“Our Hearts Were Depressed, and We Were About to Turn Back”

Brant Gardner

Ammon minimizes the difficulties of their mission. He could have dwelt on his companions’ imprisonment and ill treatment at Middoni. Doubtless there were other difficult times. They experienced times when “our hearts were depressed” to the point that they contemplated abandoning their mission: “we were about to turn back.” They did not do so because the “Lord comforted us” and reaffirmed their mission.

Second Witness: Analytical & Contextual Commentary on the Book of Mormon, Vol. 4