Forest of Mormon

Near waters of Mormon

Forest of Mormon

A fountain of pure water near a forest, located in a place called Mormon which bordered the land of ­LehiNephi. It was in this location that Alma and 204 souls were baptized, and the “church of Christ” flourished. Because of the approach of the army of king Noah, which had been sent to destroy them for ­supposed rebellion, this group of new converts, which had grown to 450 souls, was forced to leave. This beautiful area became a sacred place in Nephite religious history because of the spiritual resurgence that occurred there. The ­prophet-­historian Mormon was named after this land, and Alma spoke of the events there in his efforts to preach repentance to Nephites in Zarahemla.

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