Remember What God Has Done


“The young woman, a lovely creature, knew how to dance. I did not. Somehow, it didn’t matter.”

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What is the Banquet and Ball?


The Banquet and Ball is at its core an experiment in the practical application of honor.

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What will your story be?


All I had to do was be brave enough to stop running from the shadows on the wall and be brave enough to face the fire.

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Board Meeting: Legacy Planning


Another great board meeting. This evenings conversation seemed to naturally fall towards legacy and what the B&B experience will look like for people when their children are old enough to attend. An easy topic to get lost in since there are so many great ideas, but will also help us pave the way knowing what…

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Mario Rodriguez


When I was 17 I had no idea of who I wanted to be or where I wanted to go. All I knew was I didn’t want to be like any man I met that was supposed to be a role model for me. The only men I had met up to that point were…

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The Experience


Check out our first official video we filmed at our 2014-2015 Ball. We don’t normally take photos or video as we strongly want people to be in the moment, on top of this event being impossible to truly describe, even in video. But we made an exception. When asked how B&B affected them: Latrell: What…

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Kate Rodriguez


Banquet and Ball is my favorite event of the year—hands down, full stop, bar none. Yakima’s most unique and beautiful event first changed my life in 2018, when I learned what honor truly meant and how people should interact with each other as the Church, the body of Christ. The 2019 event came at a…

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Ezekiel Thieme


My first time attending B&B was 2020, and shortly after, in February, I shipped off to Basic Training. I was there for a total of 5 months, during which time my family discovered that my eldest sister had stage 4 inoperable cancer, and within a month, she passed away. At the time, I didn’t have any…

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Justin Morgan


Please keep doing what you’re doing — I may be new to B&B, but my spirit knows a beautiful thing when it experiences it. Due to the nature of the line of work that I do it’s challenging to make it to every B&B. But after just one event I can whole heartedly say this:…

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Jaymes O’Pheron


The mind may persuade, but it is the heart that transforms. Our beliefs are shaped by our experiences, and experiences within community are what create lasting transformation. This is why immersive, holistic encounters like the Ball experience are such potent vehicles for pivotal and radical change. Through the Ball we enter a liminal space, a…

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