Friday, September 18, 2015

Jill Dillard, CPM

Jill Dillard is now a certified professional midwife. Congratulations, Jill! To earn this certification, she has spent the past three-and-a-half years taking courses, studying for exams, doing research, completing clinicals, and working under a local midwife. The Dillards are currently in Arkansas for a few weeks, which allowed Jill to take the seven-hour exam to receive her license.

"I am so proud of her for her diligence, perseverance, and hard work to see this long road through to its end and reaching her goal of becoming a CPM," Derick wrote of his wife on the Dillards' website. Jill, who is now "Jill Dillard, CPM," plans to use her midwifery skills on the mission field.

Derick posted references to four Bible verses that fit this occasion well.

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going." (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

"And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men." (Colossians 3:23)

 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." (Mathew 6:33)

"Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin." (Romans 6:6)


Photos used with permission from A Mommy's Butterfly Midwifery



70 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Life is precious and you are helping to bring these miracles to life.

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  2. Congratulations Jill.... God Bless You In Yout carter........

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  3. way to go Mrs. Dillard so proud of you always look to and serve the Lord amen
    #livingthedream God bless you Jill

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  4. congratulations Jill job well done

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  5. way to go Jill. so happy for you. You have accomplished your dream.should do you well in the missionary fields.

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  6. Congratulations Jill! I'm so happy for you and your family. Would love to see you go forward and get get a college degree and on to medical school so you could join Doctors without Borders. Every emerging country needs Maternal Health specialists, and selfless people to make it happen. Best of luck!!

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  7. Congratulations! God Bless You on You New Adventure.

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  8. Congratulations Jill! God bless your hands as you help usher in new babes into this world!

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  9. Congratulations Jill! You are a Godly woman who works diligently in the Lord's time and who waits patiently for God's plan as you persevere. It is such a blessing to have a career that you love and one that is so rewarding. I am so happy for your!

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  10. And here's another beauty-- my own life verse: Psalm 90:17. "And let the beauty of the LORD be upon us, and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us, yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it."

    Congratulations!
    Kelley Dibble

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  11. Congratulations Jill I'm so proud of you. You are a good person. God be with you and your family.

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  12. Congrats Jill!!!!! WTG!!!! God is indeed good!!!!

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  13. Congratulations Jill! You set a goal and with God's guidance you accomplished it. May God bless you and your family always.

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  14. Congratulations Jill! You worked hard and God gave you will to win!

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  15. Congratulations Jill! I miss the show so much!

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  16. Congratulations Jill, I am so happy for you and so proud of you, you will make the best mid wife!!! I wish you and Derick all the best and wish all the happiness for you and Derick and darling little Israel!!! May GOD continue to bless you and GOD BLESS you both for the unselfish work you are doing for GOD!!! ALL MY LOVE

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  17. Congratulations and best wishes to you, Jill, on working very hard and achieving this noble certification. We hope you will be on a reality show in the near future.

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  18. Congratulations te scripture our usand chose for te occasion ismost fitting

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  19. Good for her!! I hope she enjoys her work!

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  20. Congrats Jill !!!!
    I am working towards the same goal.
    Who did you take your courses and exams through?

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  21. Congratulations Jill well done. You are a special young lady wish you the best in the future.

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  22. That's great news. I'm glad to hear that Jill did well on her exam.

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  23. Congrats Jill, I am so so happy for you!!!!

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  24. Congrats Jill, hope u get everything u want & deserve. God bless;!

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  25. Congratulations to Jill. She has found her passion and spiritual gift. Jill is the perfect person for midwifery - bright, compassionate, dedicated, skilled. Jill's hands will guide into new life, that which God has created. What greater calling is there than this.

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  26. Congratulations, Jill.

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  27. Congratulations, Jill. You've worked hard. Let everything you do, be to the honor & glory of God. Blessings your way ( <3 )

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  28. Congratulations Jill on achieving your CPM. A lot of hard work will have gone into this. What about Jana? Is she still continuing with her training? I thought she and Jill started midwifery training together.

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  29. CONGRATS JILL!! this is such a wonderful accomplishment and you should be very proud. we all know you will use this certification to help many women. my family misses all of you so much and would love to see your ministry work on tv. we pray for you all daily - GOD BLESS and CONGRATS!

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  30. "Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going." (Ecclesiastes 9:10) - This passage confuses me. Is Sheol a middle ground between Heaven and Hell like a limbo, Hades as in Hell, or a combination of Heaven and Hell with a gate between them? And why would Derrick say Jill was going there? What does this have to do with midwifery? Very cryptic.

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    1. What Bible is this from?!?!

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  31. Congratulations Jill!!!
    You & Jana are my favorite Duggars

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  32. Jill deserves praise for working to achieve her goal and finally arriving! At the same time lets not forget that Jesus Christ came to seek and to save that which was/is lost, or in other words for sinners not there righteous - Jesus made a way for transgressors to come to God and be made right before God, not by their own righteousness -but by the righteousness Jesus freely gives because of his finished work on the cross, so there maybe a reference to a sinners failure here but Jesus said He is the way, the door, the gate, no one gets to the Father but by him. As disgusting as sinners are
    they are going in by the same gateway to the Father as the righteous are.

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  33. Congratulations Jill! SO exciting..Happy for you!

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  34. Congratulations Jill!!! So proud your parents and hubby must be. God Bless and safe travels

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  35. congratulation jill well done xx

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  36. awesome!!!!!! so happy for her... I always have wanted to be a midwife!!!

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  37. Thrilled that Jill has a profession. If she should find herself the sole supported ( heaven forbid ) she has a skill to carry her family. Celebrating her independence!

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  38. Congratulations, Jill. So good to hear wonderful news from your family. Love you guys!

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  39. Jill Congrats on Cpm.Best wishes and goodluck.

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  40. Congratulations Jill!!! I hope you continue to find your career in midwifery so fulfilling!!! God bless you and your family!!!

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  41. I sure miss watching ya'll on tv

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  42. Congratulations Jill!! God bless the work you are doing!!

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  43. Well to all of you people out there who say this family doesn't work Well it looks like she worked pretty darn hard to me Congratulations

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  44. go jill and all e duggar family and dillard family i found out something i am kin to the duggars that what my mom and dad said all of yell are in my prayers and i will never stop being yell fan club.

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  45. Congratulations, Jill. I always enjoyed watching you and your family on Tuesdays.

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  46. This is so great! I was afraid she would not continue her training once she had a baby. So glad she did! Congratulations Jill!

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  47. @Anonymous
    Passive aggressive enough? Sheesh How about stopping at Congrats?

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  48. Jill congrats. I love your family. Please send good wishes to your parents. Tell my joy-anna. I miss her and talking with her.

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  49. Congratulations Jill on fulfilling one of God's callings on your life. May you be as big a blessing to the women you help and minister to on the mission field afar as you have been to the women you've helped and ministered stateside. So proud you've persevered throughout the many attacks on your family and what you've been through yourself. You are a mighty woman of God and I know that the Lord has great things instore for you, Derrick, and your precious Israel and any other children born into your family. Your children will grow up with a love for others as well as missionary work because you and Derrick are such great examples of a couple with true servants hearts. Again congratulation on becomng a CPM. May God richly bless you in all you do in Jesus' name.

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  50. The admonition about sheol in Ecclesiastes 9:10 was directed toward pre-Christ followers of God, not towards Christians after Christ. If she's a Christian, Jill is not going to sheol, which was a type of waiting place. Christians are present with the Lord as soon as they are absent from the body. Christ told the thief on the cross that he would be with Him that day in paradise. Respectfully… as a Christian and especially now as a missionary, Derick really should understand the context before he posts verses and possibly misleads people.

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  51. Congratulations Jill God bless you in all you do

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  52. Congratulations Jill :) Many blessing to you & your entire family.

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  53. Lily and Ellie, If i remember correctly, wasn't Jana taking doula classes along with Jill? If so is she still pursuing a degree in that field? I can't wait for the day that sweet Jana gets married, she has always been my favorite, she is such a classic beauty with such a sweet kind heart, any man would be so blessed to call her his wife.I miss them all, truly I do.

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  54. Way to go girl. Blessings!

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  55. Congratulations!!!
    I'm certain you will bring so much joy to others and many blessings to your little family.

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  56. Jana was working toward being a doula. Sheol is the grave: a place where all of us are going up until Christ's return when we will be resurrected. 1 Thess 4:14-18. Congrats Jill!

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  57. Congratulations Jill, and many blessings! Helping babies come into the world safe and sound must be tremendously gratifying work. And God knows babies need to be delivered with lots of love, which Jill certainly has!

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  58. God bless you and congratulations on everything that you have completed and good luck in Central America

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  59. Congrats Jill! My mom and I are so proud of you. God bless you on your new journey.

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  60. Congratulations, Jill!
    I have a question. With what curriculum did Jill study to become a midwife?

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  61. Congratulations Jill, I'm very very happy for you. I'm in my last year of high school and I want to be a midwife too. You're in my prayers always.

    Love Sharon from Charlotte N.C

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  62. Jill, you have put a lot of time into this, please continue, in nursing, and learning. Where ever you are enroll in nursing to become accredited, and every day, there is something more to learn. Wish you both the best in your endeavors!!!!

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  63. Happy for you Jill. Can't wait to see your family again

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