Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard: Back Home in Arkansas For Good?!

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Back in June, we learned that Jill and Derick Dillard were leaving the country to perform missionary work in El Salvador.

The new parents were widely praised for their efforts to find a silver lining in the dark cloud of the Josh Duggar sex scandal.

Freed from their reality TV obligations, Jill and Derick would leave it all behind to devote their lives to serving those in need.

They didn't leave behind everything they knew for very long, however.

Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard as Pirates
Derick Dillard Helping the Poor

That's Jill and Derick with son Israel ("Izzy") over the weekend. Yes, they're back in Arkansas, and yes, they're dressed like pirates.

It seems Krispy Kreme was giving away free donuts to folks who dressed swashbucklers on Talk Like a Pirate Day (which is a thing).

To their credit, Jill and Derick gave some of theirs away to a couple of hungry young travelers (as you can see in the photo on the right).

It's nice to see they had a little fun dressing up, as we know Halloween is banned in the Duggar family. But that's neither here nor there.

More importantly, many fans are a bit confused, as Jill and Derick gave the impression that they would be gone for at least a year.

They posted a sad farewell video in which they said goodbye to Jill's many siblings as though they were headed off to war.

Worse, they asked fans to donate money to help them start their new lives abroad, setting up a family "ministry" with the IRS.

Not even two months later, the Dillards returned to the US on several occasions already, and it currently looks like they are here to stay.

Another photo that Jill posted last week was captioned, "#tbt [throwback Thursday] to our month on the mission field in Central America."

Certainly sounds like the couple's time there is at an end.

We're guessing the fans who forked over their hard-earned cash at the Dillards' request didn't think they were paying for a few weeks abroad with several return trips home over the course of the month.

Several donors have taken to the family's official Facebook page to ask for an explanation, but the Duggar family has yet to respond.

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