"...We are encouraged by the opportunities we have had to share the hope of the Gospel with our teachers and for the relationships we have built while studying at the school," wrote Derick in a recent blog post on the Dillards' website. He and Jill are currently back in the United States for a planned, month-long visit.
In addition to studying Spanish, Jill is also studying for an upcoming test to become a certified professional midwife, which she has been working towards since May 2012. Jill has served as an apprentice midwife and poured over textbooks for countless hours to achieve this goal.
"I am so proud of all the hard work she has put in over the years to prepare to be a midwife," shared Derick.
On Sunday morning, Jill and Derick were commissioned to the mission field by Pastor Ronnie Floyd at Cross Church, where the Dillards were married and attended before moving to Central America. That afternoon, the Dillards joined the rest of the Duggar family at cousin Amy's wedding.
Jill and Derick say their plan is to continue language school when they return to Central America.
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