Josh and Candy Dalton

Expanding the Reach of the Gospel Through Aviation in the Philippines

Worth It All!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Mar 30th, 2013 | 2 Comments »

One of the hardest things we have ever done was saying goodbye to our friends and family and moving to another country on the other side of the world. As we struggled to learn how to relate to a new culture and a new language, we sometimes wondered: “Is it really worth it?”

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2012 Missions Video

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Mar 30th, 2013 | Discuss This Post

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to see this, here’s a summary of our last 3 years in 2-1/2 minutes!

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Tickets!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Feb 28th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

We have purchased tickets for our return to the Philippines! While it’s been wonderful to have a few months with friends and family and to reconnect with many of you, we are ready to get back to the work God has called us to. These few months have been encouraging and refreshing, but they have also confirmed to us in many ways that God has called us to the Philippines, and we will never be truly happy outside of the center of His will. March 24th will be our last Sunday in the U.S., and we are counting the days until we are able to get back to our island and back to the work He has called us to.

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Recharged and ready to go!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Oct 24th, 2012 | Discuss This Post

We heard stories from many veteran missionaries about “reverse culture shock”, and difficulties they experienced re-adjusting to life back the U.S., but in the back of our minds we thought “until three years ago, the U.S. is all we’ve known. It’s home, and there’s no way home can feel weird.) Not until we had spent a few days recovering from jet-lag, did we realize how much we had really become accustomed to life and culture in the Philippines. Simple things like going grocery shopping, then opening the refrigerator a few days later to discover that I had bought sugar-free strawberry jelly and strawberry whipped cream by mistake!

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How Being Quiet Helps People Hear About Jesus

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Family, Ministry on Mar 25th, 2012 | 1 Comment »

Our ministry through the eyes of our kids

We live in the Philippines. We have lived here for almost 3 years now. We live on a little island called Palawan. We are missionaries. Missionaries tell other people about Jesus and how He is the Deliverer. Lots of our friends here are missionaries too. We live in a bigger town on our island. Our friends live far away in the villages. On the days that Daddy flies, we hear the radio right when we wake up in the morning. It is loud and makes lots of funny noises. We hear Mommy talking to Daddy on the radio and she is always saying things like, “Roger,” and “negative copy,” and lots of numbers. It is very hard to hear Daddy sometimes.

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Maligayang Pasko! Merry Christmas from the Philippines!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Family, Ministry, News Article on Dec 13th, 2011 | Discuss This Post

This year has been one of the most stretching, challenging years of our lives, and yet we have never felt more content and at peace, know that we are where the Lord wants us. Check out the link below to see a few of the things the Lord is doing in us and in the Philippines, and to find out just how busy over 200 flight hours has kept us!

2011 Christmas Newsletter

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The Event we’ve all been waiting for is about to begin!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Family, Ministry, News Article on Nov 3rd, 2011 | Discuss This Post

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We just returned from a wonderful day in one of our tribal locations. While I have been flying in and out of this particular location for almost a year, today was the first time we have been able to visit as a family. It was an exciting visit, not just because it was the first time my family has been there, but because the event we have all been working and praying for is finally about to begin! Please pray with us now for the team working with the Palawano people. After long years of careful language and culture study and lesson preparation, next week they will begin teaching the gospel to Palawanos who have never heard. Starting with the nature of God and creation, they will lay a foundation of truth in the hearts and minds of animistic tribal people who have no real concept of God or sin, much less salvation. Over the next few months, we pray that conviction, as well as anticipation and excitement will build as they hear of Adam’s sin passed on to us, and the long years of God’s people waiting for their deliverer, with the life, death and resurrection of Christ as the climax! Stay tuned for updates over the next few months as the time draws close for these people to finally know the truth that sets men free.

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Family Trip to the Tribe

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Oct 28th, 2011 | Discuss This Post

Our PilotWhile my mom and sister were visiting, we were able to take our first trip as a family to one of the tribes  that we serve. It was my first experience to actually fly with Josh here on the field and it gave me so much more of an appreciation for what he does. All the attention to detail and to weather, the focus and  precision with which decisions are made are so important as you navigate a little airplane through the mountains and jungle to reach your destination.

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Coconut trees, fried computers and Ephesians 6

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry, News Article on Oct 27th, 2011 | Discuss This Post
Freshly planted coconut trees on our airstrip

Freshly planted coconut trees on our airstrip

Yesterday started off like any other day. Quiet time, daily check in with all of our missionaries to make sure they are safe, breakfast… Then it started. We were getting ready to leave for the hangar to do some work in our parts room as a family when I got a text: “When is a good time to call? I need to talk to you.”  My friend and fellow missionary called as soon as I texted him back, and what he told me was absolutely shocking.

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2011 Summer Newsletter!

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Jul 7th, 2011 | Discuss This Post

Click here to see what God is doing in Palawan! spring 2011 newsletter web

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