Derick and Jill Dillard of 19 Kids and Counting are getting some backlash from viewers of the show for asking for money once again. These two have been traveling back and forth from their mission trip for a while now. Jill and Derick have been home for 2 weddings, and then they return to Central America once again. It is obvious that Jill is spending a lot of money on flights, and people are not happy about it. They have even taken a few people back with them, which means more plane ticket costs. A lot of people have donated money to their mission, and now they don’t always feel like it is being spent on the right things. Jill and Derick Dillard are not even sharing what the money is going for, exactly.
The Duggar Family page on Facebook recently shared about a new event that was held to raise even more money for Jill and Derick Dillard. They shared 4 new photos that had the family in it, along with balloons all over the place. It looked like the entire family was there to support them. Along with it, they posted about getting financial support. This was a big and probably expensive event that the Dillards had, and it was all about their mission. They shared about the event with their fans.
“Thank you to all our prayer and financial support partners who were able to join us last night for an evening of ministry discussion and fellowship! Thank you also to our financial partners who were not able to attend last night! We can’t do this work on the mission field in Central America without you! Watch our website www.dillardfamily.com for updates. With love, the Dillards”
People are going crazy in the comments, and they are not happy. The biggest question to Jill and Derick Dillard is why people that are millionaires need money donated to them. A few fans are defending them, and also saying that you can ask for a refund if you sent Jill and Derick Dillard money. The main thing people are noticing is how many times Jill and Derick have spent money to fly back and forth during this time.
One way that Jill and Derick Dillard could make people happy is if they would explain what they are using the money for that they are receiving as donations. Jill is not doing this, though, and hasn’t been sharing with fans at all. It would be easier to keep getting donations if everyone knew exactly what the Dillard family was using their money for, but that is not the case at all.
Jill and Derick Dillard haven’t posted anything on their family blog lately. The last thing that they shared was about the new TLC specials that are coming out about their family. It does look like the Dillard family should have some more income now that they will be back on television, but that hasn’t stopped Jill and Derick from asking for money from people. They shared explaining that more information about their trips will come out then. Hopefully, Jill Dillard will show where the money is going.
“We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone with the new specials on TLC—many have asked about our mission work and about the challenges of taking our family to a different country, culture and learning a new language. We appreciate your prayers. Keep up with us at dillardfamily.com.”
Do you feel like Jill and Derick Dillard should be asking for money from their viewers? Are they putting the money to the right thing? Sound off in the comments below on your thoughts about the Dillards and their mission trips.
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