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2018 Orphanage Charity Match – Tecate, Mexico

The over-55 Orphanage Charity Match in Tecate, Mexico. Bringing Hope through Soccer.

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4 Marriages – 1 Wedding

When working with an indigenous people group one must be prepared for unexpected events. Such was the case for me on this last trip to Peru.

With the inauguration of the school of theology I was teaching an in-depth study of the first 5 chapters of Genesis which includes the first mention of God’s teaching concerning marriage. This led to a number of good questions and discussion with my students. Obviously God was at work convicting hearts of these believers who were raising families under common law marriages.

The church is new and the pastor had not yet performed a religious wedding ceremony so I was asked to perform the ceremony. On Saturday, after the course was completed, I was privileged to officiate a four couple wedding ceremony. The thought of doing this had never crossed my mind but it was indeed a blessing to take part in this step of obedience of these precious couples.

Bolivian National Soccer Team

On a recent trip to Bolivia, Al shared the flight with the Bolivian National Soccer Team. And he had the opportunity to share the vision of Surge Soccer – giving hope!

Mike Tobie – Soccer in Pucallpa, Peru

Hear a quick update from Mike in Peru.

Update from river boat in Peru on trip to Pucallpa

Al and Mike – a quick update from a river boat on trip to Pucallpa. Sunday they will officially open the Shipibo School of Theology in the jungle about 6 hours by boat from the tropical city of Pucallpa. View Video. Read More

Peru – first trip of 2018 for Al

I’m sitting here at the airport after some intense days of preparation for this trip to Peru. Sunday we will officially open the Shipibo school of theology in the jungle about 6 hours by boat from the tropical city of Pucallpa. The coursework will consist of one week of intense teaching four times a year for three years. I will begin the first section of an in depth study of the book of Genesis. Read More

Kicking off 2018 with a Bang

We are kicking of the New Year with a Bang! Al and Mike are headed back to Peru (January 18th). Dave and Jake are on their way back to Austria (February 8th).

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Bree Williams in goal in the Salzburg tournament

Bree Williams is one of our Surge Global Ambassadors.  A graduate of Biola University (La MIrada, California) she is a key leader in our soccer outreach to refugees in the Salzburg, Austria area.  While she plays locally for a women’s team in Salzburg here she is in goal at our refugee Christmas tournament, the only female participant.


See CEO Dave Irby in Radio Interview-part 3

Listen to the Radio interview with David Irby. Listen to part 3 of the Radio interview.

Spreading Hope with Soccer Podcast

Please click on the link to listen to the Podcast: Spreading Hope with Soccer

Surge Launches New K4K Program To Bring Hope To Children!

KonesSammyIn partnership with the Aztec Washer company, Surge International has launched a new program for helping kids around the world.  Many of the places we travel have very little soccer gear, equipment and often have no real playing field.  These new “kones” are durably built to hold up under the most rugged circumstances and they are heavier than plastic cones so they don’t get blown away either.  A few “kones” will mark out a playing field, where there isn’t one and create goals where there are none. Add a ball and the magic of the beautiful game is underway, bringing smiles to all.  Check out more details of the project by clicking the k4k project.

Surge CEO Interview part 2 – Danger

Surge CEO Irby in a second interview with Faith In The Zone Sports Radio, WSSP Milwaukee.  Click the icon or the caption to view the video.

Surge CEO Radio Interview part 2 – Danger

January 2015 Peru Trip

Along with medical clinics the main focus of the week in the jungle was to continue a construction project for the new Bible school for training lay pastors.  Rain, mud, bugs, heat and humidity are good descriptive words for the days of work, but it was well worth the effort as this building is now ready for use.  There are some other projects still planned to be fully functional, like an attached kitchen area but it is great to see the progress.

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Surge Wins 2nd place in video contest

Even though Surge is a small non profit organization your votes had a loud voice and placed us second in the recent video competition.  More importantly, sharing the message of this video concerning the needs, and opportunities in Burundi and the impact we can have together is inspiring.  Pleased take a look if you have not already by clicking: Burundi 1015

See Surge in Mongolia

Here is a great summary of the impact we had on our 2014 Mongolia trip.

Click here to see video: Mongolia 2014

Mongolia – Bringing Hope Through Soccer

Bringing Home Through Soccer