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….”

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“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, Skype & FaceTime with our colleagues.

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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 lessons in Spanish for my next Peru trip that is scheduled for the end of May but that may have to be postponed depending on the two countries involved in transportation options. We pray for the whole situation that God will use this for His glory and then many will come to …

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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 said, “the postponement could work out well, as I will have more time to prepare, and hopefully recruit 2-4 people to travel with me.” Contact Dave for information @ dirby@surgesoccer.org. Surge’s Josh Westermann is still waiting to learn if his April trip to Haiti will be postponed. It has already been postponed …

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25th Anniversary Celebration of serving the orphans!

Our Match against Baja California Select (age 58+) is set for May 16th at 1:00 PM in Tecate. Party to follow. This is the 25th year that Surge Soccer has been affiliated and raising money for the San Juan Bosco Orphanage in Tecate. Many of you have joined us before and we look forward to a great time again this year.

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Al in Peru teaching

Check out the video … I was teaching outside one day in the shade of trees because it was so hot. You can’t tell how hot it was in the video! We are teaching the first half of John’s gospel and will follow up with the second half in May.

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Al in Peru – November 2019

We love seeing “SURGE” show up. Al is currently in Peru teaching and was able to get a new stove for the school. Isn’t it great that it is “SURGE” brand!

Surge International Welcomes Back Josh Westermann

He was a top player for our Cascade Surge PDL team, and now we welcome Josh back as our newest Global Ambassador,” says Surge founder Dave Irby.

We are excited to have Josh back, as he uses his coaching experience with us, Warner Pacific University and the Eastside Timbers. Josh will support our current projects – but with his main emphasis on new project development.

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Al Lotz & the property for the Shipibo people at Junin Pablo

At the request of the Shipibo people, we got involved with this ministry of teaching. From the beginning, the plan was to start up a school that meets for one week of intensive Bible teaching each quarter of the year for four years. While this is minimal time for a school it is reasonable for the context and resources available to the people.

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