Samuel the Lamanite
“There was one Samuel, a Lamanite, came into the land of Zarahemla, and began to preach unto the people.” ~ Helaman 13:2
A Lamanite prophet of the Book of Mormon testified of the coming of Christ to the ancient inhabitants of America. Having lost their way, the Lord sought to remind them of the very near birth of the Savior in Jerusalem and their need to repent. He gave to them a sign of His birth, that there would be no darkness for three days, and at his death, there would be great earthquakes, storms, and three days of no light.
Many repented but many did not and “were angry with him; and they cast stones at him upon the wall, and…arrows… but the Spirit of the Lord was with him, insomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows,” (Helaman 16:2).