“Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow, the Lord will do amazing things [wonders] among you.” (Joshua 3:5)
GMMA February 2021 Monthly Newsletter
Wow, the Lord tells us that He will do wonders among us! I believe this is the promise for GMMA2021. And I believe this is the promise for your life in 2021. But this promise is two-fold. We must consecrate ourselves before he can do wonders in our lives.
Yes, He wants us to be consecrated. Sanctified. Cleansed. How does this happen? Only through repentance, through the power of Jesus’ blood which was shed for us.
Do you want a revival in your life? We all want to be renewed, revived, transformed! Well, revival comes after repentance. So let us repent — not just for ourselves, but for our family, church, school, work place, and nation.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Yes, God promises that he will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land! This, too, is two-fold. Healing happens when we humble ourselves, seek Him, and turn from our wicked ways.
Dear GMMA family, let us resolve to do this corporately. Let us consecrate ourselves by the blood of Jesus. Let us repent. We desperately need a revival! And there is no ministry without personal repentance and personal revival. So let us strengthen our knees and seek His face to transform us, so that GMMA can be a God-honoring and God-pleasing ministry.
As we turn back to the Lord, He will do wonders beyond our imagination in us and through us. And He will bring times of refreshing upon this land, for the glory of His name.
“Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19-20a)
In His love,
InYoung Kim, MD, PhD
Central Regional Director
Most of the GMMA professional members have received their COVID-19 vaccinations, and with this, some are gathering in safe numbers to encourage and pray together. Some campus chapter mentors are visiting chapter officers to cheer them on for their dedication in serving as officers. Members are also volunteering in their spare time to promote the efforts of COVID-19 testing as well as vaccinations. It’s always a blessing to note how GMMA professionals are volunteering in many ways in their communities and churches. Sally and Lawrence in San Diego took time to serve through their musical talents by recording a praise song for the February national prayer meeting. Other professional members also served to contribute to the national prayer meeting which gathered regionally for February. Dr. Luke Shin made time to share and encourage new residents. We cheer on all the professional members across the different regions serving our good God through living out their faith in action.
Soli Deo Gloria.
Mission Site Feature: Burundi, Africa
Long term medical missionary to Burundi, Africa, Dr. Ted John committed to medical missions before going to medical school. Because he knew he would be serving as a missionary, his educational process was a special time of learning with focus and purpose. He grew up in California and attended undergrad in Texas and University of Michigan medical school. He is a general surgeon and shares that God’s calling for him as a missionary is “to share the hope of the gospel with those who would otherwise have no access to medical care and to invest in the next generation of African doctors.” Burundi is a small country known as one of the poorest and hungriest countries with a significant shortage of doctors. There is less than one doctor for every 30,000 people in Burundi. Since arriving in Burundi with his team, he serves as a surgeon and as a clinical professor at the Kibuye Hope Hospital. The hospital has experienced significant growth and expansion since the arrival of the medical mission team and has progressed as the primary teaching site for medical students that come from Hope Africa University. The hospital is in the process of launching surgery (PAACS) and family medicine residency program in the coming years. Dr. Ted expressed he is thankful that he is able to serve the nation of Burundi as a surgeon and as a mentor to young future doctors. He prays with his patients and engages in bible studies with medical students. Dr. Ted’s family includes his wife Eunice, and three beautiful boys; Toby, Amos, and Timothy. GMMA looks forward to partnering with Dr. Ted in the near future. Please pray for Dr. Ted and his family. You can contact him for encouragement and support.
Regional Health Reports
Though school has been busy, students are continuing to serve diligently for God’s kingdom. Chapters are taking advantage of the online platform and finding opportunities to connect and pray with their GMMA family across different campuses through joint prayer meetings and activities. Praise God for the different ways to stay united as a body of Christ!
School is picking up for the students and many are stressed from school work, activities, and preparation for grad schools. Please pray that God would bring peace to their hearts and strength to thrive in whatever they do. Chapters are also beginning to plan for board transitions, so please pray that God would give wisdom on this process and that He would start to bring leaders with servant hearts for boards next year.
Regional Coordinator Message
These days, I have been enjoying the goodness of God’s presence and the sweetness of His Word. Though there are challenges and trials I face, I am satisfied in Christ. There is hope that never fails. God’s everlasting and faithful love carries us through the highs and lows in life, and it’s a love that I can firmly trust. “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
Several GMMA Chapters in the Texas Region have begun their spring semester within the past few weeks. Towards the end of the last semester, many students have been facing burnout and zoom fatigue. Now after the past winter break, many of the officers have reported feeling more refreshed and energized to start the next semester. Praise God!
Some of the Texas chapters have prayer needs for their future officer transitions after this semester concludes, so please pray for our leaders in this region as they step up and work through this transition. In addition, many students and mentors in Texas have been without power for a few days during this difficult winter storm we’re facing. People have had to bundle up inside their homes without electricity and face water and food shortages these past few days. It’s affecting many of the cities where our GMMAstudents and mentors reside like Dallas, Houston, Austin, etc. This state could really use the prayers of others as we face this current crisis and as we try to recover from this.
Regional Coordinator Message
As I’ve been scrolling through social media and following the news of this snow storm in Texas and the impact it had on so many people, it feels frustrating and breaks my heart to see the struggles so many people went through these past few days. With this pandemic still going on, I can only imagine the immense burnout and stress many people will face after these past few days. These past few days have reminded me of how much brokenness we live with, how much we need God. It’s a reminder to count our blessings, but also to extend our blessings. If we are in need, trust God as our provider. If we have plenty, thank God and to take care of our neighbors with what we have. I pray that as we continue to move forward that God will continue to be gracious to us and that our hearts will be filled with thankfulness, love and generosity towards others.
Most, if not all, of our chapters have resumed their activities after winter break. Though the pandemic continues to make meetings and activities challenging, the presidents have been very grateful that they are able to enter the new season with renewed energy. Some chapters have even been able to reach new members despite the limitations of virtual PR and club fairs. We have also resumed regional prayer meetings, which have brought GMMA chapters together in the east coast to pray for one another, the missionaries, and the nations.
Regional Outreach & Needs
One of the most pressing worries for each president has been the need for members to fill vacant officer positions in the next school year. With the lack of mission trips and virtual meetings, chapters have faced unprecedented struggles with involvement and intimacy within each body that encouraged officers to serve in past years. Please pray that we would trust in God to provide even when we don’t see a solution in sight!
Regional Coordinator Message
School is in full swing now for most students and they are once again dealing with exams, classes, meetings, GMMA, and other responsibilities that keep them busy. Though I’m not currently in school, I already feel the busyness and some of the fatigue/burnout every week. Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest/ Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. / For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. This is a verse that many of us have heard over and over again, but I pray that it rings true for me and everyone in GMMA as we face another busy season.
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Please click the link above or the February 2021 GMMA Prayer Requests from Admin Staff so that you can come before God to listen to His true and faithful words and pray.
GMMA adapted ECHO prayer app so every GMMA member can pray together at 9 PM every day.
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