Five years ago, Sister Amy A. Wright was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. The only way her family made it through her aggressive treatments, she said, was by focusing on the Savior Jesus Christ.
“When it was all about me, the world became a really dark place,” she recalled. “But when my focus turned outward, when I would strive to serve others and walk the way Christ walked, there was light and joy, even during the greatest pain and suffering.”
Sister Wright described her battle with cancer as a “polishing and refining experience”—one that was “uniquely tailored” to help her come to know the Savior in a deeply personal way. It also taught her that additional strength comes in seeking to learn and understand others’ diverse challenges.
“We all serve in different parts of the Lord’s vineyard at different times in our life. But it’s the same vineyard with the same Master,” she said.
“Our hope is also the same, which is eternal life and exaltation. That’s what we desire for all of these precious little children, that the Savior will be part of their journey, and that they will return home to Him.”
Amy Eileen Anderson Wright was born on January 6, 1972, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, to Robert and Joy Anderson. She married James McConkie Wright in 1994 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have three children.
Sister Wright graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Utah in 1998. She has worked as a reading tutor and office manager and was a Parent Teacher Association volunteer. Recently she assisted with marketing and advertising for a dental office.
Sister Wright has served on the Young Women general advisory council since 2018. Previous callings include stake and ward Primary president, counselor in a ward Primary presidency, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and Cub Scout leader.