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!

Monday, May 23, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - MAYLONG 2016





The 36th annual Maylong was another amazing campout! Before we started, the weather report was not looking very good. In the end, the weather was way better than expected! Friday there wasn't any rain, and it didn't rain on Saturday until the evening! Most of the weekend the lake was like glass!

The Cribbage Tourney Final featured two Champions from the past, (Bruce Jepsen and Abe Martens) and two guys that had yet to etch their names on the trophy. Bruce was partnered with Tyler Francis and Abe was with Sergeant Ben Nicolson. Bruce and Tyler had a big lead and it looked like it might be over early. Abe had a big hand to make it interesting, but in the end it was Bruce and Tyler pulling away for the win! Congrats to Bruce and Tyler!

The Maylong is the end of the Btln Memory Work, so the guys were busy finishing. It is fun to have the guys reciting the Scriptures throughout the weekend! Noah, Ben, Jakob and Dolan all completed the Memory Work this year at the Maylong! Tyson worked hard and is only 11 points away, so I gave him an extension. I am so proud of all of the guys that finished the Memory Work this year! A Btln salute to those that did the Memory Work!

This year was the fifth year for the Maylong Regatta! We made some changes to the Regatta this year. I was getting a little tired of putting paper plates and empty water bottles in the creek, so this year we had numbered yellow balls that we dumped into the creek. At first it looked like Dolan was going to win, but his ball got caught up in a backwater. Riley Leighton's ball caught up to Dolan's and somehow managed to get out of the backwater to win the steak dinner prepared by Bruce! Congrats Riley!

Btln Cribbage Tourney Champions
2006 - Cam Thompson, Taylor Wollenberg-Barron
2007 - David Podovinikoff, Abe Martens
2008 - Lance Martens, Abe Martens
2009 - Derek Brown, Jim Ridsdale
2010 - Zane Lawson, Aaron Friesen
2011 - David Podovinikoff, Eli Podovinikoff
2012 - Devin Chursinoff, Eli Podovinikoff
2013 - Aaron Friesen, Lance Martens
2014 - Jakob Boschmann, Bruce Jepsen
2015 - Noah Makortoff, Devin Chursinoff
2016 - Tyler Francis, Bruce Jepsen
 
 
Special thanks to the guys that traveled to attend the Maylong! (Blake and Steve Chursinoff) (David, Evan and Eli Podovinikoff) (Tyler and Derrick Francis) (Ryley Heppner, Jason Hayashi and John Van) A Btln Salute to all of these men! It was so good to visit with all of you!
 
 
Can't wait until next year! May 19-21!
 
THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, May 07, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - MAY




It is May and time again for the birthday post. I can't believe how many guys are having birthdays this month! A couple more weeks and we will be at Treadmill camping!

Hebrews 10:23-24   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.


Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!


James Podmoroff - May 1
Zach Donovan - May 4
Tyler Hanson - May 7
Derek Taylor - May 7
Brad Pauls - May 9
Jakob Boschmann - May 9
Ben Nicholson - May 14
Dalton Shore - May 19
Keegan Kenyon - May 19
Joel Feenstra - May 21
Tyson Tiller - May 21
Jake McArthur - May 21
Rik Brown - May 23
Gabe Glas - May 24
John Van - May 28
Cody Harp - May 29
Sam Schiesser - May 31

THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

NOAH MAKORTOFF - 2016 BTLN 3739 WINSTON CHAMPION




 
 
Congratulations to Noah! Noah Makortoff is the 2016 Btln 3739 Winston Champion! Noah won 5 of 29 Helmets available this year! Noah has had the lead in the race for Winston since he won the Royal Rumble in October! Jakob and Dylan tied for second place. It looks like we have the makings of a good rivalry for the next two years! Congratulations to everyone that won a Helmet this year!
 
 
BTLN WINSTON CHAMPIONS
 
2008 - DREW BROWN
2009 - DREW BROWN
2010 - SAM SCHIESSER
2011 - CHRIS HENDERSON
2012 - ZACH GOBBETT
2013 - GERRALD NICHOLSON
2014 - MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2015 - LUKAS BOSCHMANN
2016 - NOAH MAKORTOFF


2015/16 BTLN MAJOR CHAMPIONS

NOAH MAKORTOFF - Royal Rumble (Wrestling)
ZACH DONOVAN - Btln Olympics
DYLAN WARWARUK - Winterslam (Boxing)
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - Btln Ping Pong
ISAAC HOLITZKI - Btln Masters (Golf)


2015/16 FINAL WINSTON STANDINGS

NOAH MAKORTOFF - 5 Helmets and 1 Major
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
DYLAN WARWARUK - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
NATHAN MCKENNY - 3 Helmets
JAMES PODMOROFF - 3 Helmets
MITCH BRON - 2 Helmets
NATE KLASSEN - 2 Helmets
TYSON TILLER - 2 Helmet
ZACH DONOVAN - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
ISAAC HOLITZKI - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
BEN NICOLSON - 1 Helmet
STEPHAN KALNIN - 1 Helmet
PHOENIX THOMSON - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet


THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, April 30, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - APRIL




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.


KALEB HORKOFF - April 4
JUSTIN THOMPSON - April 7
LANDON WARWARUK - April 11
SKYLER MYER - April 12
CHRIS HENDERSON - April 13
ALEX ST. ONGE - April 13
UZZIEL COCHRAN - April 24
DAN DIMOCK - April 29
SAM ANDERSON - April 30
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - LAST NIGHT OF 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!

2016 BTLN GRADS
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


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, April 25, 2016

2016 BTLN GRADS AND BTLN GRADS FROM THE PAST




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!


THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, April 23, 2016

LAST NIGHT PICTURES FROM THE PAST!



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!



THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 22, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - THE 11TH BTLN MASTERS




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!

THE 11TH BTLN MASTERS
Top three final scores

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


Special thanks to all the leaders that helped make this happen!
Dan
Ben
Devin
Cam
Lukas


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, April 18, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - THE 11TH BTLN MASTERS



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!


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
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!)
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 15, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - FOOTBALL AND "POP & DOGS" (PART 2)




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.



THE CAPTAIN

Friday, April 08, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - FOOTBALL AND "POP & DOGS"



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!
 
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Monday, April 04, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - "POP N DOGS" AND FOOTBALL


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!

 THE CAPTAIN

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WINSTON UPDATE




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!


WINSTON STANDINGS

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
NATHAN MCKENNY - 2 Helmets
JAMES PODMOROFF - 2 Helmets
ZACH DONOVAN - 1 Helmet and 1 Major
BEN NICOLSON - 1 Helmet
TYSON TILLER - 1 Helmet
STEPHAN KALNIN - 1 Helmet
PHOENIX THOMSON - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet


 THE CAPTAIN

Friday, March 18, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - 21ST ANNUAL BTLN PING PONG TOURNEY







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!


THE CAPTAIN

Sunday, March 13, 2016

BTLN PREVIEW - 21ST BTLN PING PONG TOURNEY


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.


THE CAPTAIN

Saturday, March 12, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - DOUBLE POINT VERSE NIGHT




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!


THE CAPTAIN

Monday, March 07, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - MARCH



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
 
 
THE CAPTAIN

Thursday, March 03, 2016

BTLN UPDATE




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!



THE CAPTAIN

Monday, February 29, 2016

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - FEBRUARY



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!

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
 
THE CAPTAIN

Friday, February 26, 2016

BTLN UPDATE - S*A*M NIGHT




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!


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