“And it came to pass that I, Nephi, did cause my people to be industrious, and to labor with their hands.”
2 Nephi 5:17
“And it came to pass that the Lord commanded my father, even in a dream, that he should take his family and depart into the wilderness.”
1 Nephi 2:2
"And the great God has had mercy on us, and made these things known unto us that we might not perish, … because he loveth our souls as well as he loveth our children; therefore, in his mercy he doth visit us by his angels …"
"And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands."
1 Nephi 2:20