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!
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!