We are so blessed to have Bree Williams back in Austria with us.
She has gone through some tumultuous times as she had to rush home as her dad was gravely ill and then passed away. After Bree touches down for a few weeks in Salzburg she moves to Schaldming (south of Salzburg) to serve at the Torchbearers Bible School. She will spend three months mentoring students and developing sports ministry.
I have labeled my recent trip to Peru one of extremes, and it was a real emotional roller coaster for me. Let me explain. We sleep in a house with thin wooden slats for walls and you can hear everything from the others in the next room. The first two nights we heard a baby and older sibling coughing and having difficulty breathing. Once I realized how bad it was we got the mother to take the 3-month-old baby to the clinic to receive a shot. But unfortunately it was too late and the baby died that night. Read More
As I look forward to 2019 the words of author Brandon Steiner in his book Living on Purpose resonate with me:
“Part of being extraordinary means helping others realize the extraordinary potential in their lives. It’s about adding value to the world by doing something for someone that they can’t do for themselves.”
Dave Irby, Surge Founder
At Surge Soccer we are so blessed to have so many great people praying for us and sponsoring us; so we can take the message of “hope that Christ can bring,” around the world! Today’s video is a greeting to some of our supporting churches and more specifically to the 4th grade Sunday School Class that prays for us on a regular basis. Read More
Surge International is pleased to announce that John Strauch, owner, and president of Mid-Valley Media, Inc. has joined our Surge International Advisory Board. A former Surge Board member John has been a part of the Surge Soccer community since the beginning, with the old Cascade Surge team. Read More
At Surge International we have “a calling” to serve others, that we connect with through soccer, the world’s most popular sport.
Long trips, dirt pitches, rough accommodations – no problem – we aren’t afraid to get in the mud. For example, Mike Tobie, who gives his all for Jesus, on and off the pitch and is shown in the video here covered in mud. Read More
While newest Surge Board Member Doug DeVries was in Chile, South America handing out Bibles with local churches ShareWordGlobal, Board Chairman Dave Smith and his wife Cathy were serving meals at their church in Southern California for the Harvest Festival community outreach… and Coach Likius Hafeni was leading his Corban University Women’s Soccer team to a collegiate playoff spot!
Just 28 pages – Three famous soccer players, one famous team; their stories of adversity, even tragedy that led to hope. Each story accompanied by a “life lesson” from the best selling book of all time – The Bible. A powerful gift for your soccer/football friends and colleagues or anyone who needs some inspiration. Read More
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.