Bryan Thomas Arnold

Bryan Thomas Arnold returned from his mission in the Dominican Republic.

Bryan Thomas Arnold returns today from the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo East Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after two years of service.

Arnold is the son of Dr. David and Georgia Arnold of Kittitas. Dr. Arnold is a well-known Cle Elum pharmacist.

Although the official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, Dominican Spanish is its own distinct dialect with a variety of slangs and pronunciations different than other Spanish countries.

According to churchofjesuschrist.org, “The first Dominican members were converted while living in the United States. They returned to the Dominican Republic in 1978, and (LDS) missionaries arrived the same year. In one year, more than 350 converts joined the Church.” Today the Church reports 196 congregations and over 138,500 in the Republic.

Arnold will report on his experiences in the Dominican Republic to church members, friends, and family at a service 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 in the Magnolia Street Chapel, 818 S. Magnolia St., Ellensburg (Kittitas Highway). Visitors are always welcome to attend.

Arnold played KHS football, basketball — his senior year the basketball team took the state championship. His team was his extended family who he loves and made many memories with them.

He will attend BYU Idaho directly after his return from the Dominica Republic. He plans to pursue a career as a pharmacist.

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