Transformation Tips

Delbert W. Baker

is vice-chancellor of the Adventist University of Africa near Nairobi, Kenya.

​Christmas at the South Pole

On Christmas Day 2008 I was stranded at the South Pole (SP). As I look back, it seems more like a dream than an actual event.

At the time, I was president of Oakwood University (OU) in the midst of a Running for Scholarships program. I would complete a marathon, then alumni, friends, and businesses supportive of OU and Christian education would donate money to the scholarship fund. The ultimate objective was to accomplish a “Grand Slam”: running a 26.2-mile (42-kilometer) marathon on each of the seven continents and the North Pole. The North Pole is not a continent but a huge ice mass that exists some three months out of the year. After almost three …

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