As a result of one of a courses NMS ran in Qinghai, the church in HuangYuan decided to clean the Qingshui river of rubbish, and that way be able to show Christ’s love in a very practical way and also help to protect God’s creation.
Over the course of four months, the 16 kilometer (10 miles) long Qingshui river has been fully cleared of rubbish. When NMS Ole Jacob and Tom from NMS arrived in June the river looked like a landfill. Both banks of the river and the river itself were covered in rubbish and plastic, and sundry products were floating in the water.
A major effort was initiated to clear the river, with 20 Church volunteers working hard for months to transform the river, removing endless truckloads of rubbish. Through hard manual labour the river has been cleaned up all the way to its source. The water now looks as clear as bottled water, and the water is actually drinkable.