What can I say about myself.

It is with great humility and love for God that I can say I am first and foremost a child of the King.  God loved me enough to send His Son, Jesus, to die for me so that I would not have to pay the penalty for my sins.  Thank you God!  And through my faith in Christ, I am an heir to the riches of Heaven, a brother to my Lord Jesus.

So I know that this life is a little dot in the expanse of Eternity.  But I also know that what I do in this short life will make a difference for eternity.  And so I have dedicated the majority of my life to knowing and serving my Lord.  From the time I was 19 until now, I have either been in theological training, pastoral work, or in mission work somewhere in the world.

It has been my privilege to serve my Lord in five churches throughout North America, to learn enough about my God to earn me three degrees, and to be engaged in first hand mission work in ten countries and to visit sixteen more.  The only continent I have not stepped on is Antarctica.  (And no, that is not on my “Bucket List”.)

My most enduring passion has been for Bible translation.  I heard about it when I was 14, saw it first hand when I was 16, began my preparations in my 20’s, finished the training in my 30’s, and since 1997 have been very active with Pioneer Bible Translators.  I have lived in remote villages, and in huge cities overseas.  I have done Bible translation, trained others to do translation, and now do the consultant checking work on translations.  And all of this has been for the advance of the Kingdom.

For some time, my family and friends have been asking me to “write my story down”.  I have resisted up until now, feeling that would be a form of pride and self-aggrandization.  But it seems that now is the time to start writing down my story, at least in small installments.  My prayer is that all who read this blog will laugh, cry, be encouraged and be challenged.  But above all, I pray that my God will receive all the credit and the honor through what I will write.

To Him be all the glory!

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 13:02:18

    I will be reading – thanks for writing!


  2. Ian Stacy
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 12:28:02

    Dear Norm (and Jill)
    I have read with interest some of your blog and this “About” posting.
    I have to say that I am sorry that I won’t be able to call in and visit you while youi are in Brisbane.
    Be assured of our prayers, travel safely and arrive well.
    The Lord be with you,


  3. Gerald P. Chubb
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 05:54:05

    For those who do not know Norm, it is an amazing and remarkable blessing to watch this man in action, as husband, father, and missionary. He was my teacher when I finally decided to learn more about the organization for which he travels and works: Pioneer Bible Translators. It does not take very long to understand and appreciate the man’s brilliance: knowledge, expertise, and capability. It takes a little longer to really get to know the whole person. So what you read in what he writes is an invaluable opportunity to hear a man of God in His walk with His Lord and Savior. Let me assure you then, he IS the real deal! I love and respect this man, having watched his struggles while knowing his accomplishments. I tell you, as I already told him, it is an honor and a privilege to pray for him and his family. I encourage everyone who does read his blog to learn as he has the joy of being obedient to the Gospel message, living to the Glory of God. God bless!


    • Norm Weatherhead
      Jun 12, 2011 @ 16:05:43

      Thank you Jerry. I am honored and humbled by your kind words. In all that I do, I simply seek to honor my God and the Lord Jesus Christ. I was loved enough that Jesus died for me. Now I offer back my life in submission to Him, and that is both a privilege and a joy that makes life worth living, and provides a story worth telling. May all my readers be blessed to know my Lord and King as I have come to learn of Him. And I pray that the articles I write may help in bringing other close to the God whom I love.

      Giving honor to God in all I do,

      Norm Weatherhead


  4. Judy Chaffin
    Dec 26, 2011 @ 16:19:29

    Hi Norm,
    I’ve been following along with your blog for a short while now, and have been blessed by it. Your sincere faith and humility come shining through in your dedication to your work with PBT and your loving relationship with our Lord and Saviour. Our little rural church has “followed” you & Jill for a number of years now, and God willing, we will continue to do what we can. Your personal visits to our church have been encouraging. God bless you & yours!


    • Norm Weatherhead
      Dec 28, 2011 @ 08:26:51

      Thank you Judy for your very kind words. I’m so glad to know that my articles have been a blessing to you. That is my desire, to be used by God to bring honor to Him, and to encourage others in their faith.


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