Community Involvement and Missions
Spring Break Trips, Nicaragua
Each spring break, Dr. Taylor joins a team from Wyatt Baptist Church in Eldorado that travels deep into the Eastern jungles of Nicaragua. After a 24-hour combination of bussing, boating, riding mules and hiking, the team does evangelism, veterinary work, patrol training and dental relief for several days before beginning the arduous trip home. Dr. Taylor loves this trip so much, that it’s just understood that’s where he’ll be each year during spring break.
Mission Trip to Brasov, Romania
October 1-11, 2010
Dr. Taylor, along with Dr. Jason Timmons of Little Rock and Pine Bluffand Dr. Joel Foster of Pine Bluff, traveled to Romania this fall to provide a dental clinic for the people in and around the city of Brasov. An estimated 400 people were seen during the four days of clinic. The purpose of this trip was to assist the local Missionary Baptist Churches build relationships with those in the community in hopes our meeting both their physical and spiritual needs. The group was sent by Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Cabot, Arkansas. Dr. Taylor’s wife Caron and Dr. Foster’s wife also went along. Caron helped cook for the group and assist in the pharmacy and other areas as needed while Dr. Foster’s wife acted as his dental assistant.
Arkansas Mission of Mercy
May 21-22, 2010
This year’s Mission of Mercy was a great success. The whole team was able to participate once again. There were 750 volunteers. We were able to help provide care to over 1,200 people. An estimated $705,000 of treatment was given during those two days. We are already looking forward to next May when the event will be held in Little Rock.
Mission Trip to Espavel, Nicaragua
Susan G. Komen, Arkansas Race for the Cure
October 17, 2009
Our office was able to participate in this year’s Race for the Cure to support breast cancer reasearch and honor those who have been faced with the disease.
Arkansas Mission of Mercy
May 8-9, 2009
Arkansas Mission of Mercy is a two-day free dental clinic heldannually and staffed with volunteers from all over the state. The group of volunteers together numbered nearly 1,000.Almost 2,000men, women and childrenwere seen and more than$800,000 in free dental work was completed. The clinic rotates through different towns each year in order to reach every area of the state. Ouroffice was able tomake the trip to Rogers, AR this year to help with this major undertaking. We had so much fun and it felt great to be able to give back to the people of our state. Next year the clinic will be held in Monticello and we are already looking forward toit again.
Mission Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Summer of 2005 and 2006