The Cities of Campus Target
The first city that Campus Target sent a team to, this medium sized (for Asia) city of about 11 million people holds a special place in a lot of our hearts. Known for excellent and very spicy cuisine, we love to test the endurance of our taste buds when we eat out with friends.
The climate is a mix of temperatures similar to Charlotte, NC and the weather of Seattle, WA. Think hot summers, wet falls and springs, and damp foggy winters. C-town gets less sun each year than London, and that’s not much at all. But somehow it still wins our hearts!
The people are of C-town are laid back and life-loving. Polite and generally helpful, they still smirk at our pronunciation, but are willing to help if the city-wide bus system becomes confusing. We are currently reaching four university campuses in C-town!
Teams in C-town are known for excessive laughter, a friendly yet competitive nature, and having strong stomachs!
Our second city is known for its more temperate weather, sunnier skies, and ethic diversity. Home to many minority groups, as well as a noticeable foreign population, this city of about 7 million is the most traditional feeling of the three we are currently reaching.
Elevated off of the plains, the weather in winter is dry with lows usually in the 40s and January highs averaging in the 60s. Not bad, huh? Spring and fall see some monsoon rains, with temperatures normally in the high 70s.
We have felt a strong spiritual resistance in this city, and prayer is central, as it is in all the cities, in our efforts to reach the students. Working on three different campuses, we are believing for significant breakthrough this year!
Known for their tenacity, adventurous natures, and being tight-knit the K-town team is a solid foundation for change!
Our newest addition to the family, G-town is also the largest city of the three, with an estimated 13+ million people. Or about the size of Los Angeles. This is by far the most westernized city we’re in, evidenced by its subway system which our team uses extensively to get around. Home to many top universities, one multi-campus area is home to about 200,000 students. Our first year in G-town the team of 20 workers saw about 50 new believers added to the family before Christmas!
The weather is generally HOT and HUMID. Something like the weather in Tampa, FL– except with a lot more rain. Nearly 170 inches each year.
The local people are gentle and soft-spoken– although they are not necessarily quiet and love to to have lively discussions over morning tea. The food in G-town tends to be lighter both in taste and feel. Through the sprawling city which is crisscrossed by several rivers. There are also several large city parks.
The G-town team is know for its creative vibe, ability to win almost any group game, and a tolerance for large crowds!