Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard left 19 Kids and Counting fans with a pretty big cliffhanger during the show’s season finale. In a preview clip for the upcoming season, Derick and Jill broke some “special news” to the entire Duggar clan, but fans didn’t get to see what it was — they simply heard Jim Bob telling the couple that what they were doing was “a huge step” and that he would be praying for them.
19 Kids and Counting fans have probably been very curious about Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard’s special news, and there’s a chance that they’ll never get to see the couple share it on the show. As the Inquisitr previously reported, 19 Kids and Counting is in serious danger of being canceled. It was recently revealed that Josh Duggar molested four of his sisters, including Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar. Jim Bob and Michelle failed to inform the proper authorities after Josh first confessed his “sin” to them, and their inaction allowed Josh to continue molesting his victims.
Luckily, Jill Duggar may soon escape the intense media spotlight that has been shone on her family in the wake of the scandal, and her fans won’t have to watch 19 Kids and Counting to find out what the couple’s big announcement is — the Daily Mail has discovered that Jill and Derick are going on a mission trip to Kathmandu, Nepal.
A source told the Mail that Jill Duggar and her husband decided to visit the region after it was devastated by a magnitude-7.9 earthquake. As the Inquisitr previously reported, thousands were killed and injured during the April 25 earthquake, and a lack of aid left many survivors fighting over food and supplies.
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard plan on taking their baby, Israel David Dillard, on the trip with them during their extended stay in the country. The Mail‘s source revealed that Jim Bob Duggar doesn’t think that the couple is making a wise decision by flying off to Nepal for their first family trip overseas.
“Jim Bob goes sheet white,” the source said of his reaction to Jill’s big news. “It’s obvious he wasn’t big on this idea and it was meant to be a dramatic moment for the show.”
Jill and Derick have a very special connection to Nepal — according to Us Weekly, it’s where Derick asked Jill to officially begin their courtship. He was in the country doing humanitarian work, and Jill and her father flew out to meet him. According to Starcasm, Derick’s missionary work at the time included “building churches Nepal with International Mission Board,” but there’s no word what he and Jill will be doing to help the earthquake survivors during their visit.
The footage for the new season of 19 Kids and Counting also includes a look at Jill Duggar’s post-pregnancy struggles and flashbacks of Jill babysitting Marjorie Jackson, the pants-wearing 17-year-old who is currently in a courtship with Josiah Duggar.
Duggar fans may not ever get to watch another new episode of 19 Kids and Counting, but they haven’t seen the last of Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Megyn Kelly recently sat down with the girls, and their interview will air Friday at 9 p.m. ET on the Fox News Channel. The girls will talk about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal and how they feel like they’re being re-victimized by the media.
Are you hoping that Jill Duggar’s family will get to keep their TLC show, or is it time for 19 Kids and Counting to go?
[Image credit: Jill Duggar/Instagram]