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Haiti & Zoom Training

Haiti – Please pray for us as Josh Westermann will be using Zoom to train soccer coaches in sports ministry (evangelism & discipleship). With the trip to Haiti cancelled three times we are praying the internet will work… Read More

Surge News January 2021

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37 In our prayer letter you will find out more for the bold plans the Lord has given us for Zambia and Haiti and about the new book I will… Read More

Charity Game in March? … We broke $5,000 in Donations!

Great News! After a donation yesterday we have topped the $5,000 mark with a total of $5,030! Dave Welk is working on having the Charity Match March 14.

Wishing All Our Friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

And to our friends in other countries we hope you will join us Thursday, wherever you are and give special Thanks to God and join us in a moment of silent prayer for our world! sharing hope through… Read More

Updates: Orphanage / Kenya / Zambia

Thanks to Dave Welk’s efforts our Orphanage Charity Match will be played in San Diego on Sunday, November 22. Donate today to help the orphanage. Josh has started a new soccer ministry in Kenya Likius and Al joined… Read More

Orphanage Charity Match – Sunday, November 22 – San Diego

THE MATCH HAS BEEN POSTPONED due to COVID Restrictions. Steve, Bruce and David W are working on a new date for the match. The Great News is – we have raised over $4,000 and we will be sending… Read More

Love Surge? Get your gear at our new store!

Dear Friends, We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your very own gear. Whether you have traveled with us on an international trip or help us in other ways or are a friend on Instagram… Read More


In 2007 Nate Brewer and Grant Knight became the first two soccer players to pioneer our soccer ministry to Vienna, Austria. Nate planned to be in Austria for one year. Twelve years later he’s still there heading up… Read More

Sammy Surge Back in Action/Children’s Ministry Continues

We are so blessed to serve in so many ways. To think that in a matter of days Al and Lori Lotz raised money for a crisis in Peru and thousands of miles away we can continue our… Read More

Fire – Urgent need in Peru

UPDATE AS OF JULY 21, 2020 We are humbled and so encouraged by the outpouring of response and giving concerning the needs of Marcos and his family in Peru. In just one day we exceeded our goal to… Read More

Our Ministry using Soccer

We use soccer as a way to gain acceptance and build relationships. We customize each trip to the needs and desires of the people but this clip has a good variety of different soccer-related events from a trip… Read More

Josh and family embracing the quarantine.

Here are a few pics from quarantine life:

Al & Lori’s Quarantine Life

Al and Lori have been embracing “stay at home” with Mike, Kelly, and Jackson.

Dave in Quarantine

How is the Surge Soccer family enjoying “stay at home”?

May 2020 Update from Dave Irby

“We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” You probably remember that game we played as children – “Simon says….”

the orphanage is in crisis

Hank stopped by the orphanage and just confirmed what we suspected – the orphanage is in crisis also!

I had not planned to write about “the virus”.

I had not planned to write about “the virus” …then I read this letter from my dear friend Simon – who we worked with in Burundi.

“Be anxious for nothing…” – update from Dave

We appreciate your prayers during this time when all of our travel and projects have been postponed. We are using this time to adjust those plans and make future plans and stay in touch by phone, email, WhatsApp,… Read More

Update from Al during Covid-19

“We are hunkered down for the time being trying to be wise with our health. Finding the balance of staying safe and helping others can be a challenge at times like this. I’m using the time to prepare… Read More

Zambia postponed

Zambia trip postponed / Haiti trip could be too Surge founder Dave Irby was all set to join the Luis Palau Alliance for ❤️Zambia April 25-May 5. Due to the Corona virus the trip has been postponed. Irby… Read More