Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard embarked on a mission to El Salvador to do the Lord’s work, but their expedition has been marred with controversy almost since they left.
In the past few weeks, speculation arose that the Dillards cut their mission short and returned to Arkansas to avoid catching the Zika virus, which is currently rampant in the Central American country.
However, a new photo posted to Facebook confirms that the couple and their son Israel are definitely still in El Salvador, and even welcomed two guests: Jill’s parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
“Jill’s parents surprised us recently with an impromptu visit for a few days,” Derick wrote on his blog. “It was great to have them with us and get to show them the work the Lord is doing here.”
He assured fans that 10-month-old Israel is doing well, loving the fruits and veggies there and was happy to see his grandparents.
“Israel definitely enjoyed all the attention when Grandma and Grandpa Duggar came to visit,” wrote Derick.
Fans have been concerned about the Dillards’ stay in El Salvador as Zika has been known to cause severe birth defects in pregnant women, and given the family’s stance on shunning birth control, Jill could be at risk.
Could Jill be making an exception and using birth control? If she did in this case, we can’t imagine anyone would fault her for it.