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Hi I'm Brent Thomas

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife jokes that I am a "jack of all trades". I have worked repairing computers, I ran a computer liquidation business, I worked as a carpenter, a river raft guide, a painter, a general contractor. I have run several small businesses. When the housing bubble burst, so did my contracting business and all of our savings. Currently I am a full time student working on a degree in nursing. I met my wife 14 years ago and after some persuasion, she agreed to marry me. We have been blessed with 4 children, 3 boys and one princess. I love to work with my hands and to fix things. I also love the outdoors. Back when I had disposable income, I enjoyed competition pistol shooting, something that I hope to do with my boys as they grow older. In 2010 I was diagnosed with male breast cancer. I was fortunate to have caught it early. The mastectomy went well and showed no signs of the tumor spreading. I am currently cancer free.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a large mormon home with good parents. I grew up believing that what I was being taught was true. It wasn't until I became a teenager that I began to question everything (most do, right?). I could say that I had "read" the Book of Mormon without actually "reading" the book. Does that make sense? It wasn't until I took the time to actually read the entire book for me that I realized it is true. I have a vivid memory of the night I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if it was true. I was blessed with a peaceful feeling for the rest of the day. It was indescribable. There have been many times since that I have felt that same peace. The day I was married, the birth of my children, and each time I seek answers through prayer or studying the scriptures.

How I live my faith

Like any follower of Christ, I try to do my best each day. Many times I fall short of His example, but as I get older I'm getting better at it. I figure I will be near perfect on my 347th birthday, give or take a year. :) If only we had that long to smooth off the rough edges! I have had the pleasure of working with the young men in our area in cub scouts and scouting. One of my most difficult jobs in the church was to work with all of the men, preparing lessons for sunday and helping out families whenever needed. Currently I teach sunday school to the 6 & 7 year old children. It is a lot of fun teaching that age group (I think it's because we are on the same wavelength).