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Hi I'm Ben Wright

I am a fifth generation Arizonan. I am an Allergist and a Clinical Immunologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pediatrician currently pursuing a fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology. I am the oldest of ten children and my wife and I have four beautiful children of our own. I love to read and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of faithful members of the church and was taught the precepts of the gospel of Jesus Christ from an early age. When I began my teenage years, however, I decided I needed to gain my own testimony of the church. I read the Book of Mormon and asked God if it was true. I prayed for several weeks without a definitive answer. Then, I attended the baptismal service of a friend who had been waiting to become a member of the church for several years. She had accepted the church rather quickly, but her parents requested she wait until she turned eighteen prior to being baptized. After the ordinance was complete, she shared a simple testimony of the Savior and the church. As I listened to her speak, I felt a burning sensation within me and recognized this prompting as an answer to my own prayers. Since that time, I have had many experiences that have strengthened my testimony that God has restored His church on the earth today. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we are encouraged to live our religion and seek personal revelation from God through prayer. I am grateful to belong to a church where there is priesthood authority to perform sacred ordinances that will enable me return to God's presence with my family.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a secretary to the presidency in one of the men's groups in our church. Our organization focuses of ensuring the temporal and spiritual well being of the members in our congregation. As a secretary, I am responsible for preparing agenda's for presidency meetings, recording visits to member's homes, tracking attendance and assisting the presidency with their duties.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Ben Wright
Simply put, missionaries serve on their own dime. Young men in the church are encouraged to begin saving for a mission at an early age. I started working and saving when I was fourteen. By the time I was nineteen, I had earned enough to pay for the two years I would serve as a missionary in Bolivia. Due to large variances in the cost of living in missions around the world, the church does administer a missionary fund so that each missionary contributes an equal amount to the general fund, regardless of place they are called to serve. Show more Show less