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“Enos,” Friend, Mar. 1990, 28



Enos was the son of Jacob. Enos kept the plates and wrote on them after his father had died. Jacob 7:27

Enos wanted forgiveness

One day Enos went hunting in the forest. As he thought about the teachings of his father, he wanted to be forgiven for his sins. Enos 1:1–3

He prayed all day

Enos knelt and prayed to God. He prayed all day and was still praying when night came. Enos 1:4

Because of his faith, his sins were forgiven

God told Enos that, because of his faith in Jesus Christ, his sins were forgiven. Enos 1:5–8

Enos prayed for the Nephites

Enos wanted the Lord to bless all the Nephites. He prayed for them, and the Lord said that he would bless them if they obeyed his commandments. Enos 1:9–10

He also asked the Lord to bless the Lamanites

Enos also wanted the Lord to bless the Lamanites. He prayed with great faith, and the Lord promised to bless them. Enos 1:11–12

The Lamanites were wicked

The Lamanites were wicked. They fought the Nephites, trying to destroy them and their records. Enos 1:13–14

Enos prayed that the records would be safe

Enos prayed that the records that he had kept would be safe. He prayed that the writing on them would someday help the Lamanites become righteous. Enos 1:15–17

Enos preached to the Nephites

Enos preached to the Nephites. He wanted them to believe in God and keep his commandments. Enos 1:19

Lamanites wouldn’t listen to the Nephites

The Nephites tried to teach the gospel to the Lamanites, but they would not listen. The Lamanites lived in tents in the wilderness and were a wicked people. Enos 1:20

Enos served God all his days

Enos spent his life teaching people about Jesus and the gospel. He served God and loved him all his days. Enos 1:26–27

Illustrated by Jerry Thompson