Whenever a new Mormon temple is built, the teenagers are asked to put together a special program of dance and music that demonstrates their cultural heritage. They present it for church leaders who come from Utah to dedicate the new temple to the Lord. This allows teens to explore their heritage, to gain self-esteem and self-confidence, and to make new friends who share their moral beliefs. It also allows them to have a part in what is a very important part of their religious heritage.
Teens in Hawaii had a chance to put on one of these celebrations recently. Watch this video to see them rehearsing, performing, and talking about their religious beliefs.