I joined GMMA because it combines the two things I am most passionate about: serving God and making healthcare accessible. For the past four years, GMMA has given me the opportunity to spread God’s love to underserved communities through prayer and healthcare. Being surrounded by other students and mentors who share the same purpose has helped me stay focused and remember why I am pursuing medicine.
At first, I only joined GMMA because my small group leader at the time invited me out, and I just went to try to get some extracurricular activites. However, I soon learned that GMMA is so much more than just that, it was a way to solidify my purpose in not only looking for a career in the healthcare field, but ignite the fire in me to go do missions not only globally but locally. GMMA has always been a good reminder and example to have that missional heart to serve not just in moments of my life, but make it a lifestyle. After being so blessed by the people in GMMA, I wanted to join and grow to bless others as well.
I joined GMMA as a premed student in search of an on campus group that didn’t just provide resources but also provided a community that would grow together. GMMA is the perfect intersection of these two things, constantly ensuring that our faith is prioritized. Being in this sort of community has allowed me to realize the importance of helping both those in need as well as our own GMMA members by encouraging them to develop a passion for the Lord and their careers.
Going on medical mission trips with GMMA has not only initiated my passion for dentistry but also reminded me to serve others unconditionally. Through GMMA, I’ve been able to incorporate my education and future with my faith by continuously seeking humility. The people I’ve come across at the UW chapter and on mission trips have shown me how a body of Christ can work together to serve our one true God!
In the first meeting I went to with gmma, I was welcomed warmly. I felt the sense of spiritual unity and a sense of belonging in this community. It felt like I instantly connect with the people around me, which made me want to come to the meeting again. In gmma we are able to worship God together and exchange our thoughts. It’s such a close knit community that makes me feel warm.
Gmma has definitely helped me strengthen my belief in God. It felt amazing to be around like-minded people who believe in God and want to make a difference in the health field.
About UWashington Student Chapter
Bi-weekly Mondays at 6:30 PM in Smith Hall Room 107
General Meeting Dates for Fall Quarter:
- September 30th, 2019
- October 14th, 2019
- October 28th, 2019
- November 18th, 2019
- December 2nd, 2019
Mexico Mission Trip: December 16th-19th 2019
Mexico Mission Trip: February 15th-16th 2020
President: Jenny Pak
Welcome to Global Medical Missions Alliance @ UW!
Our student chapter exists to provide students:
-a Christian pre-health community where students can network with healthcare professionals
-equip students to use their passions to expand the Kingdom of God and to spread His love to all those around us (locally and globally)
-local outreach to our communities to mobilize the spirit of serving
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about UW GMMA and our vision. Please let us know if you have a similar vision, and would like to collaborate with or support us. You can also find us on Facebook by searching for “GMMA at Washington” in the search bar.