Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean

    “Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean,” Book of Mormon Stories for Young Readers, 2018

    “Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean”

    Book of Mormon Stories for Young Readers

    Nephi’s Family Crosses the Ocean

    From 1 Nephi 17–18

    Nephi and his family

    Nephi’s family traveled in the wilderness for eight years. At last they came to a beautiful place. It was near the sea, and it had lots of fruit and honey to eat. Everyone was so happy!

    Nephi drawing

    But their journey was not over. Heavenly Father told Nephi to build a ship. He showed Nephi how it should look. He promised the ship would take them to a wonderful new land.

    Nephi building a ship

    First Nephi made tools. Then he started building. Nephi’s brothers Laman and Lemuel complained. They didn’t believe he could build a ship. Nephi knew their family could trust Heavenly Father.

    ship in a storm

    When the ship was finished, Nephi’s family began their ocean journey. One day Laman and Lemuel got angry with Nephi and tied him up. A big storm came and blew the ship back. The brothers repented, and Nephi guided the ship safely on its way.

    Nephi and his family

    Finally Nephi’s family reached the shores of a new land. Nephi and his family were happy because they knew Heavenly Father led them there.

    Heavenly Father always keeps His promises!

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