Duggar Fans Think Jill & Derick Should Use Their Own Money for Mission Work

Fans are outraged by the Duggars once again, as Jim Bob and Michelle asked for donations for Derick and Jill Dillard's mission work on their Facebook page. The Jill and Jessa: Counting On stars are serving as missionaries in El Salvador, and commenters let it be known that maybe Papa and Mama Duggar should dip into their own pockets to help their kids out.


Especially after Jana, John David, and some of their other younger children were recently spotted spending $3,500 for tree house supplies.

Anyway, the Duggars wrote on their official Facebook page that they'd just gotten a "praise report" from the Dillards that they'd raised enough funds for "Ignacio's English schooling" for a year. Then they asked fans to kick in $5 to raise another $500 to cover tuition for both of Jessica's sons.

Jessica is Jill Duggar's Spanish teacher, and learning English will greatly increase her kids' quality of life, as they'll eventually be able to secure better jobs. It's a noble effort, but fans were quick to point out that maybe Jim Bob and Michelle could donate their own money to the cause.

One commenter wrote, "Duggars, dig deep and send them 500 bucks yourself. You've got millions, what’s $500? I'm sure that God will reward you tenfold." Jim Bob and Michelle's estimated net worth is around $3.5 million, according to Starcasm in 2014.

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Also upsetting fans is the sneaky way the Duggars might be tricking people into donating to Jill and Derick's general mission fund, instead of to English lessons for the boys. They seem to have left out the instructions that contributors must specify in the comments of the donation page that they want their funds set aside for Jessica's sons.

There's no way to know if that was intentional or not, but with all the bad press Jim Bob and Michelle have gotten in the past year, you'd think they'd be careful to dot their I's and cross their T's. Or you know, maybe offer to match donations up to a certain amount.

Now that might actually go a long way toward helping Jill and Derick on their mission.


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