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!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


It is the last day of April and I am finally finishing the birthday post! There is so much going on at Battalion in April that it is hard to keep up! I never get tired of looking through these pictures. So many good men and so many good memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

1 Timothy 4:7-10   Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 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.

SKYLER MYER - April 12
ALEX ST. ONGE - April 13
DAN DIMOCK - April 29

Thursday, April 28, 2016


One more amazing "Last Night" is in the books! 52 guys showed up for Last Night of Btln 2016! First on the agenda was Murderball! (What else would we play on Last Night?) My team lost the first game of the night, but we won the next three games taking the series 3-1! (And as Uncle Tim says, "He who wins on Last Night wins best!")

After Murderball it was time to devour the 9 foot party sub! In the twelve years that we have had the party sub, there has never been leftovers. It looked like there might be leftovers, until I mentioned seconds! Needless to say, the sub was gone in seconds! After the sub we had homemade cookies. I think the guys ate 70 cookies. I'm thinking Bonuts for next years Last Night!

The Btln Grad ceremony was next on the agenda! The grads all received there Bibles and Btln dog tags as well as a piece of paper with the English translation of the Hebrew Btln motto! Btln tradtition is that, after reading the motto the grads must eat the piece of paper.

This year there was something new added to the Last Night Grad festivities. One of our Btln Alumni members decided to start a Btln scholarship! This Alumni member will be donating One Thousand dollars to one Btln Grad every year! Ben and Noah are the first recipients of the Btln Grad Scholarship! Because Ben and Noah are going to YWAM in Norway together and are pooling there funds it was decided that the scholarship would be shared. Congrats to both Ben and Noah!

Mitchell Bron
Nate Klassen
Harley Kovacs
Noah Makortoff
Nathan Mckenny
Skyler Meyer
Ben Nicolson

I am so proud of all of these guys! May God bless you in all of your future endeavors!

Next was our traditional Last Night picture and then it was onto Bulldog! With so many guys, the gym was crowded, and it was a little crazy out there! Dane and Tyson had a huge collision and so did Sam and Owen. I'm glad to say, that nobody was too badly hurt! Nathan Mckenny outlasted and survived the crowd to win his third Helmet of the Btln Season! Congrats Nathan! It was fitting to have a grad win on Last Night!

This year Noah Makortoff was the Winston Champion! Former Champions, Sam Schiesser (2010) and Lukas Boschmann (2015) both presented Noah the Winston Trophy. Congrats Noah! You are a worthy Champion!

Before finishing the night with the Brigade Watchword, Josh Martens received his Btln Medallion for completing the Memory Work! Congrats Josh! Welcome to the world of gentlemen!

After saying the Brigade Watchword the grade 11's, 12's and Alumni were off to the Station 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!

Special thanks to the leaders that helped out all year long!

Dan Trithardt
Ben Jepsen
Devin Chursinoff
Nathan Klassen
Lukas Boschmann


Monday, April 25, 2016


I absolutely love our Btln Grad ceremonies that we have on Last Night of Btln! The grads will receive a Bible, Btln Medallion, Btln dog tag and will find out what the Hebrew saying is on the back of the shirts! It is so good to see these guys grow in Btln, but so sad to see them go! Very bittersweet! But, once in Battalion, always in Battalion! The grads are welcome back anytime!


Saturday, April 23, 2016


It is year twelve for the big "Last Night" party! I feel so blessed to have been a part of this!

"Last Night" is this Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the church gym.

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


Friday, April 22, 2016


Congrats to Isaac Holitzki! Isaac is the 11th Btln Masters Champion! Isaac was in second place last year, just one stroke behind Deshawn, last years winner! This year Isaac was the winner and Deshawn was in second place! Looks like we have the makings of a rivalry!

Twenty-seven guys packed into four vehicles and headed out to Cascade Par Three for the 11th Btln Masters! This year we had the nicest weather that we have had in eleven years! We even had a full moon to go with the warm weather! (There were shadows from the moonlight!) It was amazing!

Top three final scores

1) Isaac - 35
2) Deshawn - 40
3) Dylan - 43

Special thanks to all the leaders that helped make this happen!


Monday, April 18, 2016


This week we will be having our fifth and final Major of the 2015/16 Btln Season! Can Deshawn win back to back Green Jackets? Will someone else win and have to find space in their closet? Can't wait to find out!

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
Deshawn Dennis - 2014/15
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!)

Friday, April 15, 2016


Congrats to Tyson! This was Tyson's second Helmet of the Btln season! Keegan and Luke were there at the end with Tyson but were unable to gain more yards than Tyson. (Keegan is a beast, he ran me over in football!)

This week we had the lowest scoring game of football that we have ever had at Btln! Dan's team was knocking on door for most of the night but was unable to cross the goal line. My team did move the ball but was also unable to score. The only touchdown of the game came on an interception run back from my teams end zone! Tyson Soobotin's cousin from Cranbrook ran the ball 110 yards for the one and only major of the game! Final score 7-0. (I didn't throw one touchdown pass in the last two weeks of Btln!) The quality of the football wasn't that great, but it was still so much fun!

In Bible study our topic was, "Was Jesus a victim or the victor"?

First we tried to establish why Jesus came to earth.

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

Secondly, did Jesus know that he was going to die for sinners?

Luke 18:31-33   Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him; they will flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again."

Thirdly, did Jesus go to the cross of his own free will?

John 10:17-18   "The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life- only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."

If Jesus went to the cross of his own free will, is he then a victim or the victor?

Colossians 2:13-15   When you were dead in your sins, God made you alive in Christ. He forgave us all our sins, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

One last passage that talks of Jesus' current glorified position.

Philippians 2:9-11   Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Friday, April 08, 2016


Congrats to James! This was James' third Helmet of the Btln season! Dylan was there at the end looking for his fourth Helmet, but this week it was James walking away with the Helmet and the Yorkie!

In recent years we have added "Pop and Dogs" to spring Football. This week the guys devoured 64 Menno dogs and drank 20 Liters of Gatorade! And we will do it all over again next week!

I love spring football at Btln! If I had it my way we would be playing football every night in April. It is so good to go outside after being in the gym for most of the year! The weather was perfect, it was still 13 degrees when I went home at 9:30!

Most times when we play Football, the game is low scoring and the score is very even. This week my team got schooled! At first, the game was back and forth without any scoring. Then Dan's team started moving the ball and we could not stop them! I'm not sure what the final score was, but I believe that it was 35-0. Yeah, we got skunked!

In Bible study, Ben talked about counting the cost of following Jesus.

Matthew 19:16-22
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.”
“Which ones?” he inquired.
Jesus replied, “‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“All these I have kept,” the young man said. “What do I still lack?”
Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.

For the rich young ruler the cost of following Jesus was too high. Will we be willing to give up our finances or security to follow Jesus?
Luke 14:25-27
Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Jesus should be our number one priority. We are supposed to put Jesus ahead of our own interest and even our families!

Philippians 2:5-8

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to deatheven death on a cross!
Jesus gave up everything for us! He even gave up his life! We should be willing to live our lives for him! Following Jesus is worth it, no matter what it costs us!

Monday, April 04, 2016


Battalion is back! Spring break is over and it is time to play some football! (Touch Football) There will be Gatorade and Mennonite sausage, so bring your appetite and a friend! 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 p.m. at the field.)

Wednesday, April 6th at the High School field!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016


After 25 weeks and four Btln Majors it was time again for a Winston Update! Since the last update Jakob and Dylan have both won two Helmets and a Major and have now moved into a tie for second place! With four weeks left, Noah still holds a two Helmet lead in the race for Winston! Can Jakob or Dylan catch Noah in the race for Winston? Will there be any first time Helmet winners in the last four weeks? Can't wait to find out!


NOAH MAKORTOFF - 5 Helmets and 1 Major
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
DYLAN WARWARUK - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
MITCH BRON - 2 Helmets
NATE KLASSEN - 2 Helmets
ZACH DONOVAN - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet


Friday, March 18, 2016


Congrats to Jakob Boschmann! Jakob is the Btln Ping Pong Champion for the fourth year in a row! (Insert the Andy Mineo song "You can't stop me" right here!) Jakob has now tied Calvin Peters with four consecutive Btln Ping Pong titles! This year Isaac Holitzki joined Jakob in the final. Jakob and Isaac were both very good in the final, pushing each other to play some very entertaining Ping Pong! Congrats to both Jakob and Isaac, it was a classic Ping Pong final!

We had 33 guys competing in the 21st Btln Ping Pong Tourney! This was the second most guys we have ever had at Ping Pong! This year was the first time in twenty years that we had the Ping Pong finals on a Wednesday at Btln. In the past we had the finals on Brigade Sunday. It was so much fun to have forty guys watching and cheering on both competitors! We will definitely be doing that again!

Thanks to all the guys that came out and competed in the 21st Btln Ping Pong Tourney!

Thanks to Ben Jepsen and Noah Makortoff for refereeing the two tables!


Sunday, March 13, 2016


The Ping Pong Tourney is Battalion 3739's oldest Major. This week we will be having our 21st Ping Pong Tourney! Can Jakob Boschmann win his fourth Ping Pong Tourney? If Jakob wins he would tie Calvin Peters for most Ping Pong Tourneys won! Is there someone out there that can beat Jakob? 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
2014/15 - Jakob Boschmann

Make sure that you are early! Wednesday, March 16 at 6:45 p.m.


Saturday, March 12, 2016


Congrats Noah! This was Noah's fifth Helmet of the Btln Season! On the last round of Bulldog it was Luke and Noah gunning for the Helmet. Noah outgained Luke, winning the Helmet and increasing his lead in the race for Winston!

In the past we have always had Double Point Verse Night on Brigade Sunday. This year we decided to try something different. Instead of quoting Memory Work in front of parents and other people from the church, we decided to do it on a Wednesday night at Battalion in front of their peers. I was not sure how this would work out, but it was an amazing experience! We will definitely be doing this again! I am so proud of everyone that said a passage! Good work guys!

Noah Makortoff - 2 Timothy 2:1-3
Ben Nicolson - Hebrews 1:3-12
Tyson Tiller - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Jakob Boschmann - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Stephan Kalnin - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Luke Martens - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Josh Martens - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

The game of the week was Murderball! We will only play Murderball one more time this year and that will be on Last Night of Btln! The energy level was high and the guys were playing hard which made for two fantastic games! Both games were long and had several momentum swings in them, making them a lot of fun! My team won both games giving us the 2-0 win! We might have played more, but because we needed more time for the Memory Work and because the games were so long we ended the series after only playing two games.

Ben prepared the squad meetings this week and had us looking at the Jesus' death and resurrection. (Read Matthew 27:32-56)

Romans 5:6-8   You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

While we were powerless, ungodly and still sinners Christ died for us! God didn't wait for us to get it together, because we couldn't! God's grace is so amazing!

1 Corinthians 15:3-11   For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.
For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

1 Timothy 1:15-16   Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

Paul life was a perfect example of how God's grace can change people! Paul persecuted the church of God and even calls himself the worst of sinners! If God can change the "worst of sinners" then he can change you and me!

Thanks to Howard Pike (C.S.B. rep.) for taking time to be with us this Wednesday!


Monday, March 07, 2016


After being late on the last two birthday posts I was determined not to be late this month! There are some crazy guys having birthdays this month! I am so happy to be able to call these guys my friends!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

2 Thessalonians 3:5   May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of 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

Thursday, March 03, 2016


Congrats Dane! This was Dane's first Helmet ever! I love it when one of the guys wins the Helmet for the first time! So exciting! Congrats again Dane!

This week we played Handball for what will probably be the last time this year. When I first saw the teams I was not sure what the game would be like. It was a very close, evenly matched game. Even when Devin arrived late and was added to Ben's team and then traded to mine, the game remained close throughout. With the score tied at 16 we went to overtime, Ben's team scoring the last goal and taking the win!

In Bible study our topic was love the brotherhood.

Romans 12:10-13   Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

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.

1 Peter 2:17   Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

1 Thessalonians 5:17   Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

These passages tell us that we need to love and encourage all men, especially those that belong to the family of God!

Romans 12:4-5   For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

If we are one body in Christ, then we desperately need Christ and each other. Not one part of the body can survive on its own, and neither can we!

Hebrews 10:23-25   Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

This last passage summarizes what we were trying to learn. We need to spend more time together so that we can encourage each other to love and serve God!


Monday, February 29, 2016


Good thing that February has 29 days this year or this Birthday post would be late! So many Btln Legends having birthdays this month! Last year in February we had a passage about love, it just seems like the right thing to do!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a   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. Love never fails.

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

DESHAWN DENNIS - February 11
GEORGE KOZUB - February 13
TIM FEENSTRA - February 14
BEN JEPSEN - February 14
JUSTIN BEKKER - February 17
RILEY LEIGHTON - February 20

Friday, February 26, 2016


Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's second Helmet of the Btln Season! At the end, Stephan and Dane were there with Jakob, but were unable to break through the crowd on the last round!

This week was S*A*M Night! There is a lot of setup for S*A*M that has to be done at the last minute, that makes it hard to plan for, but it is totally worth it! S*A*M is a lot of fun to play and to watch! After all of the set up it would be nice to play more than three games, but time is always a factor. Dan's team was too strong the first game, winning easily. In the second game I moved onto Ben's team hoping to even out the teams. Dan's team was still too strong winning the second game as well. In the third and final game Ben's team battled back to win! Dan's team winning the series 2-1!

In Bible study our topic was Confidence. Last week when we talked about Pride and Humility we came to the conclusion that God hates pride. If we are not supposed to be proud does that mean that we should not have confidence?

Psalm 71:4-5   Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel. For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

Proverbs 3:25-26   Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

After reading these passages, it is clear that our confidence should come from God, because of what he has done for us!

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:1-2   Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.

1 Corinthians 1:4   I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 5:17   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Galatians 4:7   So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

Ephesians 2:6-7   And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:10   And you are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.

So then, (1) we have been given eternal life, (2) we have been set free from sin and death, (3) we have been given God's grace, (4) we are a new creation, (5) we are God's children and heirs, (6) we are seated in the heavenly realms, (7) we are complete in him!

These are a small sample of the things that God has done for us through Christ! We can be confident because of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ!


Friday, February 19, 2016




Congrats James! This was James' second Helmet of the Btln Season! It seems like every week James is in the final three in Bulldog. This week he would not be denied the Helmet!
This week we had special guests, Drew and Rik Brown! It is so good to have Alumni surprise us on a Wednesday Night!
Last week we played Mike 23 for the second time this year. This week we played Stickball for the second time this year. It seems as if the guys are starting to get the strategy required to make Stickball fun. Learning to hit the ball so that it ends up in your own quadrant and playing proper defense make the game so much fun. The game still has a few rules that might need to be tweeked, but I think that we have most of the kinks worked out.
STICKBALL Final Scores
Ben's team - 13
Drew's team - 12
Nathan's team - 11
Noah's team - 8
In Bible study our topic this week was Pride and Humility.

Romans 12:16   Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Proverbs 16:5   The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 16:18   Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 11:2   When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

After reading these passages, it is obvious that God hates pride. Why does he find it detestable? When we are proud we are telling God that we don't need his help. The truth is, that we are all in desperate need of God's help.

Micah 6:8   He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Ephesians 4:2   Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Philippians 2:3-4   Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Colossians 3:12   Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

It is important for us to learn to walk humbly with God. Secondly, we need to show humility to everyone that we come into contact with. What an amazing place this world would be if everyone would learn to live like this!


Friday, February 12, 2016


Congrats to Mitch! This was Mitch's second Helmet of the Season! Phoenix and Stephen were there at the end with Mitch. All three guys were fighting for their second Helmet of the season, but in the end it was Mitch winning the Helmet and the Yorkie!

This week we played Mike 23 for the second time this year. We added 4 new exercise balls, bringing our total number of exercise balls up to 10. There were also 13 Murderballs making it 23 balls. (Hence Mike 23) In one round the scores go up and in the next the scores go down. After six rounds each team's score can range between 20 and negative 20. In the last two rounds, Ben's team pulled away, winning big!

MIKE 23 Final Scores
Dan's team - 1
Noah's team - 2
Lukas' team - 3
Ben's team - 8

In Bible study Ben talked about prayer and godliness.

1 Timothy 2:1-2   I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

1 Timothy 2:8   Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.

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

Everyone is supposed to pray and we are supposed to pray for all people! The thought of praying for all people is overwhelming! This is one reason why we need to pray continually!

1 Timothy 4:7-8   Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

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

In order for our prayers to be effective we need to live Godly lives. The question is, what does Godliness look like?

Galatians 5:22-26   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

If we would pattern our lives after this last passage we would be living godly lives! Not only will we pray more, but we will also know what to pray for!


Tuesday, February 09, 2016


What better way for the "Meet the Nation" feature to make a comeback on the blog than with GeRRald Nicholson! GeRRald was the 25th Sergeant of Battalion 3739. GeRRald completed the Memory Work four times and was the Btln 3739 Winston Champion in 2013! GeRRald is currently going to school in the Netherlands. GeRRald spells his name with two R's.

(1) Who is your favourite band?
(2) What is your favourite song?
(A) Devil's Been Talkin'
(3) What is your favourite style of music?
(A) Alternative Rock
(4) Do you shave with an electric razor or a blade?
(A) Blade
(5) What would you rather grow? A beard or a moustache?
(A) Beard
(6) What would you rather drive? A big truck or a fast car?
(A) A fast car
(7) Ford, Chevy or Dodge?
(A) Chevy
(8) How many times have you crashed a vehicle?
(A) Once
(9) What would you rather wear? A ball cap or a toque?
(A) A ball cap.
(10) What is your hat size?
(A) 7 5/8
(11) What your favourite G.F. summer activity? Bridge jumping or tubing down the river?
(A) Bridge jumping
(12) What was your favourite class in school?
(A) History
(13) What would you rather watch live? Your favourite band or your favourite sports team?
(A) My favourite band.
(14) What is your favourite sport?
(A) Baseball
(15) What do you like better? Skiing or snowboarding?
(A) Skiing
(16) If you could be a superhero for a day who would you want to be?
(A) Thor
(17) What is your kryptonite?
(A) Grasshoppers
(18) What is your dream job?
(A) Canadian Diplomat
(19) Do you have any nicknames?
(A) Gero, G-rald, Golden
(20) If you could be anyone for a week who would you want to be?
(A) Julius Caesar
(21) What is your favourite quote?
(A) "I would rather be first in a village than second in Rome" (Julius Caesar)
(22) If I had a million dollars....
(A) I'd give it to Max and it would multiply.
(23) Something that you don't know about me is....
(A) I have five half brothers.
(24) I have always wanted to....
(A) Go to Rome.
(25) I will never....
(A) Use the term Lancetages
(26) I really dislike....
(A) Many of Lance's pictures of me.

(27) What is your M.M.M. from Battalion?
(A) Winning Winston on Last Night of Battalion.
(28) What is your favourite Battalion event?
(A) The Olympics
(29) What is your favourite Battalion shirt?
(30) What do you miss most about Battalion?
(A) Camaraderie, Friends
(31) What do you like better? The Creation trips or the Maylong Campouts?
(A) The Creation trips.
(32) How do you spend most of your time at the Maylong?
(A) Playing games
(33) One big block of cheese or the outhouse?
(A) The outhouse
(34) How many times did you complete the Memory Work?
(A) 4
(35) How many Btln Majors have you won?
(A) 1 - The 2012 Battalion Olympics
(36) Do you wear your Btln Medallion around your neck or hang it from your rear-view mirror?
(A) I wear my Btln Medallion around my neck.
(37) What is your favourite Battalion tradition?
(A) The Memory Work Trips. (Creation)
(38) How long have you been a part of the Btln 3739 Nation?
(A) 8 years

(39) What is your favourite restaurant?
(A) Bard and Banker
(40) Menu item?
(A) Salmon
(41) How do you like your steak?
(A) Medium Rare - Rare
(42) What is your favourite vegetable? Beans or potatoes?
(A) Potatoes
(43) What do you like better? Burgers or pizza?
(A) Burgers
(44) What size pizza could you eat in one sitting? Individual, small, medium or large?
(A) Medium
(45) What is your favourite flavour of chips?
(A) All Dressed
(46) What do you like better? Coke or Pepsi?
(A) No

(47) Was there ever a time in high school that you would have climbed into a cage with a hungry bear rather than call the girl that you liked?
(A) Yes
(48) When do you plan to be married? Five, ten or fifteen years?
(A) 10 years
(49) What would you rather do on a first date? Dinner and a movie or 4x4ing up moto?
(A) Dinner and a movie.
(50) What do you like better? Blondes, Brunettes or Redheads?
(A) Brunettes
(51) What do you like better? Short or long hair?
(A) Long hair

(52) What is your favourite book of the Bible?
(A) Ecclesiastes
(53) What is your favourite Bible passage?
(A) Ecclesiastes 1:2   “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.”
(54) Who is your favourite Bible character?
(A) Solomon
(55) Where do you work?
(A) Student
(56) What are your plans for the future?
(A) Museum professional and more schooling.

Thanks to GeRRald for taking the time to answer all of these questions!


Creation Festival