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Hi I'm Ottley Wright

I love my family, I love my music, and I love my life. My motto is work hard, chill hard and dude...I'm totally a Mormon.

About Me

Yo yo yo, what's good? I'm currently serving a full-time mission in the 208...also known as the Idaho Boise Mission. I was born in the beautiful and exotic land of Samoa. I was born of goodly parents who taught me the Gospel at an early age.My family means everything to me and they provide me with so much joy and happiness. Everyone back home can testify that I'm such a Mamma's Boy....and guess what? I ain't even mad. Ever since I was a child I have been heavily involved in sports. I really enjoy basketball, volleyball, rugby and football. I love the competitive and social aspect of sports. However, as I entered high school I soon began to take a great interest music. Music has always been a big part of my life. I love all genres and forms of music. I like reggae, indie/folk, and electronic dance music. I currently play the guitar and ukulele but I'd like to learn piano when I go back home. Towards the end of high school I picked up DJing. I was so intrigued by the art of mixing songs. As I continued to DJ I decided I wanted to produce my own music. I eventually began producing hip-hop and electronic dance music. I started out producing remixes and eventually began some original tracks. I also began DJing smaller clubs prior to my mission. But yeah...that's me! When I return home from my mission you'll most likely find me listening to music, carving pavement with my long board, or wasting time staring at the stars. Be chill my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been born into an LDS household, naturally, I was baptized when I was the ripe age of eight. As a result, I rode on the testimonies and faith of my parents. The Church was always something that I took for granted. However, It wasn't until I was in high school that I was able to see what a blessing the Church was and It wasn't until then that I was truly converted. I have seen what happens to a person who lacks the restored Gospel in their life. I have seen the sadness and misery that comes with the absence of God. On the flip side, I have seen what happens when people discover the Gospel restored by Joseph Smith and the happiness it brings them. I have received confirmation from the Holy Ghost that this Gospel is true. The experiences I have had on my mission have only solidified my testimony that this is Jesus Christ church restored to the Earth. I have no doubt in my mind that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the fullness of the Gospel. After everything I have experience as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I would be a fool to ever doubt it's truthfulness...for real though, it's true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith all day, everyday....from the moment I wake up to the moment my head hits the pillow. As a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I devote every hour to living my faith to the best of my abilities. Now that ain't always easy because I'm a man of many imperfections but I truly do my best. I pray several times a day in an attempt to maintain a strong connection with my Father in Heaven. I've really gained a testimony of prayer on my mission. I have also really acquired a taste for scripture study as well and as a result I try to do it as often as I can. There's so much knowledge contained in the scriptures and I want it all now! As I go about my day, I always try to exemplify Christ-like attributes and look for ways to help others. I strive to live the commandments to the best of my abilities.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Ottley Wright
Joseph Smith is considered the founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, however, a more correct answer would be our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1820, Joseph Smith inquired of God as to which denomination he should join. As a result of Joseph Smith's faithful prayer, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him and gave him the task of restoring the Church that Christ himself had established during the meridian of time. When I think of a restoration, I think of a car. When you restore a car you don't create a new car, you just make an old car new again. This concept can be applied to Joseph Smith and the Restoration. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Ottley Wright
God has given His children the sacred power to procreate. Since our Father in Heaven has given us the sacred responsibility of bringing children into the world, we must use this power responsibly. We must refrain from having sexual relations before marriage and after we are married we must only have sexual relations with our spouse. The law of chastity also includes avoiding pornography and masturbation. The purpose of the law of chastity is to bless our families. When we abide by the law of chastity and follow God's plan for reserving sexual relations for marriage, our families are blessed. Keeping the law of chastity creates trust between spouses and deepens married love. Show more Show less

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

Ottley Wright
Our Father in Heaven has always chosen prophets to lead and guide his children. We learn in the Old Testament through the prophet Amos that "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." It is no different today than it was during the days of Moses. We still need God's guidance in today's modern society. The Bible and the Book of Mormon contain the words of God as written by ancient prophets, however, the world has changed a great deal since these books were written which is why we need a modern day prophet. I take great comfort to know that we are still able to receive divine guidance through a living prophet chosen by God. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Ottley Wright
When we observe the word Christian we notice that the root word is Christ. A Christian is anyone who chooses to follow Jesus Christ. The official name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Book of Mormon is considered another testament of Jesus Christ. Mormons are very much Christians. We accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We believe that Jesus Christ atoned for the sins of all man kind and that He broke the bands of death and was resurrected. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ, we pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is literally the cornerstone of our church. As members of His church we constantly strive to follow in His footsteps and to say do what He Himself would do. So yes.....Mormons are definitely Christians. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Ottley Wright
The priesthood is the permission and authority to act in the name of God. The priesthood is an eternal principle and has always existed. Every prophet from the days of Adam until now has held the priesthood. We cannot carry out the purposes of God without his authority. Only a police officer has the authority to pull someone over and write them a ticket. This analogy can be applied to the priesthood. When Christ was on the earth, He used the priesthood to organize His church and to perform miracles. When He organized His church He gave His apostles the priesthood so they too could preach the gospel and baptize people. When Christ was crucified and His apostles were killed the priesthood was temporarily taken off the earth. For a long time, people attempted to carry out the purposes of God without His priesthood. As a result, there was much corruption and countless denominations were created. Through Joseph Smith, the priesthood was restored to the earth! You best believe it! Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Ottley Wright
Tithing is not a new ecclesiastical law. The principle of tithing has existed for a long time and we can see an example of tithing in the Old Testament, specifically the Book of Malachi. In Malachi 3: 8-10, the prophet says: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it." From the Bible and the Book of Mormon, we learn that tithing is not only a commandment given by God but that we also receive blessings for keeping it. It takes faith to pay tithing, not money. We demonstrate our faith by keeping his commandments and when we do we are blessed. Tithing not only allows us to show our faith but the money is used to help people around the world who are underprivileged as well as to build Temples and meeting houses. It's a win win situation! Show more Show less