Nephite Decline and Downfall
A decade passes in peace, but Mormon, now 50, again prepares his people for an upcoming battle.
The Lord commands Mormon to preach to the people, instructing them to repent, be baptized, and build up the church.
Likely around this time of preaching, Mormon delivers a sermon on faith, hope, and charity in a synagogue.
Mormon’s preaching is largely ignored because the people do not recognize the hand of God in their lives, and instead, reject him.
Possibly around this time of religious endeavors, Mormon’s son Moroni is called to the ministry, and Mormon writes him a letter condemning false doctrines, in particular the practice of infant baptism.
Two Lamanite Attacks at Desolation