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Son of Osmond on gospel tour

The Scotsman, UK
Oct. 20, 2004
John Innes • Wednesday October 20, 2004

The teenage son of Seventies pop idol Donny Osmond is finding it hard to win over the audience on his very own tour of Scotland.

For the past eight months Brandon Osmond, a missionary, has been knocking on doors the length and breadth of the country to preach the word of the Mormon church, and has now moved to Elgin to continue his quest.

The Mormon Church

Given that the theology and practice of the Mormon Church violates essential Christian doctrines, Mormonism does not represent historical, Biblical Christianity, is not a Christian denomination, and is not in any way part of the Christian church.

But despite sharing his fathers sparkling smile, he has discovered that not everyone is willing to succumb to the famous Osmond charm and that locals in the Highland city have been giving him the cold shoulder.

“Sometimes the door gets slammed in your face, which can be hard to take, but it comes with the territory,” he said.

“People get angry with us, but I dont put it past them. Once or twice the family name has come in handy, though. The person goes to shut the door and they see the name or the resemblance to my dad and they change their minds. Its funny.”

Brandon, 19, whose family are perhaps the worlds most famous Mormons, turned his back on the music industry and his privileged background to evangelise for the Church.

He arrived in Scotland in February and will be posted here for the next two years, living like the rest of the Churchs 100 Scottish missionaries. He has already worked in Rutherglen and Dumfries.

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