At Papa John’s Center in metro-Manila, children ages 5-20 are being cared for by Gemma Bucuyag (top right), who set aside her dental practice to care for children at risk in the neighborhood that she grew up in.
Our family was introduced to PJC during a short term trip that my wife and 5-kids took with Action International back in 2008.
Gemma, if you don’t know has responded compassionately to a call that God put on her heart to care for these children at risk in the Philippines. In doing so, she put her budding dental career on hold to devote herself to what she believes is more important work. She’s never looked back.
These are just some of the many that Gemma has been serving over the years. For our part, we have been helping to support the educational needs of these kids with a weekly bottle drive called Recycle for Life back in Canada.
As I hope these quick pics can tell you, the kids are doing great!