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!
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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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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!