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.

Mikaela Libunao

Mikaela Libunao

President

“God used GMMA to bring His light into my life during my darkest moments. Not only did I get the greatest gift of salvation, He gave me a beautiful community of God-fearing brothers and sisters that build one another up according to His word. It’s delightful to see the way God intertwines His gracious spirit with every single one of His children. GMMA is truly a vessel that God uses to pour out His love.”
Vanessa Villareal

Vanessa Villareal

Vice President

“GMMA has served as a conduit for God to reach me and catalyze my spiritual walk with Him, giving me the opportunity to connect with individuals that share the same passion to serve God’s Kingdom. As a child of His and a part of this organization, I aspire to help allow other students and members of my community and/or abroad to recognize and reciprocate the love of Christ through this amazing community!”
Lorena Reis

Lorena Reis

Secretary

“To me GMMA serves as a real model of how to live out my faith in my future health career. The Lord is present everyday in our lives and it is so important to learn how to incorporate him daily. The GMMA community has also pushed me closer to God and has given such a special group of brothers and sisters.”

Mark Ko

Mark Ko

Treasurer

“At first, GMMA was just another opportunity for me to volunteer and learn more about the medical field. However, I quickly learned what an amazing and tight-knit family GMMA was and soon became a part of this amazing family. To me GMMA is this loving and supporting family that i can always lean on.”
Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee

Missions Coordinator

“GMMA is a door that God opened to provide me with countless opportunities to grow in fellowship with an amazing and supportive community, to share many laughs as we experience life together, and to find security and purpose through Him. It is the heart of every member, every leader, and every mentor who has come together to serve and build God’s Kingdom. “

Nathan Ma

Nathan Ma

Missions Coordinator

“GMMA gives me a sense of community like no other.  My GMMA family has demonstrated the love of Christ for me in my times of need.  I look forward to God using me in GMMA to be that support for others!”

Lucas Zhou

Lucas Zhou

PR/Communications

“GMMA to me is a community of brothers and sisters united by faith. They have hearts to serve both locally and internationally in order to serve the kingdom of God.”

Esther Wang

Esther Wang

Historian

“I first joined GMMA because all my friends joined, then I realized GMMA is more than just a club. GMMA is a family, it’s a community where I can grow my faith. GMMA gave me many opportunities to serve my local community, and build new friendships, this is a family that I never want to leave. “

Caleb Hwee

Caleb Hwee

Worship Leader

“GMMA to me is a family that I can grow with. After going on the missions trip I realized that this is a family that will help you in your highs and your lows. They will lead you back to Christ when you are drifting and they will remind you of his love whenever you are with them.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Mikaela Libunao                     mlibunao@ufl.edu 

Vanessa Villarreal                   villarrealv@ufl.edu

Nathan Ma                               nathanma1997@ufl.edu

Jamie Lee                                  jamielee@ufl.edu

Lorena Reis                              lorenareis@ufl.edu

Lucas Zhou                              lszhou@ufl.edu

Mark Ko                                   mark99ko@gmail.com

Caleb Hwee                             caleb.t.hwee@gmail.com

Esther Wang                            estherwang22@gmail.com

GENERAL MEETINGS

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

FALL 2018 (August 2018-December 2018)
  • Week 1 (9/6/18): Introductory Meeting
  • Week 2 (9/20/18): Guest Speaker

MEETING RECAPS

 

 

 

FALL 2018

  • Dr. Jo 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
  • Guest Speaker: Pastor Nelson Placencia
  • Overview of active membership requirements
  • Announcements of upcoming events
  • Praise and Worship

GALLERY

2018-2019 Officer Board

1st GBM of Fall 2018

GMMA Coffee House

Christmas Party

Salvation Army

Honduras Mission Trip

Summer Fellowship

 

 

 

 

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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