Welcome to The Grand Forks, B.C. 3739 Battalion Headquarters! here you will find info on upcoming events, learn more about guys who are in The Nation, and most importantly learn more about God! The Headquarters is ran by none other than our Captain Lance Martens! Enjoy!

Friday, November 17, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Mike! This was Mike's second Helmet of the Btln Season! When we were down to the final two, Caleb close lined Mike! Mike was flat on his back! I don't think I have ever seen anyone go down that fast in Bulldog! Close lining is not legal, so Mike was given a pass on that round. Colton and Mike went one more round. Mike was able to stay on his feet, and win his second Helmet of the Btln Season!

The Btln game of the week was Glow In The Dark Basketball! This is a game that we only play one or two times a year, so when we play it, it is a novelty. It is hard to keep track of the score when there are two balls and the lights are off, but I think the score was close for most of the game. After our eyes were adjusted to the dark we reset the game and played first to five baskets. Kaylon's team was up 3-0 early, but Deshawn's team clawed back to tie the score at 3-3! In the end, Kaylon's team was too much for Deshawn's team, winning 5-3!


In Bible study our topic was "The way of transgressors is hard."

Proverbs 13:5   The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.

Proverbs 13:6   Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 13:9   The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Proverbs 13:15   Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs 13:21   Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

Galatians 6:7-8   Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

These verses paint a very sad picture of the life of a transgressor (sinner). Life is hard enough, we don't need to make bad choices that will make life even more difficult for us.

Ephesians 2:1-5   As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

Thanks to God for his great love and mercy that saved us when we were dead in our transgressions! We don't have to live the life of a transgressor anymore! We can be alive in Christ!



THE CAPTAIN
 

Friday, November 10, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - ROYAL RUMBLE 13





Congrats Luke! Luke is the 2017 Royal Rumble Champion! Twenty-one guys competed in the thirteenth Royal Rumble! There were eight Lightweights (grades 7-9) and thirteen Heavyweights (grade 10-12)!

We always start the Royal Rumble with the Lightweights, and just like last year, the Lightweight Division was over very quickly! The final two in the Lightweight Division were Josh and Isaac. We finished the Lightweight Division with the "Ropes Down". It didn't take Josh long to push Isaac out of the ring. Not an epic battle, but still fun to watch!

Congrats to both Isaac and Josh!

In the Heavyweight Division there were alliances, but not the distinct teams that we saw last year. It is always interesting to watch the Rumble unfold. Every year is a little different. Getting from three guys down to two can take a really long time, but this year both Mike and Jakob went out at the same time, leaving us with only Dylan and Luke! I love the "Final Two-Ropes Down" tradition that we started two years ago. Everyone is watching and cheering for the Final Two! There isn't any place to hide when the ropes are down, so you would think that it would be over quickly, but this year the final two was an epic battle! The final two must have been at least ten minutes, it was crazy! In the end, Luke was able to force Dylan out of the ring! My highlight of the night is always when everyone rushes the new Champion!


Congrats to both Dylan and Luke, it was an amazing finish!


2017 Royal Rumble Champion - Luke Martens

2017 Lightweight Division Champion - Josh Martens

Special Thanks to Ben, Noah, Dan, Cam, Nathan and Devin for all of their help! The Royal Rumble is not possible without your help!


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, November 05, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - ROYAL RUMBLE 13



Royal Rumble 13 (Wrestling) is this Wednesday! Can Phoenix win the Royal Rumble two years in a row? Will someone else win on Wednesday night and take the belt away from Phoenix? I can't wait to find out! Remember, the final two will be Ropes Down! Have fun and good luck to all!

There are two weight classes. The Lightweight division, grades 7-9 and The Heavyweight division, grades 10-12.
 
Make sure that you are early, and bring a friend! (6:45 p.m. Wednesday Night)


ROYAL RUMBLE CHAMPIONS
2005-06 BEN JEPSEN
2006-07 JASON HAYASHI
2007-08 DEVIN CHURSINOFF
2008-09 DREW BROWN
2009-10 SAM SCHIESSER
2010-11 STEVIE LAWRENCE
2011-12 ZACH GOBBETT
2012-13 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2013-14 MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2014-15 TYLER COUPLAND
2015-16 NOAH MAKORTOFF
2016-17 PHOENIX THOMSON
 
 

 THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, November 02, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE 23





Don't look now, but last years Winston Champion is back on top! Jakob is tied with Deshawn for first place in the Winston Standings! Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's second Helmet of the Btln season. Dylan was there again at the end, but was not able to get the win. Dylan has been close so many times, he is overdue for his first win of the Season!

This week we played MIKE 23! This game has evolved into one of my Btln favourites. MIKE 23 gets better each and every time that we play it. For most of the game, Noah's team had a healthy lead. Just before the last round they were up by ten points! The problem with a large lead is that, the other three teams will gang up on the team that has the lead. In the end, it was Jason's team with the huge come from behind victory!

MIKE 23 Final Scores
Jason's Team - (7)
Ryley's Team - (6)
Noah's Team - (6)
Cam's Team - (-2)


This week Noah led us in the Bible Study! It was so good to hear and watch Noah lead the Bible Study! It has been so amazing to watch Noah grow into a man of God!

Our Bible Study topic was "Treasures on earth"

Ecclesiastes 5:10   Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.

If money is our goal, we will never have enough!

Matthew 6:19-21   “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 23:4-5   Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. 


All of the nice things of this world will eventually decay or fall apart. It is not bad to have nice things, but our lives should not be consumed with attaining as much as we can on this earth. Our goal should be, to store up treasures in heaven! 

Philippians 3:7-8   But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.

All of the things of this world cannot compare to knowing Christ! And we will have all eternity to get to know Jesus better!

2 Corinthians 8:9   For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

Jesus gave up his riches so that we could become rich! This is the example that we need to follow!



It is Royal Rumble 13 next week at Btln! Wednesday, November 8th. Don't be late and bring a friend!


THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - OCTOBER




It is the last day of October and I am finally getting the October birthday post done! (With two hours to spare!) So many good friends and so many good memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.


HARLEY KOVACS - October 1
TALON HARSHENIN - October 4
TYLER COUPLAND - October 5
DALTON ERIXON - October 6
DREW BROWN - October 6
DARTAGNAN BUTCHER - October 12
KENNY JOHNSON - October 14
JOSHUA MARTENS - October 14
KAYLON SIEBEN - October 15
TYSON SOOBOTIN - October 19
SPENCER HENDERSON - October 23
GERRY NICKEL - October 31

  
THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, October 29, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Josh! This was Josh's first Helmet ever! Jakob was there with Josh at the end. It seems like Jakob is always in the final two or three at the end of Bulldog. I guess that's why Jakob is the reigning Winston Champion! It is always so good to see one of the boys win Bulldog for the first time! A tip of the hat to Josh for his first Helmet!

This week we played Handball for only the second time this year! Not having lines on the floor is a challenge, but Noah has risen to the occasion and set up lines for us. Thanks Noah! The game was actually very close. The score was 19-19 before we went to overtime! In the overtime my team scored three very quickly. The close exciting finish that we usually have wasn't in the cards.

In Bible Study our topic was "Joy"

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4   Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

The question we were trying to answer was, "How can we always be joyful?" Or, "How can we rejoice in the Lord always?"

Romans 15:13   May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Galatians 5:22-23   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Part of the answer is, God wants to fill us with joy! It is not natural for us to be joyful, but one of the fruits of the Spirit that God provides us with, is joy!

Hebrews 12:1   Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

This last passage tells us that Jesus was joyful even though he had to endure the cross. Jesus did not enjoy the pain of the cross. Jesus was joyful because of what his suffering was going to accomplish!

When life gets tough we need to look to our future in eternity with Jesus! This should bring us joy even in difficult circumstances! We are not expected to enjoy the pain that we have to endure in this world. We are asked to look forward to all that Jesus is going to provide, which is more than we can ask for or imagine!


THE CAPTAIN

Friday, October 20, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Deshawn! Deshawn now has two Helmets. Dehawn has the early lead in the Winston race! Luke and Keegan were there at the end with Deshawn, but it was Deshawn winning for the second time in four weeks!

Our game of the week was Murderball Defender! Murderball Defender is Murderball plus ten Mike 23 exercise balls! It changes the game just enough to change the strategies needed to win. The wins went back and forth, and we ended with a 2-2 game tie! Because the games last longer, we ran out of time. Defender is a lot of fun, and seems to raise the energy level in the gym.

Our Bible study topic this week was Righteousness.

Romans 3:10-12   As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

If none of us are righteous, then how can we be saved?

Philippians 3:7-9   But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.

2 Corinthians 5:21   God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

God has provided us with righteousness!


Romans 6:19b-23   Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In this passage we find out that when we were slaves to impurity, wickedness and sin, the result was shame and death. Consequently, when we are slaves to God and righteousness the benefits are holiness and eternal life!

Ephesians 4:22-24   You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

1 Timothy 6:11   But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.


We need God's righteousness in order to be saved. After we are saved we are supposed to pursue righteousness!


THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, October 14, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - SERGEANT INDUCTION NIGHT






Congrats to Luke Martens, the 30th Sergeant of Btln 3739! Luke officially became Sergeant this Wednesday night at Btln! Ben Jepsen (2006), Jason Hayashi (2007) and Tyson Tiller (2017) were there to present Luke his Jersey! Luke is the 17th Sergeant to receive his jersey.

Congrats also goes out to Jakob! The reigning Winston Champion has his first Helmet of the Btln Season! We are six weeks into the Btln Season and we have a six different Helmet winners!

This week was also Btln Shirt Night! For the first time in Btln history, registration is free! This means that everyone that showed up to Btln left with a free shirt! This year's shirt is the 19th Btln shirt! It is hard to believe that it has been 19 years since the first Btln Shirt!

For the first time this year we played Stickball! It is funny to watch all the different guys take their turn at bat. Jason's Team started strong in the first inning and it looked like they would win in a walk, but they fell apart in the second inning. Ben's team did the opposite. Ben's Team started slow, but had a strong second inning, almost completing the unlikely comeback. Cam's team was the strongest the whole game, winning by one run!

Stickball Final Scores
Cam's Team - 10
Ben's Team - 9
Jason's Team - 7
Noah's Team - 7


Our Bible Study topic was Thankfulness.

2 Corinthians 9:10-15   Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

What can we be thankful for? God supplies all of our needs, and even gives us extra so that we can be generous with those that don't have as much! Our generosity will result in thanksgiving to God!

We can also be thankful for the surpassing, indescribable grace of God! We should also be generous and share this indescribable gift with those that don't already know about the grace of God!



The Sergeants of Btln 3739
1978-79
1979-80 Garry Pepin
1980-81 Garry Pepin
1981-82 Brian Eschbach
1982-83 Brian Eschbach
1983-84 Bruce Jepsen
1984-85 Alan Martens
1985-86 Alan Martens
1986-87 Gerry Nickel
1987-88 Gerry Nickel
1988-89 Geoff Martens
1989-90 Lance Martens
1990-91 Leighton Friesen
1991-92 Leighton Friesen
1992-93 Harry Tournemille
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96 Courtenay Friesen
1996-97 Courtenay Friesen
1997-98 Jeremy Feddersen
1998-99 Aaron Friesen
1999-00 Derek Taylor
2000-01 Justin Bekker
2001-02 Justin Bekker, Ryley Heppner
2002-03 Joe Kraftchick
2003-04 Justin Thompson
2004-05 Calvin Peters
2005-06 Ben Jepsen
2006-07 Jason Hayashi
2007-08 Devin Chursinoff
2008-09 Drew Brown
2009-10 Sam Jepsen
2010-11 Zach Gobbett
2011-12 Zach Gobbett
2012-13 Gerrald Nicholson
2013-14 Max Nicholson
2014-15 Jonathan Fojt
2015-16 Ben Nicolson
2016-17 Tyson Tiller
2017-18 Luke Martens

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE NIGHT




Congrats Mike! This was Mike's first Helmet of the Btln Season! Here we are five weeks into the Btln Season and we don't have a two time winner yet! Usually there is at least one two time winner by October. It is still early, but it looks like the Winston Race will be close like last year.

After Mike Night it is hard not to feel over stimulated! One of the guys said "I feel like I'm living frame by frame". The scores were probably the closest I have ever seen for Mike. Usually there is at least one team that falls way behind or jumps out to a huge lead. This time all four teams were within five points!

Mike Final Scores
Noah's Team - 74
Jason's Team - 71
Dan's Team - 70
Cam's Team - 69

In Bible Study our topic was "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

2 Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Ezekiel 18:23   Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign Lord. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?


These passages tell us that God does not anyone to perish in their sin. God is not a tyrant waiting for us to make mistakes. God wants us to turn from our sin and live!


Romans 2:9-11   There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.

Acts 10:34-35   Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.


Isn't it comforting that God does not show favoritism? It doesn't matter if we are rich, poor, young or old! God values us all the same!


Titus 2:11   The grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

1 Timothy 4:9-10   This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.


God's salvation is for all people! This is the greatest news!


Romans 10:11-13   As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”



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Saturday, September 30, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Deshawn! This was Deshawn's first Helmet of the Btln Season! Josh was there at the end with Deshawn, and was close to winning for the second week in a row, but Deshawn was not to be denied! Deshawn ran right through everyone!

Three weeks into the new Btln year and we hadn't played Murderbal! (That has to be a Btln record) So this week we broke in the new gym floor with some Murderball! We tried something new this week. The team that lost the previous game was given one ball in hand to start the next game! You wouldn't think that one ball would make any difference, but it did look like it changed the momentum for the losing team. The evening ended in a 3-3 game tie. (Not sure we have ever had a tie before) We just ran out of time. We need to come up with a quick tie breaker.


Our Bible study topic this week was "The Bible's advice to Young Men".

Ecclesiastes 12:1a   Remember your Creator in the days of your youth,

2 Timothy 2:22   Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Psalm 119:9   How can a young man stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.

1 Timothy 4:12   Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

1 Peter 5:5-9   Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because,

“God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.  


I love the advice in these passages! There is so much to learn from these passages, how can we summarize? Young men need to work towards purity and avoid pride. How can we reach this goal? We need to remember that without our Creator we cannot achieve these goals! We need to live according to his word!

Just because you are young doesn't mean that cannot set a good example to those that are older!  We can be good examples in speech, conduct, love, faith, righteousness, peace and purity!



Next week is "Mike Night"!


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BTLN UPDATE - BATTALION BASEBALL "UNDER THE LIGHTS"


This is so late! Over a week late, yikes! Congrats to Keegan! Keegan was our Bulldog winner at James Donaldson! I always love playing Bulldog on the infield, it is one of my favourites!

It was good to go back to James Donaldson after not going last year! The baseball was terrible, but who cares? It was so much fun! We had rain, but when have we ever had Btln Baseball without rain? "Pop n Dogs" and Btln Baseball is one of the best Btln traditions!

Thanks to Ben for pitching the entire game! Pretty sure Ben had his pitching arm wrapped with ice after the game!


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, September 18, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - BATTALION BASEBALL "UNDER THE LIGHTS"



That's right, this week we will be eating Menno and playing Baseball under the lights of James Donaldson Park! Can't wait!

Wednesday September 20th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Remember, Battalion is like Heaven, there is always room for one more! So bring a friend!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - SEPTEMBER




It is already the third week of September and past time for the birthday post! What an amazing group of men! I am so blessed to know these men and to be able to call them friends!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Romans 5:9,10   Live as children of light  (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.


Nathan Klassen - September 1
Zach Gobbett - September 3
Jonathan Fojt - September 9
Lance Martens - September 13
Ryley Heppner - September 16
Sam Jepsen - September 17
Noah Makortoff - September 17
Charlie Langis - September 20
Bruce Jepsen - September 24
Cam Tyssen - September 25
Cam Thompson - September 25
David Podovinikoff - September 26
 
 
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - POOL PARTY




Congrats Caleb! Caleb is the Btln Belly Flop Champion in back to back years! I can't believe we have been doing the Belly Flop Competition for twelve years! Dolan and Isaac Weltz both joined Caleb in the Belly Flop Final with awesome flops in the first round. Isaac and Dolan both had good flops in the second round, but Caleb saved his best for last, winning for the second year in a row!


There was Menno on the BBQ and ice cream cake from DQ, chips and pop in the basement after we were done swimming.


Btln 3739 Belly Flop Champions
Jordon Walsh - 2005
Jordon Walsh - 2006
Drew Brown - 2007
Andrew Eyre - 2008
Sam Schiesser - 2009
Ben Nicolson - 2010
Zach Gobbett - 2011
Dartagnan Butcher - 2012
Maxwell Nicholson - 2013
Jonathan Fojt - 2014
Nathan Mckenny - 2015
Caleb Hiebert - 2016
Caleb Hiebert - 2017


Two weeks in the books already! Next week we are at James Donaldson Park playing baseball under the lights!


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, September 11, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - POOL PARTY!



Pool Party this week at Btln! There will be snacks (Ice cream cake from DQ, chips, and pop.) and of course the Belly Flop Competition!

Wednesday night 7:00-8:30
Show up early (6:30) if you want more time in the pool!

The party is at Abe's pool. 6715 18th street


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Saturday, September 09, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - FIRST NIGHT




Congrats Dane! Dane has his first Helmet of the Btln Season on First Night! After winning Winston last year, Jakob was the obvious choice to be in the middle for Bulldog. The final three were Dylan, Keegan and Dane. Dane outlasting the other two to take the win!

Normally we start the new year with Murderball, but this year we started with Handball! My team was down 5-1 early on, but we battled back to take a big lead. We ended the game with first to three goals and my team dominated winning 3-1!


In Bible study our topic was "Who do you Trust?"


Proverbs 28:26   Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.

Psalm 118:8-9   It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.


When things go wrong in our lives, we often trust ourselves to fix our own problems. These passages make it clear, that we are foolish to trust anyone other than God. (Not that we can't have mentors or other people that we look up to. Most likely the ones that we look up to will be those that put their trust in God.)


Psalm 62:5-8   Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.


I love this next passage. It tells us that when we trust God that we will find rest, hope and salvation! This passage also tells us that God will be our stability (rock) and our protection (fortress)! These are all the things that the world is looking for!


Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


God wants us to trust him, why would we hold back? Jesus didn't hold back, he gave us everything when he died on the cross for our sins.




Pool Party next week! Sept.13th (6:30-8:30 pm) at Abe's pool! (6715 18th street)


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Sunday, September 03, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - 2017/18



The new 2017/18 Btln Season is about to begin! (We start this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the church gym!) We are now only hours away! What better way to look forward to the new season than by taking one last look back at last season! This collage has every group picture taken at Btln last year! Can't wait for Wednesday Night!
 
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Friday, August 11, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - AUGUST




August is here and it is almost time for Btln to start up again! There were six guys having birthdays in July and eleven in August! So many good men, and so many good memories!


Psalm 86:11-13a
Teach me your way, Lord,
    that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
    that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
    I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your love toward me;


Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Owen Knopp - August 1
Caleb Hiebert - August 1
Isaac Holitzki - August 10
Steven Feenstra - August 13
Ryan Floesser - August 22
Alan Martens - August 25
Mike Hughes - August 25
Mike Walkus - August 25
Logan Cunningham - August 28
Austin Scow - August 30
Caleb Tomlin - August 30

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Friday, July 28, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JULY



July is nearly over and I am finally getting the July birthday post done. Having Creation in July mixed things up a little for me. It is so good to look back at these pictures from the past and even better to look forward to the future that is in store for these men!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Psalm 145:5,6   Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever.
 
 
Dan Neufeld - July 7
Blake Chursinoff - July 14
Nathan Mckenny - July 22
Aaron Friesen - July 24
Jordan Hammett - July 27
Jake Hachey - July 29

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

CREATION 2017 - SATURDAY - SUNDAY

 



I went into Saturday night with high expectations. We have not seen Skillet at Creation since 2011. I forgot how amazing the Skillet show was, it was one of the better concerts I have seen at Creation! Tenth Avenue North was also a very strong show. Saturday was definitely the best day at Creation 2017! The highlight of Saturday had to be meeting Skillet and giving John Cooper (Skillet) and Mike Donehey (Tenth Avenue North) their Battalion Medallions!

On Sunday we headed back home with a stop at the mall and Red Robin. Creation 2017 was such an amazing time, I can't wait until next year!


Saturday Night Headliners
Tenth Avenue North
Skillet

Creation 2018 is on July 12-14, 2018! Less than twelve months away!


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