She is adorable! She is very well-spoken too.
Love you guys and praying for you. I wish we could see the new episodes in Cyprus, Europe:(
Little 'Hanni'---what a beautiful soul! Youve gotta love her---and I do!
MY HEART BREAKS FOR THESE PEOPLE I WISH Jill and Derrick would come home bring the baby of. It scares me to know how dangerous it is. Since the parents have been there and back already did anyone say when they may return to the states?
I guess you want missionaries to only go to completely safe areas? Jill and Derrick are adults. What do their parents having been there have anything to do with them returning to the States? I'm confused by this statement.
They are adults and have made their choice. We have to respect and accept their choice, as their parents have done.
If they truly feel led by God to be there, it is always the safest place to be following God's will, despite human "wisdom."
so great to see some of the family. really miss jim bob and michelle - they are the core of the show that anchored every episode. also miss the little kids - the short interviews they use to do on the old show was so great - we want to see all of the Duggars because we love ALL the DUGGARS!
My sentiments exactly ☺
Awesome Johannah! I am enjoying getting to watch you and your siblings grow up.
Oh, my. After watching the clips, I am being honest by saying that I wouldn't watch this show even if I did have cable access to TLC. There's no spark or spontaneity and comes across as very scripted.
I know what you mean but remember they aren't actors. Some of them are livelier than others and better spoken. You have to get over the ins and yeah and realized they socially haven't interacted with society before
I agree! With the exception of some of the interviews, everything seems really forced.
I've always adored the spunky little Johannah and now it's exciting to see her growing into a young lady. That must have been quite an experience for her to get to go on her first mission trip! It's wonderful for the family to share in such meaningful ministry together.
Why do they go there with all those young kids if the area is so dangerous?
I have a question for all of you native english speakers: i've noticed that the Duggar kids often use "whenever" instead of "when". To my knowledge (English isn't my first language), the two words have different meanings: you use "when" for something that happened in a very precise moment, and "whenever" for something yhat will happen in the future, but the time isn't certain or isn't important.So I was wondering if the use of "whenever" that the Duggars make is correct, or if maybe it's a local expression, or if it is a mistake. Thank you for your answer!
That's a very good question! You are correct that people often incorrectly use "whenever" instead of "when," In my experience, it is a regional thing. Thanks for being a loyal reader!Lily and Ellie
Aw I loved the clips of her playing with Israel, sooo sweet! Johannah is adorable.
I love this show I'm glad it's on
I hope this is a sign of more to come. I'm a big fan. I've enjoyed the new episodes.
I would never take a mission trip. It's too scary.Jana,Joseph,Jennifer, Jordyn, and Josie stayed home.
I know it's dangerous for them to be down there. But I would like to know. What are their feelings about it and this Zika virus are they not worried about that as well?
I wish they would stop bringing up how "dangerous" it is where Jill and Derick are. It seems so forced and it's quite obvious they're doing it to make things seem for interesting and exciting for the show's sake. It's not much more dangerous where they are than it is in the US. It's like they're trying to make it sound like they're in the middle of a war zone.
J&D and these missions trips have armed guards, which have been shown many times over the years, and they stay in an enclosed compound. If it was that dangerous for them personally, I doubt the young kids would be taken along. What they neglect to say is how dangerous it is for the citizens who aren't fortunate enough to have protection around the clock the way the Duggars do.
Read your geography and the history of Guatemala and Nicarauga , it is an area rife with civil wars.
It is my understanding that most of the people in Latin America are Catholic. Is it the intention of these missions to convert them to something else? I read that SOS ministries attempt to plant "seed churches" of some sort. Is this Southern Baptist? I am also curious about these short mission trips and what the goal may be. I have to wonder if it would be more effective just to send the money directly to these communities, and forgo the costs of sending folks down there to pass out gifts and paint fingernails. Air fare alone might pay for quite a few building materials, medicines, or the travel of medical professionals. While intentions may be noble, I am not sure they are practical.
Yeah, exactly, I was wondering that too. What's the point in sending there large groups with children, who don't seem to do much except from playing? It looks very touristic, I don't understand why they call it "mission". Instead of visiting cities they visit a village in central America, but they don't bring back much, besides the notion that people there are poor, which you can easily learn by reading newspapers.I think missionaries should go there to build schools, bring water and electricity, maybe help them build an economy... I really wonder what's the point of these "mission trips": it would be really better to send the money.Do you, Lily and Ellie, know better what's the spirit and the goal of it?
Totally agree. I mean what is the benefit of donating cheap backpacks filled with cheap candy to children without access to proper dental care?
I can't imagine what kids add to any mission trip. They can't physically help by doing manual labor. They need to be housed & fed, stretching resources. Do they come back glad that they're not poor like the kids they saw? How is that helping the poor kids, when some "rich" kids come for a week & paint nails or hand out candy? Then the visiting kids leave and...???
Being a former Roman Catholic for 30 years I can tell you that their teachings would have a sinner trying to work out their own salvation or a "works gospel". Missionaries go where they are led by God to bring the TRUTH. That only repenting of our sin and true faith and belief in the risen Savior Jesus Christ will keep a soul from going to hell. I'm sure the backpacks and candy are just nice gifts for the children of these countries. As far as Johannah going on a mission trip - as long as she can speak the truth of God - she can share something far greater than gold. I had to read the Bible for myself at the urging of such a missionary to learn the TRUTH. I thank the Good Lord for the free gift of my salvation by his death on the cross. I now attend a Bible believing church and I thank God for all of his missionaries whether in this country or abroad.
Our children do not become participatory adults unless taught to be participatory children in some capacity. Just because it is not something you would choose, does not make the Duggar's choices wrong either.
Yeah, but there's nothing wrong with questioning it.
There are many organized programs which encourage children to participate... Scouts and 4-H are very strong in my community. I am curious as to why the Duggar children do not participate in anything secular.
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