Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Moving Overseas After 19 Kids And Counting Scandal Shakes Family

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Jun. 29 2015, Published 6:27 p.m. ET

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One kid moving away and counting! After a scandal rocked the 19 Kids And Counting family, Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard announced they are moving out of the country to do mission work.

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The pair, who have a newborn named Israel together, announced on their website that they are planning to exit the U.S. “for longer than the typical short-term mission trip” and are accepting donations for their travels.

“After much prayer and seeking Godly counsel, we realized that taking this opportunity and moving overseas in order to serve is the best option for our family. Earlier this year we shared our plans with our families and in May, I shared this decision with my manager at Wal-Mart.”

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19 kids and counting

So far, it’s unclear where they are going or what they plan to do, but they revealed they are starting their “new endeavor in July.”

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As for the timing, the couple said they have been planning to make the move “several months ago” but pulled the trigger on the move in May, the same month Josh Duggar’s molestation incidents came to light.

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“A friend of ours wisely shared that if God was leading us to serve Him abroad, we should pursue it as early as possible, to avoid a more difficult move later, when our roots are deep and we’re more comfortable in life,” the couple claimed.

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Jill’s big move knocks down rumors that she and Jessa Duggar were getting their own spinoff series—unless, of course, they bring cameras to document their work abroad. It also makes the future of 19 Kids And Counting even more unclear, since Jill was the breakout star of the TLC show.

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