GMMA to me is a training ground. I have always had numerous questions in regards to how I should go about missions. But, through weekly meetings, volunteering, and fellowship, I’ve learned that missions is a lifestyle. No matter where we are or what we are doing, we are called to serve His people with a servant-like heart.
GMMA for me means community. I was able to find a group of people who were not only passionate about medicine but also about God. By getting to know students, doctors, and other healthcare providers, this community has helped me to see how I would be able to best pursue my passion for medicine for the glory of God. This past year, I was able to witness amazing things that God provided through GMMA and how much this ministry was able to grow. I hope and pray that as a community, just as we are seeing GMMA grow, we would also witness personal growth in individuals, helping people come to Christ through GMMA.
GMMA to me is missional living. In this Christ-centered community, fellow brothers and sisters in Christ are united with passions for evangelism and given the opportunity to encourage each other in faith and pursue God together. I am constantly reminded that with my own limited heart, I cannot truly love others. We are empowered to love others through the love that God has for them as He strengthens our inner beings. I can express my love for God in GMMA by pursuing a Christ-centered missional life. Through GMMA, God is creating in me a softened and teachable heart as He teaches me to become more like Jesus Christ.
To me, GMMA is all about community, service, prayer, and Christ. When UTD’s chapter began to form its roots in spring of 2018, I was still seeking God in my life. I was uncertain about what GMMA, which began as a small volunteering group, would evolve to, and whether I still belonged. In hindsight, it’s been somewhat strange, yet amazing to see how GMMA’s growth has paralleled my own spiritual journey. It’s inspiring to see what a passion for service and missions, a foundation in prayer, a dedication to community-building, and a collective heart centered on Christ can do. I’m proud of GMMA’s growth, and I’m excited to be a part of it.
GMMA to me is my purpose in life. From a young age, I’ve always felt called to go out and spread the Gospel to people of all languages and nations. However, with GMMA, I can even involve my passion for healthcare! By caring for people’s holistic health instead of only focusing on one aspect of health, I believe that I can truly create a lasting impact on the people I interact with. One thing I’ve realized through GMMA is that although medicine may relieve pain temporarily, it is nothing compared to the unlimited joy and everlasting life that God brings. Besides this, I have learned so much more about what it truly means to do medical missions, and I can’t wait to see where God leads me to through this organization!
GMMA to me is a blessing. While GMMA started out as a chance encounter for me, it has blossomed into an experience that has and continues to spark spiritual growth. In this community of Christ-centered people, I have learned the power of prayer, significance of love, and importance of missional living through volunteering, fellowship, and meetings. It has been inspiring to see God’s impact of love and healing through GMMA, and I hope to continue to share His kindness and His word with others. Being a part of GMMA has been a beautiful journey that I am blessed to be a part of.
GMMA to me is a place for growth. Individual growth, relational growth, and missional growth. Back when UTD GMMA was in its infancy, I was just still seeking Christ in my life. My experiences with GMMA has played an integral part in the growth of my faith and given me a community where I am able to learn from others. Through the guidance of God, I can’t wait to see how GMMA will continue to grow and hopefully touch the lives of others. Throughout that, I hope to continue serving the community around me and let God show the role I have in carrying out His mission.
Welcome to Global Medical Missions Alliance @ UT Dallas!
The UT Dallas GMMA chapter was started in 2018 through the guidance of Dr. Yongsik Kim and Dr. Peter Chung. Our vision is to see students interested in healthcare develop a heart to lead a missional life wherever they go. We hope to do this through:
- equipping students with a holistic view on care as seen through short-term medical mission opportunities
- offering meaningful, impactful and consistent volunteering opportunities
- connecting students with their peers and Christian mentors who encourage missional living in each other’s daily life
Ultimately, we want to be a witnessing community, sharing the love of God together as a community.
1/17/19 8pm Welcome to GMMA!
1/31/19 8pm Volunteering & Mission Trip Testimonies
2/28/19 8pm How Can Faith and Career Intersect? Speaker: Laura Dunson, RN
3/14/19 8pm Medical Student Panel
3/28/19 8pm PraySing
4/11/19 8pm 2019 Summer Mission Trip Details
Social Event: 2/14/19 8pm Games & Fellowship
Social Event: 4/25/19 7pm Potluck
08/29/19 8pm Introduction & Social
09/12/19 8pm Member Reflection & Bible Study
09/26/19 7:30pm Evangelism Training
10/10/19 7:30pm Medical Missions: Testimonies & Bible-Study
10/24/19 7:30pm PraySing
11/07/19 7:30pm Social
11/21/19 7:30pm Speaker: Hannah Myung
12/05/19 7:30pm Mission Trip Prayer & Celebration
Social Event: 09/13/19 9am Oozeball
Social Event: 11/07/19 7:30pm Dinner @ Modern Market
01/23/20 7pm Introduction & Social
02/06/20 7pm Mission Trip Testimonies & Volunteer Workshop
02/20/20 7pm Health Panel
03/05/20 7pm Speaker
04/02/20 7pm PraySing
04/16/20 7pm Medical Missions Info Session
04/30/20 7pm Potluck
08/27/20 7:30pm Introduction & Social
09/10/20 7:30pm Member Reflection & Bible Study
09/24/20 7:30pm Praise & Prayer
10/08/20 7:30pm Speaker
10/22/20 7:30pm Medical Missions: Testimonies & Prayer
11/05/20 7:30pm Speaker
11/19/20 7:30pm Seizure Presentation
12/03/20 7:30pm Prayer & Virtual Celebration
School Year: 2019
Location: Piedras Negras, Mexico & Honduras
Set Dates: Mexico: May 30-June 2
Honduras: July 28-August 2
School Year: 2020
Location: Mexico & Honduras
Set Dates: Mexico: Jan 2 – Jan 5 & May 28 – May 31
Honduras: July 31 – August 5
2019 Officer Board
Meeting w/ Dr. Peter Chung
First Social Event
2019 TX GMMA Retreat
Last GM of Spring 2019
Summer ’19 Mexico Mission Trip
Summer ’19 Honduras Mission Trip
2019 TX GMMA Leadership Retreat
Fall ’19 First GM