These kids are not survival experts. Neither is their father. Or Uncle. But the Droege Boys are getting dropped for a second time! The players consist of North Georgia Droegemueller boys (shortened to Droege Boys) along with their Mississippi brother from another mother. Ok. Yes, there are girls involved too. Really cool and tough girls. These girls are cool and tough enough that they willingly support the crazy stuff these boys want to do. And what are these boys going to be doing exactly? They are about to get dropped into the wilderness with practically nothing. But it is for a great cause.
Just to get this out to you up front. We are not interested in complaining about all the problems in the world or ignoring them. We are looking for ways to put our Lutheran faith into action. We believe in the pure truth of the Holy Bible. We believe the Gospel of our Savior Who died for us and conquered death. We believe in God’s miracle-working Word in Baptism. We believe Jesus forgives sins. We believe in a Savior Who shows up for His Church with His own Body and Blood in Holy Communion. And so, it is very easy for sinners like us, who have been saved by such obvious grace, to get into fields and the trenches with the hope we have in Christ. So . . . welcome to Droege Boys Dropped 2020!!!! Are you ready to be introduced to the people crazy enough to want to do this?
The players in this survival challenge are:
- Isaac Droegemueller – Age 13
- Luke Droegemueller – Age 15
- Tim Droegemueller – Age 47
- Jay Wendland – Age 56 (This guy on the right looks really professional compared to these other slackers)
The Droege Boys are getting dropped into a remote location in North Georgia that is presently only known by two people. These two people, Pat and Gail Deluca, will be leading the boys into this location blindfolded. Since this is a Thrivent sponsored event and Pat is a rockstar Thrivent agent, they are certainly the perfect people to help. Once the Droege Boys finally arrive at the chosen starting point, the challenge will begin. Survival participants do not get to leave the allotted territory for rescue at any time. Even if they were to run across another human being, they cannot ask for help or receive any. If there is no water, tough! If there is no food, tough! There is no shelter of any kind that the Droege Boys will start with. If they want one, they will have to make one with the raw materials they find around them. Like wood from a tree. Or stones from the ground. They are completely and totally on their own in our good Lord’s rugged creation.
- The Droege Boys must survive for 50 hours dependant only on their own limited skills to survive.
- Everybody has to stay. If one person cries, whines, and decides to quit, everyone loses.
- Each survival participant can bring one item. The item cannot be food. Or drink. Or a tent. Or any bedding supplies. Or a fishing pole. Or anything that makes instant flame. Or water purification tablets. Or any artificial lumination like a flashlight. Good luck and choose wisely!
- The Droege Boys will receive two bonus items. One will be chosen by the Delucas. The other item will be chosen by oldest brother Jacob. It will not necessarily even be helpful, but we pray that it will be usable. Be kind, Jacob! If they are smart, his little brothers will be nice to him over the next couple of weeks! We are not entirely sure that is happening presently…
The Camera Crew
The camera crew will consist of 17 year old Jacob. This lucky fellow will have access to all the creature comforts of home. He will have a stocked cooler of ice cold beverages, delicious snacks, and a luxurious tent. He will be recording the DROEGE BOYS DROPPED! experience with various recording equipment. The conversations between him and his destitute relatives will prove interesting.
Our purpose is to raise support for All Nations Lutheran Church which reaches out to the immigrant families in Clarkston with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. All Nations is a new church start working in partnership with the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Through the ministry of Pastor Chang Soo Kim who was called home to heaven earlier this year, All Nations Society of Atlanta, Grace Lutheran in Midtown, St. Mark in Tucker, and Living Faith in Cumming, many people have been reached through Bible studies, catechism training, compassionate care, and food distribution. Pastor Kim, who is shown above with his wife Hyang, has certainly been one of our North Georgia Lutheran heroes. By supporting this ministry, All Nations Lutheran can find rental space to set up the church in the middle of the community. The central missionary that will be spearheading this ministry will be Vicar Isaac Baroi. As a joyful servant of our Lord who speaks more than ten languages, he is certainly the perfect person to help the people in the Clarkston community. He cannot wait to begin preaching the Gospel and reaching out with the mercy of Christ. Vicar Baroi will be ordained through Concordia Seminary St. Louis in spring of 2021.
How to Participate
This challenge intends to raise support for All Nations Lutheran Church and it works this way. If you want to participate, there are 4 different pledges that we are suggesting. If you want to do something other than these suggestions, you are free in Christ to do so!
- A support pledge of $10
- A support pledge of $100
- A support pledge of $1000
- A support pledge of $10,000
To do this, simply write a check out to Living Faith Lutheran Church with All Nations Lutheran in the memo line and send it to:
Attn: Andrew Frerking
Living Faith Lutheran Church
1171 Atlanta Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
If you would like to make a pledge by credit card, email Jay Wendland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are already set up and can be finalized within 24 hours. All donations are tax deductible and you can receive a statement by simply providing your email to Jay. We completely understand if you are not able to support the mission right now, but you can each help them by getting out this message far and wide by sharing or reposting!
The DROEGE BOYS DROPPED! event will take place July 30-August 1, but the results will not be made known until August 10, 2020. If the Droege Boys are unsuccessful, no one will be held to their pledge commitment. People will be free to do whatever they choose. Once the DROEGE BOYS DROPPED! video is put together, you will know the results! The results of the challenge will be on the Kairos Network website. To get updates and results directly, sign up to FOLLOW the Kairos Network at http://www.thekairosnetwork.org. Thanks! Glory to God and salvation to man!