A great conversion story continues here in Alma 23. This is a short and sweet chapter. The proclamation that the king sent forth to all of his people told them not to hurt harm or even think about touching the Sons of Mosiah and their brethren and that these men should be allowed unencumbered access to preach the gospel.
The people of Middoni, Nephi, Shilom, Shemlon, Lemuel, and Shimnilom were all converted and these people laid down their weapons of war and decided that they would no longer fight against God or any of their brethren.
The Amalekites and Lamanites from other cities still had hardened hearts and refused the gospel. Due to this, those that had been converted wished to be known by another name and therefore after consultation with Aaron, they were to be called the Anti-Nephi-Lehies. They grew and flourished and were friendly with open line of communication between them and the Nephites north of them.
I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.