Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jim Bob and Michelle Visit the Dillards

As we mentioned in our summary of the Dillards' February ministry update (click here to read the highlights), Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently traveled down to Central America for an impromptu visit with Jill, Derick, and Israel. Here are a few snapshots from their trip:

 Derick, Jill, and Israel Dillard
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar

 Fellowshiping with a group of locals

 Israel Dillard with Grandpa Jim Bob Duggar

Israel Dillard with Grandma Michelle Duggar


Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

Friday, February 12, 2016

Dillard Update: February 2016

Derick Dillard just posted a new update! Here are a few highlights, but we encourage you to visit the Dillard family website for further details.
  • After serving with a short-term missionary team during December, Jill, Derick, and Israel Dillard are now full-time team members of S.O.S. Ministries. (Click here to read more about their new role.) They are living in a "Hospitality House" owned by the organization.
  • The Dillards seek to meet both the physical needs and spiritual needs of the people of Central America. They have enjoyed connecting with the locals and inviting them to church services--which Derick often preaches at--as well distributing food and hygiene items.
  • Jim Bob and Michelle recently spent a few days visiting Jill, Derick, and Israel. 
  • Israel, who weighs 23 pounds, recently turned 10 months old and is now eating fruits and veggies. Now that their son is mobile, the Dillards have taken steps to baby-proof their house with cabinet locks and outlet covers. 
  • Derick writes that he and Jill "have been stretched in ways that we could not have imagined." He also adds that they "have confidence and trust in the Lord’s faithfulness in that which He has called us."
  • The missionary couple has been forced to adjust to the Central American wildlife, which includes scorpions, tarantulas, cougars, and snakes large enough to kill chickens.
Please continue to pray that God would continue to use the Dillards to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Central America and that He would keep them safe and healthy in the process.


Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com




Thursday, February 11, 2016

#TBT: Jennifer's First Trip to the Doctor

Earlier today, we posted a Throwback Thursday video that shows the Duggars cleaning the Bates' house leading up to Erin Bates' November 2013 wedding. As promised, we have a second #TBT video to share, which highlights Jennifer Duggar's first visit to the doctor soon after her birth in August 2007.

**A handful of readers have mentioned having difficulty accessing the blog this week. If that's you, please explain (either via comment or an email to duggarfamilyblog@gmail.com) the problems you are having and tell us what type of device (Mac, PC, Tablet, or Smartphone) and web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer) you use. Thanks so much!




Video courtesy Figure8Films

#TBT: Cleaning the Bates' House


In honor of Throwback Thursday, we would like to share a video that we know you all will enjoy.

Back in early November 2013, while the Bates family was running through daughter Erin's wedding rehearsal, the Duggars took it upon themselves to clean their friends' house, which they had helped remodel four years earlier.

Come back to the blog later this afternoon for another #TBT video!




Video courtesy of TLC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lawsuit Against Josh Duggar Dismissed

Josh and Anna Duggar in 2013
We have received a number of questions from readers regarding the lawsuit filed against Josh Duggar last year by a woman (the "Plaintiff") who claimed to have been assaulted by him and requested $500,000 in damages.

The details of the lawsuit are not family-friendly, so we will not be posting them to our blog, nor do we encourage our readers to research the matter.

In late January, the Plaintiff requested that the case by withdrawn "without prejudice," as she wanted to have the option to file a new complaint based on the same occurrences. Josh and his attorney refused the offer.

On Friday, both parties signed to allow the case to be dismissed "with prejudice," which means the Plaintiff cannot file another complaint based on the same occurrences. Likewise, Josh agreed not to request the Court to rule that the allegations made against him were false.

**To those who have accused TLC or the Duggar family of paying the Plaintiff off to dismiss the case, part of the agreement required the Plaintiff to agree that she "will bear her own costs and fees in this matter and that no one has or will pay her any money to resolve this matter."

Photo courtesy of TLC