The People of Ammon

    “The People of Ammon,” Tambuli, Dec. 1993, 2

    The People of Ammon

    Many Lamanites repented

    The sons of Mosiah taught the gospel to the Lamanites. Thousands of the Lamanites repented and joined the Church. Alma 23:1, 4–6

    The people of Ammon

    These Anti-Nephi-Lehies, or “people of Ammon,” were friendly to the Nephites and became good, hardworking people. Alma 23:17–18

    Some did not repent

    Amalekites, Amulonites, and Lamanites who did not repent were angry with the people of Ammon and wanted to destroy them. Alma 24:1–2

    Wicked Lamanites wanted to kill righteous Lamanites

    The people of Ammon knew that the wicked Lamanites would come to kill them but decided not to fight back. They had repented of killing. Alma 24:5–6

    Righteous had buried their weapons

    They buried their weapons deep in the earth and covenanted with Heavenly Father to never kill again. Alma 24:17–18

    Wicked began killing righteous

    When the wicked Lamanites came and began to kill them, the people of Ammon bowed to the ground and prayed. Alma 24:20–21

    More Lamanites repent

    Seeing that the people of Ammon would not fight back, many wicked Lamanites began to repent. Alma 24:23–24

    and joined the people of Ammon

    They threw down their weapons and joined the people of Ammon. They would not fight anymore. Alma 24:25–27

    More wicked Lamanites kill the people of Ammon

    More wicked Lamanites came to kill the people of Ammon. They still would not fight back, and many were killed. Alma 27:2–3

    The Lord told Ammon to take his people away

    Not wanting the people he loved to be destroyed, Ammon prayed for help. The Lord told him to take his people out of the land. Alma 27:4–5, 10–12

    They got the land of Jershon

    The Nephites in Zarahemla gave them the land of Jershon and protected them and were their friends. Alma 27:15, 20–27

    Illustrated by Jerry Thompson