While Jesus Christ lived among the inhabitants of Jerusalem, he spoke of “other sheep.” The resurrected Savior appeared to the ancient inhabitants of America, or his “other sheep” and taught them the new law, as he did among the Jews. Within the Monument of the Americas, the largest and the central focus of the park is an 18-ft tall bronze statue of the Savior. He is standing on the highest elevation, beckoning to us, “his sheep.” In his left arm he holds a lamb of the Old World, and sidled up to him on the right is a baby alpaca, representing the New World.
Christ stands astride a pool, fashioned like the Gold Plates that became The Book of Mormon. Representing the destiny of The Book of Mormon to fill the earth, water courses over the golden leaves and plummets three stories into a lower pool where a model of the world sits, its continents outlined on the globe.
“The Hands of Man” are on either side of this lower pool, which resemble large hands adoring the Savior, the “fingers” of which are the peoples of the New and Old Worlds.