Going Bananas for Jesus in Nebraska!
Tuesday March 24th 2009, 1:23 am
Filed under: DJ Bill's Faith,DJ Bill's Shows,DJ Bill's Thoughts

Yes…I honestly think that if I was to have a youth rally and get a bunch of youth from around the diocese excited about it….I would want to name it “Going Banana’s for Jesus” as well! 

I had an opportunity to serve 650 Catholic youth from around the Diocese of Grand Island, NE this past weekend.  It was quite an amazing event.  My responsibility was to do a workshop and a keynote.  Once for the Jr. High then once again for teh Sr. High.  Then at the end of Saturday night, do what I do and bring the Catholic Dance to the entire 600 plus in attendance!

I was amazed at how the day flew by and how things just kept building to a huge explosion of praise, dance and fun.  Some of my highlights were…

1. Working with Jesse Manibusen – he is my friend and mentor in this industry.  I am honored to have worked with him and now we are both suffering from “Post Banana Potassium Deficiency” now!

2. Watching the youth be the stars of the show.  I had asked for 5 boys to come up on stage (and ironically had 8) and played a classic N’Sync song “Bye, Bye, Bye”.  I said that they should be the next awesome boy band…well one guy walked to the front of the stage and lip synced the whole song.  It was fun…I think he was channeling Justin Timberlake a little.  Lots of fun!

3. Watching the Bishop do “If Your Happy And You Know It” and then “The Catholic Dance” – nuff said!

I was honored to have an opportunity to share with everyone about my stillborn son William Christopher.  Anytime I get a chance to talk about him it makes it helps me remember him a little more than before.  Even after 9 years I miss him terribly and look forward to seeing him in heaven!

I am so excited that Jesus was praised and people across Nebraska are now doing the Catholic Dance.  Amen!

Feel free to comment and post your favorite memory of GBFJ XV!

Peace,  DJ Bill

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GBF Jesus was awesome!! I had a blast! You pretty much rocked it at the dance! i gotta say it was unreal at the end when EVERYONE danced together. It really put it into perspective for me about how i am not alone in the walk im trying to lead. Bishop Deninger… wow! it was funny but yet let me know that you can have fun with god! I love Christian music but its not something that you can really dance to… well thats what i thouhgt before the dance! I love to dance and you are right, the music today is AWESOME but the devil also uses it to his advantage… I just gotta say: well done DJ Bill, you make me think that it’s possible to do this and you gave me hope! You should check out adding “Holy Ghost Face” to your song list becasue it is hip hop but is for god! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVhVYdR6iFI thank you soo much for coming to nebraska becasue god neeeded to tell me some of those things and he’s right. I saw him speak through you and it was an awesome experience! i hope to come to another one of your dance! PEACE <3 Hollie

Comment by Hollie 03.23.09 @ 9:11 pm

and the crowd surfer oh man was that fun (he is also one of my best friends). DJ Bill i would just like to say that going bananas for Jesus was one of the most awesome experiences of my life. With fun speakers like you and Jesse I think that made it so much better.So hope to see you back here in Nebraska in Grand Island in 2011!!!

Comment by Andrew 03.23.09 @ 9:18 pm

DJ Bill, what can I say except WOW!!!
You were wonderful. The way you kept the crowds attention. I have not been at a teen dance that had some many teens and adults on the dance floor together. There weren’t very many people sitting down. It was fabulous. No one was left out. I appreciate your insight and sharing your faith with the teens during the mini sessions, keynotes and dance.
I really enjoyed the send off you did for everyone. You helped complete the weekend. I thank God for bringing you to Nebraska and thank you for coming.
God’s Blessings, Mama Banana-Becky

Comment by Becky 03.24.09 @ 5:03 pm

Dj Bill
Thank you!!!!!!!! For comming to Going Bananas. I had a blast. I am one that dose not dance offen but I danced alot at the dance this year. This year was my last year to attend Going Bananas and you made it the best ever. I hope to see you again somtime. Oh my Sister Savannah had fun working for you and my sisters Megan and Alyssa had fun in your min session and the Keynotes. Keep the Faith-Sarah Seamann ;)

Comment by Sarah 03.25.09 @ 11:08 am

you have to go to going bananas it was so much fun with you there as the dj!!!!!

Comment by bethany 07.29.10 @ 2:53 pm

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