Alma 35: Zoramite Converts Flee to Jershon

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 124

Living the gospel sometimes requires difficult changes in our lives. We might have to change jobs, select new friends, or even move. As you read Alma 35, notice the difficult changes that came into the lives of the Zoramites who believed in the words of Alma and Amulek and how the Lord provided a way for them to find joy in the gospel. Think about how this can give you hope in the challenges you face.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 35

Consulted (v. 3)Talked, counseled
Craft (v. 3)Profession
Privily (v. 5)Secretly, privately
Breathed out (v. 9)Spoke, expressed
Betwixt (v. 13)Between
Wax hard (v. 15)Become resistant to righteousness

Studying the Scriptures

Do one of the following activities (A–C) as you study Alma 35.

Activity A iconExpose the Secret Plan

Pretend you are a spy who has infiltrated the Zoramite leadership. After reading Alma 35:1–6, write a memo that describes the Zoramites’ wicked plan and how it will affect those who live gospel principles.

Activity B iconWrite a News Report

Read Alma 35:7–12 and write a newspaper report on that crisis in Jershon. Include the following:

  1. 1.

    A headline.

  2. 2.

    An example of the threats that you think might have been “breathed out” by the Zoramites.

  3. 3.

    A summary of the Ammonite response and how it might improve some situations where you live.

Activity C iconDescribe the Feelings

  1. 1.

    Ponder Alma 35:14–16 and describe Alma’s feelings about the situation and what he did about it.

  2. 2.

    How is this similar to what latter-day prophets have taught us about preparing our families for the difficult times prophesied in the future?