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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 his own dynamic ministry.

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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 children’s ministry as the world slowly opens up again.

Sammy Surge made a guest appearance at the NW Christian soccer camp in Newberg, Oregon. The camp has been run by our own Likius Hafeni along with NW Christian Church’s Jason Dick, Family Ministries Pastor.

Find out where Sammy will be next?

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Fire – Urgent need in Peru


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 help them rebuild their lives after the fire. Just a reminder that any excess will go towards the Shipibo Bible school project where Marcos is a student. Thank you all for your generosity and prayers. They are working on building two classrooms

Al & Lori Lotz

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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 to Bolivia where we worked previously for many years. Part of this trip was in support of a new, first of its kind Christian based soccer academy in Bolivia, and part of it was outreach and street ministry using soccer. 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.

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Dave in Quarantine

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

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

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

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
the Bible (ESV)

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. Read More

“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 know Him as Savior.”

Al Lotz
Senior Vice President
Surge International

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 @

Surge’s Josh Westermann is still waiting to learn if his April trip to Haiti will be postponed. It has already been postponed once.

Update re: orphanage in Tecate from Dave

Current Donations: $450 / up from $150 in first update.

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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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February 2020 Surge Update

What’s happening at Surge? Check it out!
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Surge visits Salem Elementary School

Surge @ Salem Elementary School

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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. Read More