Liberia

Launching Surge Soccer Liberia

We are excited to launch Surge Soccer in Liberia with several amazing people.

Meet a compelling person, Ms. Ollie White (former Miss Liberia), read a compelling story – and you will understand why the Lord led us to get involved in Liberia.

Our powerful 5 minute Liberia video. Another compelling reason!


This is a series of blogs from Roberta (and Roy) Reed, who joined Surge founder Dave Irby on his second trip to Liberia. The Reeds, former Surge International Board, members live in Colorado. Roberta is an “educational specialist” and Roy is a “trauma specialist.”

Stories and Updates from Liberia

We are heading back to Liberia June 5-14

Please join us in prayer and support

Join Al & Dave in Liberia for 5 minutes

Liberia in 60 Seconds / Sammy Surge visiting Kids in 2 States

Dear Friends, Sammy Surge is back from Liberia and will be at Morningstar Church/Salem, OR in May & and at the Red Hill Lutheran School Soccer Camp, Santa Ana/Tustin in June! The one page ATTACHMENT will inform you about our new work in Liberia. Liberia in less than 60 seconds: 4 cancelled flights, 59 hours of travel, over 8,000 miles one way, 4 covid tests, going from 29 degrees and snowing to 85 degrees, felt like 100 due to humidity; the electricity worked mostly. “And God was glorified throughout our …

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Day 2 of training coaches 4 the Liberian FA

We finished day 2 of training coaches 4 the Liberian FA- in Grand Fashion! 👍😊

Liberia Trip Update: Feb 19, 2022

As we venture back out into the world, we all know it is not without risks. Preparing for the unexpected and adapting is critical in accomplishing our goals…. First my return flight was canceled, then changed. Next my departing flight was canceled, then changed. Yesterday I went to check in at PDX and much to the suprise of the Delta Ticket Agent she couldn’t check me in for my flights to Monrovia, Liberia. Air France had canceled my new flight. Almost 2 hours later my Thursday flight was now on …

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See You in Liberia on Friday!

– Follow our journey – Learn about Key Meeting with Minister of Education – About Training top Soccer Coaches in Liberia – Training Pastors in Sports Ministry – Developing partnership with Beautiful Beginnings School sharing hope through soccer, Dave Irby US Soccer ‘A’ License

Surge International to Partner with Three Organizations in Liberia

Irby and Lotz preparing for first trip to Liberia – February 2022 Surge International is pleased to announce a new project that will give you access to helping us shape the world we live in! Partnering with Ollie White, Beautiful Beginnings School; Doco Wesseh, the ONE GOAL Foundation; and Rochell Favor Woodson (One GOAL/President, World Girls Football Club) we hope to impact Liberia through education & football and through local churches. Meet Ollie White; a learner, reader, and leader who by the grace of God is revolutionizing reading in Liberia. …

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Liberia Donations

Surge International is pleased to announce a new project that will give you access to helping us shape the world we live in! Surge Soccer Liberia has been launched; along with partnering with Ollie White, Beautiful Beginnings School/Elite Teacher Training we are impacting Liberia through education & football and through local churches. Your donations will help us, Lord willing, shape Liberia for years to come.  Learn more about Ollie and our Surge Liberia directors Amos Gayflor and Darius Barrolle in their video interviews posted here on our website.

Ecuador + Liberia + Merry Christmas

Two sisters traveled five hours by bus from a jungle area to attend our training program. Their area was known in the past for its “headshrinkers.” As a child, another one of our coaches was shuffled around to seven different orphanages. Abuse during that time of his life led him to a life of alcohol and drugs. As an adult he met Jesus and is now serving the children of Riobamba, Ecuador through soccer. After two years of waiting to travel, Al Lotz and I trained twenty-three coaches in soccer …

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Ecuador, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Liberia: September 2021 Update

Dear Friends, IF the Lord wills the long wait will be over and in November I will head to Ecuador. ECUADOR – The long wait is almost over. If the Lord wills I will board a plane in Portland, Oregon on November 3rd and fly to Atlanta. My long-time friend and colleague Al Lotz will join me there for the flight to Quito, Ecuador. A three-hour drive will bring us Riobamba, Ecuador. Nestled at just over 9,000 feet, Riobamba is the home to 240,000 people, and home to my former …

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