Jill Duggar Has Some Explaining to Do After Taking Money for a Missionary Trip the Church Isn't Even Behind

Whoops. It looks like Jill and Derick Dillard may have some explaining to do about their mission in Central America. Amidst criticism that Jill and Derek improperly using their funds for several trips back to the states in a three-month period, it turns out they might not even be qualified to be missionaries at all.


The latest critique came after Jill and Derick posted about a fund-raiser they held stateside, causing people to once again question why they aren't actually in Central America, where they said they felt called to minister the Word.

Derick posted this message on Instagram: "Thank you to all our prayer and financial support partners who were able to join us last night for an evening of ministry discussion and fellowship! Thank you also to our financial partners who were not able to attend last night! We can't do it without you!"

OK, I get it -- they need funds. Fund-raising is part of that. Especially as they're setting everything up, and closing up their life here and moving to a third-world country with a baby.

But it turns out that they may have misled their fans and supporters as to how much support they have from their church and other recognized mission groups.

According to the Inquisitr, the Dillards were rejected as missionaries by both the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the International Mission Board (IMB). It turns out that they don't have the education or qualifications necessary to receive approval or funding from the groups. In fact, they're not even supported by their home church, Cross Baptist Church.

Derick posted this pic on Instagram last month, leading people to believe they were officially commissioned by the church. It turned out that what he meant by that was that the pastor prayed over them.

The couple lacks the educational qualifications to be funded missionaries of the SBC and IMB. Both institutions require a bachelor's degree from an accredited school, and well as graduate credits in specific courses. Derick has a degree, but lacks the grad work, and Jill hasn't attended college.

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Dude, they had to have known this before attempting to move to Central America. It's difficult to say what they'll do now -- of course they may continue if they can personally acquire the funds they need ... or maybe it will be back to school for both of them.

One thing's for sure -- their upcoming TLC documentary on their big move to be missionaries is sure going to be interesting!


Image via derickdillard/Instagram

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