The story behind New York Mormon missionaries' viral chalk-art video

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  • Grandma 20 Allen, TX
    Oct. 27, 2013 4:24 p.m.

    A beautiful, simple way to explain the Plan of Salvation. Glad the brothers and sisters in NYC are anxiously engaged in the missionary work. A great example of what missionary work is all about. God bless our missionaries throughout the earth as they continue to spread the Good News!!!

  • Lilalips Attleboro, MA
    Oct. 26, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    LOVE the music....LOVE those Elders and Sisters who love and give so willingly to serve their Lord.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    So glad the church has moved away from memorized "discussions." While they did some good, less emphasis on scripted answers and more emphasis on listening to the spirit virtually always leads to greater creativity, deeper understanding of God and the sustaining gift of joy.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Oct. 25, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    So cool! Any comments regarding the success of that event in NYC. I would imagine they have many more conversations that they'd ever have knocking on doors.

  • LittleStream Carson City, NV
    Oct. 25, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    What an ingenious way to tract! I am so amazed at our missionaries! Heavenly Father guides them where to go and what to do when they get there! Beautiful!

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    I LOVE the Plan of Salvation. I remember when I was a missionary a companion showed me (for the first time ever) a pictoral representation of the Plan of Salvation that used circles, rectangles and other geometric shaps to depict it.

    At the time I thought, "Well, this is pretty strange." But now, looking back on it, I can't believe that I'd never seen a PICTORAL rendition of what I'd talked about probably a hundred times in Sunday School classes, seminary classes, sacrement meetings, etc before then.

    Now, I LOVE the visualization of the Lord's plan of happiness...the plan that answers mankind's most urgent and sought after questions:

    - Who are we?
    - Where did we come from?
    - Why are we here on the earth?
    - What am we supposed to do while we're here?

    I've told my kids that learning the answers to these 4 questions is more imporant than ANYTHING, even more important than having faith in the Lord's prophet Joseph Smith, for Joseph was merely an instrument in helping us to understand the Lord's Plan of Salvation so that we could therefore understand our relationship with the Savior.


  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Oct. 24, 2013 4:53 p.m.

    If someone want to catch lightning in a bottle in regards to very creative thinking, follow lds missionary's around for a month.

  • roberto Moses Lake, WA
    Oct. 24, 2013 2:48 p.m.

    THAT is refreshing. IT was a great video.. and a good idea!