09 August, 2016

Japan Harvest prayer email

Our most recent issue to come out. Hopefully
I'll be holding Summer's in my hands before
the end of this month.
Below is an email I sent out yesterday. I thought you might like to see it, maybe even add us to your prayer time?

Thank you for praying in the last couple of months.

Here are some up-to-date prayer points for the Japan Harvest magazine.


  • The Spring issue (Future of Japan) came out out at the end of July.
  • The Summer issue (Reaching the Youth of Japan) is on track to be out in August, the first time in three years that an issue has come out in the season it’s named for! Praise God.
  • Six of our magazine team will get together for a planning meeting this week (11th) with three other team members joining us via Skype at various times.
  • August is a time for vacations/holidays. Many of our team has been able to take a break.
  • For our planning meeting on August 11. That we’ll would get to know one another better (crucial in a team like ours that rarely meets), communicate well, and make good decisions for the future.
  • The Summer issue is coming out on time, but we still need to sort out better processes for the future so that we can continue to maintain both timeliness and quality. Pray for wisdom and diligence by each team member.
  • For good relationships with advertisers. The Summer issue has had an advertiser withdraw their ad due to complications with timing and a change of company product/name. Advertisers help the magazine stay afloat. Pray for good relationships and for our advertising director, Atsuko Tateishi.
  • Pray for wisdom for me as I lead this diverse, geographically dispersed team.
  • For good communication with writers, the writer-editor relationship can be difficult if not handled with godliness on both sides.
  • For our Executive Editor as he strives to get a team together so that the magazine will be complemented by many other digital resources.
  • Our goal is to encourage, inspire, and equip the members of the JEMA community. This magazine is the official publication of the Japan Evangelical Missionary Association (JEMA). Pray that we'll serve the community well.

Our current Japan Harvest team:

Executive Editor: Gary Bauman
Managing Editor: Wendy Marshall
Art Director, Production Editor (Designer): Greg Corey
Assistant designers: Meg Willis, Karen Ellrick
Associate Editors: Rachel Hughes, Simon Pleasants
Editorial Assistant: Jennifer Bello
Advertising Director: Atsuko Tateishi
Fact Checker: Georgia Anderson
Proofreader: Ken Reddington
Administrative Assistants: Atsuko Tateishi, Ai Nightingale, Kaori Cooke, Yuka Oguro.
Translators for our News section: Tomoko Kato, Hiromi Kiuchi, Atsuko Tateishi, Grace Koshino, Mie Takatsuji.

Thank you for your continuing prayers.

Please pass this along to others who might be interested in praying for the ministry of Japan Harvest.

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