Derick Dillard revealed in his new blog post that one member of the family is taking to El Salvador better than anyone.
Apparently, baby Israel is the talk of the town.
“Israel seems to be adjusting to the new climate, culture, food (via mom’s milk), and language faster than Jill and I are,” Derick wrote. “In face, he has been the talk of the town. Everywhere we go, people [hear] about and want to see and hold the ‘big blue-eyed, white baby’ LOL.”
In the photos posted, Israel can be seen surrounded by the local children in one photo. In another photo, he is being held by a smiling woman while mom and dad join in the photo fun. All in all, it looks like the family is settling in just fine.
The couple began their mission trip about a month ago.
Since then, they have already worked to help build a local basketball court and spent some good old family time in the ocean. But, of course, the main mission behind the couple’s trip is to spread the word of God, which Derick shared is also going well.
“It is encouraging to already see some of the ways God is changing the hearts of the people here. Just 7 days ago, I had the joy of witnessing one elderly woman give lordship of her life to Christ. This transpired just one day after her Christian son was restored to fellowship in his local church. We were at the man’s house ministering to him with encouragement from God’s Word when the opportunity was presented to share the hope of the Gospel with his mother.”
The last update the couple shared with details about their trip was mid-July. No word yet just on how long the Dillards plan on spending abroad but, since they’re also using their web page to ask for donations, we’re going to guess it isn’t anytime soon.
Images: Dillard Family Website