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The Missionary Work Throughout the Dispensations by gerugeon The Missionary Work Throughout the Dispensations by gerugeon
This was the drawing I sent to the 9th International Art Competition of my Church, whose theme was "Make Known his wonderful works", inspired by D&C 65:4: "Pray unto the Lord, call upon his holy name, make known his wonderful works among the people.".

I decided to portray the missionary work and the growth of the Church throughout the ages: a prophet of the Old Testament, a lamanite missionary; Samuel Smith, the first missionary to be called in this last dispensation, and a missionary of these latter days. Can you identify the other scenes I drew?

Unfortunately I did not pass to the next stage, but that's okay, because I had the privilege to attend the Ceremony of awards by satellite transmission, and I could strengthen my testimony of Jesus Christ and of the Church while making this drawing. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church. This is a work inspired by God.

A tip: the next contest will be hold in 2015, and the theme will be "Tell Me the Stories of Jesus". It is never too early to start thinking about a drawing ... And this year, until June, the Church will be accepting entries for the 1st Art Competition for young people. Good Luck!
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raylex230 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
nice job! :dummy: i love how you did this :clap:  my sister will in the mission but in 3 years more ,she want thanks from EFY ^^
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PintSizeArtist95 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome
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TheYoungCraftsman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i miss being full time
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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This is awesome! I love the style. Very nice job. highfive  
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BluDraconoid Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There's no greater work than missionary work :)
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gerugeon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep =D My brother is serving a mission now...
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BluDraconoid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I miss the feeling of having a companion :iconforeveraloneplz: I'm still looking for my eternal companion, which is not easy as I've thought :/
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gerugeon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, when you are a young adult, looking for an eternal companion is surely a challenge. It may not be easy, but the wait will be worthwhile. Do not give up! I am trying to be patient as well and to do the best that I can do for now, which is to concentrate on college =D
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Snozmonkey Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this!
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't believe in crispianity but I do like this pic.
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Jamesruglia Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Quite a jump in style between "Lamanite" and "Restoration". I guess that's why it was the -great- apostasy.
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carrieicecream Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Missionary power! Love this (:
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MalinPansy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
May I use this as cover art for our Ward's Sacrament Bulletin please?
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gerugeon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am sorry for taking so long to answer your message. I donīt know even if itīs too late, but you can use it, but donīt forget to give the credits.
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KCrutcher100 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work! I LOVE the colors, the detail you put into each missionary and their background, and how the background pictures fit each time period! Thanks for sharing! :D
This is so good it should be in all of the Church history museums, I think.
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penda7777 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I LOVE this! Thanks for sharing it!
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MaraudersGirl394 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I love this so much!
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TheSpunkyDoodler Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I literally shed tears as I looked at all the images. I felt the Holy Spirit flow through me. Thank you for sharing this lovely picture.
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shyguy280 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Amazing! =D Love the different time period idea, the differing colors, and how the background pictures fit each time period!
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Fire-workz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
such a good idea!
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allieryan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
I love the concept and style of this!

Thank you so much for being willing to share this on here :D
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AEast Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great piece! Well done
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wavegirl146 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Artist
i really like the concept and design. very cool.
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7disney7 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I love this! missionary work is great!
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Falljoydelux Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm...what would the next outfit look like?
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ZognamOblivion Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
well done =D love the concept, makes you wonder how we'll go about missionary work in the future XD
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Trog-dog Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Very cool :)
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DarkLordRinku Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
This kicks butt!
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CherokeeCampFireGirl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I LIKE it!
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Kirei-Kaze Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice job!
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Dionee Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
It's lovely!^^ Well done.
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WillFactorMedia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
I LOVE this piece! Awesome use of colors, good work on the characters, and I love the backgrounds showing the contexts of the different dispensations! My brother submitted a piece to the competition as well. He has a 3 foot tall accurately proportional LEGO model of the Salt Lake Temple with more than 10,000 pieces on it. It sits in a glass case in his living room on a wooden cabinet designed to match the architectural style of the temple. It didn't even get accepted though, which is a real shame, because it is amazing.
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shadenightfox Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Oh, this is really lovely. I particuarly like the Lamanite missionary, Samuel Smith, and the picture in the background of the family at the temple. I'm sorry that you didn't make it to the next round, though. This really is a wonderful picture. And I can't believe you did it all traditionally! The coloring is amazing, and you got so much detail in! Fantastic. Definitely worth a favorite. <3
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ShuiYue Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
Really nice! I love the color scheme
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Zerossoul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is great! You should go into illustration as a career!
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PajamaAnna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your stuff is really clever, and I love your style! It reminds me of the Friend magazine! ;)
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:iconlord44:
Lord44 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great idea! You drew it beautifully :D
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PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable......this would be really cool to hang in a boy's room :D
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Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
That's ADORABLE! Fabulously done and very cute. Love it.
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EweLamb-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WOO! MORMONS UNITE!!! :iconbiglaplz:
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kokorotoyume Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, and this is all done traditionally? This is beautiful, gerugeon! It's really, really hard to pick out what I exactly love about it, because the colors are gorgeous, and the humans (mainly the four missionaries) are drawn to proportion and very, very well.

Though Samuel Smith is handsome here ;).
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TheBlackNarwhal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! Would you mind if I showed this off on my tumblr, all credit to you of course? Once again, fantastic job! :love:
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rattenkopf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Hey really cool!! Love it!! :heart:

Hey if you had time for take a look on this pretty cat pic i would be very happy :) [link]
Thank you so much :love:
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BrightAkira Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love it!! <3 Congrats on moving forward in the competition.
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