What’s happening? Ammon takes his coverts (called the Anti-Nephi-Lehies or the people of Ammon) to safety. He’s overcome when he is reunited with Alma.
Why does it matter? The Lord is guiding these faithful converts to safety so they won’t have to suffer more death or temptation to break their oaths to not take up arms.
Between the lines: The Lord is placing a righteous people right where He needs them.
Quote of the day: “And they were among the people of Nephi, and also numbered among the people who were also distinguished for their zeal towards God, and also towards men; for they were perfectly honest and upright in all things; and they were firm in the faith of Christ, even unto the end.” (Alma 27:27)
27:27,30 Why were they a favored people of the Lord? How do we become favored of the Lord? See also D&C 130:20-21