The Dillards have once again gone abroad, but that's not stopping them from communicating with fans!
Yes, Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are back in Central America after a returning to the states to reconnect with family in their native Arkansas.
of course, these days, Jill and Derick are no longer just a couple, but a rapidly-growing family of three.
Jill is pregnant with her second child, and she's expected to return to the US to give birth in July.
But until that day comes, it looks like the Duggars are happy to be back in El Salvador working closely with the less fortunate.
Jill posted an update on the Dillard family's personal website earlier this week:
“Thank y’all so much for supporting and praying for us! We’ve had a busy few weeks, lately!” Jill wrote in a blog post on the Dillard family website on Wednesday.
“We have a short-term team here with us right now and we have been traveling a lot between a few different countries doing ministry traveling throughout Central America with this team.”
Some fans were beginning to grow concerned as the Dillards - who usually maintain regular contact with fans, even when they're abroad - had not posted anything to their social media pages in over a week.
Some even went so far as to suggest that Derick Dillard's health had once again become an issue.
Fortunately, Jill says her husband is doing better than ever and making the most of his time in Central America:
“Derick has been able to go out every week with one of the pastors from a local church and visit homes to share the gospel and is continuing to preach weekly,” she writes.
Perhaps to allay concerns about his recent health issues, she added that Derick recently “participated in a basketball tournament with guys from the local town.”
As for little Israel Dillard, Jill says her son is making the most of his international upbringing:
“Israel loves it and so do we!” Jill writes.
“Last week, we were able to host the children from church in our home for children’s church and snacks."
"We also enjoyed meeting new friends at the playground in town while Papi (Derick) played basketball with some of the guys. We ended the evening with a yummy pupusa dinner at home.”
Jill concludes her missive by assuring fans that all is well with her young family:
“We are excited to be back to the work our hearts love so much.
"From the early stages of our lives, the Lord has put a deep love and care in both of our hearts for all peoples of the world that they would come to repentance and put their hope in the Lord, Jesus Christ.”
Watch Counting On online for more on the globe-trotting Dillard clan.