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10 Crazy Things That Mormons Experienced In 2014

Let's face it, 2014 was already an awesome year, but if you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you have some very interesting things to look back on-good and bad.

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1. Dancing in the Rain

12,000 youth in Gilbert, Arizona gathered in April to portray their determination to "Live True" to their faith through song, dance, and drama. They even drove the point home by going on with their open-air performance in spite of a spring rain shower.
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12,000 youth in Gilbert, Arizona gathered in April to portray their determination to "Live True" to their faith through song, dance, and drama. They even drove the point home by going on with their open-air performance in spite of a spring rain shower.

2. Getting your "strength faithened" at October General Conference.

Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy gave the opening prayer at the Saturday Afternoon session, and this happened. We'll never be able to live that down.
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Elder David F. Evans of the Seventy gave the opening prayer at the Saturday Afternoon session, and this happened. We'll never be able to live that down.

3. Getting Flooded Out of Rexburg

Torrential rains brought flooding to Rexburg, Idaho this July, but the BYU-Idaho students took it in stride.
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Torrential rains brought flooding to Rexburg, Idaho this July, but the BYU-Idaho students took it in stride.

4. Scratching your head at the BYU meth lab bust

There are things that happen at BYU that shouldn't happen at BYU. But they happen anyway.
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There are things that happen at BYU that shouldn't happen at BYU. But they happen anyway.

5. Watching Cecil get released as president of BYU...

Basketball games will never be the same without "Woosh, Cecil!"
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Basketball games will never be the same without "Woosh, Cecil!"

...and saying hello to Kevin Worthen!

6. THIS.

And we're pretty sure this makes us like Pope Francis even more. Not to mention, the speech that President Eyring gave at the Vatican summit was pretty awesome.
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And we're pretty sure this makes us like Pope Francis even more. Not to mention, the speech that President Eyring gave at the Vatican summit was pretty awesome.

7. Meeting Six Other Amazing Mormons

A football coach, a missionary mom, a humanitarian in Nepal, a boxer, the Candy Bomber, and a black bishop in Alabama (yes, you heard that right). Not a representative sample, true, but an interesting look at the diversity within our own faith. Plus, Jenna Kim Jones as narrator and David Archuleta's "Glorious" new single!
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A football coach, a missionary mom, a humanitarian in Nepal, a boxer, the Candy Bomber, and a black bishop in Alabama (yes, you heard that right). Not a representative sample, true, but an interesting look at the diversity within our own faith. Plus, Jenna Kim Jones as narrator and David Archuleta's "Glorious" new single!

8. Freezing our buns off to break a world record

It was totally worth it.
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It was totally worth it.

9. Falling in Love with Santino Fontana

He played the bad guy in Disney's smash hit Frozen, but he came to Utah in July determined to prove he was a good one. We're still not sure whether he's good or bad, though, because he stole all our hearts. And he made us all "Happy" while he was at it. You can watch the whole concert for FREE on YouTube.
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He played the bad guy in Disney's smash hit Frozen, but he came to Utah in July determined to prove he was a good one. We're still not sure whether he's good or bad, though, because he stole all our hearts. And he made us all "Happy" while he was at it. You can watch the whole concert for FREE on YouTube.

10. And, finally, reliving our childhood with Sesame Street

And not to mention, we got more Santino Fontana. What's not to like? Literally CANNOT WAIT for the DVD to come out next year.
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And not to mention, we got more Santino Fontana. What's not to like? Literally CANNOT WAIT for the DVD to come out next year.

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