As a teenager, Donny Osmond, a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was told that his religion was either true or false. After hearing this, Osmond decided to put his beliefs to the test.
"I said, 'You know what, I've got to find out for myself if this is the true church,' " Osmond said in an interview with the Mormon Channel, published Friday. "So I read my scriptures cover to cover, and that's when I got my testimony."
Earlier this year, Osmond appeared on Huff Post Live to promote his 60th album, “The Soundtrack of My Life." During the interview, Osmond explained why he values his faith and why he is vocal about it.9 comments on this story
"I have such a firm belief in God and Jesus Christ, and I’m a true Christian,” Osmond said. “I want to be very careful that I don’t shove it down anybody’s throat, but on my website, you know, people ask me questions all the time. I call it ‘My Beliefs,’ and I tell them exactly what I believe in, and it’s kept me grounded in life. As long as you have a belief in a higher power, in God, and you recognize that, it keeps you humble. It keeps your feet on the ground. It keeps your perspective in life.”
Osmond also made an appearance at RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 14 and spoke about the importance of family history. Although Osmond admitted to not being an expert on the subject, he has found joy in family history work.
"Once I began and I got focused, it was like building a huge jigsaw puzzle,” Osmond said. “The more you do, the more pieces you put together, the more fun it becomes, and this whole picture starts to become a reality.”
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @Sarah_DNews