Saturday, July 5, 2014

Duggars En Route to Central America

Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald go to Central America
 Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, on their way to Central America

Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, and Ben Seewald, along with other family members and friends, are headed down to Central American for a 12-day mission trip with S.O.S. Ministries. (Ellie was hoping to go along, but the timing didn't work out.)

The Duggars have a heart for the people of Central America and have gone on regular mission trips with S.O.S. for the past several years. Jim Bob and Josh were the first to go, and when they returned home, Jim Bob knew this was something he wanted all his children to experience. According to father of 19, S.O.S. mission trips are life changing.

98 comments:

  1. Jessa looks so much like Michelle Trachtenberg. It's an art to put make-up on well, she certainly has mastered it. While I respect her wish to wear this type of heavy make-up I found it easier to relate to her and the Duggar Family convictions when she had a more natural look.

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    1. I agree. Such natural beauty. I hope this tv thing is not getting to her :(

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    2. She's a girl... It's ok to wear makeup!

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    3. Jessa is just trying to impress Ben, who has made it clear he appreciates her beauty. Jessa has been dealing with the TV show and fame for many years, why would she let it go to her head now??

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  2. I like to be a positive commenter to honor the blog but this one is challenging. For me to be worried would be silly, maybe I should just continue to say a prayer for Jessa and Jinger and a little one for Ben.

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  3. How awesome is that. The people in Central America will love and appreciate your visit. What a blessing to be able to go and share the WORD with others. Thank you, guys!

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    1. Ellie is one of the ladies that runs this blog.

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    2. Umm one of the ladies that writes this blog...

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  5. Have a safe trip. Why didn't Jana go? Jessa and Ben you look happy together.




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  6. It's time to put Ben's picture in the blog picture. When does the new season start at 66 years old that's about all I have to wait for and watch. Thank you.

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  7. Best wishes for a safe trip. May His word reach the hearts of many.
    - Jeannine in CT

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  8. Awesome! I would love to go on a missions trip to Indonesia some day. Btw~ Ben and Jessa~ You guys make an adorable couple! Can't wait for the engagement announcement!!!

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  9. It's just Jinger, Jessa and Ben? That's so cool we will be missioning at the same time! (I'm not going to Central America but I am going on a mission trip).

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  10. Awwww.... that's so sweet that they are going there. Sorry you couldnt go, Ellie :( it would have probably been a lot of fun!!! Who else is going? I'd think at least a chaperone would go:) Have they left already??? God Bless you Lily and Ellie!!!! Thanks for this WONDERFUL AMAZING blog!!!! I love it! :) :) :)

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  11. Wow! What a pretty girl. This is awesome.

    Thanks for posting, Lily and Ellie, and keeping up with this blog. What an act of charity!

    From your whole food-y!
    Janie Lynn

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  12. Jessa is a pretty young lady. I'd love to see her tone down the makeup a notch though. She would look a little softer without so much dark accents.

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    1. I totally agree!! Beautiful girl...

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  13. JESSA IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!

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  14. It's good that they have a heart to help people less fortunate than themselves but I can't help wondering if it was their decision to go or Jim Bob's. Also it seems a bit too much responsibility for Jinger to be the only chaperone going. Anyway at least Ben and Jessa will get to spend time together so I am sure they will have a good time.

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  15. I think this is wonderful. It's a good thing when you see how other parts of the world live. It's also a great thing when two adult people who are in a relationship can see each other for 12 days with only Jinger as a chaperone. Finally real contact.

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  16. WOW. if they get married and have kids, those kids will be the best looking kids on the EARTH!!!!
    Both Ben and Jessa are very good looking! They make an adorable couple. Hope some "announcement" is made soon.... but no rush:) lol

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  17. OOOOhhhh Jessa's nails!!!

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  18. She's got to put some shorts and a tank top on!!!

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  19. How cool is that!! Have a blessed trip :) It will be a very special time for Jessa and Ben to serve together in Central America. I know that missions are important to the whole Duggar family, and without knowing whether or not Ben has ever had a similar opportunity, it will certainly be a wonderful learning experience for this courting couple. Perhaps this could bring the two one step closer to knowing whether or not this courtship will blossom into a marriage.

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  20. Wish Jessa wouldn't wear so much makeup....she doesn't need it!

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  21. Have a safe trip!
    Donna Miley

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  22. Aww, Ellie, sorry you missed it! Hopefully the Duggars and Ben will have a safe trip

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  23. Have a safe trip. Sorry you can't go this time Ellie. If you could of, then you could of taken some pictures of the threesome. Maybe Ben will propose to Jessa while they're there.

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  24. I wonder why Jim Bob is not on the list of people going? He was a very enthusiastic participant in the mission ventures of Derick and he eagerly went along with Jill to Nepal. I guess we will get the whole story eventually...

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  25. Wow!
    The people commenting about Jessa and her makeup really need to get a life!

    The part of the world they are going to is VERY DANGEROUS, no one without the best intentions and faith in the Lord would risk going.

    But you people ignore that and focus on such a disgustingly trivial thing!?

    I hope you get the chance to go one day, Ellie.

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    1. Ditto, u said it.... now maybe people will give it a rest, its getting ridiculous and it has to stop.

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  26. I see a few comments talking about all her makeup and how she looks best with a more natural look although i completely agree with you all, I cant help but feel that the way the fan view any type of "child star" or "child celebrity" the public just doesn't want to see them grow up. I noticed this quite a bit in hollywood . Even though they are a wholesome christian family they are still famous celebrities and it must be tuff for the girls with all eyes on them and still being modest and in a way they must be perfect role models ! Must be tuff maybe we should give her makeup wearing some slack, shes just experimenting with her looks like all us women do especially at her age. Love this blog!!!

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  27. Jessa hair is so perfect looking. Their both so gorgeous looking!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope they have a good time.

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  28. Didn't Jessa want to be a beautician when she was a youngster? Her interest and experimentation with makeup is probably just her thing. I really hope is does not stem from being in the spotlight and the subject of so much scrutiny by fans. She is a beautiful girl inside and out. I wonder how JB and Michelle keep their kids grounded with so much media attention. Good for Jessa and Ben to server together and sweet Ginger too - hope they have a positive experience together.

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  29. All the girls are very pretty but Jana is the most beautiful! She has a most humble and sweet spirit! Looking forward to Jana meeting her 'someone special'. She certainly deserves it!

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  30. Why do people have such a go at Jessa wearing make up n her style? it isnt immoral.

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  31. Jessa sure loves that camera!!

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  32. People need to stop being so judgemental. Goodness! Who are we to sit in judgement over a young lady's makeup?! Get the more out if your own eye. Jessa, you are beautiful. Jinger, Jessa, and Ben, have a blessed time serving as unto The Lord. Ellie, I hope you have a good outcome with your other commitments.

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  33. it not just jessa and ben and jinger that are going to Central America I a saw picture that jed, jer, Jason, james, Justin, Jackson along with two query's that are also going to Central America and Im guessing jim bob and michelle are at a confece in some state that I don't know and joy and jana are in dc with josh and anna with 3 kids and so 4 little girls johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie are at home with joseph, Josiah, john, and jill and derick that's what im guessing I don't know
    ~brittani

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  34. I respect the duggars so much so this is why I am putting this. I do think jessa would look as beautiful more natural looking makeup and maybe hair wouldn't always be right there! Know what I mean? Hair can look as pretty and feminine without alway being in front on the shoulders. I am saying this because I respect them and am making known an honest thought and suggestion. I want to see them with natural or no makeup. I bet the would be breathtaking. (Which they already are ;)
    Thank you for posting so much!

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  35. Dear Lord, Jessa is beautiful but she does not. Need. That. Much. Makeup. She is so pretty just natural and she'll be kicking herself years later when she's sees pictures of herself looking 10 years older than she is! I know from experience lol!!

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  36. Ugh, giv it a rest people, if she likes wearing more makeup, then morepower to her.Its her face,its not hurtin anyone.Its sure not very Christian like to be so judgemental.

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  37. God bless them i pray that the lord will give them a safe trip. And they will reach many souls amen!

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  38. Well, you can stop commenting on a possible engagement ring. It isn't in the picture. (Of course, the picture could be inverted!)

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  39. I wish them a safe journey on their mission. I don't see the big deal about Jessa's make up though. She's a young lady, lots of them like to wear eye make up, I did at that age as well. It doesn't make her less of a good person!

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  40. This comment is for anonymous. Why make such a comment about her makeup..if you beleive it is to heavy then so what..Jessa is doing mission work. Stop making comments about her makeup. She is there to help people. The amount of makeup she wears should not matter. So to the person who said with the way she looks they dont know what she is going to do please keep your opinion to your self. Not everyone thinks makeup is a sin!!!!!! Maybe Jessa does not beleive in everything her parents do!! Thats also not a sin!!!! Just because her parents have certain beliefs does not mean Jessa has to agree with all of them!!!!

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  41. this is one of the only mission I have seen the duggars do. it would be nice to see them do more missions trips. hope they can also do mission work at home. maybe the girls could hold real jobs also

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  42. It's nice that this family wants to do spiritual work for others, but I believe that there are many needs right here in this country that should be served first. Others don't always appreciate "the Americans" going over there to their land and try to change them and their ways.

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  43. I don't know why people always say Jessa wears a lot of makeup...I don't think she does! She's just very pretty and it shows!

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  44. Are they really there to help or to impose their religious beliefs? They should respect the customs of their hosts and listen more than talk. They might learn more than they expect.

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    1. Watch the reruns on this blog and you will lean the answers to all that uninformed information u must have about this selfless family.

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  45. It's a wonderful thing they are doing and everyone needs to focus less on Jessa's makeup and more on her good character. Thank you, Jessa, for your caring example!

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  46. I think people are only thinking it is one chaperone....its not...its other people on the mission trip,its probably a camera crew, its themselves they have to be accountable for and accountability to God. I think people need to trust them more...if there parents do that's good enough. And whats with all the Judging....on them going on the trip and her make-up....last I read we are not supposed to judge.... anywho....I hope they enjoy there time I know the people will be blessed to have them there. They do make a cute couple and I am hoping to hear wedding bells for them in the future...but honestly no rush...enjoy the time being and trust it is in Gods timming

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  47. jessa is so naturally beautiful she doesnt need any makeup at all. im starting to wonder if once shes married if shell be dressing "not so" modestly.....seems like shes all ready heading that way. shes starting to look a little "worldly" these days! maybe ben likes the bad girl look! maybe someday we'll even see her wearing jeans...it wouldnt surprise me!

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  48. So sorry Ellie could not join the trip as it would be a life time experience I am sure. Good to see Jessa and Ben can share a family tradition but her expression does not look like one of excitement , more like an obligation on this one. I hope she learns from this and opens her heart a little wider. I am sure it is simply a youth thing. I think it is great to have them both out of their natural element to grow closer and learn about each other.

    A lot of posting reflects the same Jessa should save her skin by wearing less makeup. I have seen other pictures and her skin was not very happy under all that foundation.
    Less is always more especially when reflecting inner beauty.
    Will be keeping the kids in our prayers for a safe journey and return home.

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  49. Will u people quit being critical. We don't even know all their business. Maybe some others are going, like people in his family. And I doubt you will ever see Jessa in shorts.

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  50. Is Jinger the only chaperone???

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  51. Sorry you could not go. Ellie! Hope it works out another time.

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  52. How is Jessa dressing "worldly"??? She is very beautifully modest, in her makeup, clothes, and attitude. She's a godly young woman who has a heart for the Lord and obviously has embraced the same values as the rest of her family.

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  53. Did anyone consider that "maybe" Ben likes her to wear make-up? Then she is honouring his request. I am sure she wouldn't do it without the blessing of her parents, so it is honestly none of our business.

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  54. Ellie is one of the people who runs this site x

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  55. Do you go on mission trips to help people and children in the USA there are lots of kids here that need help too.

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  56. I'm torn about the Duggars mission trips. I believe they go with a sincere heart wanting to help but not sure if they are using their resources after years of going to the same mission the best way. I went on my first mission trip at age 17 with my church. I was just asked to pay for my plane ticket, take a 1 month class beforehand on learning the language, culture and some skills needed for projects. It was 2 weeks of exhausting physical work helping in a clinic and school. I never once brought up religion, just helped with teaching basic skills and building projects. The SOS minstires trips are very expensive and seem focused on bringing the word of God more then service project that will make a lasting impression. While I do think each Duggar child should go once to see a 3rd world country, going every year and spending 20k or more I feel like that money could fund a clinic or school and be used better for the people in need. Handing out toys, candy, taking pictures, and handing out religious items might make for a happy day but not a long term solution like building a school, clinic, or sponsoring a doctor, nurse or teacher to live in the community.

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  57. Lots of people belive these two are already engaged do to the fact she has an instagram account and her name on there is Jessa Seewald.If Jessa and Ben aren't already engaged and she isn't wearing the ring possibly because they had to get it sized to fit better... but if they are not engaged yet I think that Ben is possibly going to ask for her hand in marriage on the trip to south america.. in a very romantic way on the beach or in the jungle something like that.

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  58. These comments crack me up! These girls are so beautiful & mature inside & out - who cares if they love makeup! Makeup is fun! Makeup doesn't change their heart any & Jessa wears her makeup beautifully! So many can sit here & nit pick this & that & how they dress & what their makeup looks like, but they're on their way to helping the less fortunate in another country! Are you? Have an awesome, blessed, safe trip to everyone going! <3

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  59. I really like the Duggars and the Bates families. In this last day, the Lord is using both families. The Duggars are human beings. They have faults just like any family would have. The difference with my family, the Duggars and the Bates they are in the spotlight. I'm thankful for these two godly families and I pray for them. So in the words of our Lord, he that is without sin cast the first stone.

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  60. Ginger isn't the only chaperone It said other family members were going as well as friends. Jesse is beautiful with or without makeup.

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  61. what a worthy way for this couple to spend time together in service. I would be delighted if my kids wanted to do something like this.

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  62. This is such a dangerous part of the world! Thousands of women and children are leaving this country and other Central American countries because of the drug wars and gangs. I think the total is up to 60,000 women and children have crossed the border to live in safety in the US. I hope they will all stay safe!

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  63. Hi there! Love the blog, good work!
    I think it's funny that people are so focused on her make-up. This is one of the first times I have even noticed more eyeshadow. If you will look at the girls' book cover to the right of the post, you'll see that her make-up is natural. It's not even our business if she wanted to wear lowness make-up in public! Seriously :)

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  64. sorry things didnt work out for you going ellie :(.
    love the color of jessa's nail polish

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  65. My apologies to the Duggars for focuses being on the external in regards to outter appearence versus the international efforts and internal beauty that truly exists. While freedom of speech remains in high regards, do we ever hear the Duggars judging us or the ways of those different than them? Peace be still!

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  66. Wow to each there own. It isn't very Christian to be so judgemental. No one is telling anyone on this blog how to dress or where their hair should be. This blog is about her wonderful trip.

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  67. one day I might want to go this mission trip to Central America maybe I don't know I know what it means I have to get a passport and be in Central America by my self with out my mom and be people I don't know and I kinda know the duggars but not really I watch the show but I don't know them to really hangout with them, but it kinda of fun to go Central America and see it for my self how bad it is, maybe I might ask my mom to go to I don't know I know this might be in my 2 or 3 or maybe 4 years I might want to go on this type of mission trip with my mom and maybe even with the duggars their friends I don't know I just have to wait and see.
    ~brittani

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  68. Jessa is wearing Jamberry nails! Thanks jessa!

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  69. It appears Jim Bob and several of the boys are also on this Mission Trip. Plenty of chaperones.

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  70. I am so proud of all of you you really r godly children and what I mean by that is u really do think and act from the heart

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  71. I am sure it said and other family members and friends so obviously Jinger won't be he only chaperone!

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  72. To the poster who said this is the first missions trip they have seen them go on.... they have been on several others, shown on previous shows.

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  73. It is about their work in South of American not her make - up.... What's all that fuss about ???
    Good luck to them both. Hope all goes well.

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  74. Jess just wore too much eyeliner and the face she made emphasized it. No harm no foul

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  75. Who, pray tell, is Ellie? And

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  76. This comment is for everyone who has made comments about Jessa's makeup..Jessa is doing work to help others. This is what people should be focusing on. On how she is helping others. Wearing makeup is not a sin!!!!

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  77. I have always felt that just because people choose to give you a glimpse into their lives does not give us the right to criticize, judge, or condemn what they are doing. I am shocked at how many assumptions there are over a photo. Let's remember that Jessa, Ben and the rest of the family have feelings. May many lives be changed as they go on this trip. Pray for them and the people they come in contact with. May He be glorified through it all!

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  78. I thought Ben had just recently gotten a job; how can he take a vacation so soon?????

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  79. I am sure they are most likely going as part of a missions group, therefore having many chaperones.

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  80. I wouldn't doubt if this beautiful couple comes back from the trip ENGAGED!! Ben is probably gonna ask Jessa to marry him on a beach or rainforest.

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  81. Hope they have a safe trip and hope everyone has a great time in Central America!!! And Jessa and Ben are so cute together :)
    -Brittany

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  82. This family is no different than the Kardashians. They have both landed on a gold mine. It is funny how the Duggars do not read People magazine, said by them. If they don't read it, then how do they know it is an "acceptable" publication?

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    1. This family is just like the Kardashians???? Are you kidding me??? And they weren't born under a rock, they have heard of this magazine I'm sure. I don't read Sports Illustrated but I know what's in it...sheesh!

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  83. @Anonymous@ 77---Agree! How do they know the publication is "acceptable" and what standards constitute "acceptable"?

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  84. I do not think the public own the Duggars but the family does do better financially because they are on television. Television means viewers. When the Duggars claim they have certain values and this is much of the content of books and public appearances then the public will look to see how they live out those values in their lives. If the public perceives inconsistencies then they will say hey wait a minute that is not what I expected...then tension is created and some people think that if the public openly criticizes the family that they will shut their doors and blinds and we will never see them again. OurThis society is so hungry for lived Biblical values it is amazing!

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  85. Jinger is not the only other Duggar going-
    Saturday, July 5, 2014Duggars En Route to Central America
    Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald go to Central America
    Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald, on their way to Central America


    Jessa Duggar, Jinger Duggar, and Ben Seewald, along with other family members and friends, are headed down to Central American for a 12-day mission trip

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  86. does anyone know what there grandma is doing know?

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  87. Jessa looks great there is no harm in wearing a little more makeup once in a while! Especially when you wear it so well! :)

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