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!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JULY



Here we are nearing the end of July and I am finally getting the July birthday post together. The summer is almost half gone! Just looking at these pictures reminds me that I am so blessed to be able to call these men my friends!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!
 
Colossians 2:2-3   My goal is that you may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that you may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that you may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
 
Dan Neufeld - July 7
Blake Chursinoff - July 14
Aaron Friesen - July 24
Jordan Hammett - July 27
Jake Hachey - July 29

THE CAPTAIN

Friday, June 05, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JUNE



It is June already, and it is birthday time on the blog! I can't believe that Joe is thirty! Crazy, where does the time go? It has been such a blessing to be able to watch Joe grow into a man of God! I pray that I will be able to say the same about the others that are having birthdays this month when they also turn thirty!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Colossians 1:27-28   God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.

Joe Kraftchick - June 5
Colton Rooke - June 8
Dolan Weltz - June 14
Parker Steadman - June 16
GeRRald Nicholson - June 20
Nathan Klassen - June 21
Stephen Kalnin - June 21
Jacob Speta - June 26
Jordon Walsh - June 27

THE CAPTAIN 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 BTLN MEMORY WORK LEGENDS


This year we set a new Btln 3739 record for total number of Btln Members that completed the Memory Work in a single year! The previous record was six Btln Members and this year we had eight! It is so exciting to have so many guys completing the Memory Work!

This year Jonathan moved ahead of Btln Legends; Devan England, Ben Jepsen, Devin Chursinoff, Zach Gobbett and Gerrald Nicholson. Jonathan has now moved into second place all time!

Ben has now completed the MW four times and both Noah and Luke have finished it three times. This year we also had four Btln Members complete the MW for the first time! Four first timers is also a new Btln 3739 MW record for a single year! (The previous record was three.) Congrats to Lukas, Jakob, Stephan and Dolan, who all completed the MW for the first time!

The MW has now been completed 69 times combined! I am so proud of everyone on this list! A Btln salute to everyone on this list!


2015 BTLN MEMORY WORK LEGENDS
 
JONATHAN FOJT
LUKAS BOSCHMANN
NOAH MAKORTOFF
BEN NICOLSON
JAKOB BOSCHMANN
STEPHAN KALNIN
LUKE MARTENS
DOLAN WELTZ
 

BTLN LEGENDS
# OF TIMES
COMPLETED MEMORY WORK
MAXWELL NICHOLSON
6
JONATHAN FOJT
5
DEVAN ENGLAND
4
BEN JEPSEN
4
DEVIN CHURSINOFF
4
ZACH GOBBETT
4
GERRALD NICHOLSON
4
BEN NICOLSON
4
JASON HAYASHI
3
CHARLIE LANGIS
3
NOAH MAKORTOFF
3
LUKE MARTENS
3
JOE KRAFTCHICK
2
OWEN SPISAK
2
BRAD PAULS
2
DREW BROWN
2
DAVID PODOVINIKOFF
2
SAM JEPSEN
2
JUSTIN BEKKER
1
CALVIN PETERS
1
TYLER FRANCIS
1
NATHAN BALL
1
JAKE HACHEY
1
NATHAN KLASSEN 2012
1
LUKAS BOSCHMANN
1
JAKOB BOSCHMANN
1
STEPHAN KALNIN
1
DOLAN WELTZ
1


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, May 18, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - MAYLONG 2015






Maylong 2015 was special for many reasons! For starters, by my calculations it was the 35th Maylong Campout for Btln 3739! Secondly, I am sure we set a record for combined distance traveled to attend a Maylong! Ryley flew home from Florida for the Maylong! A Btln Salute for Ryley! We also had Ryley's dad Rick, Tyler, Derrick, Jake, Travis and the Pods! We actually had about 35 guys on Treadmill this year! I also should mention, that for the first time we had hot shaves on the beach! Jake was giving hot shaves to anyone that wanted one! I missed out this year, but I am hoping that Jake and his razor's will be making a return to the Maylong in the future!

This year we also had the tenth annual Maylong Cribbage Tourney! There were four two-time Champions before this year and now, Devin has become the fifth two-time Champion! Devin and Noah defeated Abe and Rick (2-0) in the final to claim the Cribbage Trophy! Congrats to Devin and Noah!

The Maylong is also the traditional end to the Memory Work competition. This year Jonathan, Noah, Ben and Jakob completed the Memory Work at the Maylong! For Jakob, it was his first time finishing the Memory Work! Congrats Jakob! Welcome to the world of gentlemen!

The Maylong Regatta is now in it's fourth year and has become one of the favourite events at the Maylong. This year, Riley and Phoenix's boat was first to make it to the bridge! Congrats to Riley and Phoenix! Noah was second and Lukas was third. Watching the guys chase their boats through the creek is awesome! I think we will be making some changes for next years Maylong Regatta! Can't wait!

Cribbage Tourney Champions
2006 - Cam Thompson, Taylor Wollenberg-Barron
2007 - David Podovinikoff, Abe Martens
2008 - Lance Martens, Abe Martens
2009 - Derek Brown, Jim Ridsdale
2010 - Zane Lawson, Aaron Friesen
2011 - David Podovinikoff, Eli Podovinikoff
2012 - Devin Chursinoff, Eli Podovinikoff
2013 - Aaron Friesen, Lance Martens
2014 - Jakob Boschmann, Bruce Jepsen
2015 - Noah, Makortoff, Devin Chursinoff
 
Can't wait until next year! May 20-22!
 
THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, May 07, 2015

MAY LONG WEATHER!


It is still early, but so far the weather is looking good for the May Long Campout! (May 15-17)


THE CAPTAIN

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - MAY




I can't believe that it is May already! We are already less than two weeks from our annual Btln May Long Campout! So many stellar guys having birthdays this month! With so many guys having birthdays there are hundreds of pictures! It is so hard to choose between pictures, so we have a collage with a hundred pictures!

Philippians 3:20-21   But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.


Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!


James Podmoroff - May 1
Tyler Hanson - May 7
Derek Taylor - May 7
Brad Pauls - May 9
Jakob Boschmann - May 9
Ben Nicholson - May 14
Dalton Shore - May 19
Keegan Kenyon - May 19
Joel Feenstra - May 21
Tyson Tiller - May 21
Rik Brown - May 23
Gabe Glas - May 24
John Van - May 28
Cody Harp - May 29
Sam Schiesser - May 31

THE CAPTAIN

Monday, May 04, 2015

LUKAS BOSCHMANN - 2015 BTLN 3739 WINSTON CHAMPION

 
 


Congratulations Lukas! Lukas is the 2015 Btln 3739 Winston Champion! Lukas won 6 of 30 Helmets available this year! The top three in the Winston Standings (Lukas, Jonathan and Nate.) combined had half of the Helmets! (15 of 30 Helmets.) Congratulations to everyone that won a Helmet this year!

BTLN WINSTON CHAMPIONS
 
2008 - DREW BROWN
2009 - DREW BROWN
2010 - SAM SCHIESSER
2011 - CHRIS HENDERSON
2012 - ZACH GOBBETT
2013 - GERRALD NICHOLSON
2014 - MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2015 - LUKAS BOSCHMANN


FINAL WINSTON STANDINGS

LUKAS BOSCHMANN - 6 Helmets and 1 Major
JONATHAN FOJT - 5 Helmets
NATE KLASSEN - 4 Helmets and 1 Major
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
NOAH MAKORTOFF - 3 Helmets
BEN NICOLSON - 3 Helmets
TYLER COUPLAND - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
DESHAWN DENNIS - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
HARLEY KOVACS - 1 Helmet
KEEGAN KENYON - 1 Helmet
STEPHAN KALNIN - 1 Helmet
DYLAN WARWARUK - 1 Helmet
 

THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, April 30, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - LAST NIGHT OF 2015





Another amazing night at Btln 3739! We had 61 guys at Last Night of Btln 2015! I think that we set a new record for Btln! We started the night with Murderball. My team lost the first three games, so we added Maxwell to my team. After adding Maxwell, my team won the next two games. We played one more game to see if we could earn a tie. The sixth game ended like the first three, my team losing badly! The final score was 4-2.

After Murderball it was time to devour the 9 foot party sub from Subway! It didn't take long for us to polish off the sub! After the sub we had dessert! Maxwell's cakes have become a tradition at Last Night. The cake disappeared just as fast as the sub! Thanks Max!

Next on the agenda was the Grad ceremony! Jonathan, Lukas and Tyler all received there Bibles and Btln dog tags as well as a piece of paper with the English translation of the Hebrew Btln motto! After reading the motto the grads ate the piece of paper.

We took our traditional Last Night pic and then it was time for Bulldog! After winning the Btln Masters last week, Deshawn was in the middle to start. It would be intimidating for anyone to be in the middle with sixty guys running at you! Jonathan won Bulldog on his last night as Sergeant! (Although, once a Sergeant always a Sergeant!) Congrats Jonathan! This was Jonathan's fifth Helmet of the 2014/15 Btln Season!

This year we had all seven Winston Champions at Last Night! This year our Champion was Lukas! Lukas finished the year with 6 Helmets and 1 Major! Congrats Lukas!

We finished the night at the gym with the Brigade Watchword and then it was off to the Station for the grade 11's, 12's and Alumni for the After Party! At the After Party the grade 12's received their Btln Medallions! Next there was more food and visiting and then Last Night and the Btln year were both over!

Thanks to all of the Alumni that came out to Last Night!


THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

LAST NIGHT PICTURES FROM THE PAST!


This year is year eleven for the big Last Night Party at Btln! So many good guys and so many good memories!


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BTLN GRADS FROM THE PAST



Last night is always a lot of fun, but it is also the night that we say goodbye to the grade twelve's. Not that they are not welcome at Btln anymore, but most of them end up moving away. Last Night is our chance to honour the grade twelves. So many good men in these pics! Can't wait until Wednesday night!


THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, April 25, 2015

RANDOM PICTURES FROM 2014/15!



This is a collage of pictures that have never been posted and those that deserved to be reposted! Does that make sense?


THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 24, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - THE 10TH BTLN MASTERS



Congrats Deshawn! Deshawn is the 2015 Btln Masters Champion! Deshawn is the second Btln Masters Champion to win in grade eight!(Rik Brown also won the Btln Masters as a grade eight in 2010!)

Thirty-six guys headed out to Cascade par three to compete in the 10th Btln Masters! This was the first year in a long time where we did not have a clear favourite going into the Btln Masters. Everyone actually had a chance to win! There were a few guys that were very close to winning, next year should be interesting.

For the first time since 2009 we didn't have any rain! The weather has not been the best in the past, but this year it was warm and dry! Thank you God for the dry weather!

THE 10TH BTLN MASTERS
Top three final scores

1) Deshawn - 43
2) Isaac - 44
3) Lukas - 45

Drew had the best score for the leaders winning the leaders tourney! Congrats Drew!

Special thanks to all the leaders that helped make this happen!
Ben
Jason
Drew
Cam
Nathan


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, April 19, 2015

BTLN PREVIEW - THE TENTH BTLN MASTERS


I can't believe that this will be our 10th Btln Masters and our 70th Btln Major! No, it is not a typo, Rik did win the Btln Masters five years in a row! The good news for everyone competing this year is that Rik is not eligible! I feel like everyone has a chance this year! Can't wait to find out who the winner of the Green Jacket will be!

BTLN MASTERS CHAMPIONS
Jordon Walsh - 2005/06
Jordon Walsh - 2006/07
Parker Steadman - 2007/08
Drew Brown - 2008/09
Rik Brown - 2009/10
Rik Brown - 2010/11
Rik Brown - 2011/12
Rik Brown - 2012/13
Rik Brown - 2013/14
 
We are meeting at the church at 6:45 p.m. and will be leaving for Cascade Par 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Don't be late! Bring your clubs (If you have clubs.) and ten dollars. If money is a problem come out anyway! (We will cover the cost!)
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 17, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - FOOTBALL AND "POP N DOGS" (YEAR END BIBLE STUDY REVIEW)



Congrats Jonathan! The Sergeant has his fourth Hemet of the 2014/15 Btln Season! Jon was overdue for another Helmet, this week he would not be denied!

We played football for the second week in a row and for the last time this year! Last week the offences dominated the game with a 21-21 final score. This week it was the defense's turn to dominate! On the first play of the game I threw an interception! Dan's team was deep in our end of the field but were unable to score! For the next four or five drives both teams could not move the ball. About half way through the game Tyson had a big catch and run that moved my team into the red zone. We eventually capitalized on our field position, scoring a touchdown. The momentum continued to swing back and forth between both teams until Riley scored the second touchdown for my team on a 40 yard scoring play! It was the definitely the play of the game! My team taking the win 14-0!

In last Bible study of the year we did a review of the other nineteen Bible studies!

1) Serving - Jesus performed miracles and fed the crowds food, but most of his time was spent teaching the crowds from the Word of God! We should do the same! (Sept. 6th)

Matthew 20:28   The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

2) Faith - Jesus is faithful and is worthy to be trusted! (Sept. 19th)

Hebrews 10:23   Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

3) Temptation - God will help us conquer temptation! (Sept. 26th)

1 Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

4) Eternal Security - Nothing can separate us from the love of God! (Oct. 23rd)

Romans 8:38-39   For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

5) Peace with God and the peace of God. - Once we have made peace with God through Jesus then he will give us peace in any and every situation! (Oct. 17th)

Romans 5:1   Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:16   Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.

6) Blessings from God - God wants to give us more than we can ask for or imagine! (Oct. 24th)

Ephesians 1:3   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

Ephesians 3:20-21   Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

7) Why do bad things happen to good people? - Ever since sin entered the world because of man, all of creation has been suffering. (Nov. 13th)

Romans 8:22-23   We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.

Romans 8:18   I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

8) Jesus before his birth and after the ascension. - Jesus was the Creator before his birth and is now in Heaven interceding for us! (Nov. 21st)

Colossians 1:15-17   The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Hebrews 7:25   Therefore he (Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

9) Christmas - Good news that will cause great joy for all people! (Dec. 8th)

Luke 2:10-11   But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

1 Timothy 1:15   Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

10) The Word of God is .... - Eternal, flawless, living .... (Jan. 9th)

Psalm 119:89   Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

Psalm 12:6   And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.

Hebrews 4:12   For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

11) Creation -  God had a special plan for the earth, it was us! Man was the only thing that God made in his image! (Jan. 16th)

Genesis 1:26-27   Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

12) God's love for the lost. - Jesus was passionate about saving the lost! (Jan. 23rd)

Luke 15:1-2   Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Luke 15:7    I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

13) Will you get out of the boat for Jesus? - Peter did falter once he got out of the boat, but he did get out of the boat! Will we be willing to do some crazy things for Jesus? (Feb. 7th)

Matthew 14:28-31   “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

14) True love - Jesus demonstrated perfect love when he died on the cross for our sins! (Feb.13th)

1 Corinthians 13:4-7   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 


John 15:13   Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 

15) Prayer - We are supposed to pray sincerely, with understanding, with confidence, with thanksgiving.... (Feb. 20th)

Hebrews 4:16   Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Philippians 4:6   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

16) Submission - We need to submit to the authorities that God has put into power. (Mar. 6th)

Romans 13:1-2   Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

James 4:7   Submit yourselves, then, to God.

17) A sense of urgency for the lost. - We need to have the same urgency for the lost that Paul had! (Mar. 13th)

2 Corinthians 5:20   We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

1 Peter 3:15   But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

18) Friends - We need to be friendly with everyone, but especially with those that love God.       (Mar. 19th)

Proverbs 13:20   Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Psalm 119:63-64   I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts. The earth is filled with your love, Lord; teach me your decrees.

Galatians 6:10   Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

19) Easter - How will we respond? We are in a desperate situation, just like both of the criminals that were crucified beside Jesus. Will we choose to accept Jesus' forgiveness? (Apr. 10th)

Luke 23:39-43   One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

20) Our response to the Bible studies this year. - Will we apply these things we have learned to our lives? (Apr. 17th)

James 1:22-25   Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.


It is the Tenth Battalion Masters (Night Golf) next week at Battalion! Make sure you are early! 6:45 at the church! Bring clubs (If you have them.) and ten dollars.

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