My Beliefs

Donny Osmond

“As I’ve traveled all over the world, the fact that I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has caused a lot of interesting questions. I’ve received so many letters and e-mails asking things like, What are the basic beliefs of Latter-day Saints?”

Debby & Donny Osmond

My Testimony


…Some want to know how Debbie and I have been able to maintain a strong marriage — over all these years — while living in the world of show business. Others want to know how we dealt with the challenges of raising a close and happy family in such difficult times.

How do we maintain a balance between work, and family life? Well, you know it’s not always easy, but the following pages are my attempt to explain a way of life that helps answer these kinds of questions. It gives me stability in a world, and in a business, that can be uncertain, compromising, and stressful. It’s the pattern that gives me direction in my life. And, I hope that this information will help answer some of your questions.

Questions & Answers

  • Do You Consider Yourself to be a Prophet?

    Donny, in your testimony you mentioned latter day prophets. Do you believe or consider yourself a prophet and if so why? Have you had any personal manifestions good or bad?

    I am definitely not a prophet. These special men who have been sent to the earth throughout the ages have been called of God to fulfill their rolls as prophets, seers and revelators. They speak from inspiration directly from God and learn His will in guiding His people.

    Regarding any personal manifestations I have had, I would say that from a “prophetic” point of view, my life’s experiences do not serve the same purposes as the life experiences that prophets do. However, I have been guided by the Holy Spirit, as all men and women are who seek and know the truth about Christ and His gospel. I have felt the sustaining influence of the Spirit in my life as I have made certain decisions and taken certain actions. I have felt such guidance as I determined whom I should marry, and as I counseled my children on certain career matters, all of the specifics of which are very personal to me. I hope this is helpful.