Philippines Part 2

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The boys are back, safe and sound in the US. When they first returned, we stayed up late in the night listening to stories about their mission work in Tacloban. We were so moved by the great devastation experienced there! Words cannot express the needs and the sorrows the boys encountered. In spite of the incredible losses, they discovered citizens …

Philippines Aftermath

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When Nathan first heard about the massive storm that left many in the Philippines devastated from loss of loved ones, loss of shelter, lack of medical care, and lack of needed provisions, he was burdened to do all he could to help as many as he could. He began talking to us about his desire to gather funding, medical supplies, …

Right to Life March

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Several of our children joined the Duggar family to attend the Right to life March in Washington DC. They returned in time to join us for the March for Life held in Knoxville, TN. This year, Tennessee residents will have opportunity to vote “yes” for amendment one in the elections. Currently, Tennessee allows abortion on demand without informed consent for …