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Another Musical Generation of Osmonds – The Osmond Girls!

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Another Musical Generation of Osmonds:

The Osmond Girls!

Osmond Girls

“Proving to the world that the holy scriptures are true, and that God does

inspire men and call them to his holy work in this age and generation,

as well as in generations of old;  D&C 20:11

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Happy Birthday Mother!

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Happy Birthday Mother.

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We long for us all to be together.

Because you and Father married for time and for all eternity

we,  your children, were sealed to you forever.

When this world fulfills its purpose and glory

and Jesus returns to us once again.

We will all be back together as a family.

It’s how everyone’s story should end.

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We Love You
and remember you this day.

Osmond Family Portrait

The Osmond Family
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The Osmond Family Has Moved!!!

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The Osmond Family Has Moved!!!

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Well, at least The Osmond Family’s website for Family History has moved!  
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We moved The Osmond Family’s website for Family History to:

www.osmondfamily.org, and is now up and running!  It contains more up-to-date information about their Osmond and Davis family history than any other site or source online.   We hope that you all will take a moment to inform family, friends and others–through your various social media and website links as well as by  word of mouth around the world so they can learn more about the Osmond and Davis family heritage.

How are you related?  Find out!

We are all God’s kids!

Osmond Family Organization
www.osmondfamily.org

Welcome

     The Osmond Family Organization (OFO) is an ancestral family organization. It was organized in 1954 by George Virl Osmond (1917-2007) and Olive May Davis (1925-2004)–the parents of the famous Osmond Singers of Utah. Today, the OFO conducts genealogical research and publicizes historical information about the ancestors and relatives of George Virl Osmond and Olive May Davis, and places such information freely online for its worldwide audience at: www.osmondfamily.org.

     Currently, the genealogical and historical research efforts of the OFO are supported by the children of George and Olive Osmond, who are: George Virl Osmond Jr., Thomas Rulon OsmondAlan Ralph OsmondMelvin Wayne OsmondMerrill Davis OsmondJay Wesley OsmondDonald (Donny) Clark OsmondOlive Marie Osmond, and James (Jim) Arthur Osmond. In addition, the OFO is listed inFamilySearch and Wikipedia.
     The main purpose of this website is to publicize the genealogies and family histories of the deceased ancestors and relatives of George and Olive Osmond. Also, the OFO provides information on the family history efforts and selected activities of the children and grandchildren of George and Olive Osmond.

Click here for Osmond Family History & Pictures

Click here for Davis Family History & Pictures

You can contact the OFO through its email address at: officer@osmondfamily.org

OFO Email: officer@osmondfamily.org

Love,

Clayton and Ethel Brough
Family History Specialists
(And also family relatives!)

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We Will Miss Andy Williams

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We Will Miss Andy Williams!

We Osmonds grew up on The Andy William’s Shows for 7 years!

There would have been no OSMONDS without Andy William’s introductions.

Andy’s talents were “Wider Than A Mile”!

He was the best singer, ever!

Heaven’s choirs just added their greatest lead singer!

We Osmonds loved Andy and will miss him . . .

’till we meet again!

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Andy Williams
1927 – 2012

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THIS TUESDAY NIGHT – Osmonds To Speak In Visalia, California

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 THIS TUESDAY NIGHT! 

May 3, 2012 

Contact:

Julie Wright, Seminar Coordinator

(559) 936-4924

OSMOND TO SPEAK IN VISALIA

(NOTE: If you come to this event, let Alan know that you saw it on FACEBOOK and he will have a gift for you!)

VISALIA, CA Alan Osmond, of the singing Osmond Brothers, along with his wife, Suzanne, will be speaking in Visalia at a free seminar, “Reinventing Healthcare” on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30pm in the 210 Assembly Room, 210 W. Center St.

Osmond, 62, was diagnosed with MS over 25 years ago, and will be sharing how he is dealing with the disease using natural, safe and effective methods. Osmond shares, “I am passionate about sharing with others that there are options out there. We’re not saying, don’t go to the doctor, doctors are very important and we value them. But there are treatment options that don’t involve taking chemicals with damaging side effects.”

One of the natural remedies he and his wife subscribe to is the use of essential oils. “Essential oils are plant-based and their healing properties were discovered as far back as the ancient Egyptians,” Suzanne states. “Our healthcare system is not really ‘healthcare’, but a system that pops pills. Prescription drug use is a very real problem today. Over $4.5 trillion is spent on global healthcare every year. And after spending that amount, are we any healthier?”

Osmond believes that the healthcare of today is based on medication. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has stated that the biggest and fastest growing part of America’s drug problem in prescription drug abuse.

Alan Osmond, of the singing Osmond Brothers, has had MS for over 25 years. For the past four years, he has been using essential oils as part of his daily regimen.

Come hear his story and how he and his wife, Suzanne, use essential oils as safe, natural and purely effective healthcare.

Get relief from headaches, allergies and sinus problems, arthritis, back pain, diabetes, colds and flu, fibromyalgia, MS and other ailments.

Oils are even helping to fight cancer! Come learn why essential oils are “God’s Gift of the Earth”.

The seminar will focus on natural health alternatives is free and is open to the public.

For more information, contact Julie Wright, (559) 936-4924.

Visit their website at http://doterratory.com

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Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012 11:15 

‘LET’S TURN THE WORLD AROUND’

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Life is T.U.F.F. but, So Are YOU!

By:  Alan Osmond

Life is T.U.F.F.!  But remember, when the going gets tough, the T.U.F.F. get going!  You must be motivated and see the steps that need to be taken in order to accomplish your goals in life.   You must believe in whatever you choose to do and to always remind yourself that “You can do it!”  You must be strong with a positive mental attitude.  If you think you can’t, you won’t!  If you have the desire to achieve, you will!  Where there’s a will, there’s a way. 

the familyWhenever I face challenges, I remember this slogan that I created as the way to accomplish it and overcome it.  See if it works for you!  This is the way:

T = Target – What is it you are trying to accomplish?  If there is one thing that you wished to do, to accomplish or become in life, what would it be?  Write it down and make that your TARGET!

U = Understand – To achieve your target, you need to UNDERSTAND all you can about it.  Identify what it is and what the various factors that are involved; what needs to be done to affectively put it into your grasp so that you can achieve it?  Figure out those steps that you need to take in order to win the challenge and write them down.  Study the positive and the negative aspects of that which you are targeting so that you totally understand it and know what to do in order to take it on! 

F = Focus – Don’t just go at your target without first establishing a FOCUS point on what you are aiming to achieve.  Make a plan and a checklist of the do’s and don’ts and study it each and every day.  Besides just thinking of it, keep your eye on it and really be sure to “Rifle In” on your Target!  Do not just go at it with a “shotgun” approach.  You may only get one shot at it so never lose site or what you must do and keep your FOCUS!

F = Fight – Nothing good comes easy or without effort.  If you want something that is worth having, it will usually take a lot of effort and will be hard work to accomplish it.  So, you must FIGHT for it!

What is it that you wish to target?

-A health challenge?

-An education?

-A career or a job?

-A marriage partner?

-A great idea that you have?

Write it down!  Seeing believing!  You will then be able to visualize the steps that you have to take.  Start by following the T.U.F.F. format and fill in the details for each step.  Set goals and make in a daily effort.  Visualize it. Think about it.  Study it. Keep it in your mind!  Little by little you will accomplish those steps and with the best shot you’ve got, your Target will be accomplished with a bull’s-eye!   

It is very simple but, with patience and effort, it works!

the familyWhere in the world did I get this idea of being T.U.F.F.?  It came experiences I had in life but especially when I was told that I had Multiple Sclerosis or M.S..  I didn’t know what M.S. was and the first thing I thought it might mean, “Many Sons”!  My wife Suzanne and I were blessed to have eight sons. 

Yes, raising sons in today’s world is a real challenge but this challenge called “Multiple Sclerosis” was a physical one and the doctors didn’t know what to do to fix it!  I was in the prime of my life with a wonderful marriage and a family started plus my entertainment career was at its peak. I didn’t want this! So, instead of looking at it negatively, I asked myself,  “What is it that I am to learn?”

I first noticed that when I would walk and trip up on something, I’d look down for something like a nail or what ever it was in the floor but, nothing was there!  I also soon realized that when I played my trumpet, I couldn’t move my fingers as fast as before.  With time, my right side began to fail and would not respond as it should and it caused me to drag my right food and arm. 

With several doctors telling me “they didn’t know what it was but thought it might be M.S.”, and telling me that “nothing they knew could reverse it”, I realized I was facing this challenge alone with my wife and my family.  That’s when after many sincere prayers and fasting that I came up with the idea of being T.U.F.F. with a plan to achieve my goal of getting better.  I first started a positive approach by establishing an attitude in my mind and my heart by saying, “I may have M.S. but, M.S. does NOT have me!”  Other ways of dealing with it came with time.

What took place over the next while was in realizing that besides having a positive outlook on this health challenge, I needed a plan of attack, and I needed to be tough!  That is when the idea of T.U.F.F. came into my mind as I analyzed the steps that I needed to take in order to overcome my health weakness.  Over time with determination and a positive attitude It seemed to be working!  I changed my style of eating to mostly organic and healthy foods.  I worked at walking with a focus on picking my leg up and I “talked to those muscles” that wouldn’t respond.  I kept an open mind with a prayer in y heart and promised that I would do anything my Lord would ask of me to be able to live happily with my wife Suzanne and my eight sons and family who love me.

I was the oldest of our singing group, The Osmond Brothers, the familywhen my brothers Wayne, Merrill, and Jay, and I, and then Donny, were growing up.  We were at a very young age to be on stage with a weekly national television show called The Andy Williams Show.   Later on, my sister Marie and youngest brother Jimmy also joined the group.  Our father said to us boys when we were rehearsing, that there needed to be one person in charge of the group and that I was the leader and the “boss”.  I hated being call the boss and to have to be in charge of my brothers.  They didn’t like it either but, it taught me many things about being responsible and in making sure that we all accomplished what we were sipposed to do while getting along with each other and making it fun.  There had to be order and I was in charge.  It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was also pretty tough!  Besides that, my two oldest brothers, Virl and Tom were hearing impaired or deaf and often I would hear my parents say, “Alan, go get your brothers!”

the familyI remembered when I turned nineteen and I got my orders to  report to Fort Ord, California for active infantry training or boot camp, and to be trained as a soldier in the army during the time of the Vietnam War.  I knew then that if I was going to succeed and become the best soldier I could, that I had better learn and remember all that I was taught and to do what I was supposed to do as it may someday save my life.  It was hard work and it was almost was like they were brain washing us with what was expected of us during the war.  It was so different from my civilian life and some of my fellow soldiers couldn’t take it.  Staying positive was most important while always remaining tough myself.  

I had never been away from my family like this before and for the first time I was on my own.  You know it reality hits you hard when you don’t have that support system around you of loving parents and family members who stand by your side.   Everything I did while I was in the military I tried to do well and to be the very best at it as I knew I was on my own.

The first day I was there in the army barracks, I heard more foul language and stories that I wish I had never heard.  I realized that I needed to fit in with the other guys but to always be who I was.  That night, I had a moment to prove it.  The lights in the barracks were turned off, I laid in my bunk bed in a room filled with strangers that I had never known before.  It was then that I realized that I hadn’t said my prayers of thanks to my Heavenly Father as I always do.  I always knelt down beside my bed at night and offered my prayers.  I hesitated thinking that these guys would all make fun of me and I didn’t want to stand out but to “fit in”.  Just then, it was almost like a voice within me that said, “Do you fear man. . . or do you fear God?”  I knew what I had to do and so I jumped out of my bunk and knelt down on the floor and said my prayers.  It was probably the shortest prayer I have ever said but I said it!  Before I could get back into my bunk bed I heard someone say, “Hey Osmond, say one for me!” 

The next morning I was approached by several of those “tough talking” guys that asked me what I believed and what happens to someone if they died.  With us facing this war, it was definitely on everyone’s mind and in their hearts.  It was then that I had the opportunity to teach them some gospel principles of faith in Jesus Christ and His ‘Plan of Life’ with life for all after death.  It brought several of us much closer together.

That period of time was really challenging for me

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 but I was successful and ended up receiving three basic training award trophies as a soldier.  After completing my active infantry training,  I received the highest grade on the overall testing, the highest scoring on the rifle marksmanship shooting skills test, and I was voted by all of the military training staff as The Outstanding Trainee.  I had no idea they gave trophies for doing what I did, but I got them.  The best thing that happened though was when the loudest and foulest mouth guy who became our platoon sergeant came to me before we got our orders to go to Viet Nam.  He said, “Osmond, can I talk to you?  … Alone?”  I said, “Yes”, and we went int the empty barracks. He said to me, “You really believe that there is someone up there don’t you? (Meaning that therer is a God.) I said, “Yes”.  He said, “Oh I wish I knew somebody loved me.  When I was five years old, my Dad made me go out and steal money and stuff just so I could stay at home.” (I listened and just let him talk.)  He said, “Would you teach me to pray?” I said, “Sure”, and explained a simple way to approach prayer. I then told him I would say one first to show him how, and then he could say one.  I did and then it was his turn.  He said a simple yet touching prayer and became somewhat emotional.  We stood up and he gave me a bear hug and said, “Now, I can go to “Nam”!   These were some of the experiences that I related to when I came up with a way to achieve my new challenges and goals and in being T.U.F.F.!

I come from a family heritage of school teachers and educators on my Mother’s side of the family (Olive May Davis), and a strong, driving, hard working and a ‘never give up’ style from my Father, George V. Osmond, and his side of the family whose life had always been one of hard work but with a “you can do it” attitude.  In fact, when I was doing my physical test in the army to see if we could run a mile in full battle gear in under 6:00 minutes. I was running as hard as I could and I felt like I was going to die.  I kept pushing hard and came in second place just behind a fast running athlete soldier.  the familyYou see, it was then that I had remembered my Father’s slogan “You Can Do It!” . .  … and I did!

My Mother, Olive Osmond,  who was also a theologian and knew the scriptures very well, the family
taught us about God’s plan of life.  She taught us much about gospel truths and about the beliefs of various other religions.  In knowing and understanding this, and as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Mormons) I studied and developed a burning testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ.  My mother also instilled into me her positive attitude and desire to gain as much truth and knowledge as I could by reading from the best books.  She love to read and taught us the scripture that supported her thinking like this scripture says,
“Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.  And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.” D&C 130: 18-19 

She explained to us that knowledge is more about the information of many things but that intelligence is the knowledge of those spiritual things that are eternal and that are good yesterday, today and forever.   This understanding became a guide for me to follow in deciding which books I chose to read and which movies and entertainment I would go and see and for those choices that I targeted to understand and know.  

So, when you think of something that you want to accomplish and “Target” to achieve, I hope you will ask yourself if it is a worthy goal and worth your time.  Is it something that will be long lasting and become significant enough in that it makes you a better person and which fulfills your life long dreams and ambitions as well as sets the course for your eternal existence?

the familyOne thing we all have is the “Power To Choose” ; to make decisions and choices of our own free will and choice.  Those choices that we make in life, we will be held responsible and held accountable.  This is why good principles are important in one’s life.  When lived, they will influence you in the kinds of choices and decisions you will make in your life.

Your good choices will probably take a definite amount of time and effort on your part and will  require some extensive work as well.  But that is okay!  This is why we are here in this life; to learn and to grow.  We are told that the Glory of God is intelligence and if we attain more truth and knowledge in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.  So it’s an investment in you and your future!

To summarize:

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 “As Spirit children of God, we all left our Heavenly Parents to come to this world to prove ourselves. A veil covered our momories which was necessary so we could exercise our agency to choose good or evil without our Heavenly Parents influence.  Our earthly parents gave us a body of flesh and bones and we learned the purpose for us to progress in order to have a fulness of joy. We learned that we would be deceived, choose other paths, and lose our way; that we would have trials in our lives like sickness, disappointment, pain, sorrow and death. We understood that these would be given to us for our experience and for our good and that these trials would purify us rather than defeat us. They would teach us to have endurance, patience, and charity.  (To be T.U.F.F.)

We also learned that because of our weakness, all of us except little children would sin.  We learned that a Savior would be provided for us so we could overcome our sins and overcome death with resurrection.  We learned that by placing our faith in Him, obeying His word and following His example, we would be resurrected, exalted, and become more like our Heavenly parents and live forever!   That’s when we receive a fulness of joy!  

That is God’s Plan of Life.

So… “Let’s Be T.U.F.F.” and ‘GET NOI-Z’ (Noisy) FOR GOOD because it is WORTH IT!

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Osmond Brothers and Osmonds Second Generation – A Concert For Charity

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 Osmond Brothers and Osmond Second Generation

A Concert For Charity

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It’s just been announced that the Osmond Brothers will perform on June 16 at 8 p.m. in West Jordan, with Osmonds Second Generation opening.

The two groups are performing together for the first time since 1997.

Tickets range from $10 to $20, and go on sale this Friday.

The show will be at the West Jordan Arena, 8030 South 2200 West, West Jordan.

For more information, go to www.wjconcerts.com

Also, as part of this concert series, Jo Dee Messina will perform Aug. 11, Clay Walker (with Nathan Osmond) will perform May 12, and Collin Raye will perform Sept. 29.

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Proceeds from these events will go to the Olive Osmond Perpetual Hearing Fund.

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Osmond Brothers Final Tour In The U.K.

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 My Brothers Final Tour In The U.K.

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My thoughts and prayers are with my brothers as they perform their final tour of the United Kingdom.

As you know, we started out as five brothers called the Osmond Brothers.

Myself: Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, and Donny.

Then our youngest brother, Jimmy joined us!

We then we canged our name to The Osmonds because Marie, our only sister,  joined us!

Merrill sent to me last night of them singing their closing song, “Remember Me”.  I wish I could show you.  You will be seeing it soon!

There are only three brothers performing now due to health challenges.

In behalf of Wayne and myself, we say to all of our wonderful fans . . .

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“REMEMBER ME!”

THE OSMONDS FINAL UK TOUR

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL

For over five decades The Osmond Brothers have been entertaining sold out crowds throughout the world and 2012 marks the year of their biggest ever UK Tour.

The tour will take fans on a journey through their many unforgettable hits – from classics such as “One Bad Apple”, “Down By The Lazy River”, “Let Me In” and “Love Me For A Reason” to “Crazy Horses” and “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool” – the 1972 number One from Jimmy, who has more recently appeared in London’s West End in Grease and Chicago.

 “We truly want this tour to be a great big thank you to all our fans for their love and support through the years. We’ve performed in the UK many times, but this final tour will take us all around the UK and allow us to get up close and personal with our fans – we can’t wait!” said JIMMY OSMOND.

The Osmonds are unique in their success as a band and as solo performers.  They have recorded over 200 albums, selling over 100 million copies with 59 gold and platinum recordings. They have sold out venues worldwide, breaking box office records and received countless awards; most notably in 2003 when they were honoured by the industry, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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DATE TOWN VENUE BOX OFFICE TEL.
09-Mar BRISTOL Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
10-Mar EXETER Riverside Leisure Centre 01392 221771
11-Mar PLYMOUTH ** Pavilions 0845 146 1460
13-Mar AYLESBURY ** Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7607
14-Mar WATFORD ** Colosseum 0845 075 3993
15-Mar GUILDFORD G-Live 0844 7701 797
16-Mar CROYDON ** Fairfield Halls 020 8688 9291
17-Mar TUNBRIDGE WELLS ** Assembly Halls Theatre 01892 530613
18-Mar HASTINGS White Rock Theatre 01424 462288
20-Mar MARGATE Winter Gardens 01843 296111
21-Mar IPSWICH ** Regent 01473 433100
22-Mar NORWICH ** Theatre Royal 01603 630000
23-Mar NORWICH ** Theatre Royal 01603 630000
24-Mar SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351135
25-Mar SOUTHAMPTON ** Mayflower Theatre 02380 711811
27-Mar SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn 01743 281281
28-Mar STOKE ON TRENT ** The Victoria Hall 0844 871 7649
29-Mar BIRMINGHAM ** Symphony Hall 0121 780 3333
30-Mar LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872000
31-Mar MANCHESTER ** O2 Apollo Manchester 0844 847 2277
01-Apr DONCASTER ** Dome 01302 370777
03-Apr BRADFORD ** St George’s Hall 01274 432000
04-Apr NOTTINGHAM ** Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
05-Apr SKEGNESS Embassy Theatre 0845 674 0505
06-Apr SHEFFIELD ** City Hall 01142 789789
07-Apr YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757
08-Apr BLACKPOOL ** Opera House 0844 856 1111
10-Apr LIVERPOOL ** Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
11-Apr WOLVERHAMPTON ** Civic 0870 320 7000
12-Apr MALVERN Forum Theatre 01684 892277
13-Apr SWANSEA Grand Theatre 01792 475715
14-Apr CARDIFF ** Motorpoint Arena 02920 224488
15-Apr WOKING ** New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645
17-Apr LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
18-Apr PETERBOROUGH ** Cresset 01733 265705
20-Apr GRIMSBY Auditorium 0844 871 3016
21-Apr NEWCASTLE ** City Hall 0191 261 2606
22-Apr EDINBURGH ** Usher Hall 0131 228 1155
23-Apr ABERDEEN Music Hall 01224 641122
24-Apr PERTH Concert Hall 01738 621031
25-Apr GLASGOW ** Royal Concert Hall 0141 353 8000
27-Apr NORTHAMPTON ** Derngate 01604 624811
28-Apr LONDON ** HMV Hammersmith Apollo 0844 844 4748
29-Apr DARTFORD Orchard 01322 220000
30-Apr OXFORD New Theatre 0844 847 1585
01-May HIGH WYCOMBE Swan 01494 512000
03-May CAMBRIDGE ** Corn Exchange 01223 357851
04-May READING Hexagon 0118 960 6060
05-May BRIGHTON ** Centre 0844 847 1515
06-May BOURNEMOUTH ** BIC 0844 576 3000

** Meet and Greet Packages, which include a ticket in the front rows, available at these venues

Tickets ON SALE NOW

Peterborough Cresset goes on sale September 14th.

For more info on the OSMOND BROTHERS schedule go to www.OsmondBros.com/Tours.htm

This Is A “Great And Dreadful Day”! Yes, We Are Going Home!

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We must prepare for the Second Coming of the Lord.  “If  ye are prepared, ye shall not fear!”

My brothers and I wrote an album called The Plan in 1973 and the last song on the album is “Goin’ Home” which we all will thanks to Jesus and His Great Plan of Salvation.

It will be a GREAT DAY!  All those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, will live again and be resurrected and will be Goin’ Home! . . . to those Mansions in Heaven.

Goin’ Home
(Music and Lyrics By: Alan, Wayne, and Merrill Osmond)

I’m a track star, gotta run far,
and I’m ready to go.
It’s a long, long road and I gotta make it on my own.
Everybody’s gainin’ on me,
tryin’ to slow me down.
But if I’m gonna make it,
gotta fight, fight, fight all day,
and night, and day alright!
Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
I gotta make it, gonna make it alright.
Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
If it takes me the rest of my life.
I’m a space man, from a different land,
I gotta get back home.
I’ve been gone so long
that I’m feelin’ like a useless man.
Everybody’s lookin’ at me
tryin’ to help me down.
I gotta fight, fight, fight
even though it takes another day
and night and day alright!
Oh my, why, why
is it either win or lose?
Some how, some day
I’ll never ever have to go away.
Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
I gotta make it, gonna make it alright.
Goin’ home, goin’ home, goin’ home
if it takes me the rest of my life.

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Fathers To Provide For And Protect Their Families.

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“Fathers are expected by God and His prophets not only to provide for their families but also to protect them…. M. Russell Ballard

“… On a day-to-day basis, fathers can and should help with the essential nurturing and bonding associated with feeding, playing, storytelling, loving and all the rest of the activities that make up family life.”

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That’s what my father did with us as we were growing up!

This is a picture of my father, George Osmond, at NBC Studios in Burbank just being playful with us after we finished rehearsing and taping an Andy Williams TV Show.  Left to right is me, Alan, Merrill with Wayne at the right.  Jay is in front.

We were a barbershop quartet singing in four part harmony that took a lot of work, practice, and rehearsing.  Our father was always there with us to protect, support, comfort and play with us.  We had a family of eight boys, Virl, Tom, Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Jimmy, and one sister, Marie Osmond.

In “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” Church leaders declared, “Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, to teach them to love and serve one another, to observe the commandments of God and to be law-abiding citizens wherever they live.”

Parents can experience great joy by building a strong, loving home environment and teaching gospel principles, which can help their children lead righteous, happy, and productive lives. (See 3 John 1:4.)

Just like our Mother and Father have done, parents can teach their children formally during family home evening and other family gatherings, such as daily family prayer and scripture study or at mealtimes. Teaching opportunities also come in unplanned moments as parents and children spend time working and playing together. Whatever the setting, the Lord will guide parents as they prayerfully seek to rear their children in love and righteousness.

Family Night was why we learned to sing songs and the reason to learned a song every week, so we could sing in at
Family Night!  Why we sang to earn money was to be able to help the hearing impaired like our brothers Virl and Tom and to raise enough money to send them on missions as missionaries which we did.  And regarding prayer, we never performed a show without first gathering together in a circle and saying a prayer of thanks and asking the Lord for blessing us that someone in the audience might know our love for each other and for the gospel of Jesus Christ and have the desire to know more about our Church and The Family!

Alan Osmond
For The Family