Yesterday, we watched the Duggars say goodbye to Jill and Derick Dillard in a "farewell video" the family uploaded to YouTube, but the question of where the couple was headed remains a mystery.
We’ve known for some time that Jill and Derick will be doing missionary work in a foreign country, but the newlyweds have kept the details of their journey shrouded in mystery.
In fact, the Dillards are so concerned with keeping their whereabouts a secret that they even posted a fake mission trip photo, so as to avoid giving away any details that might lead fans to correctly guess their destination.
After all that work we hate to be the ones to let the cat out of the bag, but Duggar devotees have a right to know the truth, right?
Sure, why not? Anyway, according to the Duggar Family News Facebook page, Jill and Derick are in El Salvador.
It was originally thought that Jill and Derick had hoped to keep their whereabouts unknown so that they wouldn’t be overwhelmed with attention from fans (or critics).
Now, however, it seems there may have been another motive for all that secrecy.
The town in El Salvador that’s frequented by SOS Ministries (the company through which Jill and Derick arranged their trip) has been described by an anonymous former missionary as a “place where so-called missionaries convert the same ten locals a dozen times a year.”
Jill and Derick choosing a cushy gig for their first missionary trip may not seem like a big deal, but coming, as it does, on the heels of the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, it’s the latest in a long line of reminders that not everything with the 19 Kids and Counting Clan is what it seems.