Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard, and Israel Dillard shop for groceries in Central America
|Israel Dillard, 4 months old|
The Dillards have worked with various mission teams to share the Gospel in villages across the region. They have performed plays, met with government officials, worked on construction projects, led youth conferences, made home visits, and even organized a soccer tournament.
Gang violence is prevalent in Central America, but Jill and Derick have been able to minister to gang members and lead them to a relationship with Christ. The Dillards are working to provide young people with education and/or jobs so they can break the cycle of poverty.
With his beautiful, blue eyes and friendly smile, four-month-old Israel Dillard has opened doors for Jill and Derick to connect with locals.
One day in particular, Jill stayed behind at the base church with Israel while Derick hiked to a remote village. This gave Jill a chance to chat with a group of ladies and brush up on her Spanish.
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