“Hola! My name is Amy Mari Osorio and I am 23 years young. I was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on February 15th, 1995. I took a break from college for a while to work and help at home. I am the lead pianist & one of the worshippers at my church, a full time assistant store manager at ALDO and this Fall I will continue pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Theology & Apologetics. I enjoy reading (a lot), eating (I mean, who doesn’t?), and traveling. I desire to do missions often down the road, of course if God wills me to. I am fascinated of the idea of being in the streets in a place I know nothing of professing my love for Jesus. That’s a little bit about me but I truly want to tell you a lot about God.
I was about 5 or 6, from what I recall, when I started going to church with my mom. Very Pentecostal and very alive & upbeat. I loved church as a kid. As I entered my teens though, there was a lot of pressure on me; even though I was in church and a leader in the youth, I still listened to worldly music so I was a completely different person in and outside of church. There’s an immense difference between religion and relationship; I was just a religious teen in church, I never truly knew what it was to have a genuine relationship with God. I didn’t even know who He was, I was only digesting the information the adults handed down to me. When I turned 17, my parents decided to not continue assisting the church we were members at and I was truly broken and confused seeing as my dad quickly turned to drinking and became verbally abusive towards us. I didn’t hesitate to question God; my parents were the 2 people I looked up to and could count on for everything... why did He allow this to happen to our family? I quickly learned that humans are not God; I understood that people were bound to fail me while simultaneously comprehending they aren’t perfect, the same way I make mistakes and disappoint and am imperfect. It was the toughest 2 years for my family and I because out of that bad influence surfaced a weakness in me to fall into peer pressure, and so I would go out to dance with my “friends” all night and started taking an interest in drinking & smoking because it was the “cool thing to do.” Even while partaking in those activities, the Holy Spirit convicted me constantly reminding me that the world wasn’t where I belonged. Fast forward to age 19, I reconciled with the Lord and vowed to dedicate my life to Him in every way possible. I am going to be raw and honest here, it has been a tough 3-4 years; there have been more seasons of despair and loss of hope than seasons of “happiness.” Nevertheless, there is joy in sorrow, there is joy in the trial because Jesus is always in the midst of the storm working for our good. The Bible tells us in 2 Timothy 3:12 that those who desire to live a godly life will in fact have to endure persecution, and persecuted in every way is what I have been the past few years. I can’t count how many times I’ve wanted to give up, wanted to throw the towel but Abba pulled at my heart those many times letting me know that this world is not my home. That even if I have to endure persecution and possible death, it is all for the cause of Christ. I look back now and realize just how necessary those seasons were in my life. This borrowed body is not my own; God was making me uncomfortable in the world to be comfortable in Him. I live in constant awe of His mercy, grace and love; there are times I just look up to the sky and get teary-eyed at the thought of my Creator, One who is intangible but has left us physical attributes to attest to His existence. Through my experience the last 5 years, I can say I am more in love with God now than I’ve ever been. I believe in the resurrecting power of Christ and I know its alive in me. I pray to encourage others to repentance and reconciliation with the Lord; I pray God through me inspires others to dwell in the Word and then spread that Good News to every ear around the world.
What does WOMEN+WORDS mean to you?
WOMEN+WORDS to me entails women of the faith stepping forward with bravery to voice the greatness God has done in their lives through words
Our book of Proverbs is the power of WISDOM. What wisdom would you love to share?
Proverbs 28:13, “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”
In the Bible, who or what book inspires you?
The person who inspires me the most is definitely Paul and my favorite book(s) in the Bible, tough decision, is a cross between Romans and Acts .
Favorite scripture at the moment:
“If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny who He is.” 2 Timothy 2:13
Favorite worship artist: Anthony Evans
A time to worship. Listen to Amy's favorite song at the moment: