’19 Kids and Counting’ Stars Jill & Derick Dillard Announce They’re Moving Overseas

"We're outta here!"
“We’re outta here!”

Jill and Derick Dillard are going international! The 19 Kids and Counting stars announced on Friday night that they will be leaving the United States next month to do mission work overseas for an extended period of time.

In a new blog post on the family’s website, Derick explained that, despite his reservations of taking his young family to another country, he eventually made the decision to move. He explained that, while he and Jill had always known that they wanted to do long-term mission work overseas, he was surprised that an opportunity to do so came so soon in their married life.

“Earlier this year God brought about an opportunity much earlier than either of us was expecting,” Derick wrote. “Several months ago a new opportunity arose for us to serve God on the mission field. Before us we had a choice to make that would undoubtedly change the trajectory of our lives forever.”

Derick said he struggled with the decision on what to do, but ultimately decided that the family should take the trip.

“I (Derick) had a huge dilemma as the provider and protector of my little family. There were definitely more “unknowns” with the international option,” he wrote. “After much prayer and seeking Godly counsel, we realized that taking this opportunity and moving overseas in order to serve is the best option for our family.”

Right before the huge scandal involving Jill’s brother, Josh Duggar, erupted, Derick and Jill shared the news of their trip with Jill’s family. Earlier this month, The Ashley told you that Derick had quit his job at Wal-Mart in order to likely do some mission work. This blog post confirmed The Ashley’s report.

“I recently left the company and we are currently preparing to leave the US and begin our new endeavor in July,” Derick said. “We don’t expect this new adventure to always be easy, but God never promised that following Him wouldn’t have its challenges.”

Since their son Israel is still very young, Derick and Jill will almost certainly catch a lot of flak from fans who are concerned that bringing a four-month-old baby to a likely third world country will be dangerous. However, Derick wrote that they know they were making the right decision.

“We are confident in knowing that there is no better place to be than in the center of God’s will for our lives,” he wrote. “We look forward to this adventure and the joy of serving Him in this new way. We wanted to share this with you and ask for your prayers as our family makes this transition.”

In the post, the Dillards asked for donations for their ministry. As Radar Online reported, Jill and Derick recently incorporated their business, Dillard Family Ministries.

The Dillards did not state what country they plan to move to. However, their plan to leave in July will mean that they will likely miss many important Duggar family moments, including the birth of Jill’s sister Jessa Seewald‘s baby in November.

 

34 Comments

  1. I’d not want my child anywhere near Josh myself.. however..
    You two have a lot of nerve asking for “donations”. Go ask DimBob for your share of the filming proceeds of “x amount of Kids and Counting” or it can be a family claim for the hell you went through.. “I Got Molested By My Brother and My Parents Didn’t Care So Long As It Didn’t Hurt Them None” fund.

    Either way, coming to the public when you’ve made it clear you back your family in this is, IMO, ridiculous and goes to show just how far in the clouds your Duggar heads are. It really is your world. We all just live in it.


  2. What is going on with everyone, and why do so many people care about what the Duggars, Dillard’s decide to do with their ” life, and the way they choose to live it. I am a Christian, I believe in God! I know Jesus died on the cross for our sins! I wish everyone would become a Christian. I am going to pray for those who don’t know the Lord! God bless you,stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. I do find it interesting that so many people that say bad things about the Duggars are claiming that they don’t watch the show, and some say they don’t really know who they are. I don’t know if I believe it or not. The show is very popular, but if you don’t like it, then you shouldn’t be saying anything about the family. God”bless all ” of you!


    1. I can say whatever I want about them; it’s called freedom of speech, Hun.
      I used to watch the show before knowning about the molestation. They deserve the hate they are getting.


  3. God Bless them on their missionary work and may God watch over them. It’s so sad to see people trash talk about them like if they’re the only family to ever cover up something so wrong. I forgot everyone who’s talking trash lead such perfect lives. Every family in this world has skeletons in their closet it just that we don’t have reporters snooping through our lives. If we did we’d all be shitting bricks.


    1. Ev, you are absolutely right, every one has skeletons in their closets but not everyone went on TV belittling others and acting better than the rest. They looked down their noses one time too many, and judged others with out mercy. It really hurts to be getting it right back what they dished out. Karma???


  4. I’m not sure why so much hate towards a family that just said they are going to be helping people less fortunate than they are. It’s crazy really that the Duggars saying their religious views on marriage is hate but being plain hateful in your words about the family is not hate. I don’t get that at all. And Jill and Derrick ate not Josh and josh should not be brought up in hate everytime something is mentioned about the duggars. Have you ever had a family member that has done something you don’t approve of, but you love them anyway? I’m sure the answer is yes, well that’s the same with the duggars and josh. Spread love, not hate. Don’t be hypocritical by telling the duggars they ate hateful and then hate on them.


  5. Jill and derick I wish you love and happiness
    Good luck in this new chapter of your lifes
    My god be with your family. You will be missed


  6. Jill and derick I wish you and your family nothing but love and happiness in your journey in this next chapter of your life may God bless your family you will be missed


  7. I hope and pray that they both know what they are doing…with all of the problems in the world..and safty for Chtistians. I truly hope God is with them. A foolish move.


    1. DID DERRICK EMBESSILE MONEY FROM WAL-MART? OR DID HE DO IT FOR HIS BOSS?SOMEONE SENT MONEY OVERSEAS TO AVOID TAXS,JILL AND DERRICK COULD BE RUNNING ,DID THEY TAKE THE MONEY FOR THEMSELVES OR FOR THE WALTONS? LETS SEE HOW IT COMES OUT?


  8. Every one has the right to fulfill there dreams and what ever it is that pulls them to the life they wish to lead, god bless and may you both find great,peace and joy. I think I would only have o e negative thing to say and that is for your sister and her upcoming delivery the aiming is a bit selfish on there part.


  9. Lets hope they won’t preach about how covering up child molestation is okay!

    They disgust me! Hopefully they’ll stay away for good.


  10. Instead of going over seas why don’t you help those here in the U.S.A. we have hard working Americans that need help, veterans thst could use assistance.


    1. I agree with u I can’t belive they are asking for donation to have money to go over sea why don’t they work hard that have job and save up moment and then go with asking for donation they need to know USA need more job around here they need take the donation website down and stop asking for donation th ed y should have money from the show


      1. I BELIEVE YOU ARE RIGHT,ALSO WAL-MART IS IN TROUBLE FOR SENDING MONEY OVER SEAS TO AVOID PAYING TAXS,DERRICK WAS AN ACCOUTANT,SEE ANYTHING WEIRD ABOUT THEM LEAVING SO QUICK? THE DUGGARS ARE FRIENDS WITH THE OWNERS OF WAL-MART,ALSO THE DUGGARS ARE PART OF THE WHITE HATE GROUP THAT ARE KILLING AFRICAN AMERICANS,THEY ARE IN TROUBLE FOR TAXS,CHILD MOLESTATION,ONE OF THE VICTIMS IS SUING THE DUGGARS!


  11. I assume they will be doing this because there is nothing here in the states for them to do. The scandel pretty much ruined their TV reality show. No more freebies!!!

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