Jill and Derick Dillard have been off on a mission trip and now they just got a visit from two very important people. Us Weekly shared that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar actually went to visit with Jill and Derick. This also gave the couple a chance to see their grandson Israel Dillard. Of course, the Duggars have a lot of help at home with 19 kids and Anna Duggar staying with them as well, so it was probably easy to get away to see Jill and Derick in El Salvador, where they are doing missionary work.
Derick Dillard went to the Dillard family blog to share the news about their visit from Jim Bob and Michelle. This was the first that anyone had heard about Jill’s visit from her family. Here is what Derick Dillard had to say about their visit.
“Jill’s parents surprised us recently with an impromptu visit for a few days. It was great to have them with us and get to show them the work the Lord is doing here. Israel just turned 10 months and now enjoys eating fruits and veggies. Some of his favorites are bananas and avocados. He weighs a whopping 23 pounds and is cruising everywhere! We’ve had to baby proof our house, adding cabinet locks and outlet covers that “Grandma C” (my mom) sent down. Israel definitely enjoyed all the attention when Grandma and Grandpa Duggar came to visit.”
Derick Dillard also talked about how he has been preaching while he is there. The Dillards are doing missionary work and their fans had started to wonder if they might be back in the states again. It had been a while since Jill and Derick had shared an update and everyone wondered if this meant something, but it does sound like the Dillards have just been very busy. It appears that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar only stayed for a few days, but it must have been great to have the family back together.
Jill and Derick started this mission trip back in July of 2015. They have been back a few times, but this sounds like a long-term plan for the Dillards. They really enjoy helping people and weren’t afraid to take their newborn son along with them. Derick Dillard also shared that their friend Levi has been there with them since January, helping them out. Derick did ask for prayers for various things related to the work they are doing at this time. Jill and Derick Dillard did go off to do a bit of different work in December and Derick was open about it on their blog.
“On the heels of serving with a large, short-term missionary team in December, Jill, Israel, and I are getting back to what daily life is for us in Central America, which by the way, is certainly never completely predictable. ‘Flexibility’ is a necessary term to keep in mind when considering the nature of life on the foreign mission field, and our life has been no exception.”
At this time, the Duggar and Dillards don’t have a television show, but there are a lot of rumors flying that they could be coming back soon. Fans would love to see this family on television once again if they can make a deal with TLC somehow.
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