Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Farewell, Dillards!

After celebrating 4th of July with family, Jill and Derick Dillard began a new chapter of their lives. They are headed overseas to begin full-time mission work. For security reasons, the Dillards have chosen to keep their whereabouts a secret for the time being.

In the following video, the Duggars pray for Jill and Derick before driving them to the airport.

123 comments:

  1. So happy for them ! It is a blessing to see young christians that want to help others come to know Christ !

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  2. Great Example! !! I always wanted to do something like this,maybe in future. ....Glad to see people who love others,it's AWESOMENESS!

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  3. Thank you for willing and obedient hearts to serve the Lord! God be with you!

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  4. Miss seeing your sweet family on TV.

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  5. I love the Duggar Family, & May God bless each one. I pray for Jill & Derick as they do God's work!

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  6. Godspeed Jill and Derick. I pray the Lord's protection around the three of you as you go forth to do the Lord's work. Many blessings to you!!

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  7. love your family. Praying for Jill and Derek as they follow the Lord's plans for their family.
    REALLY miss you guys ... thank you for your lives and what you speak in to others. BLESSINGS, love and prayers for all.

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  8. Thank you both for doing God's work. Your families and friends are very proud and so is your fans. But most importantly God is proyd of you. I love you all and pray for safe journey. One question? Next time y'all come to Oklahoma or Stillwater i should say can you come meet me? I have gone to Stillwater every since i was in 3rd grade til i graduated high school. Because i was doing special olympics compitions. I few times i got bronze never silver and a few times gold. Im 35 now with two children of my own. Spend as much time as you can with baby Iseral they grow up so fast. Thanks again for all you do. And thank everyone of you and your family for being a great inspiration to me my 11 1/2 yr old daughter and to many others. Take care hope to see ya'll on tv soon.

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  9. God bless you all.

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    1. I miss the Duggars so much my heart aches for them I wish I can see them again and enjoy the adventures of their lives they are precious love God fearing people love you the Duggars Dillards and Jesse. Ben

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  10. How long will they be over seas, I hope they move back to the states, I miss the whole Duggar family, I wish Jill, Derick and Baby Israel all the best and hope they come back, God be with you and safe travels. You will be missed, Good luck in all you do.

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  11. God speed and safe traveling mercies to the Dillards. I know that God will make good use of their services, talents, and compassion.
    I am so glad to have found this site. I miss seeing you all on TV, and we have been praying for all of your family. The "press/public-opinion" has been relentlessly hard on you, but I KNOW that you all can "take it" and rise above. After all, we all are promised that we can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us!!!! Our God is good...AMEN and PTL!!!

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  12. God bless you in your travels. May you have a safe journey! And I will be praying blessings over your ministry that it would prosper and many souls would come to Christ! Thank you for answering the call the Lord placed on you to go and preach the Gospel. This world needs to hear it desperately.
    And thank you to ALL the Duggars for being so vulnerable, open, and real with everyone. In the midst of this current storm of gossip and mudslinging by others, you have shown great grace, class, and how genuine you truly are! The Lord truly is at the center of your lives and your testimony has only grown through this! I will continue to pray for strength and encouragement for you along with the many blessings I know the Lord has in store for you!

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  13. Prayers for the Dillard family. Safe travels and much success in spreading the gospel through love!

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  14. This couple are so perfectly suited for each other, I am so happy that they found each other and that will now carry their works across the world to be missionaries. So happy for them prayers for them on their travels and for the lives that they will touch!

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  15. My prayers go with the three of you. Msny blessings to you and all the Duggars.

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  16. This is so sweet! Just seeing Joy crying made me teary eyed!! Bless you all and I hope you have a safe trip to wherever you plan to go!!

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  17. God bless Jill, Derrick and Israel! Keep them all safe as they begin their life's work of serving our Lord! They will be great missionaries!

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  18. Praying that God would bless your family. ..that He will protect and keep all from hurt, harm and danger...in Jesus name..Amen!

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  19. Jill & Derick, I have loved watching your love story good luck and God Bless all 3 of y'all ..

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  20. We will miss Jill and Derrick greatly, and be able to watch the baby grow. But I know this has been their dream. I feel like one of my own children has left the nest.

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    1. Good luck to the dugger family btw I love the show

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  21. happy for jill and her little family may god richly bless them

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  22. I sit here and cried when Dad Prayed for Jill and her family going to mission fields.I loved that show and so hate they took it off. I think they need to take shows off that is worse than what happened on yours. Josh made things right with God and when that happened no one has a right to judge. To judge is to sin. Only God is the judge. Please reconsider and bring the show back on. I think God would bless you for that. That was a good clean family show.

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  23. Amen. May god protect and guide you through this journey.

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  24. God bless you as you head out to do your missionary work. Be safe.

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  25. God's blessings to the fairly newly formed Dillard Family on the new chapter in your lives. Sad time of farewell, but you will be doing the work of the Almighty. May He Bless you richly!

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  26. many prayers for your family and also your family in arkansas

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  27. God bless you all!

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  28. I loved how Jill gave Joy-Anna a tight hug....those are the best kind. Good luck.

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  29. God Bless the Dillard family and that your work will win many souls to the Lord.

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  30. Watching this video was both sad and uplifting. Jill, Derick and Israel, all the best. Stay strong in your faith and to each other. You may be thousands of miles away doing God's will, but remember your family and friends are thinking of you.

    Not sure if it's Jed or Jer or both of you that's interested in photography/video but here's an idea. Why don't you start your own "filming" company? You did a great job with this video. Who needs TLC when you can do it yourselves. Your family is laden with God given talents. Use them. Show the world what you can do with these talents. It's unfortunate the world had to find out what happened years ago but we move on, stronger than ever. Reach for the stars! If I were to spell out the talents that I see in each one of you it would take up too much space. But definitely Jed and/or Jer are in the right field.

    God Bless you all.

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  31. We are praying for your continued safety as you begin your new ministry.

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  32. :( I love this family so much, keep praying for them. God bless this family. Thanks for the video.

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  33. God Bless you on your journey and I am sure you will in turn bless many more.My daughters has found her to be husband but before they get married and spend a life time together, he leaves on a mission for 2 years in Sept. she will stay and finish her college.Its going to be so hard for the separation but she knows those two years are for God and they will both grow and be blessed to be better prepared for marriage and parenthood and life.God will bless them both <3

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  34. I love this family..... they have shared their lives with us, and I am thankful for the love and the Truth of the forgiveness of Jesus. Love you all

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  35. Really enjoyed family watch everytime I good. Love that God's Blessings go with Dereck and Jill and baby Israel. MP BGKY

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  36. I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT 19 KIDS AND COUNTING IS BEING TAKEN OF THE AIR. EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES AND JOSH HAS ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. THEY ARE A CHRISTIAN FAMILY IF THERE EVER WAS ONE. I COULDN'T WAIT FOR TUESDAY NIGHT FOR THEM TO COME ON (ALONG WITH MILLION MORE VIEWERS) YOU ARE MAKING A BIG MISTAKE TAKING THEM OFF. I 'CAN NOT' BELEIVE TO ARE PUTTING A TRANS GENDER CHILD IN THEIR PLACE. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS TLC THINKING.????? I DON'T BELIEVE YOU ARE. I HOPE NO ONE WATCHES THIS SHOW. I SURE WILL NOT!!!!!! I THOUGHT YOU WERE A CHRISTIAN STATION???? YOU ALL HAD BETTER THINK ABOUT THIS AND THE QUESTION IS: WHAT WOULD GOD SAY OR DO????

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  37. I pray the family does well and shares the blessings of our lord. I also pray the family is able to keep in touch with them and bless ya 'all.

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  38. May God bless your journey1 Miss your show so much!

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  39. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers.. "Greater is He that is IN you, than he that is in the world." Keep fighting the good fight, you're not alone - EVER! <3 you all and pray Gods' peace and protection on all of you.

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  40. jii and derick we well miss you but we know you both have to go and do the lords work just take care of your slefs and each other and i well keep you all in my paryers. and i hope to see the duggar family back on tv. cause i miss waching you all

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  41. Wishing the best for Derick and Jill. I know the family will miss you both. Be safe and continue to give of yourselves. You were meant for each other.

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  42. Awwwww, I'm sure they will do wonderful work for the Lord. Thanks for sharing this video. It's so nice to see the family again. I miss you all a ton!

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  43. Good luck and God bless you all๐Ÿ™

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  44. Good luck and God bless you all๐Ÿ™

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  45. God bless Derick and Jill, and may He draw many to salvation through their ministry.

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  46. I just love that family!

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  47. Is baby Israel going along for the journey? (I'm assuming he is) how are the happy parents preparing for their new chapter in their lives, with God and their growing family?

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  48. God bless you and keep you safe as you serve him. Many blessings will be given to you as you go forth in faith.

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  49. Praying for their family, and that God will bless their ministry!

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  50. We are so excited for the Dillards and know how hard it is to leave family behind. Praying for them as they go.

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  51. God Bless you on you journey. You are a very special family. Trust in the Lord with all you heart. Keep safe and make wise choices. You are Loved by God.

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  52. Prayers for a safe journey. May your lives be full of love and happiness!

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  53. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the farewell to the Dillard's, I cried with you all. Hate to see them go. But we are allowed only a short time with our children and then they must be about the Lord's work. You have raise beautiful Godly children that are growing into fine loving Godly men and women! Blessings and a hedge of protection over ya all in Jesus name amen

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  54. I appreciate them wishing to keep their destination a secret but is there a reason they are not telling people exactly what they doing. Mission work cover so many things. Are they working in an orphanage with children as they have done in El Dalvador? Are they handing out medication as we have seen the Bateses do in the Philippines? Are they church planting as John and Esther (Keller) Shrader are doing in Zambia? Are they building houses for refugee people as my friends do in Tanzania? I feel sad that they ask for donations but do not tell us what they will be spending those donations on.

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  55. This is so great that you are going to a Mission of spreding the word

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  56. God be with you Jill a Derick and Baby. I am sure going to miss you. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless you.

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  57. God Bless them on their journey and keep them safe and God be with all the Duggar family

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  58. I am so glad there is a place I can go to see how they are doing. God bless the entire Duggar family.

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  59. Good luck on your trip GOD be with you

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  60. AWWW IM HAPPY FOR THEM BUT SAD FOR ME..I LOVE JILL AND DERRICK AND THE BABY...I KNOW GOD WILL BLESS THEM FOR THE WORK THEY WILL DO..IT WILL BE HARD ESPECIALLY HAVE A BABY TO CARE FOR...GOD BLESS YOU A SAFE JOURNEY AND A SAFE TRIP.

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  61. I REALLY MISS SEEING ALL THE LITTLE ONES..LIKE JOHANNAH,,JENNIFER, JORDYN,,AND JOSIE..MCKENZIE,, MICHAEL AND MARKUS.. AND NOW WILL MISS JILLS BABY AND JESSAS AND ANNAS NEW BABY..MISS THOSE BOYS TOO.

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  62. My prayer are with you all. Love in Christ!

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  63. I still support the Duggars and I want them back on line. Josh has paid for wbat he did as a young boy there is no reason this has to continue. I still dig the Duggars. I prays every night that you will find success for the future.

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  64. God bless you. I have been praying for your family and am so proud of how you have represented our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God has given you peace but I want to say I think you handled the situation with Josh like awesome, caring parents would handle it.

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  65. Good luck! GOD BLESS!

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  66. Keeping you all in my prayers. God Bless.

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  67. And now I'm sitting here crying! So proud of you two for going to spread God's word! What a tough decision that had to be with a new baby! But, you have so many people praying for you here at home! Keep staying strong in your faith! Congratulations!

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  68. God bless you all for the work you are doing!! Safe travels Jill, Derick, and baby Israel and be safe while you are in a foreign country.

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  69. God Bless you. Stay save in the arms of the Lord.

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  70. Be safe and may God be with you always

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  71. God bless them.

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  72. Hearth aches for that poor Jennie girl. :(

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  73. Shalom Derik, Jill and Israel!

    In on short year, you've become such a beautiful family! Toda Raba Yeshua!

    This evening I've posted a note on my mirror to pray the following for you:

    Dear Father,

    Please wrap your loving arms around Derik, Jill and sweet Israel. Give them the strength, joy and peace that only You can give them. Let them feel Your presence every day in all that they do.

    Isaiah 54:17
    No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

    God Bless You!

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  74. May heavenly father bless your efforts in turning the hearts of the people towards our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

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  75. May heavenly father bless your efforts in turning the hearts of the people towards our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

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  76. We well all pray for you knowing you are doing the Lord work God Bless you all

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  77. I pray the LORD will bless you and your family and keep you safe. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  78. This country needs missions!!!!

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  79. you had me in tears right with you guys gl jill and derick

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  80. God's blessings to you, Jill and Derick and baby Israel as you serve Him overseas. May He continue to use you for the furtherance of His kingdom.

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  81. love you all & missing your program so very much !!!!

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  82. thank you jessa and jill for speaking out. I feel sorry that you all have to relive a mistake a kid made and now the media has done a great injustice to you, your brother and family by distorting the truth. Stay strong. Christian values are treasured and the past should have been the past. He was a kid that came forth and your show encouraged bible principal and honest. I hope the show airs again. god bless

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  83. Bye Jill,Derick, and Israel!!!! We're going to miss you soooooo much!!! Just a quick question. Has Anna Duggar had her baby yet? Thanks!!

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  84. God bless, Jill and Derek, and Israel on their journey. Sweet Joy Anna, has such a tender heart. Miss u guys on TV!

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  85. Thank you for posting! So good to see the family again and to see their hearts. Will be praying for Jill, Derick, and baby Israel. May God protect them and use them mightily for His purposes

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  86. Wishing Jill and Derick the best may Gods Love protect them and keep them safe.

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  87. What a wonderful God loving family....this is so heartwarming....Please put thir show back on TV. They show us nothing but the way life is and there is lots to be learned from us all seeing this.

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  88. Your whole family is such an inspiration to me. I grew up in such a broken home so watching your show has really taught me allot about family and what it means to be one. I pray blessings over jill and derik as they follow the Lord on this amazing journey. What courage and trust it takes to do that. I love the support you guys are raining over them.

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  89. loriek55@hotmail.comJuly 7, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Loved this video. God will see these families though their hard times and make them stronger still in their faith. God bless the Duggar and Dillard families.

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  90. Good luck Jill and Derick. The Lord are with you.

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  91. Derrick & Jill, we wish you all the best in your new adventure (mission work) pray for your safety, good health and happiness doing the work you both so dearly love. Will certainly miss watching adorable Israel grow and your family growing as well. Israel David is such a precious gift and what a little cutie!

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  92. Praying for their ministry! Thank you for sharing part of your lives with us! your family is so precious!!!

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  93. Prayers for you as you embark on this journey. May God bless your family! Prayers for safety. Love you guys! ๐Ÿ’•

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  94. Praying for you and your family on this new journey!

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  95. God speed and bless your work! We have been praying for all the Duggars and Dillards and will continue to pray. Thank you for these posts and keeping us up to date.

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  96. :D Good Luck you guys I hope it works out! Keeping you in my prayers & thoughts! Love your show do you think it will be back on at anytime?

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  97. Good Luck Derrick and Jill we will miss you. Have a safe trip.

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  98. may God be with you and your family on your journey .

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  99. Praying for we have loved being apart of your family
    Come to TN and speak with my ladies

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  100. I will pray for you!

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  101. God Bless You Three, May God Be With You While Serving Him. From A Big Ohio Fan God Bless You Sll

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  102. i cried for joy anna & jennifer, they broke my heart. i hope you'll be able to keep us posted on jill, derick & israel while they are overseas

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  103. Jill and family - God bless you as you serve Him!

    Josh - "Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord"! You are His creation. In Him you have forgiveness. There is no other judge!

    I told me husband from the very beginning that this is a spiritual battle. It's not you son, it's the anti-Christian individuals trying to take down God's children. The battle is not yours! IT IS THE LORDS!
    JER. 29:11! Keep on keeping on! God's got this! Continue to trust Him!

    Just wanted to give Josh encouragement.

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  104. So, I'm curious; how do you leave a secure job and take your wife and newborn baby to El Salvador? How do you provide; monetarily, physically and medically?

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  105. I love watching this family grow and change, and how they deal with hardships & joys!! I wish Jill & Derrick & baby Israel many blessings on their new journey! May God bless the entire family!!

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  106. May this new chapter be filled with adventure, refreshing wind & God's protection. Blessings upon you as you go out, and as you come in (Psalm 121:5-8).

    Kathleen

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  107. God speed Lord bless In my families prayers

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  108. I just knew this path was the one Jill would be blessed with. I feel so relieved that we still get to see little snippets of what's going on in their lives, I just can't fathom not seeing them on a regular basis. They are my family from a far and I miss them so much it hurts. Maybe just maybe the reason we don't know the destination is because its still going to be on their show. So many people seem to think that the show has been officially cancelled for next season...not true,they just decided to take off the remaining episodes till further notice. TLC has yet to make an official announcement on the matter.Godspeed to Jill,Derrick,and little Is real, I will pray for you every single day.

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  109. why are they hiding it we now know where they are doing work with sos minstry in south america. for one month only. what is this family hiding? please tell the truth?

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  110. Safe travels to Jill and Derrick and baby Isreal. Miss watching your family ever week.Hope your show will be back on.

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  111. Safe travels to Jill and Derrick and baby Isreal. Miss watching your family ever week.Hope your show will be back on.

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  112. God bless you Jill and Derrick! I'm not surprised you have chosen that path. I love all your family and the trial, jury and sentencing the public has given you all is nothing short of evil!
    Stay strong and stay faithful to each other. I will be supporting you in other ways books, CD's, etc. Maybe you needed to step away from public life for a while to re-group as a family...but I do miss you!! Prayers & Love

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  113. Thank you for the video!

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