Fall Family Photos

November 2, 2017

The other day our friend took some family photos for us on the University of Arkansas campus. We've been loving the cooler weather and seeing the colors of the changing leaves. Our boys are changing and growing a lot too! Happy Fall!! 


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September Family Update

September 4, 2017

Dillard Family Update—September 4, 2017

Things have been super busy for us over the last month as we have moved, Derick has started Cross Church School of Ministry, and his ministry track (international student ministry at the University of Arkansas through our church’s college “C3” ministry) has gotten into full swing with all the students arriving on campus only a few weeks ago.
We have all been able to be involved in ministry together in various ways. Derick has helped with a number of outreach events where we have seen several people come to know Jesus as their Savior! Last night, we were able to have a Muslim family into our home for an American dinner after Jill and our boys met them at the park for a play date with Jill’s sister. We are so excited to see what else God will continue to do!
Over the next year, we will have the opportunity to serve on several missions teams. We would be so grateful if you would pray for us as we prepare for these trips. Details will be coming soon on how you can be involved in supporting this ministry. 

Thank y’all so much!
Derick & Jill Dillard

We are excited to be a part of C3 in reaching international students for Jesus! 

Derick in class

C3 small group leadership retreat 

Israel and Derick had a great time connecting with students at a freshman cookout

Derick has been able to help with several events through our church's college ministry "C3" 

Jill and Israel helping pass out snacks with friends from church during sorority recruitment week at the U of A

Israel and Samuel enjoying some time with "Mima" 

New Direction in Ministry

August 9, 2017

New Direction in Ministry

Thank you so much for your support of Dillard Family Ministries through your prayers and financial resources.  It has been a joy and blessing to see how our Lord has worked in Central America, and your generous giving has been a huge part of making that possible!  During our time working with SOS Ministries over the past 2 years, we have witnessed God transforming the lives of many involved in the gang community and positively influencing the lives of young people for the sake of the Kingdom.  Through numerous efforts of community development, skills training, sports outreach, and local church ministry, a strong foundation has been laid that I believe the Lord will continue to grow for many years to come.      

Through a number of circumstances, and guided by much prayer and counsel, we are discerning the Lord leading our family’s full-time ministry back to the United States for the time being. 

We understand very well that mission work definitely requires flexibility.  This, we have witnessed and experienced first-hand in our years of ministry.  It is, and always has been our aim, to seek the Lord above all else.  This includes walking in close relationship with Him daily, seeking His direction for our family, and doing our absolute best in everything, namely, being a Gospel witness and Kingdom worker in whatever context He places us. 

At this time, God has seen fit for our family to continue serving him in ministry within the context of Northwest Arkansas. 


Because He Lives,

Derick and Jill Dillard (+Israel & Samuel)