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Dave & Mary Wyrtzen - Truth Encounter
Dave & Mary were called to Midlothian Bible Church (MBC) as it's very first pastor in 1973 while students at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). For 40+ years, Dave served as the Senior/Teaching Pastor. Dave & Mary raised 4 kids at MBC and impacted the culture and foundation of the church. Through the years, Dave was also called to special speaking engagements and began the ministry Truth Encounter. As Pastor Emeritus, Dave continues to teach at Southern Bible Institute and maintains strong ties with DTS. Visit Truth Encounter online (www.truthencounter.com). Keep up with Dave on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Truth.Encounter) or Twitter (@davewyrtzen)
Arvid & Nancy Westfall - Bible translators
Arvid & Nancy Westfall served with Wycliffe Bible Translators for nearly 50 years. They worked in Guatemala, Central America with the Akateko people for the first 12 years of their ministry. During that time, they primarily worked on language and translation work. Following their time in Guatemala, they were assigned to the Wycliffe campus in Dallas. During that time, they lived in Midlothian and attended MBC. In 2001, the Westfalls moved to Minnesota, where they continued their work with Wycliffe and the Akateko Bible translation. In May 2016, the complete Akateko Bible translation was completed and a dedication service was held with the Akateko people in Guatemala in September, 2016. Arvid has officially retired from Wycliffe, however, his days of service are not completed. Moving forward, Arvid and Nancy will be working with the K'iche church in Quiacuix to translate the New Testament for over 100,000 people.