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GPS (God's People Serving) Ministries Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

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 hearts and lives have been blessed because of this ministry, and the unique services we provide to our community. Please read our reviews to see the full impact we are making into hearts and lives of the people we serve.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of individuals were assisted through all the programs we offer. We fill in many gaps that otherwise would not be filled.

Geographic areas served: Hamilton, Warsaw, Carthage, Illinois, and "all" surrounding areas

Programs: *Private individual case management *Pastoral care * lunch bag program for anyone in need of food* Veteran program * Senior programs *Encouragement program *Kid's Power Hour program *Keep them Warm program, and much more.

Community Stories

145 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

About a year ago I had the pleasure of meeting PJ and GPS ministries. My husband and I were struggling drug addicts in need of food. I was referred to GPS and that is when I met PJ an angel in earth. She greated me with a smile so kind and warm She gave us an abundance of food then she asked me if I needed a purse I know my eyes lite up this purse was filled with so much goodies I felt so loved and blessed. At that point in our life we would have not bought anything like that because we were drug addicts. She gave me a hug which was so wonderful as I was stuck in a dark spot and I my heart was touched by this blessing. A few months later I went to go to GPS just to find out they had moved out of Quincy and went to Hamilton.i reached out to PJ through Facebook and we kept in contact. God blessed us with an apartment as we were stuck at welcome inn. When I told PJ she asked if I needed anything and because of our drug addiction we lost everything PJ and her husband drove over an hour to bring us sheets and dishes and food and again by showing God's love and her generosity and obedience to the Lord my heart was touched again PJ to me is an angel one glance at her you feel how warm her heart is and how much she loves the Lord I know me personally and anyone else has came in contact with her can see the love of Jesus she has touched my life along with GPS ministries the Lord has delivered us from our addiction and continues to bless us and me and PJ staying contact and every day my heart is smiles seeing her serving heart and love for the Lord I want to thank everyone that is part of this ministry you are changing lives God bless you you absolutely are changing lives thank you to GPS ministries into PJ for all you do God bless you all PJ recently has been praying for me and my health I have a lot of health issues I had a heart attack 3 weeks ago and the Lord came back with another miracle in my life my heart went from running 35% to 65% which is a miracle not possible but only possible through the Lord thank you for the prayers Thank you Lord Thank you GPS thank you my dear sister in Christ PJ God bless

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Yesterday I got baptized and I felt super happy and appreciative that they baptized me and i felt all my sins wash away. I got baptized in the Mississippi River and that was cool!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Ever since I met Pj and Greg, I knew there was something very special about them. They are the most caring individuals I have ever met. They truly care for everyone, especially those In need. I have seen the excitement in Pj when she is helping others. Anyone in need can find the items they need, and they will definitely be blessed by this ministry. They give all the glory to God! I'm sure God is going to continue to bless them and their caring hearts.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have alot of fun volunteering at GPS Ministries. We help so many people with many different needs and also have a kids Power Hour, it so much fun. We can always use more volunteers!
Thank you Greg and PJ

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer at GPS Ministries. I have been blessed in many ways by Pastors PJ and Greg Seals. I volunteer and it is one way I feel like I can help bless others. Thank you, GPS for helping others and sharing the love of God.
Dallaz Starr

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Donor

Rating: 5

We are so very thankful to Pastors PJ & Greg for their commitment and hard work helping the hurting through their lifesaving ministry services!!! We have known them for many years and are proud of them and their ministry’s programs that have been essential to so many people in Quincy and now at their current location in Hamilton, Illinois. They not only provide meals, but also train adults offering life skills, provide referrals and help the youth through their youth programs. So very thankful for this dedicated couple and their volunteers. Pastor Jerry & Julie Jenkins

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Donor

Rating: 5

I'm Executive Director and Senior Pastor of a Biblical Counseling Program and I would like to share with you the day we took one of our clients to get help at GPS Ministries led by CEO Founder P.J. Seals and Greg Seals, Secretary/Treasurer. Our client was out of a job and in need of basic supplies. As we walked in the door Pastor P.J. Seals lifted this fellow's spirits by joyfully greeting him with bags and bags of food, prayer, information on where he could find a job, how to get help with assistance through various agencies in our area and a special U.S. Veteran’s duffel bag because our client had served in the U.S. Army. The man left this ministry feeling hopeful about his future and he knew without a doubt that God loves him. You may say this was a special one-time event, however, on previous occasions when visiting GPS Ministries, we have witnessed her helping a young person and woman with job skills, preparing for a children’s power hour and sending several bags of food and supplies with those who were in desperate need of help. As my wife and I have seen Rev. Dr. Seals in action it is hard to hold back tears as we see hopelessness leave a needy person’s life and we how effective this ministry is and how it has developed over the years. GPS Ministries is impacting lives by offering resources and supplies when people need it most, and the staff shares the love of God and give God all the glory for the lives saved and families helped. Visit their website at gpsminstry.org today!

1 alaking

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have known PJ and Greg for many many years. They have a heart for God and are not afraid to step out and do whatever God asks of them. GPS ministries is an example of that. They have touched many lives and with God's grace will touch many more.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS ministries was there when I got sick. My husband and daughter were trying to keep the house going and take care of me while working full time. My daughter is going to school full time and working part-time. GPS gave us food, encouraged us, but most importantly prayed for us. Thank you for doing God's work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries is amazing! We stop by and get lunches for our kids and they love them. It helps out so much. PJ is a very sweet and caring person!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

PJ and Greg has helped me with my relationship with God and to be a better mom and wife. When I had nobody to talk to I could always go to her. She will drop what she is doing and either just hug me or listen to me or give me advice. When I had no food she would always help me. She is great with kids. She has so much light and she has a great partner also. This isn’t just a regular pantry it’s more. But the love she has in this ministry is wonderful! I could never be like her. She always tries different things and approaches. I have become a member of the board. And she has become my mom and friend and sister in Christ! She always welcomes people in her ministry so much that you can see her light up. The way she is with the children for power hour just melts my heart. We love our children and we love doing power hour which is amazing by the way! We get to love on children and give them hope and light in just one hour. So this is much more than just a food pantry.

4 Carol Dietrich W.

Donor

Rating: 5

GPS Ministry has helped so many people in crisis! My dear friends had their baby girl early, and PJ sent a care package to help them get started! She is one in a million, and I am so glad that PJ and her husband Greg answered Gods calling to go and serve his people. Doesn’t matter who you are, if she can help, she will! Here is a picture of a life she has helped

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have known Mrs. PJ Seals for many yrs, a woman with a heart of God. The GPS Ministry helps so many people in the Quincy area, with not only food, but finding jobs, gloves and hats, and a friend to confide in, prayer and love. Please pray and consider helping a wonderful place!

4 Geri M.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I hated that this ministry moved out of Quincy. PJ does online prayers, crafts, and cooking for us that are homebound. She has drawings too. I won a $10 gift certificate to Aldi's which came at the perfect time.
I am disabled living on SSID with other children in the home. I don't qualify for food stamps or most other help so her prayers and small gestures are a blessing.
She has always been there for children and families. Power Hour was awesome when my children were little. It gives the children a sense of purpose and they get snack packs sometimes a surprise. The Adult Craft Hour gives a safe place for Adults to socialize and feel welcomed especially during this time of Covid.
Food and Personal Care items are in such need for a lot of people.
Like Jesus with the loaves of bread and fishes, PJ spreads all donations to many that are truly in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

PJ is so caring and knows each of the families she serves. Even in these more difficult times, she has gathered necessities, food, and snack packs with surprises for the children.
This month the milk was an added bonus we didn't expect. My family is grateful for GPS Ministries to help us get through every day since I was put on disability.
When you have a large family (or small) trying to stay above water and skipping prescriptions just to pay for utilities, every little bit of help is appreciated.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries is truly a God send!
They have blessed my family and I with toiletries, socks hats gloves, food and snacks as well as Praying for us. Their giving got us through some hard times when I couldn't make it on my own. Times are rough on all of us these days, and sometimes we just need a little help. GPS Ministries were there when we were in need, without judgement, arms wide open. I am so thankful that they are now a part of our lives. They really do care about everyone! They are God's people serving!!! Thank you so much for helping my family, and for Also providing your kids ministry. My grandkids love it! They look forward to their snacks packs also ( for lack of a better word) I hope that others will reach out to GPS Ministries and let them be a blessing to their families as well. They get Blessed by Blessing others. Thank you, and God Bless your ministry.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS is an amazing ministry I first met with PJ a real Earth Angel in Quincy I suffered from depression and recovering drug addiction from the second I walked in the door PJ showed such compassion and love and sent me home with enough groceries to eat for days and a purse filled with all this wonderful items that I hadn't been able to get myself for some time it uplifted my spirit helped with my depression and reminded me of God's love and grace shortly after I read that GPS moved to a different location PJ seemed very uplifted and was excited about what God was doing for this ministry I was sad Quincy no longer had GPS but so glad God was still opening doors a month later I finally get an apartment I post on Facebook that I got one I never even needed to ask PJ reached out to me asking what all I needed and then spent that evening and the whole next day with her husband gathering food items pots pans and sheets for my bed and drove them to me and over 45 minute drive no questions asked just to serve what an amazing servent she is and what an amazing ministry GPS is I pray that this ministry will continue to touch lives the way it touched mine may we all be able to show God's love to people that need to see it and feel it the way PJ does

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries has been there for my family in every time of need! They have helped with not only food but household items like dish soap and toiletries as well as personal hygiene products and winter accessories (hats, gloves, scarves). Without their help durring this time of high need my family would've gone without. God bless PJ Seals and all the volunteers and donors. The Smith family absolutely loves GPS for everything! Please help donate or volunteer if you have the time and resources. They really do care for all people who come to them in any form. I'd give them 10 stars if I could!

2 David B.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS has helped me in so many ways and has gotten me through a lot of heartache. Without this organization I do not know where my family would be. Thank you PJ for ALL that you have blessed us with. You are such a light in so many peoples lives. Not with only food but so much more. Love you PJ

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been on both the receiving and giving end to GPS Ministries. I have gotten prayers, love, support, and so much more from PJ and staff. I have never felt so cared about, especially as of lately since my mom passed away. I would never go anywhere or give anywhere else because of the respect I have for all that they offer.

2 Becky92

Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS ministry has been a big help for me especially after I had surgery and couldn't work.Pj always greets you with a smile and makes you feel good about yourself

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Client Served

Rating: 5

i love coming here im treated with respect and a smile they have helped me alot wouldnt no what to do without them

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4 Maranda M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2017, my husband lost his job and I had a major accident that caused lots of damage to my right knee, ankle, and foot. I had 3 surgeries that year. So my husband found himself trying to feed 6 kids, care for me full time, and look for some kind of employment. GPS was there during that whole time! Helping with food, care products, bookbags w school supplies, encouraging words, and lots of prayers!!!! PJ and GPS stood by us and helped as they could. Last year, I was able to walk on my own without assistance again. They prayed for healing, helped me believe for it to happen and it has! They help your soul too. They are a great blessing to me and my huge family. This year we are down to 3 children as 3 have grown up and moved out. My husband had just started a new job after being let go because his job wasn't essential due to Covid-19. So naturally we needed a little help with school supplies. GPS was there for us yet again! Thanks GPS, may God bless you all!!!! Here's a picture of our boys and their gear from GPS this year (2020).

5 Brandie T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hey everyone just wanted to reach out to let people know about GPS ministries and what. Good things they have helped me with. My kids needs my needs our family and pj has always helped us the best she could with no notice when my children needed bookbags and supplies. She was there when we were short for Christmas she came through and made miracles happen and sometimes when it comes to the end of the month and food gets tight she givesme hope that we will have food at the table and when i just need a prayer or too she always takes the time to add me to her prayer list or say a quick prayer with me. I could say she deserves more recognition than what she has got and thank her for the many blessings!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is absolutely amazing. PJ has helped myself and my family so much when we needed it. They go above and beyond for everyone that asks for help.
A few years ago, I was pregnant with my first child and I was homeless. PJ was able to help me get food that wouldn't need to be refrigerator or cooked on a stove so that I could still eat everyday. But more than that, in her spare time she helped try to find an apartment to move into before the baby came. After we found a place she again took her personal time to try and find us furniture. She has been a God sent for this community. No matter how she feels one day you'll never see her or her volunteers without a smile on their faces. Without GPS ministries I can't say that I would have had a home to go to with my daughter after her birth and I definitely would have gone hungry more times than not.
On a side note, the snack packs that they give the kids are great! They always have fun snacks for kids as well as some healthy choices which is fantastic.
THANK YOU TO THIS AMAZING GROUP OF PEOPLE. AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO PJ.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

4 Carol R.4

Donor

Rating: 5

We have known lady PJ for around seven years. When we first met her we were getting donations we needed help. Through those times we got to know her and almost three years ago she married us . Fast-forward to now we no longer are in a state of need. So now we donate when & how much we can. We love GPS Ministry and what they do for our local community. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kent W I’m on the board at GPS I highly rate this ministry with what they do. They feed the homeless, families, and veterans. Help with most their needs. Most of all they pray for all they are there for you. They reach out when you are hungry and down on your luck in bad times and good. The most caring people I’ve ever seen. Without donations of food and money this place won’t be here. With Jesus watching every step of the way it makes me feel blessed to be a part of GPS ministries.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries is the best, PJ does everything she can to help our community, We are very blessed to have her and GPS Ministries, If it wasn't for them alot of people would go without, We are very lucky to have them, I can't say thank you enough for everything you have done for my family and me, You are the greatest

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries Is The most wonderful organization, PJ and everyone go above and beyond to help everyone, without them alot of people wouldn't know what to do, They make you feel welcomed and loved when you are there, They truly are God's Angels, Thank You for everything you do for all of us, Tanya Jones and Family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries goes the extra mile for kids by giving snack packs with special treats.
When I was on bed rest, they helped out with adult diapers. All toiletries are a great benefit. Having GPS Ministries help to stretch our grocery budget has been a blessing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

You know God blessed this ministry with a great pastor who cares and volunteers who love donating their time i would like to say i hope GPS and their donors are around for a long time thanks for this non-profit organization and all the wonderful jobs they do to show love to those in need

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Pastor seals is very wonderful she doesn't make you feel belittled because you need help i first went there and was sort of down but gps makes you feel like your human god bless them for the greatness they do its the pastor and volunteers that are great and i say thank you to all who donate items to gps to help the unfortunate may god bless gps and all who donate

4 Alice D.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

PJ & the Ministry has helped my family with prayers,food,household items & job search. God Bless every1. Thnk u so much 4 a great job

6 Jay A.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful place pj seals is such a nice and caring women and this place goes outta thier way to help people in need of food and necessities , no judgement from anyone no pressure to do anything great place

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am handicapped and my family has used gps ministry when times got hard they are a true blessing they don't make you feel uncomfortable when you need help these people are a God send not only helping with food but also spiritually they are always there when you need them i want to say thank you to them and all the people who donate to their cause you are also a God send bless all of you for caring and helping this great organization wish there was more like GPS who really love and care about the people they help hope they can continue doing what they do

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the place that helps you not only with food and necessities but also makes you feel good about yourself and lifts your spirits up so i would like to thank you pastor seals for caring about others as much as you do and to all volunteers thank you but i want to say thank you god for all the wonderful people who donate the items without you there would be some people going without so thank you and god bless you

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve on the board for GPS Ministries and also as the fundraising chairman.

The compassion and dedication of all the volunteers is awesome. They do make a difference in people's lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came upon GPS Ministries earlier this summer. I have never met a group of volunteers so dedicated to both their faith and helping others. God is so wonderfully present in each of their lives. I am inspired by their work ethic as well as their understanding of their personal relationship with God. They are a wonderful group of people who are kind and generous yet sincere and honest. I'd give them 10 stars if I could.

3 Jason A.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pj n group was good to me . i was very upset n had no where to look for help. PJ. Helped with food. Then she looked at my post op shoes how long i been through the mess of my diabetes. And she let me vent my frustration about unmet needs n general assistance. She told me god is here and so am i. She helped me load my stuff up in the lyft car n let me sit in a chair cause its hard for me to stand on the post op shoes thank you gps! Jason Altgilbers

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS Ministries have such nice people there to help the community they make you feel so comfortable and they help to the best of their ability with any crisis that you may be going through. School supplies was a very big struggle this year but thanks to PJ she helped me get it taken care of with having the work and miss all the back to school giveaways GPS was there for me and my family....Thanks again PJ you are a amazing person

2 Charlene S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pj and Greg and all the volunteers make there clients all feel like family. With words of kindness, there attention to detail of a families needs and more. Helping my daughter through power hour to gain more self love and confidence. Everything GPS does for their families makes us feel important and wanted and at times we all do question that asking for a hand out to help us get by. Thank you for always making my family feel important and cared for.

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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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GPS MINISTRY WOW.....
I myself its been a wonderful experience to me ; my first days of walking in those doors .
The atmosphere ,The spirit, was so so beautiful ....
PJ welcomed me in with open arms -the love was so unspeakable and that's what I was
searching for-LOVE- not only love for me but also the love of GOD. I cried and still cry cause that's what I wanted to be loved and feel the love of GOD at the same time. I WAS WONDERING WHY I WAS DIRECTED IN THIS PATH . Now I found out GPS MINISTRY was the answer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met PJ Seals when I worked for big lots. She was always coming in buying school supplies, household supplies, food, and toiletries for the ministry, to hand out to clients in need of assistance. Never in my life have I met anyone who cared so much for everyone like she does. She doesn't treat anyone differently, in her eyes we are all God's children, so in need of not, we are all the same. I've seen her do so very much, sometimes with so little, and bed heartbroken that she couldn't help more. She is the heart and soul of this ministry. GPS is always there for anyone in need. With a welcoming smile, a warm heart, and a prayer for everyone who needs it. Not only do they have a food pantry, they also have special programs for kids, and assistance with job applications and resumes. If you need help with food, or getting a job, this is the place to go. You will always leave here feeling a thousand times better than when you got here. God bless you all

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GPS has helped my family a lot. When we were short I always knew I could count on PJ to help us. She is more than just a regular person who helps people out. She is amazing and sweet and has a heart of gold! They are very God oriented and centered. She has a heart full of love for God and doing His work! They are more than just a food source to me. Anytime you are in a bind call her

Board Member

Rating: 5

Another eventful year has rolled around. God's grace has granted GPS the privilege to pay forward many blessings, to an ever increasing number of clients. A heartfelt thank you to "ALL" GPS supporters. Each and every gift, large, or small; cents or dollars; one items or bags of items; the gift of one's time; or a simple word of encouragement has value when given from the heart.
Being a board member and volunteer. I have witnessed God's touch numerous times; as (needed assistance always arrives on time) through a supporter being touched. With God's love and grace working through our devoted supporters, we shall (continue to pay forward blessings).

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Another year has passed filled with glorious highs; as well as, a few plunging lows. Having lost our cash and coin drive due to changes in local and state ordinances; doubt for our continued existence prevailed. God is great! Our prayers were answered through the generous gifts both big and small from our many donors. Each gift is a true blessing allowing GPS Ministries in turn, bless all who enter our doors. I believe God has touched the heart of each of our donors as all our programs are intact, even with increased client numbers. Our heart warming highs are in the faces of our clients , both young and old. Having seen many personally; the smiles, look of relief, even tears of joy from knowing someone cares, are "highs" that outweigh any "low". I would like to thank all who are part of GPS Ministries. Our donors, volunteers, members, especially those who without recognition or acknowledgement, do the myriad of things large or small, important or in passing, all the vast number of items which make GPS Ministries, truly God's People Serving.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It has been a hard year this past year 2018. We didn't know if, we would have to have to closed the doors.
PJ with Gods help we survive. She is amazing her faith that God will open an other doors for GPS Ministries.
PJ's clients love her and look to her for advice in faith and other matters. She always has a smile on her face and her heart open for them.
Volunteering this past year as been so rewording and an eye opening.

Suzi C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first came here as a client in need of food and personal care items last December. I was not aware that this is a ministry first or that P.J. is a minister. I received numerous essential items that filled in nicely for meals and snacks. Before I left, PJ asked about the challenges I was facing and prayed with me. I left in tears with a smile in my heart, having been so touched by the love, concern and compassion I felt that day. And so . . . here I am a year later, a volunteer for ten months, thrilled to be serving God and witnessing daily his power to work miracles and touch the lives of so many clients with physical and spiritual needs! Thank you PJ for praying through and guiding me to grow spiritually and help others. Without this ministry and the many programs provided for the less fortunate in our community, many of those in need would fall through the cracks, and what a loss that would be!

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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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a veteran who moved to Quincy to become a care-giver for an elderly gentleman. PJ and Suzi have been godly and generous with helping, by providing spiritual support, supplies, even food for the gentleman. I appreciate the veteran package that was donated which they provided. A neighbor had a stroke recently and urgently needed adult diapers temporarily, and GPS and their donors came through! God bless all of you and thank you.

1 Shawna R.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pj has always helped me as i am a single mom w 3 small children, ages 3, 2, and 3 months. During my last pregnancy, I suffered through severe domestic violence and had a lot of stress. Everytime i came to GPS, PJ lifted my spirits, prayed for me and gave me words of hope and encouragement. After my son was born she got me a special mom package with items in it that I'd never be able to afford myself, items like lotions and face wash also Pj got my baby a beautiful handmade quilt and she always goes above and beyond to get treats to my older boys. Her heart and her service is so great. She is an angel put on Earth and she truly values the connection with her clients and she strives to constantly give direct personal care for every person who walks through GPS ministries doors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member and donator. Our mission would not be if it weren't for the CEO PJ. Each day GPS is open PJ welcomes all who are in need with open arms and without judgement. She sits down with each person giving them the time they need to figure out where to start and where to go next. GPS is not just a food pantry as PJ ensures each person who walks through the doors are taken care of from spirituality to job resumes to teaching them how to do an interview. The old saying "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime" comes to mind when I think of GPS and everything PJ does to help others. There are numerous volunteers who help PJ with putting donations away to helping with the children's power hour. Not only does PJ ensure the adults are getting what they need, she ensures the children are taken care of also. She takes them out to fun places but places they can still learn from, she gives them goodies to keep and ensures they get a hot meal before she sends them back home. As I said, GPS is not just a food pantry, it's a place to go for help without worrying if everything will be addressed, without judgement and ensuring the children are taken care of.

2 Mat Kayla M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pj and everyone at GPS minister is the best food pantry in quincy Illinois, their a family helping other family's. Whenever we run out we know we can count on gps to help us out. My 3 babies also love goin to power hour monthly they have grown so much since starting to go
Thank u and please continue serving God

2 Devon C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pj and everyone at GPS ministries are amazing. I have four babies and sometimes we cant always stretch our food out. GPS helps bridge that gap. They also love going to power hour monthly and doing new exciting things.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Betty P. and I volunteer at GPS Ministries. I have seen PJ help many clients in need with prayer, food, personal care items, meat, sweets, and job skills. She lives and serves the Lord Jesus Christ daily. Being here as a volunteer I feel so blessed. All of the volunteer staff enjoy being a team working together as one. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve God and others.

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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.

6 Lori H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Pj & Greg Seals have been my gaurdian angels since i first met them as a client of the GPS Ministries food pantry in 2013. Soon after i became a volunteer @ GPS Ministries as the Food Pantry Cooridinator then moved up the ladder as a Grant Writer. While volunteering @ GPS Ministries i became very great friends with both Pastor PJ Seals & her husband Pastor Greg Seals. They personally helped me & also on behalf of GPS Ministries when my home and belongings were affected by a fire 12-12-2014. I am still a current client, no longer a volunteer but i am & always will be a very grateful friend. THANK YOU ,,PJ & GREG SEALS AND GPS MINISTRIES for ALL that you do for GODS’ PEOPLE & THIS COMMUNITY.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As I was struggling to hold back my tears P.J graciously opened up her heart to reach out to me in a beautiful way but I went sobbing anyways. Lol
I knew getting survival food and personal items was a need when I stepped in GPS Ministries. She took the time to hear my story and she she asked if she could pray for me. God opened his doors for her and me! Thank you P.J., Suzi Cadwell and Brenda! A day to cherish as I continue my journey of faith that their is beautiful people still on this earth who loves the lord to be at service of God’s compassion, peace, hope and love for the world. Thank you GPS, Ministries. May you always be a huge, bright light for the many needed families. Amen.

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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

6 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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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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

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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

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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.

3 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.

5 Nicci K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the fact that it is appointment only so that you have privacy and if need counseling or prayers. GPS ministries truly is a blessing for the community

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Client Served

Rating: 5

gps was very helpful for me with groceries personal hygiene items and prayers. they make you feel like family.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am posting this review again because somehow I didn't get my name in there. As a board member I am constantly challenged by the leadership of GPS Ministries to be involved and to contribute in the process of carrying out the mission statement which is working to better lives and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support in the community. There's no skipping out of responsibilities in this non-profit, you're either in or out. That's accountability which is something that this world needs more of.
M.Wortman

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a board member I am constantly challenged by the leadership of GPS Ministries to be involved and to contribute in the process of carrying out the mission statement which is working to better lives and build relationships through non-judgmental love and support in the community. There's no skipping out of responsibilities in this non-profit you're either in or out. That's accountability which is something that this world needs more of.