Adachi ward (足立区) is the 5th largest ward in Tokyo. Surrounded by 7 rivers, it is an agricultural area with many farmers as wells as factories for their industry. The population is 645,000 with a total of 27 churches to reach out to the hurting and lost. Crime is more prevalent here due in part to its large population.
Pray for the churches and believers in this ward to not grow weary, but to trust in Him and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ boldly!
Katsushika ward (葛飾区) is the 9th largest ward with 432,000 people living in its borders. There are only 15 churches in this ward to reach the lost. It also has the 4th largest demographic of elderly people over 65 years old. The demographic of 0 -14 year olds in Katsushika Ku is also 4th in Japan, however the “in-betweeners” are much fewer. It is a ward that very much resembles the ‘good old days’ and change does not come easily.
Pray for the hearts of the young and the elderly to love one another and serve one another, not out of honor or duty, but because of the great grace of Jesus Christ towards all of them!