Putting the Mormon faith at center stage

Don and Lee Preston, who teach at an international school near Shanghai, were sitting under a gaily striped tent on a recent Saturday in a field near the birthplace of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, helping entertain a group of Mormon teenagers.

The Prestons could have gone home to Arizona for their vacation - "but we wanted to do something more meaningful with our summer than eating in restaurants and seeing movies," said Lee, 43.

So they packed up their three teenagers and flew to upstate New York instead. Along with hundreds of other Mormon families, they would spend a couple of weeks here in a glorified summer theater camp, talking about Scripture by day and performing it by night.

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