Thanks Tyler for sending this my way.

The language appears to be Russian, though it could also be Ukrainian or one of the other languages of that family. Talk about using your talents to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! These drawings are phenomenal!! Way to go Elders!

11/30/2009 UPDATE

Shannon, one of our readers, had a friends translate the Elder’s sidewalk art and sent it over:

This is neat. It’s Russian; the verses next to the drawing of the temple are excerpts from 3 Nephi 11:7–11. At the bottom it says: “From the Book of Mormon: A New Testament of Jesus Christ, about 34 A.D.” Under the Greek key design it directs those who have questions to a web site.

The last picture is titled, not surprisingly, ‘Lehi’s Dream.'”

Also, Shannon’s friend further asked:

“The artwork is quite amazing, and I am extremely curious where they are. Do you know the original source? I can’t think of any place in my mission where it would have been well received to produce such a display in a public place, but that was 15 years ago. Or maybe they’re in a smaller town than St. Petersburg.”

If anyone knows the answers please feel free to leave a comment or email Shannon directly (her email is in the comments section of this post). Thanks Shannon!

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7 Responses to “A Whole New Meaning To Sidewalk Proselyting”

  1. Dee Says:

    That is truly awesome, Elders! What a talent and whats a wonderful way to spread the gospel!!!!!

  2. Shannon Says:

    A friend in our ward sent this along. Thought you might be interested:

    “This is neat. It’s Russian; the verses next to the drawing of the temple are excerpts from 3 Nephi 11:7–11. At the bottom it says: “From the Book of Mormon: A New Testament of Jesus Christ, about 34 A.D.” Under the Greek key design it directs those who have questions to a web site.

    The last picture is titled, not surprisingly, “Lehi’s Dream.”

    The artwork is quite amazing, and I am extremely curious where they are. Do you know the original source? I can’t think of any place in my mission where it would have been well received to produce such a display in a public place, but that was 15 years ago. Or maybe they’re in a smaller town than St. Petersburg.
    Thanks for sending it along. :)

    Christine”

    If anyone can help her with her question – could you write me at jensenks@msn.com

    Thanks! Shannon

  3. Paul W. Says:

    @Shannon: I will email my friend who sent me these great images and see if he can answer your friends questions. I also added your friends translation to the post. Thanks for sending us this!

  4. Tyler W. Says:

    I served in Russia and am curious to know from which mission this came from.

  5. Paul W. Says:

    @Tyler: Unfortunately, the person who sent it to me doesn’t know. Hopefully someone down the road will know and will let us know.

  6. tammy Says:

    Wow!!!  My son is on his mission in Guattemalla, I will be sending along for him these photos!  Their mothers must be so proud.  What an awsome way to encourage questions about the gospel.  Way to go.

  7. Genesis Says:

    great drawingi love it

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