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Jean and Jonathan: Worlds Apart, Brothers in Christ

Fri, Aug 31, 2012

Countries, News, United Kingdom

Westfield House is in Cambridge, England. Photo: Ben Harris

Rev. Jonathon and Deaconess Rachel Mumme serve at Westfield House. The following is a story from their newsletter, Westfield Windows, Sept. 2012. 

Westfield House enjoyed an international student community this past year, with students from Ghana, Madagascar, India, South Africa, the United States, and Mexico. Jean and Jonathan
were part of that international group. Jean comes to Westfield House from Madagascar and has now completed his second year, having spent one year improving his English (French is his first academic language). Jonathan is a student from India on a one year study-abroad programme at the beginning of his seminary education. Both are training to be pastors in their respective home countries; Jean will complete his entire theological education at Westfield House, whereas Jonathan now returns to India where he will continue his studies at Concordia Seminary in Nagercoil.

This past May, Jean attained a Certificate of Higher Education in Theology, which will allow him to return to Cambridge in the fall and pursue a Bachelor of Divinity degree over the next two
years through the University of London. Jonathan also successfully sat exams through the University of London in Christian Doctrine, Philosophy of Religion, and Introduction to the Old Testament.

Westfield House feels privileged to have had Jean and Jonathan on our campus the past academic year. We look forward to seeing Jean again in September, and wish God’s blessings to Jonathan as he begins a new year of studies in Nagercoil!

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod partners with seminaries all over the world to train and equip pastors, evangelists and lay leaders for ministry. Westfield House in Cambridge, England is one of seven theological institutions that the LCMS partners with in Eurasia. The India Evangelical Lutheran Church, our partner in India, operates the seminary in Nagercoil.

A Westfield House alumnus, Rev. Roger Jones, was recently selected as the new president of LCMS’ partner church in France, the Evangelical Lutheran Church—Synod of France.

  • Learn more about the LCMS and its worldwide initiatives.
  • Learn about the work and pray for Rev. Drs. Jonathan and Deaconess Rachel Mumme.

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