Jill & Derick Dillard Leave for Their International Mission (PHOTO)

dillards travelWell that was fast! Barely over a week after Derick and Jill Dillard announced that their ministry would take them "overseas," the couple has already packed their bags. According to a farewell Instagram post by Jessa Seewald, the Dillards departed on their mission yesterday.


In a blog post on June 26 the Dillards wrote that they would be leaving in July for an international ministry, a "new opportunity" that came sooner than the couple expected. But we still don't know where they're going.

"For security purposes, at this time," the Dillards wrote in a blog post Sunday, "we’re not publicly discussing specific times and places of international service." Fans will learn soon enough, though, since the couple plan to provide updates on their ministry abroad via the blog.

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Not even Jessa's photo gave the slightest hint -- looks like they're flying US Airways, which serves 24 countries around the world including in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East ... but you really couldn't rule out any destination since this could be merely the first leg. They're definitely taking baby Israel with them -- that much we know! (Hmm, maybe that's where they're headed?)

At any rate, it sounds like a grand adventure. And with only one child who is still a very portable baby, this is a great time to travel. We could get an update soon enough.

Where do you think the Dillards will go first?


Image via jessaseewald/Instagram

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