"We must delight in each other, make other's conditions our own, rejoice together, mourn together, labor and suffer together—as members of the same body."1
—JOHN WINTHROP After being rejected and departing from the inhospitable Ammonihah, and then commanded by an angel to return, Alma was led to Amulek. In Alma 8:21, we read, "and it came to pass that the man [Amulek] received Alma into his house; and he brought forth bread and meat and set before Alma. Alma ate bread and was filled; and he blessed Amulek and his house, and he gave thanks unto God."
After Alma's conversion, Alma and Amulek preached to the people of Ammonihah, contended with Zeezrom, were thrown into prison, miraculously delivered, traveled to Sidom, healed Zeezrom, and baptized many. At the end of their two-year mission, Amulek was exhausted physically, emotionally and spiritually.
In Alma 15:18, we read, "therefore [Alma] took Amulek and came over to the land of Zarahemla, and took him to his own house, and did administer unto him in his tribulations, and strengthened him in the Lord."
When Alma and Amulek needed to be nourished physically and strengthened spiritually, they invited one another into their homes.
1 Alexander Morrison, qtd John Winthrop "Crossing the Great Divide," Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Dec. 2004.