When I first heard about GMMA, I was just really excited about missions. Before than I never really had any thought on missions. I just wanted a stable life. But I truly believe God placed in me a heart for missions through GMMA. I’m excited to live out that desire to serve God through GMMA, and hopefully allow others to also find a purpose in God if they have not already.
Eric Woo Hong
Dr. Peter Chung really convicted me in joining this organization from the start when he had come down for the very first GMMA meeting for the University of Texas at Austin. He explained what he pursued when creating GMMA and that was to give students the opportunity to really humble themselves before God in entrusting that there is a plan for each and every one of us. The focus for GMMA wasn’t to just help people in third world countries, but to understand that we were given a unique gift and knowledge from God and that all glory and action comes from him.
What makes GMMA stand from any organization out there is the relationships that are formed throughout. With GMMA, we aren’t just members – but brothers and sisters in Christ who are wholeheartedly devoted to pursuing His Kingdom through our passions and careers. It’s been a blessing to see God’s love through the relationships that are made through this organization and to be a part of a family that’s Christ-centered and passionate in everything they do.
GMMA serves a special purpose for his Kingdom on earth. It is a community of servants of God who come together to humbly work and serve the people He loves. Whether it’d be medical, business, or engineering, we all bow down before the sovereignty of God who governs all of this experience and connections. GMMA is special because it is based on the sole foundation that Jesus is love and He loves His people; we yearn to be obedient to be this calling and commandment.
As young adults, we all make decisions that have lasting impacts in our lives but often struggle with having assurance. For me, being among the members of GMMA community and mentors who strive to reflect the life of Jesus Christ and work to build up his kingdom in all they do helped me develop a purpose and conviction that I should have when pursuing careers as a servant of God. This community that is centered around faith is very valued for it has its foundation on Jesus Christ.
I joined GMMA so that I could find a sense of vision and purpose of how I could glorify God in my future career. GMMA is a unique organization that incorporates faith and medicine which I was looking for. There are many different medical organizations on campus, but many of them would compromise the faith aspect I was seeking, whether it be by hosting parties or neglecting the part of spiritual healing. I’m excited to be part of the UT GMMA Chapter! It’s an amazing opportunity to serve God and grow with other brothers and sisters of Christ who share the same aspirations as I do!
My vision for GMMA is for it to be the catalyst to spark change by serving others in the name of Christ. This organization is meant to bring people together as a community that rely on each other to better glorify Him by opening opportunities to serve. Not only will we be better prepared in the medical field, but also be better servants.
God used GMMA to change my life with the role models He set up in my life. There is a passion that was ignited and now is spreading like a fire throughout the whole GMMA community, and that passion pushes us to go out and serve Him as His light and salt in this world. Combined, that passion and our role models have taught me how to glorify God and worship Him every second of my day, at home, school, or even work.
The UT Austin GMMA chapter was founded in 2015 under the guidance of Dr. Peter Chung and Dr. Yong Sik Kim. Our goal is to be witnesses to the light in our campus and in the mission field. Not only that, but through GMMA we plan to empower and provide networking for the students, and allow them to develop a God-centered lifestyle with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
FALL 2017 + SPRING 2018
1st General Meeting: September 7, 2017 @ UTC 1.132 | 6 pm
2nd General Meeting: September 21, 2017 @ UTC 1.132 | 6 pm
3rd General Meeting: October 5, 2017 @ UTC 1.132 | 6 pm
4th General Meeting: October 17, 2017 @ UTC 1.132 | 6 pm
5th General Meeting: November 4, 2017 @ UTC 1.132 | 2-4 pm
Social Event – Bowling: September 26, 2017 (Tuesday) – 6 pm
Social Event: October 14, 2017 (Saturday)
**Membership Due: Closed
2017-18 School Year
Summer Mission: Zaragoza, Mexico
Set dates: January 4-7, 2018 | August 5-10, 2018
UT Liability Disclaimer: No University of Texas at Austin student, faculty, or staff can be required to travel to a Restricted Region (http://world.utexas.edu/risk/restrictedregions). Any participation in travel to a Restricted Region is strictly voluntary, and the participant assumes full responsibility for all risks associated with this travel.
Please congratulate your 2017-2018 GMMA UT AUSTIN OFFICER BOARD!
President: John Lee
Vice President: Eric Hong
Secretary: Michelle Joo
Treasurer: Alex Heo
Historian: Jeannie Hong
Public Relations: Jonathan Choi
Missions Coordinator: Justin Yun
Events Coordinator: Jimin Kim
Also, congratulate the leadership board members:
Events Committee Members: Hannah Park
Fundraising Committee Members: Susan Yoo
Please welcome and pray for two new chapters in Texas: Texas A&M University (TAMU) and University of Houston (UH)! Also, please pray for two more chapters in progress: University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)!
Pre Med Panel w/ KAMSA TX
KFT Profit Share
First Annual Retreat
GM w/ Dr. Raymond Choi
1st GM of Spring 2017
Sean sharing his testimony
GM w/ Dr. Paul Jo
Member of the Month (Mar) – Edward!
Last GM of Spring 2017
Goodbye, GMMA officers ’17-’18