Quebec
Contact Information
Office Contact:

George Fergusson

Office Address:

3435, boul. Sainte-Rose
Laval-Ouest QC H7R 1T7
CANADA

Business: 450 627 1686
Fax: 450 627 3465
Email: canada@vgroffice.org


Country Demographics

Capital:
Ottawa

Population:
33,212,696

Languages:
English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%

Religion:
Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16%

Life Expectancy:
81.16 years

GDP per-capita:
$38,400

Of Interest:
Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. However, its population is only about one-fifth of Russia's. Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 200 km (approx. 124miles) of the border with the United States, which means that Canada contains vast expanses of wilderness to the north. The relationship to its powerful neighbor is a defining factor for Canada. The US and Canada have the world's largest trading relationship.

Location:
Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US

Office Staff

George Fergusson

Office Manager

Manager History:

Brother George Fergusson was born in Trinidad in 1950. He is from a poor family. He has two brothers and nine sisters. They were living in a small town, and then they moved to a village in the tropical rain forest. When not attending school he worked to help the family make a living. He also enjoyed spending hours in the tropical forest whenever he could. He saw himself as a tough guy and he was training to become a boxer. He quit boxing when coming to the Lord at age 17, having lost not one single fight. After a short while he felt the call of the Lord for preaching, which he has been doing since then. He moved to Montreal, Canada in 1975. The first years were very hard for him still having the sea and the tropical forest in his blood (and still has). Many times in the early days, he made project to leave the country and go back to the West Indies, but the Lord had other projects for him keeping him from moving back to Trinidad. It is in Montreal that he got married to his lovely wife Elizabeth. They have four daughters, all serving the Lord, and three grand children. Because of his burden for the French-speaking people in the province of Quebec, he learned the French language quickly and started to evangelize traveling day and night bringing souls to his Master. In 1985 he got in contact with Voice Of God Recordings and Brother Joseph Branham. It was the start of a long friendship that would bring him all over the world as a missionary for VGR. Since then Brother Fergusson has been traveling to countries like Argentina, Brazil, the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Chad, Senegal, Benin, Togo, Poland, Romania, Holland, Russia, France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Finland, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Haiti, and more. On top of being the office manager, he pastors a church of about 250 believers in Shawinigan, Québec.

Testimony

As a teenager Brother Fergusson could not stand hearing about the Lord Jesus Christ, because he saw so many abuses of children by the Catholic Church in the little village where he grew up. But one day, at the age of 17, the Lord touched his heart and he yielded to Him at an old fashioned altar in a small church of the Nazarenes. Not long after he felt the call to preach and he started holding meetings amongst the Pentecostals, Baptists, and Holiness churches. Soon after, he went to the Nazarenes Bible School in 1968. At the age of 18 he was the youngest student there. During one of the meetings amongst the Pentecostals, someone told him God sent a prophet to this age by the name of William Branham to fulfill Mal 4:5-6. He immediately refused to accept this. A few weeks later, while in deep prayer, God spoke to his heart to change his attitude. He decided to hear for himself what Brother Branham had preached. His first tape that he borrowed from a small Message Church was "The Restoration Of The Bride Tree." After four times of carefully listening to this tape, he was convinced that Brother William Branham was truly the prophet of God for this day. Today he has dedicated his whole life and ministry to the spreading of this Message to the peoples of the world.


Claudine Lacombe, Denise Bouvette, George Fergusson,
Mathieu Dupuis, Guy Berthiaume

Office History

In the early 1980s, Brother Fergusson had a burden to bring this Message to the French speaking people of the world. In 1985 he contacted Brother Joseph in Jeffersonville and went to see him. The French Work was just in its infancy then, and Brother Joseph sent him not long after to Africa to assess the situation. It was the beginning of long trips away from home building up a distribution system throughout the French speaking countries of Africa, reaching the most remote villages in the jungle. Brother Fergusson had to travel sometimes in pirogues and over crowded boats, and to fly in small African aircrafts. On several occasions the Lord delivered him from being shot by armed bandits and rebel soldiers. But his love and care for the African people brought him their affection and respect.

Until recently, our VGR office premises were located in two churches, one in Montreal and the other one in Saint Etienne (150 km from Montreal). Montreal office was handling the managing work of distribution and correspondence with all French-speaking communities of the world requesting VGR French material. The office of Saint Etienne was doing the French translation work. This arrangement demanded the traveling of Brother Fergusson back and forth several times a week, which made no sense time wise speaking. But the French work kept growing and growing, and in 2004 Brother Joseph decided to move these two offices in one single place. On February 10, 2005 we bought a building not far from Montreal, and six months later we moved in. We now can enjoy working all together at the same place making our work more efficient.

Of all the languages of the world, French is the largest Work of any languages that Voice Of God Recordings handles. We estimate at close to 1 million, perhaps even more, the number of French speaking believers throughout the world we are serving, and that number keeps growing. We wish to thank all those who have been supporting this Work, and we trust you will keep us in your prayers, for this Work is not ours but His.

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