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Hi I'm Jay Osmond

I was born in Ogden, Utah to a family of singers known as the Osmonds. I am a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Jay Osmond. I was born in Ogden, Utah. My family (known as the Osmonds") were one of the first families to have (what is now called) Family Home Evening. We began this wonderful program in 1957. I was two years old. I can remember even now, how fun and instructive these meetings or family nights were. This is where we began to discover our talents in singing. My parents always made Family Home Evening interesting. I feel strongly that this meeting once a week, was the anchor that blessed me through some rough times ahead in my life. I know it is an inspired program that puts the importance of "family" into perspective. The home is the basic unit of the church. Many times in my life, I drew upon those lessons taught and the counsel given to each of us individually, and collectively. My children today still crave getting together once a week (now using Skype) to connect with each other to have this meeting. Family Home Evening is, in my opinion, the most important thing we can do as parents to help our children through, in this tough world. You can't always protect your kids, but you can sure insulate them! This is a sure-fire way to do it! For more information, call the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and ask for the missionaries to come and demonstrate how to put on a Family Home Evening. I promise you, you will be glad you did! Sincerely, Jay Osmond

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have worked hard for my testimony! I wanted to find out for myself if Joseph Smith was a prophet, if the Book of Mormon is true! And if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is indeed the same church Christ organized in ancient times. I'm not a Mormon because my parents are. However, they both played a big role in securing my belief system, and helping me understand that I am a child of God. My mother once gave me a plant. She said that this was symbolic for my testimony. And that the two are very similar. She told me that "this plant needed air. My testimony needed prayer". She then explained that "this little plant needed water in order to grow. My testimony needed nourishment of the good word (Scriptures), in order to develop and stay hydrated". Then she added that "this little plant needed the stability from good soil in order to sink it's roots down deep. My testimony needed the nutrients and strength that came from living and keeping the commandments of God". And finally, she so sweetly said: "Jay, every plant craves sunlight. Your spirit craves the light that comes from listening to and following through with the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I am so grateful to my sweet mother for her help in shaping my testimony. I now stand on my own and invite all who read these words, to try the same formula of this little analogy of the plant. The Gospel makes sense! It's reasonable, it's practical, and fun. But most of all, it's true! The Spirit has manifested this to me! I want you to have this same burning of the truthfulness of the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the peace in knowing that His church with all its power, keys and authority has once again been restored to the earth in this last dispensation of time.

How I live my faith

We live our faith by example. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, is a lifestyle of faith, sacrifice and obedience. It is such a blessing to be known as a "Mormon". It is actually a nickname given to the Latter-Day Saints because of our strong belief in the Book of Mormon. This book or sacred record, is a second witness to the Bible, that Jesus is the Christ and savior of the world!