't

done anything for Sharon and I that He can't do for them.

But you've got to be willing to step out on faith,

you've got to trust Him, and you've got to sew seed.

If you just start with a small amount and start giving,

you'll see how it changes your life.

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