For months, fans have speculated about the “mission work” that brought Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard to Central America that still allowed for generous time in America — thanks, in part, to fan donations.
But now, a recent blog post penned by the father-of-one, 26, reveals they were “commissioned” by the Southern Baptist Convention in prayer, but not in monetary compensation!
“Upon returning to the United States, we have hit the ground running. Just this past weekend, we were commissioned to the mission field by our home church,” Derick wrote.
“The commissioning consisted of our pastor leading the congregation in praying for our family as we work on the mission field. We are eternally grateful for Christ’s body, the church. That same day, we also had the joy of attending Jill’s cousin Amy’s wedding.”
We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone with the new specials on TLC—many have asked about our mission work and about the challenges of taking our family to a different country, culture and learning a new language. We appreciate your prayers. To keep up with us visit www.dillardfamily.com
Fans have taken to Jill and Derick’s social media accounts to not only slam the young couple for taking donations for their “mission trip,” but also ask for refunds!
“They will soon be under investigation for fraud and misuse of charitable funds,” one critic wrote. Another added, “Why do you continue to lie about your ‘mission trip’? Get a job and stop begging for money.”