Jill Duggar Dillard gave a walk-through tour of her small home in Central America for the season finale of Jill & Jessa: Counting On. The final episode of the first season of the 19 Kids and Counting spin-off series airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on TLC, but People Magazine gave fans of Jill Duggar Dillard a sneak peak of her new “cozy” house in El Salvador via a short video clip that was posted early Tuesday morning.
“Jill gave me a tour of her house,” said Jessa in the video clip. “It was so cute. It reminds me of mine and Ben’s little place. It’s about the same size.”
Jessa went on to describe Jill Duggar Dillard’s Central American home as having a small kitchen and dining room that are connected. But Jessa said she thinks she has Jill beat because her home in Arkansas has air conditioning.
Jill & Jessa: Counting On follows the lives of several of the grown Duggar children, including newlywed sisters Jill Duggar Dillard and younger sibling Jessa Duggar Seewald. According to People Magazine in the May 3 article, the two Duggar sisters are “best friends,” so, of course, Jessa is going to visit older sis Jill in Central America. Jill Duggar Dillard, 24, and new husband, Derick Dillard, 27, moved to the small country of El Salvador with young son Israel in July 2015 for a mission trip. Israel was not even 4-months-old at the time.
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Us Magazine reports that Jessa Duggar Seewald, 23, along with new husband, Ben Seewald, and baby son, Spurgeon, visited Jill Duggar Dillard in Central America for the first time to see “what they’re doing” in their missionary work. The visit was filmed as part of the three-part Jill & Jessa: Counting On series. Tonight’s episode will feature Jill Duggar Dillard giving little sister Jessa a walk-through of her small Central American home that Jessa says reminds her of her “little place” in Tontitown, Arkansas, but without air conditioning.
“It’s not like back home,” said Jessa. “There’s a lot of violence here. You have to be careful about the water that you drink. There are all kinds of snakes and scorpions and tarantulas and cougars! And just a lot of things that could worry you, especially as a mom.”
Cousins, Israel, 1, and Spurgeon, 5-months-old, also get to meet for the first time, but Jessa Duggar Seewald says, as a mom, she’s a little worried about staying in El Salvador with Jill Duggar Dillard. Jessa admits it’s not easy staying in Central America because of the hot temps, wild animals, violence, and potentially contaminated drinking water. But, even though Jessa says there’s a lot to worry about as a mom living in El Salvador, she loves visiting with Jill and Derick, staying in their small guest room, and helping with mission work.
Said Jessa, “I love visiting with Jill and Derick and getting to see what they’re doing here.”
Jill Duggar Dillard has only made two trips back to the Springdale, Arkansas, area to visit parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, since she moved to El Salvador nearly a year ago. People Magazine reported in September 2015 that both visits were for weddings, one wedding inside the Duggar family and one of a family friend. Jill said it’s hard to leave Arkansas and say goodbye to family, but, according to Derick, Israel is adjusting to life in El Salvador and is the “talk of the town.”
“Israel seems to be adjusting to the new climate, culture, food (via mom’s milk), and language faster than Jill and I are. In fact, he has been the talk of the town. Everywhere we go, people hear about and want to see and hold the big blue-eyed, white baby.”
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