We are a group of volunteers who travel to the rain forest of Belize and Guatemala providing medical and dental care in cooperation with the government, hospitals, churches, and schools. We pay our own personal expenses and receive assistance from our churches, Rotary Clubs, and friends and family. Tejas Missions, Inc. became a 501(c)(3) in 2000 and now has a network of dozens of volunteers, some of whom have traveled to Central America over 25 times. Dr. David Nichols, a dentist in Tyler, Texas is the primary contact person.
Annual medical mission trips to the southern district of Toledo, Belize in Central America providing care in the many isolated rural villages. The Mayan Indians are the primary recipients. Periodic medical mission trips to Eastern Guatemala on the Rio Dulce are also included.
Tejas Missions also supports charity medical/dental clinics in Texas, educational projects in Belize, and other projects as decided by the board of directors. Additional volunteers who want to travel with the teams are decided on a case-by-case basis. Volunteers pay their own travel, hotel, and food expenses. Medical, dental, college and high school students often are part of the teams.