Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Middoni Lamanites converted

8 Now, these are they who were converted unto the Lord:
9 The people of the Lamanites who were in the land of Ishmael;
10 And also of the people of the Lamanites who were in the land of Middoni;
11 And also of the people of the Lamanites who were in the city of Nephi;
(Alma 23:8-11, emphasis added)
Why do I call attention to the Middoni Lamanites who were converted? Because this was the place where Aaron and his brethren were cast into prison and had to be brought out by the instrumentality of King Lamoni influencing the king of Middoni. It shows that even places that are initially hostile to missionary work will still have people who are ready to hear and receive the gospel. Sometimes places have to be given a second chance.

Now, it implies in the wording that not all the people in Middoni were converted, but “of the people of the Lamanites who were in the land of Middoni.” There may have been others besides Lamanites, and it was only a subset of Lamanites in particular who were converted.

But still, it is neat to me that there was eventually success in Middoni!