Population 1,260,000 (UA)
Named in honour of Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, queen consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for a freely settled British province in Australia. Colonel William Light, one of Adelaide's founding fathers, designed the city and chose its location close to the River Torrens in the area originally inhabited by the Kaurna people.
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Adelaide is noted for its many festivals and sporting events, its food, wine and culture, its long beachfronts, and its large defence and manufacturing sectors. As South Australia's seat of government and commercial centre, Adelaide is the site of many governmental and financial institutions. It ranks highly in terms of liveability, being listed in the Top 10 of The Economist's World's Most Liveable Cities index in 2010 and being ranked the most liveable city in Australia by the Property Council of Australia in 2012.
Pray for an increase of staff to get on board with this vision and for new connections with other ministries already functioning in Adelaide.
Pray that the base will hear from God his strategies and receive a deeper love for the city he has placed them in.
Pray that the staff will be able to build friendships with the people of the city.