The McArthurs: Wycliffe Bible Translators Rick and Carol McArthur
Rick and Carol McArthur are members of Wycliffe Bible Translators serving in Guatemala, Central America. First Baptist has supported Carol (a member of this congregation) since 1977 when she first went to Guatemala, and continued to support Rick and Carol following their marriage in 1981.
The McArthurs have served in several different capacities over their years of service, but have been supporting Bible Translation through media for the past 20 years. Rick is the Media Coordinator for the Americas helping see that translated Scriptures are available in forms easily accessible to oral cultures. Rick works closely with three media organizations: one in Peru, one in Colombia and one in Guatemala. Many of his responsibilities involve bringing together people and organizations to produce non-print materials used in discipleship and evangelism. Carol’s responsibilities tie in more closely with the studio in Guatemala, helping give oversight to the bookkeeper, translating lessons for Deditos, a video series on Old Testament bible stories for children that is being produced by the Viña studio. The English version of the lessons will enable people for whom English is a trade language to use it as a basis for translating into other languages. Carol is also involved in doing logistics for various events.