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Run: the 2016 New Year’s Marathon & Beach Cleanup Event

Christian Gospel Mission went to Hualien Beach for a beach cleanup

Taiwan Christian Gospel Mission received the New Year by holding “RUN,” the 2016 New Year’s marathon and beach cleanup event, which gathered together college youth to actively participate in loving their land through meaningful social work.


“RUN,” short for “Raise Your Nation,” is a New Year’s marathon and beach cleanup event which Gospel Mission sponsored to encourage students to adopt the habit of exercising in the morning, elevating the vision of their thoughts and living a healthy lifestyle both of the body and mind. Under the slight stirrings of the cool ocean breeze, and with their sleeves rolled up and backs bent, university students went along the coastline to pick up garbage. After an hour of beach-cleaning, the amount of garbage collected was an impressive sight. The students on-site responded to the event by encouraging tourists to have public moral for environmental protection and to engage in maintaining the beauty of Hualien.


Gospel Mission has, for many years, placed importance on the leisure activities and health of youth. So during the New Year’s holidays, Gospel Mission attentively prepared road running races, beach cleanups, Taroko National Park camping activities and other outdoor activities to encourage youth to venture outdoors and care about the society. Additionally, Gospel Mission urged youngsters to cultivate a proper and healthy lifestyle by developing a healthy body.


In a generation where “speed replaces depth,” Gospel Mission promotes a series of programs such as sports, medical, environmental protection, concerts and youth care programs in cities throughout Taiwan, in hopes of raising youth to take on Jesus Christ’s attitudes of love and peace. Gospel Mission also seeks to inject a stream of kind, healthy and positive energy by expanding one’s view from an individual perspective to that of a culture and nation.

Referenced: from Keng Sheng News, reported by Po-lin Li