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Update from Ghana & Togo trip

Our 11-day trip meant staying in 4 different cities in Ghana and Togo doing 8 medical clinics where we saw 1424 people and encountered at least 5 languages. The clinics serve a purpose of making good contacts and opening doors for building relationships to promote further education and spiritual renewal. Several churches support this on-going work aimed at new church plants. Part of the service of one such church included a three language sermon and a very animated worship time. (See pics and clips). The target audience has potential to reach far into Africa and it was a privilege to serve many wonderful people.

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Sammy Surge at The Up for The Cup Soccer Camp

Get the latest updates from the soccer camp.
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The Up for The Cup Soccer Camp at Trinity UP Church

And live from The Up for The Cup Soccer Camp at Trinity UP Church where Dave and Sammy Surge are teaching Sammy’s life principles!

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Ghana Trip Update from Al Lotz

We were able to share principles from soccer that apply to life both on and off the field and both before and after the games. Al, was able to share the gospel message and a previous national selection player added to the talk stating that he wished he had learned of Jesus at an earlier age. The kids loved it and responded well to the life lessons. The local team will be following up with these kids to further their skills and their understanding.

Sammy Surge is Guest Celebrity at Fan Day!

The top professional soccer team in Austria, Red Bull Salzburg, opened their stadium to fans and over 7,000 showed up. And Sammy Surge was a special guest for the Day!

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Red Bull Salzburg & Surge Soccer

It’s all happening in Salzburg Sunday! Surge is sponsoring the Nation’s Soccer Tourney! Seven refugee teams and SRS Germany. Then a World Cup Party with special guests – Sammy Surge – and players Brazil, Germany and Egypt, who will sharing their “stories of faith.”

In Salzburg, Austria for Surge “World Cup” Soccer Activities

Mitch, founding Surge Board Member; Dave, Surge Founder; and Danny, Surge Euro Director, in Salzburg, Austria for Surge “World Cup” soccer activities with players from ten counties.

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Dave flying back to Salzburg today

We continue to be grateful to you all for coming to Salzburg in May! So many blessings have come from that trip! This week it’s all about the World Cup – watch parties with refugees – friendly matches – a tournament – a day at Red Bull and Sammy Surge is traveling with me! The following week Sammy Surge and I will be running a soccer camp in So California!

9 Great Stories of 9 Great Soccer Players

SportGoMag.com has featured 9 great soccer players and their stories. Available in multiple languages as well. Also, download the World Cup 2018 Magazine – a great resource and conversation starter. Read More

The Prize

Check out the ‘Under Pressure’ video story of 5 great players: KAKÁ, CACAU, ENOH, GUZAN, and MULENGA. Read More

Congratulations Reverend John Prim – Chaplain of the Year

Surge Advisory Board Member – The Reverend John Prim – was just named Chaplain of the Year (Hospice Family Care) for CURO Health Services. Congratulations John (former Real Salt Lake Chaplain)

Al & Lori in the Dominican Republic – Update – June 22

 

New housing for the community. We painted three so far and were told people will be moving in soon.

The camp concluded with testimonies and Bible lessons and then a movie about Amy Carmichael in the evening.

Update from Bree in Salzburg

Bree Williams works with us is Salzburg, Austria and had to rush home to see her dad one last time. She wrote this:

With heavy hearts we share that our Daddy went to heaven on June 5, 2018. He fought hard with the best attitude one could imagine. In lieu of flowers, our family has set up a college scholarship to honor his memory. gofundme.com/roger-williams-scholarship-memorial. Read More

Al & Lori in the Dominican Republic – Update

We were at the dump today giving out hot soup, drinking water, and peanut butter sandwiches. The people working here are, believe it or not, in the recycling business and on a good day may make about 1 dollar. Some are trying to support families with multiple children.

Playing games at a community center as part of the final week of camp. All these efforts are aimed at the end result of providing better care, education and hope to keep families together and to help young people avoid working on the streets.

This week – June 18th – for Surge Soccer Director, David Irby

Dave and Susie are wrapping up a 15 day trip to visit colleagues, and attend a retreat, in Austria, and a vacation in Italy.

What’s happening at Surge this week? (Week of June 18th)

Al and Lori leading a team of 9 to minister to the very poor in the Dominican Republic. June 19-24 – Al and Lori Lotz will be leading a team of 9 from Northside Church, Rome, GA to Sosua, Dominican Republic. This is our second trip there partnering with Crossover Cups Ministries – working with the very poor who work and live in the garbage dump, with those caught up in the very prevalent sex trafficking industry, and helping with a VBS program in several communities.

World Cup starts today in Russia

Check out the video: www.theprize.com – a video from the 2014 world cup.

The World Cup starts today in Russia watch The Prize in your language, dynamic soccer action as top footballer share their story.

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Surge project in Salem, Oregon Helps Kids

Surge project in Salem, Oregon impacts hundreds of kids lives. Meet Surge Board Member Likius Hafeni who heads up the project! Check out the video…

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Surge Soccer and the World Cup

All eyes will be on Russia in less than two weeks as the 2018 World Cup takes place!  But what does Surge Soccer and the World Cup have in common?

This is a great opportunity for you to look behind the scenes of the top level of soccer. Surge Soccer Founder, Dave Irby, has written a booklet that tells four soccer stories. Two Brazilians who were never destined for greatness. The tragic story of a famous German. And a story about the Manchester United plane crash.

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Summary: 2018 Romania & Austria Surge Team with Houghton Women’s Team

On-site in Romania: May 13-18 and in Austria May 19-24

A Primary Objective in Romania was partnership with Outstretched Hands and several of their community centers and churches around Calarasi and Chiselet. They minister predominantly within impoverished communities. Many of the children are without parents. One Center estimates that 80% of the children have lost or been abandoned by their parents.

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