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Ebola outbreak doesn’t stop Duggar family from ministry work

Jim Bob Duggar took the kids on a ministry trip in another country
Jim Bob Duggar took the kids on a ministry trip in another countryPhoto by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

The fans of “19 Kids and Counting” know that the Duggar family has made a yearly (and sometimes more often) trip to different parts of the world for their ministry work. An essential part of their lives, the Duggar family usually leaves the reality show fame at home and heads to parts of the world unknown by others. According to Christian Post on Tuesday, Jim Bob Duggar along with some of his older children, went on a two-week mission trip to Central America.

The Duggar Family blog reported on Sunday that originally only a few of the children were going with him, but it appears that the decision changed as the date got closer. Initially, only Jessa, Jinger, and Ben Seewald, Jessa's boyfriend, were signed up to go. However Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, and Jackson decided to come along as well making the trip a real family ministry moment.

The blog offers up pictures of the excursion half way around the world in South America. With so many opportunities to preach, it appears that the family got the chance to meet new people and see different living conditions than what they were used to back at home.

It also reminded fans of the show how dedicated they are to their ministry work. Missionaries who are returning back to the United States from work around the world, no matter what part, are being scrutinized as the Ebola scare plays out. With people coming from infected regions quarantined, there are other individuals who are questioned and have to supply itineraries to prove they aren’t sick even when they were in parts of the world not touched but the virus. In every part of the world there are dangers, but lately it seems that people going to preach around the world are being scrutinized almost too much. As the Duggar family has shown their fans, it’s worth the risk of leaving the comforts of your own home to help others.

“19 Kids and Counting” new episodes will return soon, but for now the family is busy helping others around the world.