Missionary uses chalk art as means to share message with Russians

Jace Warren took art lessons when he was 12 and knew then he wanted to draw with chalk. What he couldn't have known is that those lessons would help him share a message with people on the other side of the world.

About a year into his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Moscow, Russia, Warren and his companion were frustrated that they had only made three contacts in six weeks.

"We thought there's gotta be a better way to get them to listen," Warren said, "We did a brainstorming session. My companion had a brother who served in France and did chalk drawings."

Warren loved the idea. His mission president loved the idea. Most importantly, the Russian people loved the idea. He described his first drawing as a "dinky practice" of Joseph Smith's first vision, but right away it drew the curiosity of a local man who asked if they were Mormons and if he could learn more.

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