For 25 years this faithful couple has served over 1300 children. Yolanda is a medical doctor and serves the community from the orphanage clinic.
Dugeree met Bettina when she served in Mongolia as a single missionary. Dugeree’s testimony includes how he lost is arm in an industrial accident that was the beginning of desperation causing him to turn to the Lord. Later in an atempt to reach the youth in Mongolia, he took up soccer as a means of outreach.
Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Nate played four years of collegiate soccer at Pt Loma before joining the Surge’s PDL team in Salem, OR. Nate traveled with the team to the Amazon River before being one of two pioneers of the Surge’s Global Player Initiative in Vienna in 2007. He played for Gerasdorf SV when he first arrived and also served as our Vienna director in 2012. Nate and his wife Insa were co-founders of the www.sbuxfellowship.org and are currently involved in directing Kyrios ministries – discipleship, counseling and church planting. https://kyriosministries.org
Hank and his company have been instrumental in providing resources like fresh milk, bread, fruit and vegetables on a weekly basis to the orphanages in Tecate. Hank and his many friends in Mexico and in the USA have also coordinated fund raising events for construction and maintenance of the facilities.
Co-captain of the Surge Over-50 team, Dave now helps organize the Over-50’s special projects. Dave helped pioneer soccer ministry, first as a player at Azusa Pacific University and then as a long-serving board member for Surge International. He has made regular trips to the RSJB orphanage and has travelled on multiple soccer mission trips with the Surge.
For more info about TORCHBEARERS International visit: http://www.tauernhofaustria.at
Surge Soccer is a member of the Next Generation Alliance, which is a coalition of like minded evangelists serving around the world. It will be interesting to see where the Lord will take this association and what He will do through it!