Mission to the Lamanites

Lamoni’s Conversion

Alma 18:40–41

The king believes all of Ammon’s teachings and begins to pray for mercy.

And it came to pass that after he had said all these things, and expounded them to the king, that the king believed all his words. And he began to cry unto the Lord, saying:

“O Lord, have mercy; according to thy abundant mercy which thou hast had upon the people of Nephi, have upon me, and my people.”

Alma 18:42

Upon praying, he drops down flat on the ground.

And now, when he had said this, he fell unto the earth, as if he were dead.

Alma 18:43

He is carried away to his wife, and for two days people mourn over over him as if he were dead.

And it came to pass that his servants took him and carried him in unto his wife, and laid him upon a bed; and he lay as if he were dead for the space of two days and two nights; and his wife, and his sons, and his daughters mourned over him, after the manner of the Lamanites, greatly lamenting his loss.

Alma 19:1

The king’s subjects begin preparations for embalming and burial.

And it came to pass that after two days and two nights they were about to take his body and lay it in a sepulchre, which they had made for the purpose of burying their dead.