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May is a big month for Surge

May is a Big Month- From orphans in Mexico; to kids in Romania and refugees in Austria. You can follow what is going on Facebook & here on our website.

Update from Board of Directors

Surge International (SurgeSoccer) is pleased to announce the addition of two new board members: Doug DeVries (Bellingham, WA) and Coach Likius Hafeni (Salem, OR). Doug brings his expertise in web development & business development to the team. Likius, the Women’s Coach at Corban University, brings his soccer ministry expertise gained in his home country – Namibia and in Salem. Read More

Board member Doug visits Kenya

Doug, a new member of the Surge Soccer Board of Directors, just returned from 2 weeks in Nairobi, Kenya. He participated on a trip with ShareWord Global on a team 24 people from across Canada. The bonus of the trip was it included his dad and two brothers. Each day they connected with local pastors and visited with people in the communities. We were able to share God’s Word in the form of the “HOPE” magazine. The magazine includes 2 books of the Bible (Psalms and Book of John) and features beautiful pictures of Kenya. Read More

News from Austria Today

⚽ is just our way to encourage others…Great news from Austria today! Bree received her one year Visa! Isaiah 1:17.

2018 Orphanage Charity Match – Tecate, Mexico

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

To Play, Donate, or Send a Box of Hope, contact dirby@surgesoccer.org

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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