Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 Delhi Mission Olympics

Friday, December 11, 2009, the first annual Delhi Mission Olympics were held on a soccer field at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

We got one of our friends who has helped us with humanitarian projects to get good t-shirts with the logo on the back and a small image on the front. The shirts were delivered to our flat Thursday night before the Olympics. But everyone loved them. One of the Jackson's sons did the circle image design, but I had to pull it out of a larger jpg that contained several others and then used PowerPoint to build what went on the t-shirt. All of the elders, two deacons (President & Sister Jackson's sons), and the seniors were involved as competitors or judges event coordinators.

President Jackson gets things started in the early morning Friday.

Elder and Sister Tanner were responsible for the barrel race, boxing, dodge ball, obstacle course, and 100 m race (backwards). As you can surmise, this was not a pure athletic event. The elders and deacons were divided up into 6 teams of 6 and competed in individual, team, and all events.

After the competition, we all went to the Lajpat Nagar building for lunch and the awards ceremony, complete with the Olympic theme music. The whole thing was a blast.

L-R our Noida elders Barrick, Willie, Tamang, Godi.

President Jackson managed to get medals, cheap, in gold, silver, and bronze. Our elders acquitted themselves quite well. Nice hardware haul Elders! Every competitor won at least 2 medals and it was a great opportunity for everyone in the mission to loosen up and have some fun.

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