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Marie Osmond Pens Letter to Recently Returned Missionary Son

by | Jan. 06, 2020

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Marie Osmond is not only known worldwide for her musical talent but is also known for her faith as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints. Osmond shares a special “Sunday Message” every week on her Facebook page that shares a portion of her beliefs.

This past week, Osmond’s “Sunday Message” was a letter addressed to her son. Osmond’s son, Matthew, returned home from his mission on New Year’s Day. Matthew served the people of Michigan for the duration of his mission .

The letter begins by Osmond expressing the joy that she felt when she saw her son for the first time in two years and the transformation of her son from a boy to a man. Osmond continues that she is proud of her son for setting aside time to “serve other people and most importantly, develop a deeper relationship with [his] Savior.”

Matthew returned home from his mission and two days later left for college. Although Matthew’s time home was short lived, Osmond does not express any sadness—only enthusiasm for what is to come. Osmond speaks about how hearing the mission stories of her son inspire her to want to be a better person. She believes that we are all on a mission to help each other.

“We are our Savior’s hands and He wants us to help each other,” Osmond writes. “The Savior said, ‘By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13:35).”

She then references a quote by President Russell M. Nelson that urges all of us to lend service to any who have lost their way.

Osmond encourages her son and readers to emulate Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by serving others and being selfless.

She concludes the letter with a quote that she believes to be the best way to live: “Live your life in such a way that people who know you, but don’t know Christ, will want to know Christ because they know you.”

Read Marie Osmond’s original post:

Lead image from Marie Osmond’s Facebook post.

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Greyson Gurley

A Georgia native, Greyson Gurley is the current editorial intern for LDS Living. She is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English and was a member of the badminton club. Her life goals include actually learning French, saving the environment, and finding the perfect chocolate croissant.

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