Lesson 20

“My Soul Is Pained No More”

“Lesson 20: ‘My Soul Is Pained No More’” Book of Mormon Class Member Study Guide (1999), 13

Mosiah 25–28 and Alma 36 include accounts of the miraculous conversions of Alma and the sons of Mosiah. As you study these chapters, take time to ponder your own conversion.

  • Why is it important to “forgive one another”? (Mosiah 26:31). How have you been blessed by forgiving someone or by having someone forgive you?

  • Why did the Lord send an angel to speak to Alma the Younger and his companions? (See Mosiah 27:14.) How can prayer help us when a loved one strays from the gospel?

Note words and phrases in Mosiah 27 and Alma 36 that contrast Alma’s feelings before and after he was forgiven. (For example, see Mosiah 27:29. Before Alma was forgiven, his “soul was racked with eternal torment.” After he was forgiven, his “soul [was] pained no more.”)

Suggestion for Family Discussion

Ask family members the following question:

  • What are the most important considerations when preparing to serve a mission? (Help family members see that where we serve is not as important as why we serve and how we serve.)

Have family members turn to Mosiah 28. Explain that this chapter contains an account of the sons of Mosiah, who wanted to serve as missionaries among the Lamanites.

  • Why did the sons of Mosiah want to preach to the Lamanites? (See Mosiah 28:2–3.) How can we increase our commitment to share the gospel?