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GPS (God's People Serving) Ministries Inc

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Causes: Human Services, Personal Social Services

Mission: Our mission is to work together to improve individual lives, and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support. *Together we can accomplish what none of us can do alone."

Results: Thousands of families, that have fallen through the cracks, are helped through our programs.

Target demographics: Our services are free of charge, and for anyone who needs the services we offer.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approx. 7, 369 individuals, this includes all programs that we offer.

Geographic areas served: Quincy, Illinois

Programs: Social services, food pantry, kids snack pack program, kid's power hour, veteran program, job skills program, personal care assistance, spiritual growth programs, and give back program (For those who may desire to give their time to help us help others)

Community Stories

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization has always been very helpful to my family and I.
Pj is always so wonderful and kind.
I never feel judged or looked down on when I go there.
GPS is a blessing and I am very thankful for all their help.

Sara and family

Raymond Steadman J.

Board Member

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries is a place that touches every life that walks through the door! They not only provide food and other items that are needed but they take time out of their own life to get to know each individual and help them in every area of their life. Pj the CEO truly cares about each person and they sense the love she demonstrates through not only her words but her actions ! This is a one of a kind place that meets many needs with food, toiletries,and the very basics of Life. Not only that but this place takes one Saturday a month and devotes it specifically to the kids in the community with teaching and fun activities! This place is beyond words!

Suzi C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have always struggled with asking for help, so when I came to GPS Ministries I was so impressed by how welcomed and put-at-ease I felt. PJ gave me so many helpful and much needed foods and toiletries that lasted and stretched out my budget. And when she was done, she held my hands, talked with me and said a lovely, touching prayer. My eyes welled up with tears, WOW, someone REALLY DOES care! And it showed me that there ARE wonderful, loving people out there, and also reminded me that God was there all along! Thank you GPS Ministries and PJ Seals, for such helpful assistance and for the blessing of kind words and a caring heart!

1 Charlene S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the first day my family and I met PJ she has always uplifted us and encourages her families. I love that when you call to make your appointment she knows exactly who the caller is and build a priceless connection. Her staff and her are amazing kind caring and very generous with all that they share to the families they serve. I am happy to call PJ my friend . All the times she has personally helped my family include( plates when we moved in our house, backpacks, food pantry for all the months since February, and 2 movie night popcorn bins) . Pj and her staff always greet with smiles and offer more then one would expect with kindness.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Well folks, this has been at a fast pace for all involved at GPS Ministry since my last review. The need within our community has grown; funding has tightened ; our volunteer matrix has shrank, forcing a reduction in days open to the public. Our most stalwart and stabilizing force at GPS, is our CEO, PJ. Her determination, knowledge, true caring and deep faith in our mission is inspiring. Having been volunteering at GPS I have come to the realization that, here we are sharing blessing more than a simply giving a helping hand. I believe all blessing given; are returned 10 fold; all who support GPS Ministry are a very special blessing. With continuing support from our many donors; we may all have another blessed year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

David,
Brought me to meet PJ at the GPS Ministries, I was so impressed by her that I knew that I want to become a volunteer to help her and the GPS Ministry.
I have watched her interaction with the clients I have seen her pray with them, care for them and help with there needs always putting there need first.
PJ works hard at the food pantry/ministry it is hard to even get her to take a lunch.
I feel that Quincy is bless to have someone like her to go to when things are hard.
Our life's are hard we are living in stressful times, it is so wonderful to be able to go to someone like PJ and the ministry that she service.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a recipient of the food pantry and now I am volunteering

1 Becky92

Client Served

Rating: 5

i love gps and pj she greets you with a smile and is a very big help

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i struggle alot i work but still cant afford groceries pj has been a big help

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Donor

Rating: 5

GPS ministries is the work of God. Not only do they help with food, but they teach life skills, they have programs for kids and adults. They truly care about each person that comes through the door. I am a past board member. You will not find a more loving and devoted person like PJ.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at GPS Ministries. My eyes and heart have been opened to the various things that GPS Ministries does in the Quincy community. I've witnessed the love and support that is poured out when individuals come in for a helping hand. They are led and directed to do what is truly needed in each individual case. A great deal of time and effort goes into making GPS Ministries all that it was meant to be. My time there is truly been a blessing, and I am open for what the Lord has in store for the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer at GPS Ministries. I have seen a true genuineness that this ministry, and the individuals that are involved, have for those who are going through difficult times. They give a great deal of themselves to accomplish what they can in each individual situation. They are very appreciative of the donations whether it be food , financial support, etc. that they receive to accomplish what's in their heart to do. I'm blessed to be a part of this ministry. Brenda

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was more help than I expected. I didn't know walking in that door was going to make me feel so loved. Truly amazing people on the other side
Of that door with huge hearts. Didn't feel rushed or a burden, I felt like I was meant to be there in that day and at that time. Thank you for the help, love, support and acceptance. Will definitely pay the love forward ❤️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to send a big shout out to pj at gps, I have been blessed enough to get to know her and her organization. She has helped me and my fiance and I've never felt judged walking in her doors. I can't wait to send my daughter to her events!! Thanks again pj. You're doing great!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the type of person that does not like to ask for help due to the fact o how people judge you when you do. GPS Ministries in Quincy Illinois is amazing. I felt comfortable, loved, care for and did not feel judged from the moment i went through that door. They helped me when i could barely help me and my family and would recommend them to ANYONE that needs help by feels the way i do about asking for help. P.J you are an amazing woman. God bless you

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i try too be a person of all things when someone lowly,i try too lift them up so i started working at GPS Ministries too all i can too GODS work and too Be a person all things,but do out Love and Kindness,for Love is Greatest of all.

1 Connie90

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am shocked that Pastor Greg and PJ followed their hearts and God in opening GPS, to meet the needs of those in need whom they pour themselves into by sharing the Word and their hearts. Even on a lunch trip if they see kids pooling their pennies to share one cone- they stop to buy them EACH a cone. The impact these two people and the volunteers at GPS (Gods People Serving) has on the community may often go unnoticed, by all but those they serve. I pray more people pledge their support or volunteer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was going through a rough month and had been gone ffrom my child and home for the entire month when i returned and was home with my baby i was not prepared food wise. I had been takin off food stamps and medical due to my job amd had been struggling with bills. Thanks to gps i had pleanty to get me and my babygirl thru the month till i get caught up and it helped tremendously on short notice they were there to help. Verythankful for such kind caring people.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a God first organization. GPS is a great non-profit organization that is a ministry first and foremost. I have seen and heard how lives have been changed by the power of prayer. PJ listens to the clients and fills the food and personal care needs, and she also prays for those who ask for prayer. A lot of people do not realize how many facets there are to this organization, and the impact it has to this community. GPS provides the food pantry, personal care items, children programs, job skills program and case management for each individual that needs our services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently heard of GPS and PJ. I went in to meet her. She is a blessing to be around. She's is always serving people who need help. I had volunteered with her. I watched how she was with her clients. Her clients are always made welcome as soon as they come in the door. I think what I like most is how it's only about the clients. I can't even begin to say enough about GPS and PJ. Thank you for all you do to help the people in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a person serviced by this establishment, I can honestly say that they've helped me exponentially. The staff are fun and welcoming, the services they offer are both helpful and assorted. They've helped me in my time of need and I am thoroughly grateful.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have always been pleased with the level of service and dedication GPS shows for those who need food assistance. Far from a stop to pick up some meals, PJ engaged my wife cordially every time she stopped in and made an uncommonly remarkable impression. When my wife offered to volunteer and told me PJ could use someone with my skills, I jumped at the prospect of being able to not only give back but further what PJ and GPS Ministries do.

Instead of being a place to drop in and donate a few hours, the culture here makes it so that even when we're not present we're still trying to find ways to help GPS. There is no question in my mind that my wife and I are dedicated to the cause not only because we ourselves have been in need and been helped, but because PJ is such an enthusiastic, efficient, and empathetic individual,

Being on this side of the desk has been an uplifting and educating experience. PJ cares for each client and grants them rights that often go unnoticed in other similar venues: privacy, respect, and friendliness.