Helaman, Son of Alma See also Alma, Son of Alma; Anti-Nephi-Lehies; Helaman, Sons of In the Book of Mormon, the oldest son of Alma, son of Alma (Alma 31:7). Helaman was a prophet and a military leader. Alma entrusted his son Helaman with the records of his people and with the plates of the Jaredites, Alma 37:1–2, 21. Alma commanded Helaman to continue writing the history of his people, Alma 45–62. Helaman reestablished the Church, Alma 45:22–23. Two thousand young Ammonite warriors desired Helaman to be their leader, Alma 53:19, 22. Helaman and his stripling Ammonites battled the Lamanites and were preserved by faith, Alma 57:19–27.