Gallery: Manaus Brazil Temple cultural celebration highlights

In a region known for its life-giving water and flush rainforests, 1,200 Latter-day Saints danced to the song of the birds and the music of the rain on June 9 — celebrating not only their cultural heritage, but also a new temple -- the Manaus Brazil Temple -- built in the Heart of the Amazon. The temple is to be dedicated Sunday, June 10.

Making reference to the river that defines this area, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf told the Latter-day Saints during the cultural celebration that they are strong. "The Amazon River, in very many ways, represents your faith," said President Uchtdorf, who presided at the event.

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