Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Joys and struggles / Osmonds to share how their faith in Christ helps them battle MS

OGDEN -- A special activity this year in recognition of the 75th anniversary of Ogden Pioneer Days is a community interfaith devotional.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. July 19 at the Ogden Tabernacle, 2133 Washington Blvd,, will feature Alan Osmond and his sons, David, Scott, Jon, Doug, Michael, Nathan, Alex and Tyler, who perform as David Osmond and the Second Generation.

The event is possible because Alan and Suzanne Osmond will be in town to serve as grand marshals for the parade.

David Osmond and the Osmonds ¬�-- The Second Generation will perform in a concert the night before the devotional and will sing the National Anthem at the rodeo July 24.

The event, titled "Overcoming Adversity through Jesus Christ and His Atonement," will include talks by both Alan and David Osmond, and musical tributes, including original music by David Osmond.

"Both Alan and David Osmond battle multiple sclerosis," said Jana Rae Shaw, Ogden Pioneer Days community involvement director. "They have a message to share about daily overcoming adversity."

Shaw said the message of hope and overcoming hardship is one that people of all faiths will find beneficial.

"The Osmonds will honor our diversity as we seek to live out a common voice in response to human suffering," Shaw said.

"It is a universal message of hope for all, no matter the individual circumstance. We welcome and invite everyone to be part of this community gathering."

According to the family's biographical material, Alan Osmond, the oldest of the performing Osmond brothers, has performed all over the world. David Osmond has played to sold-out stadiums and arenas in the United States, Europe and Asia and most recently appeared on American Idol.


1 comment:

carolyne b said...

Is there anyway to hear or see Brother Osmonds talk on overcoming adversery and the atonement of christ. I am a big believer in the Atonement and have seen how Christs life and death has helped me be a better member of the church.