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, 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.

THE CAPTAIN
 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - APRIL



It is April already and the Btln year is almost over! I can't believe how fast time is moving! There are ten young men from Btln 3739 having birthdays this month and I am so proud to be able to call them my friends!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

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.

KALEB HORKOFF - April 4
JUSTIN THOMPSON - April 7
LANDON WARWARUK - April 11
SKYLER MYER - April 12
RILEY BECKER - April 12
CHRIS HENDERSON - April 13
ALEX ST. ONGE - April 13
RYELEE BROOKS - April 19
DAN DIMOCK - April 29
SAM ANDERSON - April 30
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 10, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - FOOTBALL AND "POP N DOGS"




Congrats to Stephan! This was Stephan's first Helmet of the season and the second Helmet of his Btln career! Ben was there at the end, but Stephan gained five more yards than Ben on the last round!

Spring Football has been a Btln 3739 tradition since I was going to Btln in the late eighties. After winter it is so good to move Btln outside and play some football! (I forgot how much I love to play football.)

Jason and Devin wanted to be on the same team, so against my better judgment I put them on the same team along with Nathan(the bearded monster). Dan (also the bearded monster) Ben and I were on the other team. I wasn't sure if the teams were even or if the game would be close, but it totally exceeded my expectations! Lukas went fifty yards to score the first TD for my team. Jason's team battled back with two scores from Tyson, making the score 14-7. My team scored next on a pick six, evening the score at 14-14. Bryce caught a TD pass for Jason's team and my team tied it at 21-21 to end the game in a tie! We tried OT, but both teams failed in OT and we ran out of time, so we ended the game in a tie.

In Bible study we read the Easter story. We looked at the response of the two criminals that were crucified next to Jesus.

Matthew 27:38,44   Two criminals were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left.  In the same way the criminals who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

Luke 23:32,39-43   Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed.  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.”

These two criminals were in a very desperate situation! They were both about to die and still they were mocking God! They were not really any different than any other man that has ever lived. These two men desperately needed God grace, and so do the rest of us! After watching Jesus one of the criminals had a change of heart and asked Jesus for forgiveness! It is amazing that even while Jesus was dying he was able to minister to those that needed him! We can also have a change of heart and turn to Jesus!


Next week we are back at the high school field for Football and "Pop n Dogs"! 
6:30 p.m. at the field!

THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

BTLN PREVIEW - "POP N DOGS" AND FOOTBALL


Btln is back! Spring break is over and it is time to play some football! There will be Gatorade and Mennonite sausage, so bring your appetite! We will be meeting at the high school field at 6:30 p.m. so that we can take advantage of a little more daylight. (We will still be finishing at 8:30.)


THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, March 19, 2015

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Lukas! Lukas won the Helmet for the sixth time this year! With four weeks left to go Lukas has a 2 Helmet lead in the race for Winston! Jonathan and Lukas were there at the end, Lukas outlasting Jonathan for the win.

This week we played S*A*M. I think it could also be called T*R*O*N. I am not about to change the name of any of the games that we play, but all of the glow sticks and glow in the dark Murderballs that we use for S*A*M remind me a lot of Tron. S*A*M is visually awesome. It is always better than how I remembered it. For the first time this year I was on Ben's team. Apparently we are a deadly combo. Ben's team beat Jason's team 3 times in a row!  I guess I will have to split us up next time.

In Bible study this week our topic was "Friends".

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

If we spend time most of our time with people who are making good choices then we will also make good choices. If we spend most of our time with those that are making bad decisions then we will have trouble.

Proverbs 1:7   The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Who is wise? Those that fear the Lord!

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.

We need to be a friend of all those that fear God. This does not mean that we should not be a friend of those that have not yet accepted God's forgiveness. After all, Jesus was called a friend of sinners.

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.

This passage sums up how we should treat others and how we should spend our time. We need to do good (or spend our time with) to all people, especially those that belong to the family of God.

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

We have been left on this earth to tell people about what our best friend did for us! Jesus showed the greatest outpouring of love possible when he died for our sins!


Battalion will resume after spring break. April 8th at the high school field for Football and Pop N Dogs! (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Drop off and pick up will both be at the high school field.


THE CAPTAIN


Friday, March 13, 2015

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Ben! This is Ben's third Helmet of the Btln Season! At the end it was Tyson and Ben battling it out for the Helmet. Ben outgained Tyson on the last round to take the win and the Helmet! So many tough battles during Bulldog.

This week we played Handball for probably the last time this year. (It is sad to be nearing the end of another Btln year.) Ben's team was up by one goal for almost the entire game. Every time my team would score, Ben's team would also score. At the end Ben's team pulled away, beating us 19-14. My team did score the "last goal", but after losing for most of the game, it was of little consolation.

In Bible study this week we talked about having an sense of urgency for the lost. It is so easy to be distracted by the things around us. Work, school and media are just a few of the things that can distract us. We need to be focused on those around us that still have not accepted God's free gift of salvation. God has left us on earth to be his ambassadors.

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.

Paul had that sense of urgency for the lost that we all should have. Notice his choice of words, "We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God."

Ephesians 5:15-16   Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5-6   Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

We need to take advantage of every opportunity that God gives us to share our faith with the lost.
 
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.

We need to have a sense of urgency, but we also have to remember to be gracious in the way we talk the lost. We don't need to convince anyone, God is the one that will show the lost their need for a Savior!

2 Corinthians 6:2b   I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.


S*A*M next week at Btln!


THE CAPTAIN 

Monday, March 09, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - MARCH



Birthday time again on the blog! Some of my favourite people having birthdays this month!  So stoked to have all of these memories saved in picture form! There has been so many good times over the years!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

Romans 15:5-6   May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.


David Barney - March 4
Tyler Francis - March 8
Phoenix Thomson - March 11
Dane Voiken - March 11
Josh Ridsdale - March 14
Evan Podovinikoff - March 28
 
THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, March 08, 2015

WINSTON STANDINGS UPDATE



 
We are nearing the 25th week of the 2014/15 Btln Season and have completed 4 of 5 Btln Majors! It is time again for a Winston Standings update! There are still six more weeks left in the 2014/15 Btln Season. So much left to decide. Can Lukas hang on to his slim lead? Can Nate, Jakob, Jonathan or Noah catch Lukas? Can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!
 
 
WINSTON STANDINGS

LUKAS BOSCHMANN - 5 Helmets and 1 Major
NATE KLASSEN - 4 Helmets and 1 Major
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
JONATHAN FOJT - 3 Helmets
NOAH MAKORTOFF - 3 Helmets
BEN NICOLSON - 2 Helmets
TYLER COUPLAND - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
HARLEY KOVACS - 1 Helmet
KEEGAN KENYON - 1 Helmet
DYLAN WARWARUK - 1 Helmet

THE CAPTAIN

Friday, March 06, 2015

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Keegan! Keegan has his first ever Btln Helmet! Keegan is a beast to take down! I predict many more Helmets in his future! Jonathan, Nate, Ben and Noah were all there at the end with Keegan. It was a tough finish, nearly all the big bodies were there at the end.

Congrats also goes out to Stephan! Stephan is the 25th Member of Btln 3739 to complete the Memory Work! Stephan is the first Member to finish the Memory Work this year and book his trip to Creation 2015!

This week we played Murderball for probably the second last time this year! The games were close, but that doesn't make losing feel any better. My team lost the first three games, before winning the forth to break the shutout.

In Bible study our topic was submission to authorities.

Romans 13:1-5   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. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.


There were several things that we learned in our study.

1) God has established all authorities.

2) If we rebel against the authorities that God has out into place then we are also rebelling against God.
3) If we want to be free from fear of those in authority we need to do what is right.

4) Authorities are God's servants to do us good.

5) Parents, teachers, police, employers and pastors are just some of the authorities that God has placed over us.

6) There is one exception to the rule. When the authorities contradict the Word of God.

Acts 4:19   But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!

Acts 5:29   Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!


On the whole however, submitting to authorities is good for us. Most of the rules that have been put into place are there to protect us.


James 4:7   Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


If we can learn to submit to God then submitting to the other authorities in our lives will be become more natural.


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, March 02, 2015

BTLN UPDDATE - BRIGADE NIGHT 2015





Congrats to Jakob! Jakob is the 2015 Btln Ping Pong Champion! Lukas and Jakob treated us to an epic Ping Pong Final! Lukas won the first two games and was up 11-10 in the third game, but Jakob was able to battle back to take the third game 13-11! The fourth and fifth games were both close, Jakob barely beating his brother. Both Jakob and Lukas played like Champions. Jakob now has back to back to back Ping Pong titles! That's right, three in a row! Look out Calvin Peters!

Earlier in the night we had seven guys reciting Memory Work! Seven guys reciting scripture is a new Brigade Night record! I am so proud of everyone of these guys that had the courage to get up on the stage and recite scripture! With the passage Stephan recited he completed the Memory work! Stephen has surpassed 200 points! Congrats Stephen! Stephen will receive his Btln Medallion on Wednesday Night!

Jonathan recited - Philippians 3:7-14
Lukas recited - Psalm 140:1-13
Ben recited  - Philippians 3:7-14
Noah recited - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Jakob recited - Romans 8:28-39
Luke recited - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Stephan recited - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Thanks to everyone that came out!

THE CAPTAIN

Friday, February 27, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - 20TH ANNUAL PING PONG TOURNEY


 
 
Congrats again to the Boschmann family! Lukas and Jakob will meet in the Ping Pong final for the second year in a row! The Boschmann name will be engraved on the Ping Pong trophy for the third year in a row. Will it be Jakob for the third year in a row or will Lukas add the Ping Pong trophy to his mantle beside the Olympic trophy?
 
This year we had 25 guys competing in the 20th Battalion Ping Pong Tourney. The numbers were down a little from last year, but that didn't change the quality of the tourney. Overall I think that the quality of play improved this year over the last few years.
 
Ping Pong night is a very laid back night at Battalion, so in the last few years we have added pizza to the evening. The guys consumed 5 extra large Battalion pizzas from Rumours! It is the best smelling pizza anywhere!
 
On Sunday night we will be having Battalion Night at the Gospel Chapel. This is when Lukas and Jakob will be playing the Ping Pong final. Battalion Night will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1.
 
Can't wait for the Ping Pong final! Good luck to both Lukas and Jakob!
 
Thanks to Ben, Jason, Devin and Nathan for all of their help!
 
 
THE CAPTAIN
 
 


Monday, February 23, 2015

BTLN PREVIEW - 20TH BTLN PING PONG TOURNEY


This week at Btln we will be having our 20th Annual Ping Pong Tourney! I can't believe that it has already been 20 years! Time flies when you are having fun! Can Jakob win for the third year in a row or will someone be able to beat him? Can't wait to find out!


Btln 3739 Ping Pong Champions

1995/96 - Courtney Friesen
1996/97 - Courtney Friesen
1997/98 - Aaron Friesen
1998/99 - Nathan Klassen
1999/00 - Justin Bekker
2000/01 - Ryley Heppner
2001/02 - Calvin Peters
2002/03 - Calvin Peters
2003/04 - Calvin Peters
2004/05 - Calvin Peters
2005/06 - Parker Steadman
2006/07 - Nathan Ball
2007/08 - Nathan Ball
2008/09 - Parker Steadman
2009/10 - Parker Steadman
2010/11 - Zane Lawson
2011/12 - Zach Gobbett
2012/13 - Jakob Boschmann
2013/14 - Jakob Boschmann


Make sure that you are early! Wednesday, Feb.25 at 6:45 p.m.


THE CAPTAIN

Friday, February 20, 2015

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE 23




Congrats Dylan! This was Dylan's first Helmet ever! Not many guys win a Helmet in grade nine. Dylan has been close to winning in the past, but this week he would not be denied! Dylan's persistence paid off this week!

This week we played Mike 23! As you can tell from the picture, Mike 23 is Btln chaos at it's best! (This picture is one of the best that I have seen all year!) There are 23 balls being thrown and kicked, making the gym a dangerous place to be! (Just ask Ben) In Mike 23 the scores rise and fall. The team that is in the lead early gets picked on in the next round, keeping the scores close.

MIKE 23 FINAL SCORES
Jason's team - 9
Nate's team - 8
Ben's team - 6
Nathan's team - 6

In Bible Study we looked at prayer. The Bible has so much to say about prayer, this is just the tip of the iceberg! Here are a few of the things that we talked about this week.

1) We are to pray sincerely.

Hebrews 10:22a   Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings.

2) We are to pray with understanding

1 Corinthians 14:15a   So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding.

3) We are to pray with confidence.

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.

4) We are to pray with faith. Believing that God will answer our prayers.

Hebrews 10:22a   Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings.

5) We are to pray for every need. Big or small.

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

6) We are to pray with thanksgiving.

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

7) We are to pray without ceasing.

1 Thessalonians 5:17   Pray without ceasing.



Next week is the 20th Battalion Ping Pong Tourney! Make sure that you are early!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Noah! This is Noah's third Helmet of the Btln Season! The final two in Bulldog were Jonathan and Noah. Caleb Hiebert did the unthinkable and got in Jonathan's way, helping to take him down! Noah taking his first Helmet of the Second Half!

At the beginning of the night we had an impromptu full court basketball game. When we started there were about eight guys playing, but by the end, there had to be about 20! There were so many guys playing that Jason added a second ball! Mike scored the winning basket for Jason's team!

Later in the evening we played Murderball. My team never really ever got our mojo going. The first game was close, but the next two were ugly! Ben's team winning the series 3-0! We probably needed to make a trade. I wish we played more Murderball.

This week Ben led us through a study on true love. The worlds version of love is very different than God's. Ben told us that the true love that comes from God has been hijacked by satan and sin. Because of the sin in our lives, humans will always warp the beautiful things that God has created.

John 13:34-35   “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

If we are supposed to love one another as Jesus loved us, then what does that look like?

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

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.

1 John 4:8   Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

The world would be a very different place if we would learn to love like God wanted us to!

Check out these other passages that Ben used. Romans 5:1-5, Galatians 6:1-10, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 3:16-18, Matthew 22:37-39)


Thanks to Ben for doing the Bible study!

Next week we are playing Mike 23!


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Monday, February 09, 2015

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - FEBRUARY


 

In the month of February most people are thinking about love. The world has a warped view of love. In the book of John we find out that dying for our friends would be the greatest way to show our love. Jesus took love a step further when he died for us while we were his enemies!

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

Romans 5:8   But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:10   For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!


We are so fortunate to have so many amazing men in Btln 3739! I love to highlight these men each month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

HARRY TOURNEMILLE - February 2
DYLAN WARWARUK - February 2
ANDREW NEUFELD - February 6
DESHAWN DENNIS - February 11
GEORGE KOZUB - February 13
TIM FEENSTRA - February 14
BEN JEPSEN - February 14
JUSTIN BEKKER - February 17
RILEY LEIGHTON - February 20
 
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