Liberia Trip a Success / My New Book has been Published

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS! It will only take you 2-3 minutes to celebrate with us by viewing the file below. LIBERIA and my new book – SPORTS MINISTRY Wonderful photos for you to view THANK YOU ALL! sharing hope through soccer, Dave IrbyUS Soccer ‘A’ License

Liberia Trip – July 2023

Roy and Roberta Reed, Al Lotz, and David Irby are joining their Liberian colleagues July 6-16 in Monrovia, Liberia! What is happening? Running our 2nd soccer tournament & bringing educational & soccer supplies. Training in Sports Ministry: Soccer CoachesTeachersPastors In Partnership with:Liberian ChurchesSurge Soccer LiberiaBeautiful Beginnings SchoolLiberia at Association for Life AfricaElite Teacher Training

Words and photos of our trip to Vienna

My attachment will tell the story with words and photos of our trip to Vienna, the team, the leaders and steer you towards Sammy Surge’s Life Principles @ And you will briefly learn how Trinity KIds are making a difference in Liberia. Be Blessed! -David

Sammy Surge visits the  Praise Academy Solid Foundation School

Today Sammy Surge and team visited the Praise Academy Solid Foundation School located in a slum in Liberia. 150 children and staff were on hand for Sammy’s presentation of study hard, play fair, help others. This school is located in a slum community. This school is a primary school with 150 students between the ages of 5-15 years. The school has 10 staffs including teachers and administrative staff.

Follow our Women’s Team in Vienna, Austria

Follow our Women’s Teamin Vienna, Austria on Instagram See full Schedule  and meet former Surge soccer player, author, and entrepreneur Nathan Brewer. He lives in Vienna and is our guide this week. Monday, May 1 ️  Team Arrives!4:00-5:30 pm Sammy Surge Soccer clinic for FC Altera Porta Youth Teams5:30-7:00 pm 7v7 tournament  Celebration of the club’s founding@alteraporta_official Tuesday, May 26:00 pm vs FK Austria Wien B @aka.austriawienfrauen  Wednesday, May 37:00 pm vs First Vienna FC B       @firstviennafc1894Location Thursday, May 47:30 pm vs SC Simmering@simmeringerfcLocation Friday, May 5Packing items for Ukraine: visit to ICSV School    Saturday, May 610:00am join …

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Team News: April 2023

Read more about: Darius & Sammy Surge on hand with 20,000 others in Special Celebration, Updates on Amos, Al and Dave in Liberia, Bolivia, Indiana & Austria, and George Festus Blamoah writes Powerful Book: The Silent Cry of A Fatherless Generation.

March 2023 – Surge Update

HU + Bolivia + Vienna + Togo + Vienna + Liberia + Zambia “Learn to do what is right. Promote justice. Give the oppressed reason to celebrate. Take up the cause of the orphan. Defend the rights of thewidow.” Isaiah 1:17 “With the success of our Liberia project, we will be using the same teaching curriculum with the leaders there. We will be partnering with MASY ministries as they have a newly acquired 15 acres in a remote Zambian village. On this property, they will be building a church, school, hospital, …

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Soccer opens door for healing

Through the connection of the world’s sport, soccer, Surge Soccer connects with people around the world. We then assess the needs and look for solutions, even those not in our area of expertise.  From George, our Liberian colleague and Billy Graham scholar at Wheaton College – to –  Roy Reed, long time friend and former Surge board member.  Roy’s wife Roberta, also a former Surge Board member, is already leading the development of education in Liberia with Ollie White.  Topic: WE HAVE HOPE-HEALING FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH IN POST-WAR LIBERIA …

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Thanks to You, Surge Alumni Soar – Nate, Jorge & Josh / Merry Christmas

One has planted a church and written a book, another one was named Distinguished Citizen and the third developed a prison ministry in South Africa and is now preparing to help develop a ministry model in a small Zambian village. Your prayers and gifts have helped us launch them into their own ministries in Austria, Indonesia and USA/Africa see more, with photos in attachment. Merry Christmas,Dave  PS- And you have helped us launch Surge Soccer Liberia this year My first year in ministry I flew 60,000 miles. I was actually deathly …

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Lotz November Update – Liberia trip 

Thank you for praying for Al’s recent trip to Liberia. Looking at our prayer requests, I’m happy to report answered prayer forall: Safety in travel Good health Clarity in teaching Open hearts However, there were still a few snags on the trip that made it fairly stressful. Al was writing things out as it was happening in order to have documentation for our dealings with the airline, so I’ll copy and paste some of that here.

Liberia – November 2022

We are so grateful to be working in Liberia and for our Liberian friends, but we have found it hard to get to Liberia.  On November 8th this was our note “Please pray for my friend & colleague Al Lotz as he is stranded in Ghana. He was on his was to teach at a conference in Liberia. He flew from Atlanta to New York to Accra, Ghana and is now stranded due to a strike. No word on when he can get out! On our four trips we have experienced multiple flight cancelations & delays! “ But …

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40 30 70

So blessed to have been sent out 40 years ago by Trinity Presbyerian Church (Santa Ana, CA) as one of the first soccer “missionaries.” So grateful to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of founding Surge International. See below for 70 and brief message:

Liberia update and things to pray about (Visit with Amos Gayflor)

Good morning! Thank you for praying for Liberia and for the Liberian people. Please pray specifically for Ollie at this time. Her older brother died this past week. Here is an encouraging, inspirational, and thoughtful video of Amos Gayflor, chief of one of the Liberian tribes, and dedicated to spreading the word of God throughout Africa. What amazing people we met in Liberia, and now you can meet them through the videos! The new technology made a huge difference in our second Cross-Cultural Professional Learning Community meeting! Thank you! It …

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September 21, 2022 – Al’s Trip to Peru

Thank you for praying for Al and his recent trip to Peru. It was not uneventful! He was prepared to teach 10 days straight, but… Almost immediately upon arrival he felt a bit sick – but attributed it to trip stress and lack of sleep. However, symptoms progressed and though he was unable to have an actual test, and they all pointed to Covid. Possibly. We’ll never know. It could have just been a really bad cold. But just to be safe, following CDC guidelines, he isolated himself until the …

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Simon’s update from Egypt

Hope you are doing well! I decided to start writing update letters to family and friends to keep people informed about my time and work here in Egypt. I moved about a month and a half ago, and a lot has happened ever since! Please feel free to reach back out to me and let’s keep in touch! Greetings, Simon

Beautiful Beginnings School & Darius

Good morning and best wishes as you head into the Labor Day weekend. Thank you for your continued prayers for Liberia and for Beautiful Beginnings School. Monday, September 5, is the first day of the new school year with students! Such an exciting time of possibilities. Here is Ollie with the 2022/2023 PTO Board. The two modems have been purchased and installed, so our next Cross-Cultural Professional Learning Community meeting on Friday, September 9, should have better connectivity. Thank you. Ollie has been traveling and leading back to back professional …

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 Endings and Beginnings (Roberta #5 of 5)

Ya hello-o! (A greeting to you all in Liberian Koloqua) Saturday’s professional learning session at the Deborah Kaye Moore Foundation had a challenging start. The generator broke, so we got a 30-minute late start. The technology did not function well, which pushed the start time back even later. We worked our way through three projectors before we found one that successfully connected with Ollie’s computer. It was very very hot (though I was the only one who seemed bothered by it). By many standards, the day should have fallen flat …

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Welcome Global Ambassador Simon Wieschemann

Simon, originally from Germany, came in touch with SURGE for the first time in Austria. As part of SRS, a German sports missionary organization, he helped to run refugee / kids soccer camps. He then went on to play College soccer at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. Early on there, Simon became a captain and discovered his passion to use a leadership position to influence other people’s lives positively. Over the years Simon went back to Austria and Greece to similar refugee camps, to share, mostly on the soccer …

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Beautiful Beginnings School (Roberta’s Story #4 of 5)

Happy day after Independence Day! We have so much to be thankful for, and one of the things I am thankful for is you and your prayers for Liberia. In this penultimate email, I hope to give you a glimpse into Beautiful Beginnings School. Ollie had invited me to spend the day observing in classrooms, providing feedback, and listening to teachers. She picked me up in the morning and we made the hour-long drive out to Harbel. The gas situation is challenging. There is no gas available at gas stations …

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