Do Hard Things in Hard Places with David Irby, CEO of Surge Int’l, Former APU Head Coach, and Author

In Episode 143, David Irby, CEO of Surge Int’l, Former Azusa Pacific University Head Coach, Author of Undefeated: We are More Than Conquerors Through Him Who Loved Us, Sammy Surge, and Sports Ministry, husband, and father, talks with Phil and Paul… Listen now at In Episode 143, David Irby, CEO of Surge Int’l, Former Azusa Pacific University Head Coach, Author of Undefeated: We are More Than Conquerors Through Him Who Loved Us, Sammy Surge, and Sports Ministry, husband, and father, talks with Phil and Paul about his ministry and coaching journey and …

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Back in the Liberian Schools / My Story

We made our first school visit…so much more ahead in 2024. In three minutes you can see and hear my story, it all started at Azusa Pacific University.

Lotz Teaching in Bolivia Again

Surge VP Al Lotz is wrapping up his teaching in Bolivia today (February 8-17) Al is in Bolivia, and has been  teaching in two locations: San Isidro and Santa Cruz. He has been presenting Genesis and the life of Peter.

Surge Soccer Liberia – 2023 Summary Report

Surge Soccer Liberia appreciates God almighty for his gift of life and many opportunities he had given us to work for his kingdom purpose. We also extend our thanks and appreciation to Surge International Board members and all others who contributed towards the growth and development of Surge Soccer Liberia throughout last year 2023. This report summarizes all of our activities as it relates to the following programs and financial breakdown.  During the course of the year (2023) it was agreed that we have an online meeting once every month …

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Year End + Matching Grant 4 Liberia + Anaheim + UN Conference

Dear Friends, MEET OUR LIBERIAN INTERNS IN THE ATTACHMENT Many years ago we received a $30,000 matching grant. This Year End matching grant is a mere $3,000 — but what an impact your prayers and year end donations can have in Liberia. We are starting a Christian Leadership Training program and have five young Liberians ready to GO! We appreciate the Year End Gifts we have already received and we are praying for a few more so we can start the new year in Liberia with a Bang! Imagine for …

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Surge News October 2023

“We use the power of soccer to connect with people around the world; assess their needs and form partnerships to meet those needs.”  – Surge Soccer   Attached letter shares how you have helped us impact 1,500 orphans in Mexico…Jorge never learned to read, but he is now! I remember my trip to Israel so many years ago. Thank you for praying, please donate to support

POSTPONED: Tecate for the Orphanage Charity Match

Tecate Soccer 2023 Greetings Lads, We have a match scheduled against the Tijuana/Tecate Old Timer’s for Sunday, December 10th at 11:00 AM. This is a 65 and over game, but we will make a few exceptions. If you are 62 or older, you are eligible to play. As usual, a great Carne Asada party will be held afterward at Casa de Hank. The suggested donation is $150, and all proceeds will benefit the San Juan Bosco Orphanage, including assisting 5 of the older orphans (age 18-20) in their University Programs. …

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Surge International Launch New Leadership Program in Liberia

We are pleased to announce our new Leadership Internship Program in Liberia. Set to launch in November the concept took shape on our most recent trip from the US to Liberia when Roberta Reed (our education specialist) spent time with Winnifred, one of our Surge Liberia volunteers. Since our first trip to Liberia in February 2022 we have now made 4 trips to Liberia. Surge Soccer Liberia has been officially launched and we have grown from two Liberian staff members to a total of nine staff and volunteers. With the …

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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

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.