Joe Onosai has given himself to the building up other people, especially the younger generation. He is one of the premier examples in Hawaii who understands that you can “Never out give God.” As a result, his influence has grown. But, it wasn’t always that way. Hear his dramatic story of supernatural change.
Biography: Joe Onosai’s fascinating athletic career took him from the housing projects of Kuhio Park Terrace to the Dallas Cowboys training camp, to the doorstep of becoming the World’s Strongest Man (he made it as high as third in the competition).In between, he starred as a fullback for Pac-Five, being named The Advertiser’s ILH Offensive Player of the Year in 1982 and helping the Wolfpack win their first Prep Bowl championship that season. He earned a scholarship to UH, where he moved to the offensive line and garnered All-Western Athletic Conference honors in 1985 and 1986.Onosai was drafted by the Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1987 NFL Draft, but during training camp he suffered a serious neck injury and doctors advised him to quit football.According to an April 25, 2006 feature article in the Honolulu Advertiser, “My whole life was (geared toward) making the NFL, but that dream was cut short,” said Onosai, who is now Word of Life’s athletic director and assistant pastor. “But what I learned is that who you become as a person is more important than whatever achievements or honors you get. The lessons you learn in athletics will take you farther than any trophy or award.So that’s what I try to pass on to my kids — when you face adversity, keep fighting. Sometimes things in life don’t work out the way you want, but don’t quit. Just press forward.”Joe has been the athletic director of Word of Life Academy and associate pastor at Word of Life Christian Center. He is married to Ann and has three daugters: Talia, Shayna and Careena.
Danny explains some practical reason for starting and building a relationship with Jesus Christ. The video concludes with a simple prayer that you can use to begin a new journey with God.