Friday, February 23, 2018

BTLN UPDATE - MIKE NIGHT




Congrats Keegan! This was Keegan's second Helmet of the Btln Season! It was good to have Keegan back at Btln! Deshawn was in second place looking for his third Helmet of the Btln season. The third Helmet of Season has been elusive this year. Each Helmet is harder to win than the last one.

This was our third and final Mike Night of the 2017/18 Btln Season. I don't think that there has ever been a game of Mike that was this close. At each interval all four teams were within three or four points of each other. Half way through, the scores were two teams tied at 53, and two teams tied at 56!

Mike Final Scores
Isaac's Team - 97
Dylan's Team - 96
Jakob's Team - 93
Dane's Team - 87


This week our Bible Study topic was "The Fruits of the Spirit".

Galatians 5:22-23   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.

We looked at some of God's examples of the fruits of the Spirit.

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

2) JOY
Hebrews 12:2   Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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


4) PATIENCE
2 Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

5) KINDNESS
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.

6) GOODNESS
2 Peter 1:2-3   Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.


7) FAITHFULNESS
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24   May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.


8) GENTLENESS
Matthew 11:28-30   “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

9) SELF-CONTROL
James 1:13   When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;



Next week is Winterslam 13 (Boxing) at Btln! (6:45-9:00 p.m.) Wednesday, February 28th.
Remember, Battalion is like Heaven, there is always room for one more! So bring a friend!


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Neighbour! This was Isaac's second Helmet of the Btln Season! Dane was there with Isaac at the end, but came up a little short. Better luck next time Dane!

GeRRald came out to Btln this week! With John Van and GeRRald at Btln, it was retro night at Btln! (It is so good to have Alumni on a Wednesday Night!)

This week we played Mike 23 for the last time this Btln year. The scores rose and fell every mini game. After each mini game there was also a different team in the lead. Btln chaos at it's very best!

Mike 23 Final Scores
John Van's Team - 12
GeRRald's Team - 8
Cam's Team - 5
Lukas' Team - 2


In Bible Study our topic was "The Gift"

Romans 4:4-5   Now to the one who works, wages are not credited as a gift but as an obligation. However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.

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

Ephesians 2:8-9   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.

2 Timothy 1:9-10   He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

These passages make it abundantly clear, that we cannot earn eternal life. In fact, God's gift is for those that don't work! All we have to do is receive God's free gift!


2 Corinthians 9:15   Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!



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Friday, February 09, 2018

BTLN UPDATE - THE MILL





Congrats Luke! This was Luke's third Helmet of the Btln Season! Luke has increased his lead in the race for Winston to two Helmets! Dane was there at the end with Luke and almost had his second Helmet of the season. Dane is overdue for a win in Bulldog.

This week we played "The Mill" for only the second time ever! We added a Lightweight line (grade 7-9) to make things easier on the younger guys. I believe the spacing was 6 feet for the Heavyweights and 7 feet for the Lightweights. The game was very close, needing double overtime to break the draw! I'm thinking of adding a Train Round next year!

Cam's Team
Round 1 - 4
Round 2 - 7
1st OT - 3
2nd OT - 1
Total - 15

Coady's Team
Round 1 - 5
Round 2 - 6
1st OT - 3
2nd OT - 0
Total - 14

In the Bible Study our Topic was Love.

1 John 4:7-8   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.

1) Love comes from God and God himself is Love!

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

Romans 5:7-8   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.

2) The greatest act of Love would be dying for a friend. Jesus took this one step further, he died for us while we were still sinners!

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.

3) Nothing can separate us from the Love of God!

Psalm 103:11   For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

1 Corinthians 2:9   However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— 


Ephesians 3:17b-19   And 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.

4) God's Love for us is so great that it can't be measured! God's love is beyond what our minds can conceive. While on earth, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding God's Love for us. When we get to Heaven, then we will "know fully, (God's Love) even as we are fully known."


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Friday, February 02, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Kaylon! This was Kaylon's first Helmet of the Btln Season! Jakob was there at the end with Kaylon, but the group was not going to let Jakob win his third Helmet before Kaylon had won his first Helmet! I love how hard the guys compete, but are still happy for each other at the end of the night!

Last week Noah had me sign a contract that we would play Murderball this week if John Van came out for the second week in a row. We were blessed with John's presence, so that meant that we would be playing Murderball for the second time in three weeks! Dan's Team easily beat Devin's team the first two games, so Dan's team decided that they would not rush the middle at the beginning of the game, thinking that they would win anyways. Not rushing the middle was a bad decision, Devin's team easily winning the third game. The final game went the same as the first two, Dan's team taking the win! Dan's team winning 3-1!

For the first time ever we had the squad meetings written on a baseball lineup card! Yeah, you guessed it, Noah was leading the Bible study this week! Noah's topic was "Paul's summary of the Gospel, and how it applies."

1 Corinthians 15:1-5   Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.
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.

Noah pointed out that, Paul was highlighting the Gospel. Paul wanted us to pay special attention to what he was about to say. Paul summarizes the Gospel, he tells us that, Jesus died for our sins, that he was buried and that he was raised back to life on the third day!

Romans 8:33-34   Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

Because of what Jesus did for us, we cannot be condemned! Now Jesus is in Heaven with God the Father, interceding for us!



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Friday, January 26, 2018

AARON FRIESEN

 
 
 
Aaron Friesen, the 12th Sergeant of CSB 3739 in Grand Forks has passed away. Aaron was our friend and brother. Aaron is now with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
 
 
Psalm 116:15   Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.
 
2 Timothy 4:7-8   I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
 

 
Until we meet again in Heaven, we love you Aaron!
 
 
 
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BTLN UPDATE





Congrats Josiah! At Josiah's second night of Battalion ever he has his first Helmet! I have not been keeping track, but I am fairly certain that winning the Helmet on your second week at Btln is a record!

This week we played Stickball for only the second time of the Btln year. There is not a lot of running around in Stickball, but there is a lot of strategy involved. After the first inning Cam's team had a three or four run lead, but was not able to hold onto the lead. Jason's team had a big second inning scoring five runs to take the lead and the win!

Stickball Final Scores
Jason's Team - 9
Cam's Team - 8
John's Team - 6
Lukas' Team - 6


In Bible study we finished our three part series, "Jesus is the Way", "Jesus is the Truth" and "Jesus is the Life".

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

Jesus himself is the Life!

John 1:1-4   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

In Jesus there is Life!

John 11:25   Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;

Jesus is the resurrection and the Life!

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.”

Jesus had the authority to lay down his Life. Jesus also had the authority and power to give himself Life!

John 3:16   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.

Whoever believes in Jesus will have eternal Life!



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Monday, January 22, 2018

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - JANUARY




It seems like I have been late the entire Btln year. I have finally finished the January Birthday post! So many good men having birthdays this month!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!


Galatians 2:20   I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.


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
ALEXEI TUBRETT - January 20
OWEN SPISAK - January 23
GEOFF MARTENS - January 31


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Friday, January 19, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Riley! This was Riley's first Helmet of the Btln season! I checked the Btln Archives because I thought that this might be Riley's first Helmet, but I was wrong. Riley had one Helmet last year, making this Riley's second Helmet ever! So stoked for Riley! Josh was there at the end with Riley, but did not have as much forward progress as Riley on the final round.

With the power out earlier in the day, I wasn't sure what game we would play. Fortunately, the power came back on allowing us to play Murderball! Ryley's team won the first, third and fourth games, beating my team 3-1. My team just never got going.


In Bible study last week our topic was, "Jesus is the Way". This week our topic was, "Jesus is the Truth".

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

Jesus himself is the Truth.

John 1:14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus came from the Father full of grace and Truth.

John 8:31-32   To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Jesus' teaching is Truth, and the Truth will set us free!

John 15:26   “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me.

The Spirit of Truth testifies about Jesus.

Ephesians 1:13-14   And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.

We are included in Christ when we believe the message of Truth!



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Friday, January 12, 2018

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Dylan! Dylan has been so close to winning so many times this year. I am guessing that it won't take nearly as long for Dylan to win his second Helmet. Dane was there at the end with Dylan, and only missed winning by three or four feet. Better luck next time Dane!

The game of the week was Handball. The game was very close, both teams scoring in bunches. When the score was tied at 11 we reset to zero. My team scored first and ended winning 3-1!
Props to Robbie, who took two balls to the face in less than a minute and didn't quit!


The Bible study topic this week was "Jesus is the way"


John 14:1-6   “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Acts 4:12   Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”


Thomas did not understand the way to were Jesus was going. Most of humanity is just as confused as Thomas was. Jesus told Thomas that he (Jesus) was not just the way, but the only way!


Hebrews 12:2   Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Jesus endured the cross because he knew that it was the only way that we could be saved! There was no other way! Jesus was joyful because he knew what he was going to accomplish on the cross.


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.



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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WINSTON UPDATE



We are about to start the Second Half of the Btln year, so I figured it was a good time for a Winston Standings Update! After fourteen weeks and two Majors Luke has the lead in the race for Winston, but the race is extremely close. With the race this close it is impossible to predict who will win! I can't wait to see how this will end!

Good luck to all!


WINSTON STANDINGS

LUKE MARTENS - 2 Helmets and 2 Majors
JAKOB BOSCHMANN - 2 Helmets
DESHAWN DENNIS - 2 Helmets
MIKE WALKUS - 2 Helmets
KEEGAN KENYON - 1 Helmet
DANE VOIKEN - 1 Helmet
CALEB HIEBERT - 1 Helmet
ISAAC HOLITZKI - 1 Helmet
DOLAN WELTZ - 1 Helmet
JOSH MARTENS - 1 Helmet


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Sunday, January 07, 2018

12TH ANNUAL BTLN ALUMNI NIGHT



Alumni Night always has a different mix of guys, making every unique. This year we had 34 men at the 12th Btln Alumni Night! One of the highlights of Alumni Night is always giving away the Sergeant Jersey. This year it was Jeremy Feddersen's turn! Jeremy was the 11th Sergeant of Battalion 3739 in the 1997/98 Btln Season. Jeremy was the 20th Sergeant to receive his Jersey in our  "One forward and one back" Sergeant Jersey program! Congrats Jeremy!

We also added five names to the Btln Ring of Honour. This year we added the grads from 2004. Tim Feenstra, Mike Hughes, Kenny Johnson, Brad Pauls and Justin Thompson were all added to the Ring of Honour! It is not always possible to have the men that are being inducted available for Alumni Night, but that does not mean that we don't celebrate! (Maybe we will be able to have some of these Legends next year!) We were able to take a picture with Brad on the 24th, it is so good to add the names of these Btln Legends! Congrats to Tim, Mike, Kenny, Brad and Justin! We are all very proud of you!

As in the past, we played Murderball. The details are a little fuzzy now, it has been almost two weeks. We played five games, and I am pretty sure my team came out ahead 3-2! At least that is the way I remember it.

I am never sure if I should be making changes to our order of events on Alumni Night. This year I suggested that maybe we would not play British Bulldog. I was quickly informed by the group that we could not have Alumni Night without Bulldog!
Luke 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.
It has to be the most dangerous Bulldog of the year! So many really big guys!
Joe Kraftchick was our Bulldog winner! Congrats Joe!

We finished the night visiting in the Youth room. 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 19, 2017

2017 BATTALION ALUMNI NIGHT PREVIEW




It will be the 12th Btln Alumni Night on December 27th, 2017! 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 12th 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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Friday, December 15, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - DECEMBER




It is December and it is nearly Christmas again! (I am finally getting caught up!) December is such a joyful time of year. Jesus' birth brought us love, peace, hope and joy! (to name a few) What an amazing time of the year to have a birthday!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

1 John 3:1a   See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 


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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Sunday, December 10, 2017

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - NOVEMBER




I don't think that I have ever been this late for a Btln Birthday post! We are already ten days into December and I am finally getting the November Birthday post done! I didn't want to miss the opportunity to highlight these guys! I am sorry that this is so late!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!
Ephesians 4:1-2   As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.


MITCH BRON - November 6
MATT BARG - November 9
DAN TRITHARDT - November 9
LUKE MARTENS - November 10
NATE KLASSEN - November 17
DEVAN ENGLAND - November 19
NATHAN BALL - November 20
QUINTON MCIVER - November 30


  
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - THE THREE B'S






Congrats Isaac! This was Isaac's first Helmet of the Btln season! Alex was in the final two with Isaac. Both Isaac and Alex were taken down on the final round, Isaac making it farther across the gym than Alex, taking the Helmet and the win!

Barq's has been a part of the Three B's for years, But this year it was time for a change. This year we made the switch to Jones Soda with custom Btln labels! The Btln Jones was a big hit! Most of the guys took the Bottles home to put on display.

This year there were 40 guys at the Three B's! The guys devoured 10 large Battalion Baconator pizzas, 4 cases of Jones rootBeer, over 100 Bonuts and two huge pots of Beans!

At the Three B's we are always short on time, so we usually only have time to play three games of MurderBall. In the first game, Ben's team easily Beat my team. The next two games were different, my team winning Both and winning the series 2-1!

Thanks to my mom for making the Bonuts!

Special thanks to all the leaders 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 Wednesday, January 10, 2018!


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Monday, December 04, 2017

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 the Btln Baconator pizzas, Beans, rootBeer and Bonuts! Can't wait to party Btln style!

Wednesday, Dec. 6th at 7:00 p.m.


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Friday, December 01, 2017

BTLN UPDATE - THE 23RD BATTALION OLYMPICS






Congratulation to Luke Martens! Luke is the 2017 Battalion Olympic Champion! For the first time in three years we have a champion that is in grade twelve! In the five events Luke finished with a first, second, third and two fourth place finishes for a total of 26 points!
This year we had 28 competitors in the 23rd Battalion Olympics! One of the biggest stories coming out of the 23rd Btln Olympics had to be Isaac coming twenty minutes late and finishing in second place! Keegan also came late and was able to win Arm Wrestling! Four out of the five event winners were also winners last year! Only Keegan was a first time event winner.


23rd BATTALION OLYMPICS (Final Scores for the top three)

(#1) Luke Martens - 26 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Isaac Holitzki - 24
(#3) Mike Walkus - 23


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Keegan Kenyon

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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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE 22ND BATTALION OLYMPICS (A LOOK BACK)





Here is a look back to the 22nd Btln Olympics from last year. The 23rd Btln Olympics are this week! Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Don't be late!


22nd BATTALION OLYMPICS (overall top three)

(#1) Jacob Speta - 28 - OLYMPIC CHAMPION
(#2) Uzzie Cochran - 26
(#3) Luke Martens - 25


ARM WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dane Voiken

BASKETBALL CHAMPION
Kaylon Sieben

BENCH WRESTLING CHAMPION
Dylan Warwaruk

BOX HOCKEY CHAMPION
Luke Martens

FOOTBALL TOSS CHAMPION
Isaac Holitzki


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Sunday, November 26, 2017

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
Jacob Speta - 2016/17 - 2 points
 
 
What name will be I adding to this list? Can't wait to find out! Good luck to all!
 
 
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BTLN UPDATE




Congrats Dolan! This was Dolan's very first Helmet! I never get tired of watching a first timer win the Helmet! Dane was there at the end with Dolan and has close been close to winning a lot lately. Dane is overdue for his second win of the year.

This week we had Tyson S. and Uzzie C. visiting from out of town. It was so good to see both of them. Both are missed at Btln!

Our game of the week was a surprise Mike Night! It is always fun to see the guys reaction when they notice the strobe light hanging from the ceiling! There were a few Mike Night rookies, which makes Mike even more exciting! Nathan's Team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the second place team by 16 points!

MIKE NIGHT Final Scores
Nathan's Team - 105
Cam's Team - 89
Noah's Team - 82
Coady's Team - 81


The Bible study topic this week was "The Power of God".

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

Hebrews 1:3-4   The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

Jesus created everything. Could there be a greater demonstration of his power? Not only did Jesus create everything, he also sustains his creation!

Romans 1:16   For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

1 Corinthians 1:18   For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

1 Corinthians 6:14   By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also.

After his creation (men) rejected him, Jesus needed to die for our sins. But Jesus didn't stay dead! Jesus was raised from the dead by the power of God, so that we could also live again! This new life is available to everyone who believes!

Colossians 1:9-12   For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Finally, God strengthens us with his power so that we can live a life worthy of Jesus' sacrifice!



It is the 23rd Battalion Olympics next week! Wednesday November 29th at 7:00 p.m.
Remember, Battalion is like Heaven, there is always room for one more! So bring a friend!



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