Read some of the stories from past attendees.
If you'd like to share yours, please reach out.

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More