Josh and Candy Dalton

Expanding the Reach of the Gospel Through Aviation in the Philippines


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

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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Crazy, but Peaceful

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Jun 9th, 2011 | Discuss This Post

Where you goThere is only one way to describe the past 5 months…CRAZY. I have had to remind myself to breathe.

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Coming back from our short trip at Christmas to the states, we were met with a whirlwind of busyness that has yet to stop. Our co-workers were leaving the beginning of March and we were to take over the flight program on our island. Josh rode along on all flights with the other pilot and I took over more of the flight following. Josh began his checkout with our chief pilot which involves flying into all our tribal locations multiple times until Josh could safely do it on his own. Upon the departure of our co-workers, our workload became even more busy as we became responsible for the upkeep of the hangar, flight billing, scheduling, paying bills as well as doing all operational flights for the missionaries in the tribal locations. Josh completed his checkout at the end of April and our chief pilot family went back home. It  has just continued to stay busy with our missionaries returning from or going on furlough, medical flights, supply flights, building houses, kids going to and from school, appointments, breaks, etc.

We are so excited to finally be functioning in the ministry God has trained us for, but we never dreamed it would be this busy. So even though it has been crazy, the Lord has given us peace because we know that this is where we are supposed to be. One of the tribes just had their first baptism service and when we are able to see what the Lord is doing, it makes all the craziness worth it.

We are so thankful for all of you and your support and prayers. Thank you for playing such a huge part in what the Lord is doing here in the Philippines. Please pray specifically for us, that we would continue to be strong and trust the Lord each day for what He has called us to here.

Family picture Feb 2011

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Bye Bye States

Posted by Josh and Candy Dalton in Ministry on Feb 18th, 2011 | Discuss This Post

What? You may be thinking, “Didn’t they leave the states a long time ago?” Yes, yes we did. But my mind didn’t.

Have you ever lived somewhere physically, but your mind and heart lived somewhere else? You find yourself longing to be somewhere that you can’t and discontented with where you are. Well, that’s what I have found myself doing since living here. And the Lord just showed me that I need to say goodbye to the States. This is my home now. This is where God has me. This is where I am needed. If I am constantly thinking about what I left behind, I cannot function in the fullest capacity for the glory of God. Just like the runner Paul speaks of- how can I run and win while constantly looking over my shoulder? No, they don’t have Dr. Pepper, yummy cereals, “normal driving”, and the stores I recognize, but this is my home and if I have to do without Dr. Pepper and Wal-Mart, then I do. What’s that compared to what Christ gave up for me?

Now, I am not in any way saying that this is easy or that I have achieved it. But this is something that the Lord is working in me. I want to whole-heartedly serve the Lord right here where I am with no looking back. It’s a day-to-day battle, but you have to be aware that there is a battle to fight it. I would appreciate your prayers as my heart and mind daily say “Bye- Bye” to the States.



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