“Samuel Teaches about Jesus,” Friend, August 2016, FJ4–FJ6 Book of Mormon Stories Samuel Teaches about Jesus Adapted from Helaman 13–15; 3 Nephi 1:13–15, 21. Samuel was a prophet. He climbed onto a city wall to preach. He told the people they needed to repent and have faith in Jesus Christ. Samuel taught that Jesus would soon be born. A new star would shine. The sky would stay bright the whole night! He taught that when Jesus died, it would be dark for three days. Many cities would be destroyed. Some people believed and were baptized. Others did not believe and were angry. They threw rocks and shot arrows at Samuel. But God protected him, and he wasn’t hurt. The people who did not believe tried to capture Samuel. But Samuel got away. Five years later, Jesus was born. A new star shone in the sky. It was just like Samuel had taught!