A frightening experience. Jill Duggar breaks down in tears while recalling a time when she recently feared for her family’s safety on Counting On‘s “After Show” special on Tuesday, October 25, as seen in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek.
The episode focuses on the Duggars recalling key moments from their TLC series’ recently completed second season, with a producer asking Jill what the scariest moment has been for her so far in El Salvador. Jill, 25, and husband Derick Dillard have been living with 18-month-old son Israel in Central America for missionary work since 2015.
“Every week, it seems like there would be different instances because Derick would preach one night a week a little distance from our house, so I would be at home alone with Israel,” Jill explains in the clip. “One night, we were getting ready to go to bed, and we heard this loud crashing sound. Derick’s like, ‘You go in the bathroom,’ which is our safe room. We have our laptops, so we were messaging people back home like, ‘Pray for us. We don’t know what’s going on.'”
Luckily, the family learned that the noise had only been caused by a falling shower rack. But Jill’s younger sister Jessa agrees that the unrest in the area would worry her.
“I know whenever we’ve been down there, we hear gunshots all the time,” Jessa, 23, says. “It’s really, really intense down there, and I can’t imagine being home with a little one and hoping that your husband makes it back every night.”
Watch the intense clip above. Counting On airs on TLC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.
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