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

Friday, February 24, 2017

WINSTON STANDINGS UPDATE




It has been a long time since the last Winston Standings Update. There have been eleven Helmets and two Majors since the last update. I don't know if we have ever had such a close race! So many guys still have a legitimate chance to win this year! There are seven more Helmets and two Majors left in the 2016/17 Btln Season. It looks like we are going to an amazing finish to the Btln year! Congrats to all the Helmet winners and good luck to all!


WINSTON STANDINGS
TYSON TILLER - 3 Helmets
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 3 Helmets
PHOENIX THOMSON - 2 Helmets and 1 Major
DYLAN WARWARUK - 2 Helmets and 1 Major
KEEGAN KENYON - 2 Helmets
LUKE MARTENS - 2 Helmets
DESHAWN DENNIS - 2 Helmets
JACOB SPETA - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
KAYLON SIEBEN - 1 Helmet
ALEX ST ONGE - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet
CALEB HIEBERT - 1 Helmet


 THE CAPTAIN

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE NIGHT




Congrats Sergeant! At one point earlier in the night it looked like Tyson was going to be down and out, but he somehow managed to keep his knees off the floor and was able to make it to the wall! Three or four rounds later Tyson had earned his third Helmet of the Btln Season!

This week was Mike Night at Btln! Mike Night is always one of my favourite nights of the year. We use a lot more balls than we ever did before, giving us higher scores. In the past scores were between 20-40, now we had one team over 100! Jason's team had a big lead for most of the night and it looked like no one else had a chance to catch them. With all the balls in the last three rounds Devin's team overcame a nearly 20 point deficit to win by two points!

MIKE NIGHT FINAL SCORES
Devin's Team - 101
Jason's Team - 99
Cam's Team - 86
Ryley's Team - 82


In Bible study our topic was God's Eternal Encouragement.

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17   May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Romans 15:4-6   For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
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.

In these first two passages Paul tells us that we can get eternal encouragement from the Scriptures and from God himself! Think about that, we can have God's eternal encouragement, that is amazing!


Romans 1:11-12   I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong— that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.

Hebrews 10:24-25   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.

God also uses other believers to encourage us. This is why it is so important for us to spend time together studying God's Word!


Acts 4:36-37   Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

Barnabas is a great example of a believer displaying God's eternal encouragement! Check out his story in the book of Acts!



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Deshawn! This was Deshawn's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Deshawn sacrificed a shirt for the win, but it was worth it! Dane and Luke were there at the end looking for another Helmet, but this time it was Deshawn with the win!

This week we played Stickball for only the second time this year. It seems like every time that we play Stickball the game gets better. I guess the guys have learned the rules and are now figuring out the strategy. This was probably the closest result we have ever had playing Stickball. I will have to figure out how we will do extra innings in case of a tie. Ben and Alex have been on the same team every time we have played Stickball and they have never won until this week! Congrats to Ben and Alex's team!

Stickball Final Scores
Ben's team - 7
Cam's team - 6
Jason's team - 5
Ryley's team - 5


In Bible study our topic was Spiritual Warfare.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5   For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Ephesians 6:10-13   Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

We are at war with everything that is against the knowledge of God. It is clear that our enemy is not the people of this world. Our enemy is the devil and the spiritual forces of evil. These passages explain that our weapons and armor are not of this world.

Ephesians 6:14-17   Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God has provided everything that we need to "Fight the good fight". He has given us truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith and the word of God.

Romans 8:31b   If God is for us, who can be against us?



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Friday, February 10, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Jakob! This was Jakob's third Helmet of the Btln year! With his third Helmet, Jakob has the lead in the race for Winston! All the usual suspects were there at the end with Jakob, but this time Jake would not be denied!

This week at Btln we tried combining two of favourites games to mix things up a little bit. We combined Murderball and Handball, I think that we will call it Murder-Handball. The object of the game is to be the first team to score ten goals. Most of the Murderball rules apply, except that team members that have been caught can throw balls back to their team members that are still playing. In the first game that we played, my team dominated. The second game had the same result as the first, my team taking a two game lead. Ben's team figured out the strategy and fought back to win the third game. My team winning the night 2-1! I think that Murder-Handball worked well, we will definitely be playing this again in the future!


In Bible study our topic was Love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8   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.

This passage tells us that love is patient and kind. This is a very different love than the love that the world is trying to sell us. Love that protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres is the kind of love that we all need! The question is, where can we get this love?

1 John 4:7-11   Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

In this passage we learn that (1) Love comes from God, (2) God is Love, (3) God showed his Love by sending his only Son to die for us and (4) that we should Love each other because God Loved us!

Ephesians 3:17-19   I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

God's sacrificial love that sent his only son to save us from our sin is so great that it is beyond understanding!

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.

This last passage lets us know, that we cannot ever be separated from this great love of God!



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Thursday, February 02, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - WINTERSLAM 12



 
 

Congrats to Dylan! Dylan Warwaruk is the Winterslam 12 Champion! Dylan is the second Winterslam Champion to win in back to back years! (Steven Feenstra was the Winterslam Champion in 2008 and 2009.) Can Dylan complete the Winterslam hat trick next year and win three in a row? Can't wait to find out!

There were 28 guys at Winterslam 12! We had 12 Lightweights and 16 Heavyweights. There were three bouts in the first round of the Lightweight Division. In the second round we put the three winners from the first round back in the ring to find our winner! The last two left in the ring in the Lightweight Division were Max Becker and Uzzie Cochran. For the first time ever we went "Ropes Down" for the Lightweight final. Ropes down gives everyone a chance to see what is happening and gets everyone involved. Without the support of the ropes, the final never lasts long. Both guys wanted it bad, but in the end it was Uzzie forcing Max to the ground for the win! Congrats Uzzie!

First Round Winners
Max Becker
Uzzie Cochran
Logan Cunningham

Final Two
Max Becker
Uzzie Cochran

Lightweight Champion
Uzzie Cochran


In the Heavyweight Division we had four bouts in the first round. In the past, there has almost always been the dreaded group of death. (Think World Cup of Soccer.) The group that has more than one of the favourites to win Winterslam. This year the groups were very even, there was not an easy route to the Winterslam Heavyweight Final. In the Heavyweight Final, three of the four finalists were also in the Heavyweight Final last year! Jakob, Dylan and Phoenix were all in last years final! Keegan joined them in his first Heavyweight final. The final two were an instant replay from last year. Jakob and Dylan were battling it out again for the Belt! These two are creating quite the rivalry! When we got down to the final two, we went ropes down so that all the guys could watch. The final battle lasted longer than expected and the result could have gone either way, but in the end it was Dylan pushing Jakob to the ground for the win! Congrats to both Dylan and Jakob! Both can be very proud!


First Round Winners
Jakob Boschmann
Keegan Kenyon
Phoenix Thomson
Dylan Warwaruk

Final Two
Jakob Boschmann
Dylan Warwaruk

Heavyweight Champion
Dylan Warwaruk


Thanks to Ben, Jason and Devin for all your help! It would be impossible without you!



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Sunday, January 29, 2017

BTLN PREVIEW - WINTERSLAM 12




It is Winterslam 12 (boxing) this week at Battalion! Dylan is the reigning Winterslam Champion! Can Dylan win boxing in back to back years? Will Tyson, Jakob, Keegan or Dane take home the Belt for the first time? Could we have a surprise Champion? I can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!

Remember, there are two divisions. (Grades 7-9 Lightweight Division) (Grades 10-12, Heavyweight Division) Make sure that you are early! Bring a friend!


Winterslam 12 - Wednesday, Feb. 1st (6:45-9:00 p.m.)


WINTERSLAM CHAMPIONS
BEN JEPSEN - 2006
DEVIN CHURSINOFF - 2007
STEVEN FEENSTRA - 2008
STEVEN FEENSTRA - 2009
SAM SCHIESSER - 2010
KALEB HORKOFF - 2011
NATHAN KLASSEN - 2012
AUSTIN SCOW - 2013
JOHN VAN - 2014
NATE KLASSEN - 2015
DYLAN WARWARUK - 2016
 
 
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Friday, January 27, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Kaylon! This was Kaylon's first Helmet ever! It is so good when one of the guys wins their first Helmet! Dylan was there at the end with Kaylon, but the guys were determined to get Kaylon his first Helmet. It is amazing how the Helmets have been so spread out this year.

This week we played Mike 23 for the second and last time of the year! It is interesting how the scores rise and fall after each mini-game. At one point Jason's team had a big lead, and then it was Ryley's team that had the big lead. The problem with having the lead is, that the other three teams pick on the team with the lead. In the end, it was Keegan and Dane's team that won Mike 23! They spent most of the game in third or fourth place, but pulled out the win on the last round!

MIKE 23 FINAL SCORES
Keegan's team - (6)
Jason's team - (5)
Ryley's team - (0)
Jakob's team - (-3)


In the Bible study our topic was "The God of all Comfort".

2 Corinthians 1:3-7   Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.


This passage calls God, "the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. Isn't this the kind of God that we need? Isn't this the kind of God that we should get to know? God comforts us in all of our troubles, whether big or small!


2 Corinthians 4:17-18   For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

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


Paul tells us that God will comfort us in all our troubles, and then he tells us that our present sufferings are not worth comparing to the eternal glory that will revealed in us! He is telling us that our temporary pain will totally be worth what we will gain in eternity! We should not forget, that God will be with us through the storms of life! He has not left us alone on this earth to figure things out on our own!


It is Winterslam 12 (Boxing) this week at Btln! (6:45-9:00 p.m.) Wednesday, February 1st


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Friday, January 20, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Luke! This was Luke's second Helmet of the Btln Season! The final two were Luke and Deshawn. Neither made it all the way to the wall on the final round of Bulldog, but Luke made it further across the gym than Deshawn, winning the Helmet and the Yorkie!

This week we played Lukas Boschmann's favourite, the Btln Trifecta! The first leg of the Trifecta was Murderball. My team easily won Murderball winning all three games. The second game of the Trifecta was Handball. Handball was more evenly matched. Ben's team had and early lead, that my team was able to overcome, winning 7-6. Even though my team had already won the Trifecta we went to the third game, Fire-Fever-Flood. The last man standing for FFF was Mike, giving my team the clean sweep, 3-0!


In Bible study, the topic that Ben chose was, "Do you know where you are going after you die?"

John 14:6   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

1 Timothy 2:5-6a   For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.

Romans 10:9-10   If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.


Ben made it clear, that if we wanted eternal life in heaven with God, that Jesus was the only way!

The question is, what happens to those that don't declare that Jesus is Lord?


Matthew 25:41   “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Matthew 25:46   “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.

Revelation 21:8    But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”


If God had not provided a way out for us, we would all be destined for eternal punishment and death!


1 Corinthians 15:57   But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:17   But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.

2 Corinthians 2:14   But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.



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Friday, January 13, 2017

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Keegan! This was Keegan's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Dane was there at the end with Keegan and probably should have been down earlier, but Dane was able to break through the grip of five guys to live on for another round! Keegan was just to strong to be taken down. With everyone focusing on Keegan, we finally got him to the ground.

This week we played Handball. My team was up 9-5 early on, but we were unable to hold onto the lead. Ben's team clawed back, tying the game at 12. Tyson held my team in the game keeping it close especially when Ben's team made their move. We went to the traditional next goal wins, and it didn't take long before Isaac scored the winner for Ben's team! The final score was 15-14.


In the Bible study our topic was God's grace.

Romans 5:20 - 6:2   The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?

This passage tells us that no matter how great our sin is, that God's grace is greater! This does not mean however that we have a license to sin. (How can we live in sin any longer?)

Ephesians 1:7-8   In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.

The forgiveness of our sins is because of God's grace. God pours out this grace on us the moment that we ask him for his grace.

Ephesians 2:6-10   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. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

It is amazing to think that God will be showing us the riches of his grace throughout the ages to come! It is this grace that saves us apart from works, it is God's free gift to us!


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY


 

It is January and the Second Half of Btln is about to start! Some of the best friends that I have are having birthdays this month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

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.


JEREMY FEDDERSON - January 2
COURTNEY FRIESEN - January 4
JACOB COLIN - January 8
BRYCE PETERSON - January 9
JASON HAYASHI - January 10
MAXWELL NICHOLSON - January 10
TRISTAN HARVEY - January 15
MATT DONOVAN - January 18
OWEN SPISAK - January 23
GEOFF MARTENS - January 31


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

11TH ANNUAL BTLN ALUMNI NIGHT





Alumni Night is always special, and this year did not disappoint! This year it was Aaron Friesen's turn to receive his Sergeant Jersey! It is fitting that Aaron's number would be 99. (One of the greatest for sure!) Aaron was the 12th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 back in the 1998/99 Btln Season. Aaron was the 18th Sergeant to receive his Jersey in our  "One forward and one back" Sergeant Jersey program! Congrats Aaron!

We also added three names to the Btln Ring of Honour. This year we added the grads from 2003. Devan England, Joe Kraftchick and Owen Spisak were all added to the Ring of Honour! Devan and Joe were not able to attend, but Owen was able to make the trip from Kelowna! I just love adding names to the list and these three are very worthy candidates! Congrats to Devan, Joe and Owen! We are all very proud of you!

As in the past, we played Murderball. Jeremy's team was mostly loaded with the younger guys and my team had the older crowd. At the beginning, Jeremy's team was very strong, winning the first two games to take a 2-0 lead. My team battled back to take the next three, giving us the 3-2 edge! We traded wins in the next two games, giving my team the 4-3 victory and bragging rights for the next year!

Tyson started in the middle for Bulldog, keeping another Alumni tradition alive. The current Sergeant is usually the one that starts in the middle for Alumni Bulldog. Kenny was our winner last year, and he was in the final three again this year, threatening to go back to back! Justin Bekker and Derek were in the final three with Kenny, and were not about to let Kenny set a new Alumni record. On the final round, both Kenny and Justin went down, giving Derek the win! Congrats Derek!

We finished the night visiting in the Youth room for about three hours! It was so good to watch the guys sharing stories and laughing together! I can't wait until next year!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Alumni Night!


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2016 BATTALION ALUMNI NIGHT PREVIEW




It will be the 11th Btln Alumni Night on December 27th, 2016! It is always a different mix of guys, but is always a lot of fun! We will play some games in the gym and then like last year, move down to the youth room to hang out afterwards. So many good men and so many good memories! I can't wait to see who will be at the 11th Annual Btln Alumni Night!

Anyone in grade 11 or 12 and all Btln Alumni are invited!


Dec. 27th at the G.C. at 7:00 p.m.


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Thursday, December 15, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - DECEMBER




Here we are in December again and only ten day away from Christmas! What an honour to celebrate your birthday in the same month that we also celebrate Jesus' birthday! There are so many legendary men having birthdays this month and so many amazing memories!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

John 3:16-17   For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.


MIKE TRAINER - December 4
CHRISTIAN HOODLE - December 5
KEVIN HAYASHI - December 9
DEVIN CHURSINOFF - December 10
DYLAN ZORN - December 19
LUKAS BOSCHMANN - December 19
CALVIN PETERS - December 21
STEPHEN LAWRENCE - December 23
REESE HOGARTH - December 25
JEREMY MARTENS - December 28
ZANE LAWSON - December 31


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Thursday, December 08, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - THE THREE B'S






Congrats JakoB! This was JakoB's second Helmet of the Btln season! The final three were JakoB, Kaylon and Josh. JakoB Blew By everyone on the last round to take the Helmet and the win! Bulldog is very different when the gym is full, so many Bodies flying around! It was amazing!

Do not adjust your set, everyone really is wearing a green shirt! (I think I just dated myself.) Yes, Btln 3739 has it's first Christmas shirt! This is not something that we are going to do every year, probably only once in a Btln generation. I wasn't sure what the guys would think of these, But they were a Big hit! I would love to Be a fly on the wall in the high school tomorrow!

In the last few years the Three B's has Become one of the Biggest nights of the Btln year. I love that the Btln Christmas party has Become such a Big event. This year there were 49 guys at the Three B's! The guys devoured 10 large Battalion Baconator pizzas, 60 cans of Barq's rootBeer, over 100 Bonuts and a huge pot of Beans!

We played three games of MurderBall. My team won the first two games fairly easy, so we gave Devin to Ben's team. After the trade, the tide turned. Ben's team won the third game, but we were out of time. My team winning 2-1!

Thanks to my mom for making the Bonuts! Thanks also to Ted for making the Beanpot!

Special thanks to Ryley, Ben and Devin who have helped out so much in the First Half of the Btln year! We could not have Btln without you!


The Second Half of the Btln year begins on January 11, 2017!


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Sunday, December 04, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - THE THREE B'S




I can't Believe that we are nearing the end of the First Half of the Btln year! This week is the Three B's Btln Christmas party! Like in the past, there will Be Btln Baconator pizza, Beans, Barq's rootBeer and Bonuts! Can't wait to party Btln style!

Wednesday Dec.7th at 7:00 p.m.


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Friday, December 02, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Alex! This was Alex's first Helmet ever! It is so much fun watching the reaction of a first time Helmet winner. The rest of the guys were so happy for Alex, it was a moment that I won't forget for a long time. The brotherhood at Btln is amazing! Keegan was running over and through guys, but was unable to outlast Alex. All Bulldog is fun, but this week was exceptional.

This week we played Handball. I tried to make teams by dividing the boys into North and South Grand Forks. (North or South of the Highway) The South badly outnumbered the North, forcing me to make teams the old way. (I am definitely going to try this again. Maybe at the Three B's?) We played Handball for around fifteen minutes before we restarted and went to "first team to score three times". Keegan scored first for Devin's team, Mike added a second for Devin's team making the score 2-0. My team got one, but shortly after Keegan got the winner giving Devin's team the 3-1 win! (Keegan was dominating all night!)


This week we had the awesome privilege of listening to Ryley give the Bible study!

Matthew 4:18-22   As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.  “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Mark 2:14   As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.

John 1:43   The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.”

Ryley pointed out that Jesus' instruction to the disciples and to us is that we need to follow him(Jesus). Part of following Jesus would include fishing for people. (Sharing the Gospel with everyone that we come into contact with.) Ryley made it clear that it is not possible to follow more than one person. We cannot follow Jesus and someone else that is going in a different direction. The way that Jesus asks us to live is completely different than the way the world is telling us to live. Lastly, Ryley talked about the cost of following Jesus. The disciples were willing give up their jobs and leave their families in order to follow Jesus. The disciples were willing to give up everything.

Matthew 16:25   For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

The amazing thing is, that in giving up their lives, the disciples were gaining a better life!



It is the Three B's next week! (Btln Christmas Party)


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Friday, November 25, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - THE 22ND BATTALION OLYMPICS






Congratulation to Jacob Speta, the 2016 Battalion Olympic Champion! For the second year in a row our champion is from grade nine! It looks like we have a trend toward younger Btln Olympic Champions. This year we had 29 competitors in the 22nd Battalion Olympics. This was exactly the same total that we had at the Royal Rumble this year. For the second year in a row, the Champion did not finish first in any of the five events.

22nd Battalion Olympics Final Standings

Jacob S. - 28 (#1)
Uzzie - 26 (#2)
Luke - 25 (#3)
Jakob B. - 24
Dane - 23
Keegan - 23
Mike - 23
Dylan - 22
Kaylon - 22
Deshawn - 22
Jacob C. - 21
Silas - 21
Jacob B. - 21
Isaac - 20
Riley - 20
Dolan - 19
Quinton - 19
Landon - 18
John - 18
Matt - 17
Zach - 17
Josh - 17
Bryce - 16
Christian - 16
Phoenix - 15
Alex - 15
Colton - 14
Tyson - 14
Sam - 14


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dane Voiken

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Kaylon Sieben
BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Isaac Holitzki


Congratulations to all the winners!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

THE 21ST BATTALION OLYMPICS (A LOOK BACK)

 
 
 



Here is a look back to the 21st Btln Olympics from last year. The 22nd Btln Olympics are this week! Wednesday, November 23, 2016 from 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Don't be late!


21st BATTALION OLYMPICS (overall top three)

(#1) Zach Donovan - 32 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Jakob Boschmann - 29
(#3) Keegan Kenyon - 27

ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Nate Klassen

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Matt Donovan

BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Deshawn Dennis


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Sunday, November 20, 2016

BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS



BTLN 3739 OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS and margin of victory

Courtney Friesen - 1995/96 - 1 point
Courtney Friesen - 1996/97 - 3 points
Aaron Friesen - 1997/98 - 1 point
Aaron Friesen - 1998/99 - 1 point
Derek Taylor - 1999/00 - 5 points
Justin Bekker - 2000/01 - 4 points
Justin Bekker - 2001/02 - 0 points
Justin Thompson - 2002/03 - 4 points
Dan Neufeld - 2003/04 - 0 points
Ben Jepsen - 2004/05 - 2 points
Ben Jepsen - 2005/06 - 2 points
Cam Thompson - 2006/07 - 0 points
Devin Chursinoff - 2007/08 - 5 points
David Podovinikoff - 2008/09 - 1 point
Zach Gobbett - 2009/10 - 1 point
Dalton Shore - 2010/11 - 4 points
Zach Gobbett - 2011/12 - 3 points
Gerrald Nicholson - 2012/13 - 1 point
John Van - 2013/14 - 2 points
Lukas Boschmann - 2014/15 - 3 points
Zach Donovan - 2015/16 - 3 points
 
 
What name will be adding to this list? Can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!
 
 
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Friday, November 18, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Tyson! This was Tyson's second Helmet of the Btln Season! It was Tyson and Luke at the end, both looking for their second Helmet of the Season. Tyson looked to be down on the second to last round, but he powered through for the win and the Helmet!

This week we played Glow in the Dark Basketball! It has been a while since we played GITD Basketball, nobody seemed to remember playing it before. (The last time we played GITD Basketball was February 2014.) The guys played for a while with two basketballs, giving them a chance to warm up and letting their eyes adjust to the dark. We removed a ball and played first team to three baskets wins. My team was up 2-0 early, making it look easy. Devin's team battled back to make the score 2-2. Dylan and Keegan were too much for my team, dominating the boards. Keegan eventually made the winning shot giving Devin's team the 3-2 victory!

In Bible study we looked at the Compassion of Jesus while he was on earth.

Matthew 9:35-36   Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 15:32   Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

Mark 1:40-42   A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

Mark 6:32-34   So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

Luke 7:11-15   Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, “Don’t cry.”
Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still. He said, “Young man, I say to you, get up!” The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

This is just a small sample of Jesus' compassion from the Gospels. Jesus was concerned about the spiritual state as well as the physical problems of all the people that he came into contact with. Jesus taught the people, fed them and healed the sick.

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

Jesus is just as compassionate with us. He died for us and lives to make intercession for us!

Psalm 86:15   But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.



It is the 22nd Battalion Olympics next week!


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