Duggars campaign for Zach

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  Press Release For immediate Release 03.04.2014 Duggar family of TV Show “19 Kids and Counting” to hold rally for Zach Bates for Anderson County Mayor Campaign Thursday, March 6th, at 7pm, Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar and 17 of their 19 children will hold a campaign rally for county commissioner Zach Bates who is running for Anderson County Mayor. …

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 …

John & Alyssa Get Engaged

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Alyssa & Tori made a visit to Orlando for a late Christmas get together with the Webster family. On Thursday, January 16th, John planned to take Alyssa on a date; Alyssa had no idea this would be the special day they would become engaged! John had prearranged to have a photographer, some family members, and a snazzy rental car waiting …

Zach’s Wedding Ceremony Part 2

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There were some touching moments, like during the beautiful hymn Rachel Leftwich sang as the couple kneeled to pray and during the song Lawson wrote for the occasion. There were tender times of tears and loving glances… but oh, the laughter when Andy couldn’t find the ring. First, he presented a ring pop to take its place, but what a …

Zach & Whit’s Wedding Ceremony

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I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a wedding! Some of the Duggar boys pulled off a series of pranks that caused the audience to erupt in laughter, yet there were many sentimental moments as well. It was just a beautiful and joyous occasion! (Photos on this post by Elizabeth Zellon, Chad Paine, & Andrew Patton)