Alma 15: Mission to the Land of Sidom

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 109

As you learned in Alma 14, the wicked people of Ammonihah drove out some of those people who believed Alma’s message, including Zeezrom, and burned the others in a fire. Alma 15 tells us where those believers went and what happened to Zeezrom and Amulek, who lost all they had in Ammonihah. Notice also what this chapter teaches us about the effects of guilt and the power of the Atonement.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 15

Tribulations (v. 3)Sufferings
Harrow up (v. 3)Torment, pain
Besought (v. 5)Begged, pled
Ascribing (v. 15)Giving the credit for
Check, checked (v. 17)Stop, cease
Sanctuaries (v. 17)Places of worship

Studying the Scriptures

Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 15.

Activity A iconWhat Might He Have Said?

Review Alma 15:1–4, and then write a message expressing what you think Zeezrom would have wanted to say to Alma and Amulek.


Activity B iconWrite a Journal Entry

Write a journal entry as if you were either Zeezrom or Alma telling about the experience described in Alma 15:5–12.

Activity C iconGive a Modern Example

  1. 1.

    From Alma 15:16, list what Amulek sacrificed in order to serve the Lord.

  2. 2.

    Write a description of someone you know who, like Amulek, was willing to sacrifice to serve a mission.