The year 2015 has seen a lot of exciting changes in the Church. From five new temples built in Argentina, Utah, Peru, Indiana, and Mexico, to three new apostles being called to the Quorum of the Twelve, we've experienced a lot of joy and even a little heartache as we've moved forward in the work of the Lord.
But, 2015 isn't over yet, and there's still time to reminisce about some of the stories and memories that have touched our lives and helped us become better people this past year. Enjoy these top ten Mormon moments from LDS Living. We hope they'll make you laugh, touch your heart once again, and inspire you to remember the things that matter most and are worth remembering as you make your New Year's resolutions for 2016.
10. Nightline Anchor Ted Koppel Calls LDS Church Extraordinary
Cyberattacks—they are a frightening and all-too-real possibility for Americans today, at least according to Ted Koppel and his book Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath.
In his book, Koppel, anchor for Nightline, talks about how ill-prepared most Americans would be if a cyberattack did occur. But, after meeting with the director of the LDS Church's welfare program, touring some of the Church's storehouses, and meeting with other Church leaders, Koppel determined that Mormons are the most prepared group of any to face such terrifying possibilities. In fact, he devotes three chapters in his book to the Church's impeccable organization and preparedness, calling it "extraordinary."
9. J.K. Rowling Weighs in on Viral, Mormon-Made Harry Potter "Uptown Funk" Parody
BYU grad student Keith Allen and a group of fellow BYU students posted a Harry Potter parody of "Uptown Funk" that went so viral, it started drawing the attention of big name celebrities.
Among them was Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who, after being asked about "Dark Lord Funk" said on Twitter, "Yes, I've seen it, and in my opinion, it is a work of genius."
Actor Jason Isaacs, who plays Lucias Malfoy in the films, said of the video on Twitter that it's, "sheer unadulterated genius. Even without a Malfoy in sight."