"As many of the Lamanites as believed in their preaching, and were converted unto the Lord, never did fall away.
"For they became a righteous people; they did lay down the weapons of their rebellion, that they did not fight against God any more, neither against any of their brethren." Alma 23: 6-7
"I will tell you of the wrestle which I had before God, before I received a remission of my sins.
"Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the joy of the saints, sunk deep into my heart.
"And my soul hungered; and I kneeled down before my Maker, and I cried unto him in mighty prayer and supplication for mine own soul; and all the day long did I cry unto him; yea, and when the night came I did still raise my voice high that it reached the heavens." Enos 1: 2-3
"The people gathered themselves together throughout all the land, that they might go up to the temple to hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them.
"And there were a great number, even so many that they did not number them; for they had multiplied exceedingly and waxed great in the land....
"When they came up to the temple, they pitched their tents round about, every man according to his family." Mosiah 2: 1-2, 5
JESUS VISITS NEPHITES
"He came down and stood in the midst of them; and the eyes of the whole multitude were turned upon him, and they durst not open their mouths, even one to another, and wist not what it meant, for they thought it was an angel that had appeared unto them....
"He stretched forth his hand and spake unto the people, saying:
"Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified should come into the world." 3 Nephi 11: 8-9
BEHOLD LITTLE ONES
"And he spake unto the multitude, and said unto them: Behold your little ones.
And as they looked to behold they cast their eyes towards heaven, and they saw the heavens open, and they saw angels descending out of heaven as it were in the midst of fire; and they came down and encircled those little ones about, and they were encircled about with fire; and the angels did minister unto them." 3 Nephi 17: 23-24
"And now I, Mormon, make a record of the things which I have both seen and heard, and call it the Book of Mormon." Mormon 1:1