Some agencies look down on you or try to force their ideology on you when you need help, but when I went to GPS ministries I felt very welcome. They were so warm and kind, and great with my baby. They even helped me get my things to the car because I had my hands full. I'm so glad people like these are helping Quincy.
GPS. Ministries., Pastors Pj & Greg Seals Food Pantry Coordinator. Lori & all of the volunteers are a huge blessing in my life & my husband's . A little over a week ago I was in the hospital and Pastors Pj & Greg & Lori came to visit my husband & I and prayed for us . After I got out we were in need of help with food . They blessed us with food and non food items . When you go to their location, you walk into a warm and heartfelt welcome . They also give spiritual support and so much more. For my husband & I GPS. Ministries is a blessing to have in our lives, but most importantly they are all like and considered family for many reasons.May GPS Ministries. & everyone there always be blessed in many ways .
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I came into GPS ministries to do community service because I got a traffic ticket. If I do community service then I wouldn't have my C&I on my record. It turned out to be a blessing for me. I am used to working in ministries. I was the International Programs Director for Addicts Victorious it is a international program. When I came to GPS ministries I seen how organized it was and how faithful the volunteers was and the Executive Director. Their is no one at this ministry that even gets paid and the Executive Director and her husband uses their own money to make up the difference of what they need monthly. Its all for people in need of food, personal items ,kids ministry, and job skills training. This is a Christ centered Ministry there is no government funding like the rest of the pantries. This ministry is to fill in the gaps when the other places run out of things or the people need more help. If families are out of food just one food pantry will not supply all there needs that's why we need several in our community.
GPS is a wonderful organization ran by a very dedicated sole propietor, PJ Seals, whose heart is all in! I have had the privilidge to do a little grant writing, fund raising, and food drive organizing for the company, and I know that they go above and beyond. My mother donates freely A LOT of her time to this organization as well, Virginia Douglas, and she inspires me to do good things. Thank you mom, for being a wonderful example. And thank you PJ and your whole team for your dedication and hard work for our community! :) You Rock!
I have volunteered and also brought in many items of food and snacks to be distributed and donated to those in need. I also donated items for their Big garage sale to help raise funds.
GPS ministries has expanded and grown in the short time they have been running. God is blessing and using this agency to touch and change the lives of those they come in contact with by sharing the "love of Jesus."
Kind, loving, sincere, genuine, faithful, and compassionate people. God bless them for all the hard work they do. Amen.
When I first met Rev. Greg & Dr. Pj Seals, joining the ministry had not crossed my mind. They're are amazing people. Their characters radiates this geinuine love and energy. You can't fake something like that. They really care for others and enjoy helping any way they can. When I was asked to become a board memeber, how could I say no? I believe we all have a desire to be part of something bigger than ourselves, to make a difference, and be part of a greater good. Amen.
I have been having a hard time making ends meat, just needed a few things and remembered someone telling me to try GPS. Well sometimes I feel ashamed when I have to ask for help I would like to manage on my own but times are getting harder. I have been depressed lately and my volunteer job I have now I feel like they don't need me as much any more and I am not able to stand for more than about 10 minutes without severe pain in my legs. When meeting this awesome group of women and finding out what there mission is all about which is serving God. I put on my application I would be more than happy to volunteer some time to them. On Friday I met with JP this women is totally awesome she made me feel so much wanted and needed that I felt like God was talking to her and me. I begin on Tuesday June 24th and I am so excited that I will be helping them and serving God myself what more could anyone ask for?
I was introduced to this non-profit community resource by a friend. The people were very compassionate to my needs,i felt very welcomed,i did not feel shame for asking for help nor was i judged because of my personal crisis. Unlike most community resources,GPS Ministries provides a job skills program,spiritual counseling/studies,snack pack program for children,and assistane with food,toiletries ect...I will be volunteering in the future. Thank you GPS Ministries for all that you do here in Quincy,IL. And again, thank you for helping me.....May God continue to show favor to you & you're mission....GODS PEOPLE SERVING.
The blessings and food that we received has helped and blessed me and my family. I have recommended this ministry to others and I have been blessed by the ministry and PJ is the best spiritual help I have received in a long time
GPS Ministries is a very welcoming safe haven in the area. It had a major role in me becoming free from addiction as well as helping me in my walk with Christ, P.J. is a lovely woman with a great heart and she does anything she can to help others. i have been to her house and was baptized in her swimming pool!
God Bless GPS Ministries and P.J. Their help could never have come at a better time ! Not only with the generous food and household goods, P.J. was very helpful in directing me to other agencies in helping with utility and rental assistance,,,We are so gratefull!!! I now volunteer at least once a week to show my gratitude and to give back to this God sent organization.
The Gps Ministry, break barriers, bureancrasy and just goes straight on to bless and help you in need..I needed help to replace tires on my vehicle and didnt have no funds , i walked in the Gps ministry, they welcomed me with a smile , made me feel comfortable, and finally i felt like God works in miraculous ways..Dr PJ, shared the word of God, and we chatted about several things in life..I told her how i did donate money off my check every 2 weeks to United way, and cloths to salvation army..So she called around and talked to all other agencies, to pool together some resources and pay for my tires.It didnt turn out as expected, there was lots of bureacrasy, and so she decided, God doesnt need me walk, while i donated so much to same agencies while i was working..And so she footed the entire bill, which the tire shop had given us a discount already..Blessings in disguise..I will commit my time, soul and resources in the future to Gps ministry and those agencies that have blessed my family needs...Thank you so much Dr PJ, and the Gps ministry as a whole..Wish you Gods Speed...Bosco
I am bishop George Simiyu Wandabwa of Christ The Living Testimony in Kenya. Over the years GPS ministries has been a blessed partner in my ministry. They have partnered with my ministry in providing legitimate needs to the widows, needy children and the orphans. They sponsored me to go and preach the good news in Rwanda among other missions. They have been helping the widows that our ministry has been identifying by buying them sheep as a source of livelihood( she has bought ten sheep for widows and she hopes help 30 more widows with sixty sheep), Buying relief food for people that our ministry has been identifying as needy in the society. God bless DR. PJ and GPS Ministry for their big heart. More information on http://christliving.webs.com/
I am Hilary of Christ The Living Testimony(http://christliving.webs.com/ ) Kenya. I prouDly refer to GPS Ministries INC under the able leadership of DR. PJ Seals as a hope restoring organization. After identifying some widows from our locality in Bungoma- Kenya, We shared the dis-heartening story of these poor widows with GPS Ministries INC, They were so touched and joined us in prayers for God's hand. God gave Dr. PJ a great vision on how to help these widows. She started a sheep project for them. Now the project has bought ten sheep for the widows. The widows are so happy and so hopeful in life after being hopeless for many years, One of then confessed that DR. PJ was her angel of hope. Thanks be to God.
i went to gps to get help with my water bill is was due to get shut off they helped me out so much words cant describe thank you pj
I was in a bind, out of food and they remained open after their inital closing time just to serve me. I met the Pastor and her enthusiasm surprised me, she was very friendly and wore a very professional approach to her title. I value her kindness and appreicate her helping me in such a diffacult time. I recommend GPS Ministries above all other orginizations here in my area.
I called GPS MINISTERY the lady was closing but she let us come get food cuz we were completly out. i would recomend ppl come here 2 see wat the GPS MINISTERY is all about. Thank you for helping us in our time of need. GOD BLESS YOU
I was in need of some help due to the fact that i had a biopsy done on my throat for what they thought might be cancer and i was a little behind on bills, had very little food and hardly any shampoo or things like that, I called Gps Ministries for some help and they were wonderful and really helped me get back on my feet with the food and clothing help that they offered. I would recomend them to any one that is in need they are wonderful and are really set at helping people in need!!
thank god for Gps ministries this program has show me and my family how to live for god there is nothing that god cant do. I just want to say thank you for this ministries I moved back to Quincy on August 2 2012 and i had no where to go and i was place at this location 334 North 12th street right in town and GPS Ministries took me in and put together a care box for me and my kids i also recive a referral for a washer and dryer. \within one week with prayer from GPS i Have been able to find work and provide for my kids.
My name is Walter and I would like to thank GPS ministries for showing me the true heart of God in my time of need. They are truly doing the work of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ by simply doing the greatest miracle of all and that is showing the lost of the world and those in need LOVE. I was impressed not by what i seen but by what was discerned and felt and that is real love and concern and that is the very essence of who and what God is. I encourage those that can to partner with them because the scripture says that where 2 0r 3 are gathered in his name touching and agreeing and asking anything in Jesus name he would be in the midst. So any support of any kind wether donating food items, time, or even more so love would put you in covenant with them to fulfill the calling for their ministry and allow you to be a minister to people in need and crisis as well. I can sum up GPS ministries in one Godly statement. LOVE.