Jill Duggar’s Husband, Derick Dillard, Said He and Jill Might Leave the Country and Live Abroad

If there’s anything we know about the Duggar family, it’s that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s lives are deeply rooted in religion. And, of course, all of the major decisions they made for their 19 kids had religious roots as well. While Jill Duggar has seemingly stepped out of the Counting On spotlight due to an alleged family rift, she and husband Derick Dillard still follow their path as Christians.

It looks like Jill and Derick may be ready to continue missionary work and leave the U.S. completely behind, too. Derick continues to tell publications about Jill’s drama with her family. And he’s now stating he and Jill may flee the country to be missionaries. Here’s what’s happening.

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have done a number of mission trips together

Jill Duggar Dillard (L) and husband Derick Dillard visit 'Extra'
Jill Duggar Dillard (L) and husband Derick Dillard visit ‘Extra’ | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra

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The Duggars are no strangers to traveling the world for the sake of spreading the word of the Lord. And we can’t forget that Jill and Derick started their relationship while Derick was doing work in Nepal. After the couple married, they continued on their mission trips via Cross Church in Arkansas, which has taken them to several beautiful countries.

According to In Touch Weekly, the couple spent two years in Central America and came back to the U.S. in 2017. And in March 2018, Jill and Derick went on another trip with Cross Church to Mexico. This trip was just a few days, though, as Jill and Derick were sent there to help a local resident of Guadalajara promote his church.

Jill and Derick’s missionary work hasn’t always been well-received, though. They’re reportedly not licensed missionaries, and they’ve had to ask fans for donations to get them to where they need to go.

Derick keeps spilling the tea regarding Jill’s family

Jill and Derick have caused quite a stir amongst Counting On viewers over the years. But now, Derick’s getting more attention than ever. At the end of 2019, he took to his Instagram to tell a follower that he and Jill rarely see the other Duggars, as Jill needs permission from Jim Bob to enter the family home. And he also condemned TLC for pressuring Jill, whom he called an “abuse victim,” for continuing to film Counting On when she didn’t want to.

Derick’s still not finished telling everyone about the family drama, either. More recently, Derick told The Sun that Jim Bob also restricts Jill’s access to her siblings.

“Because our visitation to the Duggar house has been restricted and that is where they and their spouses hang out, we have not been able to see other family as much as we would like, so that is difficult,” Derick noted.

He now says he and Jill are considering moving abroad amidst controversies

It looks like Jill and Derick might consider leaving all the drama behind and moving their family out of the U.S. Derick told The Sun that future missionary trips are definitely on the table.

“Our original plan from the time we married was to serve permanently on the international mission field,” he told the publication. “So, yes, we are definitely open to moving wherever God would lead us.”

Not only that, but Derick also mentioned that he and Jill might be open to coming back to Counting On if they could renegotiate a contract they agree with. And the couple moving out of Arkansas for missionary work during this feud might be the perfect storyline to bring to the show. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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