Jill Duggar, Husband Derick Dillard Reveal Why They Aren’t Returning To Central America As Missionaries

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard visit “Extra” in New York City. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are home for good! The couple announced in a post on the Duggar family blog on Thursday, August 10, that they won’t be returning to their mission work in El Salvador.

The Counting On stars revealed that they’re discontinuing Dillard Family Ministries. “Beginning this month, we are discontinuing Dillard Family Ministries and will no longer be accepting donations through this organization,” they wrote. “Through a number of circumstances, and guided by much prayer and counsel, we are discerning the Lord leading our family’s full-time ministry back to the United States for the time being.”

Duggar, 26, and Dillard, 28, who tied the knot in June 2014, have been living in Central America on and off for two years. In May, the 19 Kids and Counting alum revealed that her family had returned to the U.S. for the birth of their second child. The pair welcomed their second child, Samuel Scott, in July. They are also parents of 2-year-old son, Israel.

“We understand very well that mission work definitely requires flexibility. This, we have witnessed and experienced first-hand in our years of ministry,” the post read. “It is, and always has been our aim, to seek the Lord above all else. This includes walking in close relationship with him daily, seeking his direction for our family, and doing our absolute best in everything, namely, being a Gospel witness and Kingdom worker in whatever context he places us. At this time, God has seen fit for our family to continue serving him in ministry within the context of Northwest Arkansas.”

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SOURCE: US Weekly – Megan French