Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Move To Retalhuleu, Guatemala

Rita Fox

Jill Duggar and her husband, Derick Dillard, may be moving to Retalhuleu, Guatemala, according to a post asking for advice on an expat forum. This is speculation, but since Jill and Derick have not been forthright about their intentions – not even to supporters who have donated money to their nonprofit, Dillard Family Ministries – their friends and foes alike are massively guessing about what the two are doing.

The hunch that Jill and Derick are headed to Retalhuleu is based upon several things:

But the most amusing evidence of a Guatemalan destination comes from a forum post for expats living in Guatemala.

Guatemala Expat Forum Post

First of all, notice that the word, Retalhuleu, is misspelled in the post. The poster identifies as female. She says she is from Springdale, Arkansas. Jill has lived her entire life in the Springdale area. The post was dated July 22, which was a week before the Dillard's first tour ended on August 2 and their flight back to the States. The poster seems to be clueless about what she is doing, doesn't appear to have done her research, and has scheduled a move without so much as verifying how much the move will cost. Does this sound like something Jill would do/write? You be the judge.

In any event, the owner of the contents of a personal shipping container has to be physically present in Guatemala to personally take delivery of the shipment and pay taxes (up to 40% of the actual cost of household goods, plus insurance and shipping charges, and a Value Added Tax of 12%), customs charges, and fees. Interestingly, Jill Duggar, husband Derick, and baby Israel show up again in Guatemala on August 16 for a two-week stay in Antigua. Antigua is a three-hour drive from the Retalhuleu City. It's even a shorter distance to the borders of the Department of Retalhuleu, which is like a district.

Would the Dillards actually like living in Retalhuleu? Actually, they might feel right at home there. Retalhuleu boasts a supersized, water theme park (Xetulul), a mega Walmart, and a mall with a food court with McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.

One thing is for certain: until Jill and Derick honestly divulge to supporters what they are doing with the donation money they have collected and exactly where they intend to be missionaries in Central America, people will continue to speculate.

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