Well, this is unexpected. Just a few days ago, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard refunded money to fans who felt that they'd been scammed out of donations that were meant to fund the couple's non-existent missionary work.
Then, last night, the Dillards took to their personal blog to refute claims that they've permanently returned to Arkansas:
Yes, Jill and Derick announced that they're headed to El Salvador (Again!) with the above photo and the following statement:
"We had a great visit recently to the States and as always it was a little hard to say goodbye! We are headed back to Central America. In the weeks ahead language school will become much more intense as we work to become fluent in Spanish.
"It will be many months before we are able to make a short visit back to the States again. Here’s a few pics as we left this weekend. Please keep praying for us—we are praying for you!"
Jill and Derick's last "short visit" home went on for so long that it was rumored they'd been deemed unsuitable for missionary work.
It's worth noting that they still have yet to deny that rumor, which means it's likely that Jill and Derick were turned down by the International Mission Board, and decided to simply fund the trip themselves.
The Dillards still have yet to complete any of the educational coursework that was required of them (language school is not on the list), so it's unlikely that the IMB and the Southern Baptist Convention simply had changes of heart.
In any event, we'll see how long Jill and Derick last in Central America this time around.