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Hi I'm Linda Sosa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single lady who is an avid animal lover with two cats. (That's at least one away from being a crazy cat lady!) I've done all kinds of animal rescue work, and have had too many fosters to count. I'm also an avid scrapbooker and am known as my family's unofficial historian. The other thing that everyone who knows me knows about me is that I'm a major Osmond fan. They've been a big part of my life since 1971, and have brought me many friends, adventures and lots of great music!

Why I am a Mormon

Why? Because I still consider investigating and joining the church to be far and away the BEST decision I ever made. What a blessing it has been in my life! As a teen infatuated with Donny Osmond, I was so impresed with his family's standards and lifestyle. My younger sister and I decided we'd try to live the standards we'd read about, and try to find out more. One day we saw a local open house advertised in the paper. We could go and Meet The Mormons in person! My parents took us and we nervously walked through the doors of the Newburgh (NY) branch of the church. We were welcomed with open arms, and treated like long lost sisters. They gave us Books of Mormon (Donny's favorite book!) and other reading material, and invited us back. We were so impressed with their friendliness. By the time we left that evening, we were wanting to be baptised just because everyone was so wonderful. (Not the best reason to be baptized, but a great reason to keep on coming back!) My wise parents slowed us down by telling us if we attended the church for a year, and got to know the doctrines better, then if we still wanted to join, they'd give their blessing. Just under a year later, they could see how much the church meant to us, and how good it was for us, so they allowed us to be baptized on March 1, 1975. That time spent waiting was time well spent, as I grew to realize the importance of gaining a testimony - a belief in what the church taught - not just in the friendliness of it's members. What a great discovery to find out I have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves me! That Jesus Christ is real, died for me and restored his gospel to help me (and of course all of us) find our way back to Heavenly Father....wow! What a blessing! I'm SO grateful to have found and embraced the gospel when I did. It's the foundation for all that I am.

How I live my faith

Today the gospel still means the world to me. I have a strong testimony of it's truthfullness and the blessings it brings. I've spent many years teaching the children in the church some of those truths, which was a blessing to me as it increased my love of the teachings of the church, as well as for the children. Not having been blessed with children of my own, it's been a joy being able to share in the lives and learning of the children in my congregations. Today I am still actively teaching in Primary, and am very involved with our congregations' different social activities. Some people may have the idea that church and religion is all serious and dour, but that's certainly not the case in our church. We love to have good clean fun. "Men are that they might have joy," is one of the teachings from the scriptures. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints brings me joy - both spiritual and temporal - every day of my life. Even amidst life's trials and challanges, it is an anchor and fortress for me. I can't imagine living without the gospel, and fortunatly don't have to. :)

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Linda Sosa
I believe this with all my heart! "By their fruits ye shall know them." Thomas S. Monson and all of our latter day prophets before him have taught doctrines of the Lord which, if followed, bring lasting happiness and peace to our lives. Everything they teach encourages us to do good, to grow and become better people, and to draw closer to Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. I know that God loves us just as much as he loved those in biblical times. We certainly need guidance today just as much, and it is a comfort to me to know we have His prophet on earth with us during these difficult times. Show more Show less