The UF GMMA Chapter was started under the guidance and leadership of Dr. Peter Chung and two UF medical students Harris Han You and Cris Min. The majority of the officers are members of the Christian Centerpoint Fellowship church here in Gainesville, which includes undergraduate students in nursing, pharmacy, and medicine.

We founded GMMA here under the guiding principles of fellowship, mentorship and medical missions. Our desire is to spread the healing message of God through medical missions work, whether it is in a different country or here at home. We want to mobilize like-minded individuals all united under the love and grace of Christ, to provide medical/spiritual assistance to those who need it most.

Gina Bae

Gina Bae

President // Pre-Med

“GMMA is a reflection of God’s Kingdom on earth – all of God’s children’s working together, with different gifts and stories, to glorify their Father. I’ve learned how to incorporate my faith in all aspects of my life and what it really means to live that missional life that Jesus has called us all to. There is so much love in this organization and it makes me excited to be a part of it. “
Kevin Jo

Kevin Jo

Vice President // Pre-Med

“Just one year ago I went on a mission trip with GMMA that changed my life forever. At the time, I had no idea what this organization was or how much it would come to mean to me. God was able to work through students to change the hearts of many around the world, including my own. Now it is my turn to let Him use me to further his kingdom through GMMA.”
Simon Sing

Simon Sing

Secretary // Pre-Med

“My favorite part about being in GMMA is that it’s so much more than being a member of another college organization; It’s being a part of another family that God has brought together – a collection of unique brothers and sisters who want to serve God with mentors that give continuous support and advice in your walk with Christ. GMMA is a club in which you can truly feel God’s love on you.”

 

Christy Kim

Christy Kim

Treasurer // Pre-Med

“GMMA is a blessing to me. It has given me a family that can support me and I can connect to. I love how GMMA brings different people together to go on mission trips. You witness how God works through people in separate ways and how you can help build His Kingdom. GMMA is not just a medical-based organization, but an organization that guides people of different backgrounds to help those struggling in faith and share the love of God.”
Vanessa Villarreal

Vanessa Villarreal

PR/Communications // Pre-Med

“GMMA has served as a catalyst for my spiritual walk with Christ, giving me the opportunity to connect with individuals that share the same passion to serve God’s Kingdom. Through GMMA, I found my niche of individuals who encourage me in my spiritual walk and academics. I am so grateful to have such an amazing family in Christ, and I am excited for what God has in store for this promising organization!”
Joean Cho

Joean Cho

Missions Coordinator // Nursing

“As I become further invested into this organization, my vision is to bring diversity amongst the people and that GMMA would grow throughout the nation. I hope that we mobilize healthcare students and professionals to globally serve the community by healing and showing Christ through it. “
Mikaela Libunao

Mikaela Libunao

Missions Coordinator // Pre-Med

As a new daughter of Christ, having a community that whole-heartedly supports me through my journey to Christ exemplifies how His gracious love works through others. GMMA was one of the major forces that drew me to Him. And as I grow closer to Christ, I pray that I can demonstrate His unconditional love towards others.”
Caleb Hwee

Caleb Hwee

Worship Leader // Biology

“GMMA has allowed me to grow my faith in a place other than church and my own personal devotion. It has shown me more of what it means to be a godly medical personnel and really helped me to figure out what I want to do with my life. GMMA has shown me that the worship of Christ is not limited to Sunday services, but through the daily outpouring of our lives.”

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Praise God as almost every single member of our Honduras Mission Team has either accepted Christ into their heart or recommited their lives to Christ! We were blessed to have 19 brothers and sisters be baptized in Honduras. Please pray that God continues to add fuel to the fire into their hearts as they continue to serve Him wherever they go!

 

National GMMA Laptop Sticker Fundraiser: We are still selling laptop stickers for $3 to raise money for our mission trips this year. If you would like more information, please contact us!

 

GMMA T-Shirt Fundraiser: We are taking pre-orders for the “Here I Am, Send Me” T-shirts. They cost $20 and the proceeds will go towards our mission trips! If you would like to more information, please contact us!

RESOURCES

 

Gina Bae                             gbae717@gmail.com  

Kevin Jo                               jokevin725@gmail.com 

Simon Sing                         simonsing@ufl.edu

Christy Kim                        christyykim@gmail.com

Vanessa Villarreal             vane1j28@gmail.com

Joean Cho                           itsjoean@gmail.com  

Mikaela Libunao                mikaelaplibunao@gmail.com

Caleb Hwee                        caleb.t.hwee@gmail.com

 

GENERAL MEETINGS

 

General body meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7 pm unless otherwise mentioned.

SPRING 2018 (January 2018-April 2018)
  • Week 2 (1/18/18): Introductory Meeting
  • Week 4 (2/1/18): Speaker Meeting
  • Week 6 (2/15/18): Professionals Health Panel
  • Week 7 (2/20/18): Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Week 8 (3/1/18): Mission Send-Off 
  • Week 11 (3/22/18): Mission Recap
  • Week 13 (4/3/18): Blaze Fundraiser
  • Week 13 (4/5/18): General Body Meeting
  • Week 13 (4/7/18): Paint The Wall Fellowship
FALL 2017 (August 2017-December 2017)
  • Week 3 (9/7/17): Introductory Meeting
  • Week 4 (9/16/17): Pool Party Fellowship
  • Week 5 (9/21/17): USF Mexico Mission Trip Recap
  • Week 6 (9/28/17): Yogurtology Fundraiser
  • Week 7 (10/5/17): Speaker Meeting
  • Week 8 (10/12/17): Chipotle Fundraiser
  • Week 10 (10/28/17): Habitat For Humanity
  • Week 11 (11/02/17): Student Health Panel
  • Week 12 (11/08/17): Light The Night
  • Week 13 (11/16/17): GMMA Coffee House
  • Week 15 (11/30/17): Fall Recap // Small Groups
  • Week 16 (12/09/17): Christmas Party Fellowship

MEETING RECAPS

 

SPRING 2018 

  • Introduction of Student Officers and National Leaders
  • Overview of active membership requirements
  • General announcements of upcoming events
  • Small Groups & activities
  • Praise and Worship
  • General Announcements of upcoming events
  • Guest Speaker Sam Daniels
  • Praise and Worship
  • General Announcements of upcoming events
  • Break out into health panel groups
  • Q&A
  • Praise and Worship
  • General announcements of upcoming events
  • Praise and Worship
  • Mission Team send-off prayers
  • General announcements of upcoming events
  • Honduras Mission Trip recap
  • Breakdown of each day in Honduras
  • Testimony sharing
  • Praise & Worship

FALL 2017

  • Dr. Chung introduced the history and core values of GMMA
  • Introduction of Student Officers, National Leaders, and Mentors
  • Overview of active membership requirements
  • Announcements of upcoming events
  • Praise and Worship
  • Thank you to members who came out to our pool party fellowship
  • Overview of active membership requirements
  • Announcements of upcoming events
  • Praise and Worship
  • Introduction of USF’s Mexico mission trip team members
  • Recap of the Mexico mission trip
  • Q&A Panel 
  • Thank you to the members that came out for Ronald McDonald House, Tabling, and the Yogurtology Fundraiser
  • Announcements of upcoming events and active membership requirements
  • Dr. Samantha Kwon, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon, spoke about how God has directed and worked in her life
  • Praise and Worship
  • Praise and Worship
  • Announcements of upcoming events and active membership requirements
  • Breakout into groups to listen to different panelists about their health field
  • Panel Q&A
  • Fall 2017 recap video
  • General announcements and upcoming events
  • Presentation on the 2018 GMMA Conference
  • Icebreaker & Small Groups
  • Praise and Worship

GALLERY

 

Summer Fellowship

1st GBM of Fall 2017

Pool Party Fellowship

Ronald McDonald House

Salvation Army

Yogurtology Fundraiser

Fall Tabling

Habitat For Humanity

Student Health Panel

GMMA Coffee House

Christmas Party

Mission Trip Training and Recap Videos

MISSIONS

2015-2016

Summer Mission: La Mision, Baja California. Attendees: Janet Shear, Katherine Ho, Tabitha Xiu, Esther Bak, Yunjae Oh, Brittany Kim, Ashley Kim.

2016-2017

Spring Mission: San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Attendees: Sun Pak, Deborah Lin, Ashley Kim, Brittany Kim, Kevin Jo, Kevin Choi, Juliet Hong, Tuan Pham, Lucas Zhou, Christy Kim, Simon Sing, Hyun Bak, Esther Kim, Mikaela Libuano, Gina Bae, Jennifer Yoon, Kevin Oula, Clarence Hwang, Joean Cho, Justin Encienzo.

2017-2018

Spring Mission: Santa Rita, Honduras

Attendees: Aaron Wong, Alyssa Pace, Anthony Puga, Ashley Kim, Belen de la Flor, Brittany Kim, Caleb Hwee, Dante Haughton, Elise Caesar, Elise Mills, Esther Kim, Esther Wang, Gina Bae, Hyun Bak, Jamie Lee, Jin Nam Ahn, John Wang, Julie Ng, Juri Na, Justin Encienzo, Kevin Jo, Kristen Schier, Linda Rivera Sanchez, Lorena Reis, Lucas Zhou, Lydia Poon, Marina Chan, Mark Ko, Michaela Poitevien, Mikaela Libunao, Moses Choi, Natalie Shen, Nathaniel Ma, Nicole Bender, Ore Olorunlogbon, Phillip Hong, Simon Sing, Theresa Lu, Thuy-Linh Nguyen, Vanessa Villarreal, Yunjae Oh.

Email us!

ufgmma@gmail.com

GMMA Officer History:

 

2016 – 2017

President: Ashley Kim

Vice President: Brittany Kim

Secretary: Gina Bae

Treasurer: Katie Lee

PR: Joean Cho

Mission Coordinators: Sun Pak & Jennifer Yoon

Webmaster / Historian: Justin Cho

Event Coordinator: Clarence Hwang

 

2017 – 2018

President: Gina Bae

Vice President: Kevin Jo

Secretary: Simon Sing

Treasurer: Christy Kim

PR: Vanessa Villarreal

Mission Coordinators: Mikaela Libunao & Joean Cho

Worship Leader: Caleb Hwee

2018 – 2019

 

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