Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Photos: Dillards in Central America

The Dillards have been busy since returning to Central America in October. They were stationed in Guatemala, where Derick attended language school while Jill was tutored at home.

When they weren't studying, Jill and Derick spent time sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with members of their community. (Cute little Israel helps break the ice when meeting new friends.)

What's next for the Dillards? Jill and Derick are beginning their first mission assignment in a new location. More info to come.

 Jill Dillard, Derick Dillard, and Israel Dillard witness to a Central American family

Jill Dillard and Israel Dillard hang out at home

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com; used with permission. Click here to view more.

92 comments:

  1. Awww little Israel is soooooo cute!! :-)
    I cant believe people are saying they are abusing him. Sad :-(

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    1. They don't hurt him

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    2. Has anyone heard when the Duggars will be back TLC waiting?

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    3. There is nothing wrong with them and that baby is not being hurt!!! People need to lay off this family

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    4. His left eye looks red. May be conjunctivitis; not a black eye.

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  2. Isreal is adorable, but so tall! Pretty soon Jill isn't going to be able to put him in the carrier. Such a lovely young family.

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    1. There are carriers that go up to 50 lbs! Jill needs a Tula!

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  3. What a little cutie Israel is!! His smiling face just makes you melt he's so adorable!! Absolutely LOVE the second one!! To CUTE!! ; )

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  4. They are actually out there doing the Lords work, while I'm sitting on my bottom not doing as much as I should.Thank you Duggars/Dillards for being my role models, and for your part of influencing myself to do more for others.I am very proud of all that you are sacrificing just to help those in need.Blessings

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  5. What does it mean to use the word witness in that way? I don't understand it in that context.

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    1. Basically means to share their faith.

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    2. To share the joy and beauty that the love of Jesus has brought into their lives. And how someone else can also have the same life when they accept Christ as their Lord and saviour. That's how I witness and to pray with them. Just all that Jesus is and all he has given for us and to us. I love the Lord for all that I am and all that I have.

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  6. why are they taking a baby to a remote area of central america?

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    1. Is there no other babies in a remote area of Central America???

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    2. Because they can!!!! I'm sure he had had his shots

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  7. I just noticed that when you post about the Dillards, you post like this "Jill Dillard and Isreal Dillard. Why not just Jill and Isreal Dillard?

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    1. How about Jizzy?

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    2. Does that honestly matter? Aren't there bigger things to think about? I compliment them for getting up and doing what most of us aren't.

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    3. How about the Dillard family? We know their names

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  8. Aww! He's such a happy little man. I love the pics. Thanks so much for sharing :-)

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  9. @Anonymous

    Great question! We should have been clearer. In this context, "witness" means to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through one's words and actions.

    Let us know if you have any other questions. :)

    Lily and Ellie

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  10. not so sure why derick has choosen leaving a real job once had forgetting about building a real future for his wife jill and their young son plus any other childern they may have. hope if they may choose to stay in this country both may have real jobs to build their own future not just in this type of chruch work which may or be supporting their needs to buy food and supplies on daily needs

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    1. They are doing Gods work and he will provide for them

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    2. They appear to want to put what God has called them to above having a comfortable living in the US. That is a courageous step to take and they should be admired for it,not criticized. The world would be a better place if we all did the same.

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    3. Christians are called to live their lives for more than just a comfortable future, because it will not last. Going out into the world and ministering to those in need is a much more fulfilling life goal, because the rewards will last into eternity, rather than just being temporary.

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    4. There are missionaries all over the world...the methodist church has them in India Mexico...and several other south americsn countries...I went to school with many for years in Nashville Tenn...they are remarkable people and sacrifice much to teach the love of God for all.

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    5. Please Serving the Lord is the best "job" to have. God provides for them.

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    6. If you recall he was doing mission work in Napa when they met. Why did you assume that he would quit just because they got married?? I'm sure it's something they talked about before they got married. The Duggars have always gone to Guatemala. So don't get why this is such a shock to you

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    7. Not just the Methodists are missionaries. I'm not sure about Derick but Jill is Independent Baptist.

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    8. Jill had said she wanted to do missionary work back when she first started the midwife training and single. Derrick was a missionary when they met. Together they wanted to do this but for the sake of the 19 kids and counting show they didn't. After Josh ruining things for everyone, it was the perfect time to leave, get trained for a SOS position , and get awy from all the drama and scandal

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    9. I believe they were going to leave and do this before the Josh stuff happened.I remember on the preview for the next season(in which we never got to see due to the cancellation of the show)Jill and Derick made the announcement to the entire Duggar family.:)

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  11. I just read the SOS ministry statement about the Dillard's being on board!! It a nice gesture for Derrick to focus on helping young men and Jill to focus on women and children's ministry. Both will be helping married couples. The SOS article speaks a lot about how married couples get a lot of neglect when it comes to ministry. If you look up the stats for divorce rates in thier location it is 0.3 while the rates in the US are 3.4. Seems like US marriages need more counsel. Maybe once they are done there they can relocate back to the US and minister here.

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  12. Is it possibile to ask Jill and Derick which books they use to learn Spanish?

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  13. lovely family, hope all are well

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  14. so, being a missionary is not a real job?

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  15. Wish she would get a more supportive baby carrier like a Tula. Goes up to 50lbs.

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    1. Jill has raised the majority of those Duggar babies. Im sure she knows what she is doing.

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    2. Yes and please dont carry the Baby this way around. It is Not good for his back. Carring is perfect.
      Sorry for my bad english. I just wanted to say that because it is so important. I really respect you.

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  16. @Anonymousthey were in a tourist area of Guatamala...not in danger.

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  17. Witness means that they are telling this family about God and His love. They are sharing the Love of God with the family.

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  18. When God calls a person to be a missionary it is a calling from Him and the person is trusting God to provide their needs. It is a step of faith and trusting in God.@Anonymous

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  19. Very concerned about Derick's health. He looks so ashen & too thin. Is Derick ok or is his appearance due too still healing from oral surgery. If Derick isn't feeling well, I hope he gets credible medical help. Prayers for Derick.

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    1. I'm confused about where this recurring theme of concern for Derick's health is coming from. Yes, he is tall and thin, but that is most likely his natural body type as he has always been like this. He in no way looks underweight. As far as him looking "ashen" I don't see this either. In this picture his face is in the shadows, but there have been other recent photos where his complexion looks perfectly healthy.

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    2. Its cause of his oral surgery. They said he was a liquid diet for weeks. It must be rough.

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  20. Because it's what the Lord had 0lanned for them.

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  21. DEAR JILL, ARE ANY OF THESE ORPHANS ADOPTIBLE TO AMERICANS. I'M VERY INTERESTED IN HELPING AND HAVE ALOT OF LOVE TO GIVE. IF YES, WHERE WOULD I BEGIN. I RESPECT YOUR WORK AND DEDICATION. GOD BLESS.

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  22. From the looks of some of the comments, a lot of people don't realize what being a missionary really is. These two were obviously called to this ministry long ago. Not like they just had a child and then jumped up and decided to leave the country. Lot's of people have many children on the mission field. Great job they are doing following their calling.

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  23. What a beautiful family and don't we all wish for that, and Bless their hearts whatever they do someone will have something ugly to say about them. I love the , Dillards and Seewalds

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  24. Look at his little face :) so adorable. ..

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  25. Look at his little face! So beautiful :)

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  26. They are a Beautiful family stop with all the mean comments. As long as they are Happy and Healthy, It is all good. Wonderful People and Parents. God Bless this family, they have been thru enough.

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  27. no its a very high calling from God.

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  28. What a love picture!
    Maybe Jill van read something about ergonomic babywearing, so she can enjoy carrying Isreal even more!

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  29. I love you Jill Derick and Israel!!!!Such a gorgeous family!Always Jill Dillards number one fan!!!!Shes beautiful inside and out!!!!

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  30. Love this family!What a great thing to leave America and do this for those people.They have the biggest hearts!I admire them!

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  31. Love you all so much! Hope Jill and Jessa counting on returns as a full series! I'm so excited for TLC channel to let us know. God bless you all, sending lots of love and prayers to everyone xoxoxooxox

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  32. God go with you. Shine His light! Praying for you.

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  33. @AnonymousUm people have babies in Central America!

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  34. let them say what ever they want. When you look at random videos and picture, at the kids in the back ground. I never see any angry, disappointed, sulking,disrespectful children. I see happy healthy kids who are having and amazing childhood. They are not perfect, the will have issues, They will be addressed in a Godly manner. So before you spout out your evil thoughts against this family stop and think what have they actually done to you? Don't spend your life going from one thing and another that you hate spend you time celebrating the things that you love. Their fans enjoy them , find hope and Christain fellowship in watching the family PEACE,BLESSING, LOVE and LIGHT

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  35. I respect and admire Jill and her family and Jessa and her family. The Duggars have raised 19 kids, with 18 of them turning out beautifully. They are not a cult. They are sincere missionary's and I commend them and their parents. I cannot stand when people are critical on the Duggar's time. Complain on your own posts, people. Leave this family alone. Janet Stevens

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  36. So sweet and I'm glad you shared with us.
    People will always say things without proof, its called gossip which no matter who it is or whatever the topic is hurtful. If people would stop and think where the source came from and asked for proof it wouldn't exist.
    It's also not a religious act to participate in or start.
    Many blessings to this beautiful little family.

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  37. This beautiful family has left their comforts of their lives here in the USA and their families to answer Gods call to minister on the mission field. I so admire this couple for answering God calling to be a missionary family. Not for every family with a baby. They have put their lives in God's hands. I keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

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  38. God bless you and I will continue to pray for you

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  39. Why does your book say 20 and counting? is Michelle pregnant by chance.

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    1. That was back when Michelle was expecting Jubilee;(

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  40. I knew they were in Guatemala. Been there. Its a beautiful country! I ❤ it! God bless the Dullards!

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  41. Blessings for you in the New Year. Little Israel is such a darling.

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  42. Love seeing her so happy. She needs a new baby carrier though that looks so uncomfortable. Hope someone can I produce her to an Ergo or Tula it will be so much more comfortable and ergonomic for both of them :)

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    1. Lillebabys are nice, too.

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  43. I do enjoy reading about your experiences, and love to see baby Isreals smiling face. God Bless and take care.

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  44. Israel is soooo big .... And Jill you are so pretty

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  45. I've always been And always will be Jills biggest fan!Shes so beautiful inside and out!She did not deserve the year she had with a brand new baby!I can't imagine how she felt!!Love you Jilly Muffin!!!

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  46. Since they are in a predominately Christian country, the people there have already heard the Word of God.

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  47. Even if a country is predominately Christian doesn't mean they have heard or know the word of God. Sometimes people show up on your doorstep just at the right time. Just when life couldn't get any worse and your prayer for help is answered.

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  48. On the show Jill and her sisters went shopping for children's clothing items and brought a bunch of them back to Central America for the kids. They are doing beautiful things with their lives.

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  49. I would love to watch more episodes of Jill and Jessa Counting On or any show with the Duggars!I will keep contacting TLC and ask them for more episodes.Literally so upset and have nothing to watch now that the shows over.Three episodes was far too short!

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  50. I admire the Dillard family so much!How selfless to do what they are doing.They have such big hearts!It would be so hard to leave the USA for that long.I really hope they don't listen to the negetive and only listen to the positive.I think they are amazing!TEAM DILLARD!

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  51. Please contact TLC and ask then to continue Jill and Jessa Counting On!

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  52. Jill is gorgeous!Her hair is so pretty!Shes so sweet and a genuinely good person too!Perfect family!

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  53. Please don't listen to the hate!You still have many loyal fans!Only read the positive!It makes me sick to read what people write to this amazing family.They are the last people that deserve it!Anyone who watches the show would admire the Duggars!

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  54. Baby Dilly is adorable!!!Love you Jill!You are amazing!So beautiful inside and out!

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  55. Love you Dillard family!I hope to see you back on TLC in the new year.

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  56. @Anonymous In "witnessing" they are showing others their belief in Jesus Christ and having Him lead their steps. In other words, using their own Christianity and beliefs to show others.

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  57. What biblical and theological training do Jill and Derick have? It takes years of university level study and exams to be able to interpret the meanings in the biblical passages. If one if NOT trained and educated properly in biblical language and study, they are merely giving their own interpretation of scripture; which could be very wrongly interpreted without the education needed to do so correctly. It has been said that's why we need actual clergy for if 100 people read the same passage in scripture, you would come up with 100 interpretations. So, who is correct? The person with the formal training and education. Jesus didn't say "everyone be your own clergy and interpretors of scripture", did he? I don't believe so. That's why we have professionals; like doctors, plumbers, etc. who KNOW HOW TO DO IT RIGHT. I'm not interested in their personal interpretation.

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  58. What is blanket training?

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  59. @Edie Sierra It was Nepal--not Napa.

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  60. I know Jill is a great mom are you kidding me!She has so much experience!Shes such a beautiful person!

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  61. TEAM DUGGAR TEAM DILLARD TEAM SEEWALD!love them!

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  62. Be careful with that virus over there take care and be safe don't put your family in danger what you do if your family is or would be in danger for health reasons god Jesus will understand take care of them first if for some reasons with this virus you had to leave from over there it is alright be safe and god bless love you all can't wait til you are all back on TV your son and your sisters son are precious take care and be safe god bless pastor Alice sorry my functions don't work love you all

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