The latest episode of 19 Kids and Counting highlighted an annual mission trip to Central America, plus even more reasons to love cousin Amy Duggar. If you’re a fan of the super-sized family, it was great to see how the Duggars give back to those less fortunate. Whether you agree with the size of their family or not, there’s no denying that the Duggars look beyond their own world and try to make the bigger world a better place to live.
On tonight’s 19 Kids and Counting episode, 11 of the 19 Duggar children loaded up their bags and headed to Central America for an annual mission trip. It’s definitely no easy feat for the super-sized family, who took along 42 bags and 42 carry-ons for the long plane ride to San Salvador. It was Jason Duggar’s first trip. After unloading their many bags and getting used to the hotter weather, Jim Bob Duggar, 11 of his children, and two other families made the treacherous trip into Guatemala. They stayed in a church that had electricity, but no hot water. The purpose of the Duggar’s trip was to deliver Christmas gifts to a very remote village in the Honduras.
After a good night’s sleep, the entire Duggar clan arose and hiked three miles into the remote village of Carisolito, an extremely poor village in the Honduras that has no electricity and no running water. In fact, the only way to reach the village, other than by on foot, is by helicopter. Jim Bob Duggar said, “It will be a challenge for some of us to make this hike,” but they all did, including soundman Jim Goodwin with his heavy sound pack. Upon their arrival, the Duggars invited the village to a Christmas festival where they passed out candy, soccer balls and so much more. “It’s such a joy giving to others and investing in other’s lives that we’re going to reap a lot more blessings than we will give,” Jim Bob told his children about their important mission trip. “We were able to share Christmas through gifts. I’m sure we made a difference in their lives.” the father of 19 added.
Back at the ranch, Michelle Duggar looked after the seven youngest children. Amy Duggar arrived to help clean, while Anna’s sister, Priscilla Keller aided with childcare. Michelle praised Amy Duggar by stating, “Amy is precious. She is sweet. She really loves people and has a great heart. She’s got positive energy!” Although vanilla ice cream and cookies caused a temporary chaos, Michelle seemed grateful for the help.
The next new episode of 19 Kids & Counting airs at 10/9c on Monday, February 28th and is the continuation of the Duggars’ mission trip to Central America. The following synopsis is currently posted on TLC’s website: “Jim Bob and the kids make the most of their trip when they spend time with locals, speak with Honduran diplomats, visit Mayan ruins and even make time to sample authentic Honduran cuisine.”
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