My Beliefs

ARE WE RELATED?
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

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…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

  • Thank you and my testimony

    Donny :  I just want to commend you for your wonderful site defending LDS beliefs.  I was actually an investigator for 16 months.  I actually just stopped by randomly at the St George visitor center on my way to Zion NP ( we we’re staying in Vegas and took a day trip.   I wanted to go see that  cool white building.  Well I found we couldn’t go in but met a nice Australian missionary who took questions.  I laid them all out from Book of Mormon archeology to polygamy.  She didn’t argue just shared her faith.  I left that place spinning due to the amazing sweet spirit.

    I found myself in March in Nauvoo on my way back from a trip to Minnesota.  Again met some elder missionaries and the spirit was brimming.  I was no where near converting but I couldn’t quit studying. Been to Nauvoo seven times sense.

    Well I met so many wonderful people and a year later joined on March 5th.  I am a passionate defender.  I have done fire sides and now am gospel principle teacher.  Love the church. Your website was a Huge help along the way.  I thank you so much.   I was sitting with my Book of Mormon and an evangelical lady sat in my booth at a donut shop and asked how I could believe that church.  I told her I believed like her but the laid out the pre mortal life and then Why we have temples to help redeem all of Gods children’s through Christ. She was shocked I had answers yet also could pass her quiz on how we are saved.
    It was a great 30 minute chat and respectful (yes she threw out the cult word once).
    Anyway I love to share my testimony and you had a part in it.  Best part of all:

    In April I will be at your show and have VIP tickets.  My name is Tony and can’t wait to meet you.  And it’s my birthday.  my wife is Mary. Huge fans.  She is not a member but she respects my journey although sometimes it’s a bit much.

    Thanks again and God bless you.  You are a true missionary.

    Tony 

    Dear Tony,
     
    Thank you so much for sharing the story of your conversion. It makes me very happy to think that we might have had a small part in your journey to find the truth.  I look forward to seeing you and your wife. When we meet, be sure to remind me of this email.
     
    Actually, the gentleman who helps me with the My Beliefs section of my website served some 58 years ago and he says he actually knocked on doors in Muncie.  He and I at one time felt that we should create a way for interested individuals to learn of the basics of our faith in an organized presentation rather than the sort of hit and miss questions and answers that are presented to us.  The subjects are presented alphabetically rather than a logical sequence.  He wrote a little booklet with that in mind and has now created a website to include sort of the sequence following the Preach My Gospel manual along with some video of some to the apostles narrating some of the subjects.  The web address is http://my-mormon-beliefs.com/.  He has indicated this is really a work in progress, but it may be helpful to your wife in understanding why you chose to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
     
    I’ll see you in April,
     
    Donny Osmond