ICYMI, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard quietly left for a mission trip to Mexico last week. Now that they have a ton of free time on their hands since being fired from Counting On, the duo thought they'd do the world some good and travel to Guadalajara — aka one of the most dangerous cities in the country... with their infant.
According to a photo posted to the Cross Church Instagram account, Jill, her husband, and their youngest son Samuel were all headed to Guadalajara, Mexico on a trip with other members of their church on Saturday, March 17. "Pray with us for our group heading to Guadalajara today!!!" the caption read. Since Jill and Derick's oldest son Israel was not in the photo, it is assumed that he did not join his parents on the trip.
In a description for the Guadalajara mission trip on the Cross Church Pure Charity page, it will be a short trip. Jill and Derick will be gone until March 23 and they will be helping a man named Julio Arriola with planting his new church, Vida Church. Vida launched in September 2017, and Jill and Derick will be helping him with "street evangelism" — which is where the missionaries will take to the streets and preach to passerby in a public space.
Unfortunately, the couple has had their fair share of parenting fails, this arguably being one of them. Previously, the reality TV exiles put a tortilla on their son's head as sunscreen and left "SamSam" on the floor — multiple times — which many weren't a fan of. This time, however, they flew their eight-month-old to one of the most dangerous destinations in Mexico. According to Hollywood Gossip, the city was the scene of 23 murders over the course of 48 hours last month.
Naturally, many are questioning the wisdom of the Dillards bringing their youngest son along, and according to the site, some are likening it to Jill putting her son at risk for the Zika virus by remaining in afflicted areas while pregnant. Now I'm no parenting expert, but my gut is telling me these two don't always make the smartest decisions. Then again, who am I to judge. 💅
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