A Victory Outreach Hawaiian wedding took place at a lovely island getaway March 24th in front of local family, friends, and many that traveled from the mainland (48 contiguous states of the United States including District of Columbia). Pastor Tony and Veronica Velasco renewed their vows at beautiful Kahe Point Beach Park located on the west side of Oahu, just north of the Ko Olina Resorts. Pastor Sonny Arguinzoni Jr., Senior Pastor of Victory Outreach Chino, CA officiated the wedding and was joined by his wife Kim.
Flash flood warnings, max gust speeds and high winds, wave heights, showers, and thunderstorms threatened to cancel the wedding only hours before the ceremony took place. "We would have continued with the wedding even if it rained. We actually are okay with stormy weather. Our main concern was our Pastors that came from Chino, CA. I did not want our Pastors to get wet," said wife Veronica Velasco.
Through faith in God, the wedding was blessed. The clouds were parted in the middle an hour before ceremony making it a perfect day with the sun shining brightly just in time for a perfect God moment.
As soon as the tent was opened you could see the sunshine on the face of Veronica as she was escorted to the front. It is hard to describe the moment because of the beautiful scenery leading up to an amazing experience to be a part of. There were islands in the background as we watched the ceremony from the beach. It was definitely a traditional wedding combined with Polynesian culture.
"We have been blessed to work with Victory Outreach Hawaiian Islands and the Velasco family for years. We have worked together in the High Schools of Hawaii doing Outreach Events and Hip-Hop Concerts. We have gone into prisons, communities, and parks reaching out to the lost. I have even stayed in their son's room a few years back while The S.O.G. Crew was on tour. I felt right at home because there was a big Kobe Bryant poster on the door of their son's room.
I give God thanks that Pastor Tony Velasco has always looked at me as an equal or as one of his peers. God has blessed me with the opportunity to watch Pastor Tony's life up close. He loves God with all his heart, he is a great husband, great father, leader, and a community person. I love that he is very submissive to the vision of his Pastor. He is a special gift to me because God has blessed me with a great friend," expressed Dr. Robert "Battle Ax" Ornelas former Vice Presidential Candidate
The reception took place after the wedding at the Kahe Point Beach Park Pavilion. Food, sound, music, and reception were sponsored by the Victory Outreach Hawaiian Islands Hospitality Ministry. Songs were sung by the children of Pastor Tony and Veronica Velasco with a special musical presentation by The S.O.G. Crew.
Victory Outreach Hawaiian Islands is an international, church-oriented Christian ministry called to the task of evangelizing and discipling the hurting people of the world, with the message of hope and plan of Jesus Christ. This call involves a commitment to plant and develop churches and training centers, in strategic cities of the world. Victory Outreach inspires and instills within people the desire to fulfill their potential in life with a sense of dignity, belonging, and destiny. Victory Outreach works cooperatively with others of mutual purpose in accomplishing the task before them.