Bringing Hope through Soccer

Surge International Board of Directors Meets in Salem, Oregon

For the first time in twelve years, Surge International held their semi-annual Board Meeting in Salem, Oregon.

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An impact at any age

It Is Neither About Soccer Nor About Us

Anyone can Participate!

Even though we attempt a little humor by poking fun at the “old guys” still playing soccer, the point we would like to make is serious. ANYONE can participate in reaching out to others to make a difference in this world.   Read More

I Become All Things to All People… and Sammy Surge

I Become All Things to All Men.
1 Corinthians 9:19-23

At Surge International we take these words of the apostle Paul seriously: “I become all things to all men.” (1 Corinthians 9)

Through the great world-wide connector of soccer we can connect with all men & women. Read More

Ghana & Togo

Ghana & Togo – 11 days, 4 cities, 8 medical clinics, 1,424 treated, and a soccer tourney! Al, Surge VP, gets around!

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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 says…

Learn to do what is right!
Promote justice!
Give the oppressed reason to celebrate!
Take up the cause of the orphan!
Defend the rights of the widow!

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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 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. 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.