GMMA to me is passion. Being part of GMMA has challenged me to explore what living with a mission looks like. It has given me a vision to see all people live missionally and a passion to see the vision come to reality. Being around people and a community who have the same drive to live missionally has increased my passion and love for God and for furthering His kingdom.
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 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.
GMMA to me is a humbling experience; it serves as a reminder that God is and should be in control of everything and anything that I do. As I began to delve deeper into this spiritual movement, I not only grew in passion to serve His people in both local and global communities, but also learned how to live out a missional life for God. GMMA has given me a vision and a perspective on how faith can be incorporated into one’s career–whatever that may be. And, it has taught me that everything needs to start, continue, and finish in prayer.
GMMA to me is a family. In this family, I’ve experienced God’s love for His children that unites people from different backgrounds together to serve His people, and to love, pray and encourage one another. I used to think that I am never ready for missions, but GMMA showed and taught me how God can use me in amazing ways when I surrender my pride and worries to Him. I am thankful that God called me and invited me to His work.
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 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.
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 and 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 Dinner
08/29/19 8pm Introduction & Social
09/12/19 8pm Member Reflection & Volunteer Orientation
09/26/19 8pm Social
10/10/19 8pm Medical Missions: Testimonies & Bible-Study
10/24/19 8pm Social
11/07/19 8pm Speaker
11/21/19 8pm PraySing
12/05/19 8pm Mission Trip Prayer & Celebration
School Year: 2019
Location: Piedras Negras, Mexico & Honduras
Set Dates: Mexico: May 30-June 2
Honduras: July 28-August 2
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