Alma 59: Moroni Sends for Help

Book of Mormon Student Study Guide, (2000), 140–141


The Lamanite forces grew in strength and threatened Nephite cities. Captain Moroni sent a letter to Pahoran, requesting more soldiers and supplies to help defend their land, but the help never came. As you read Alma 59, notice what happened as a result of that lack of support and look for at least two concerns Moroni had about his people and the government that should have supported him.

Understanding the Scriptures

Alma 59

Compelled (v. 6)Forced
Indifference (v. 13)Lack of interest, neglect

Studying the Scriptures

Do activity A as you study Alma 59.

Activity A iconWrite a Letter

Review Alma 59:3–13 and write a letter to Pahoran that includes the issues and concerns you would have about that situation if you were Moroni.