Monday, 2 April 2012

SDA President Visits Baraton

President Ted N. C. Wilson...He and his wife, Rae Lee visits Baraton.
Profile: Ted N. C. Wilson, a former vice president  of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Church, the son of a former church president Neal C. Wilson, was elected to serve as the new president of the General Conference of Seventh Day Adventists a once Protestant denomination in June, 2010. Neal C. Wilson, served as President of the General Conference from 1979 to 1990.
Wilson replaces Jan Paulson who has been serving as General Conference President since 1999.
Pastor Wilson began his church career as a pastor in 1974 in the Greater New York Conference. He married Nancy Louise Vollmer Wilson, a physical therapist, in 1975. The couple has three daughters--Emilie Louise, married to Pastor Kameron DeVasher; Elizabeth Esther, married to Pastor David Wright; and Catherine Anne, married to Dr. Robert Renck--and five wonderful grandchildren.
Pastor Wilson served as an assistant director and then director of Metropolitan Ministries in New York from 1976 to 1981. He went on to serve in the church's then Africa-Indian Ocean Division, based in Abidjan, CĂ´te d'Ivoire, until 1990. There he served as a departmental director and later as executive secretary.
Following his post in West Africa, he served for two years at the church's world headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States, as an associate secretary. He went on to accept the position of president of the church's Euro-Asia Division in Moscow, Russia, which he held from 1992 to 1996. Pastor Wilson returned to the United States to serve as president of the Review and Herald Publishing Association in Hagerstown, Maryland, until his election as a General Conference vice president in 2000.
An ordained minister, Pastor Wilson holds a doctoral degree in religious education from New York University, a master of divinity degree from Andrews University, and a master of science degree in public health from Loma Linda University's School of Public Health. In addition to English, he speaks French and some Russian. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a family of 17 million believers worldwide.

The President Leads by Planting a Tree in front of the University Library before being led to the field for an exciting event that saw people like Kip Keino, byname of Hezekiah Kipchoge Keino among other guests visit the Institution.
The Wife to the President Rae Lee, plants a Tree assisted by the University Administrators. For Rae, she said this was her first time to visit Baraton. 
   
Next to the Vice Chancellor is former cabinet Minister Hon. Nicholas arap Biwott  a Kenyan businessman, politician and philanthropist. Biwott has served as a civil servant, Member of Parliament and government minister, during which time he has held eight senior ministerial positions, worked alongside Kenya’s first three presidents – Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki – and with many significant public figures in post independence Kenya, including Bruce McKenzie and Tom Mboya. During Moi's presidency, Nicholas Biwott was considered by many as one of Kenya's most powerful politicians and able administrators.
The East and Central Africa Division President Elder Ruguri plants a Tree
The University of Eastern Africa Baraton Vice Chancellor Prof. Mwita addresses the Crowd
 
Former Western Kenya Field Director  Pr. Rotich, shares a word with the President
World known Athletes from Nandi region.
Officials from Athletics Kenya leading the President.
The Legendary Kipchoge Keino Leading guests to watch the much anticipated race.
  
Cameraman from the Presidential Press (Visit www.hopetv.org/)
Great words of inspiration from the President before the Races begun
 
Area Mp. Hon. Elijah Lagat was also present. Elijah Lagat was born and raised in Saniak Village in Nandi District. He was the winner of the 104th running of the Boston Marathon held in 2000. He won in the closest finish in the race's history when he edged out Gezahgne Abera of Ethiopia and fellow Kenyan and previous year's champion, Moses Tanui. Abera and Lagat were both clocked at 2 hours 9 minutes and 47 seconds while Tanui finished three seconds back. Lagat's win enabled the Kenyans to capture the individual men's Boston Marathon title for the 10th straight year. This is a record that still stands.
Among the runners that train and come from Nandi District is Emgwen MP Elijah Lagat, Sammy Kosgey, Ibrahim Hussein, Wilfred Bungei, Janet Jepkosgey and Pamela  Jelimo among others. Most of these Athletes train at the stadium in Kapsabet and Baraton University.


   
An Event of it's own to inspire Adventist and all people that "Christians are all Runners". This is the ground that Athletes Like Pamela Jelimo and Asbel Kiprop rise to Stardom. Asbel Kiprop is best known for running last behind all the Athletes but makes his way to the front on his last lap. He won several Gold medals in Olympics.
  Elder. Ted Wilson gave a short sermonate about the significance of the organized event. He said there is one thing that all Christians are running for and that is the eternal glory. He said! "In Heaven all participants shall be winners but today only one winner will be awarded". The President encouraged all participant to seek eternal glory.  
   
'A false Start'.
The Legendary Kipchoge ("Kip") Keino (Born on January 17, 1940, Nandi Hills, Kenya).  Kenyan distance runner, is a retired track and field athlete who won four Olympic medals. Keino is chairman of the Kenyan Olympic Committee (KOC). Kip Keino was among the first in a long line of successful middle and long distance runners to come from the country and has helped and inspired many of his fellow countrymen and women to become the athletics force that they are today.
  Athletics Kenya Officials give their remarks to the Athletes
 
Everyone is searching for the secret explanation so what does the research evidence point to? There is not one simple answer but here are my thoughts.
In athletics terms many people associate East Africa with Kenyan and Ethiopian distance running. Intriguingly, the majority of these runners come from three mountainous districts beside the Rift Valley: Nandi in Kenya, the most successful district, and Arsi and Shewa in Ethiopia.
Some people say that since these runners and their forebears live and train at altitude, they're bound to be good. "Altitude natives", through long-term exposure combined with endurance training, have increased red blood cells which is one neat explanation of their excellence in endurance events.
However, scientists highlight that any advantages of living at over 2000m are also available to those in Mexico, the Andes, and large parts of central Asia.
So why are these clusters of running excellence found in only three districts?
World Known champion Abel Kirui. Kirui is not the typically shy Kenyan athlete. Funny, bold, Gregarious, engaging, confident and outgoing and unafraid to make predictions, he is one of a slew of fast Kenyans who have taken Marathon running to a new level with incredibly fast times. In 2009, he won the World Championships in Berlin and in the year 2011, he finished first in Daugu, Korea (This was the place where the fastest man on Earth emerged). Abel is also a Seventh Day Adventist church member.
 
In this photos are World known Athletes. Standing next to the President is an Athlete by the name Janet Jepkosgey aka 'Eldoret Express'. She was the lead Woman in 800m tittle before a lady by the name Pamela Jelimo emerged and hit the headlines. Janet is the girl that is always behind Pamela Jelimo aka ' Kapsabet Express' in all her races. Janet is a silver medalist in Olympics behind Pamela Jelimo who won several Gold medals in Olympics and the Golden Jack pot that earned her 80, 000,000. All the two come from Rift Valley
 
A view of the proposed Library Building to be constructed in front of Student's Center
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