July 24 2022

PSALM 16:11 REACH IS EXPANDING!

We are excited to show the breadth of impact our generous donors are having in the Peoria Area!  We will continue to update this map as we bless new recipients from additional Peoria area churches.


July 24 2022

RECIPIENT 22005

This recipient is a faithful follower of Christ and an active member of her church who was nominated due to some physical and financial struggles she has experienced. Now a senior citizen, she was formerly involved in children’s ministry and is currently employed part time as a bookkeeper for a local Christian ministry. Out of necessity, she has recently committed to selling her small home due to health concerns, inability to maintain it, and the increasing financial burden. She has been working diligently to bring down her credit card debt, but still carries a large balance. The ministry blessed her with funds to help pay down her current credit card debt.  


July 24 2022

RECIPIENT 22006

This recipient is a husband and wife who have been great supporters of their church for over ten years. Both were working, but had to take time off over the past few years to deal with health issues each of their parents were experiencing. This caused a financial strain on the family. They have depended mainly on the wife’s income, and that has caused them to fall behind on mortgage payments. The husband recently found work to help make ends meet but continues to care for his mom who is disabled. The ministry helped them out by providing three months mortgage payments.  


July 24 2022

RECIPIENT 22007

This recipient is very active in her church, helping with the children’s department and on the worship team. A recent divorce has made her the single parent of two children that she homeschools. She has been unemployed for the past two months but is trying to work odd jobs on weekends to pay bills while looking for new employment. It is a struggle to meet her household expenses and care for her family. The blessing provided to this family through Psalm 16:11 ministries covered rent for three months in an effort to provide time for her to look for a new job.   


July 23 2022

RECIPIENT 22001

This recipient is an active member of her church, serving various ministries there with her time and talents. Never married, she grew up in a legalistic religion home where spiritual, emotional and physical abuse were the norm. She left this family when her mother died and joined her current church where she has since grown in her faith and experienced healing from her past. She is described by her pastor as “the epitome of second chances and is an inspiration to many others who have endured pain and suffering yet experience the freedom only Christ offers.” She is currently employed as a secretary in the area, but struggles to make ends meet, especially after her hours were cut. She was never taught to manage her money, but is now receiving guidance with a Dave Ramsey trained financial advisor in her current church to assist her with setting up a budget. She is a very generous person and has been very frugal. The ministry assisted her with resources by paying for two months housing, insurance and car payments. 


July 23 2022

RECIPIENT 22002

This recipient is a family with several children. Mom stays home with the children, dad is employed for a local ministry. They have a modest home with very limited resources to cover living expenses. They are all active members of a local church. Their situation has been severely impacted due to medical expenses for one of their children who has ongoing health issues related to an accident several years ago. The ministry provided funds that will go towards utility bills, gas, car repair and food for the family.  


July 23 2022

RECIPIENT 22003

This recipient is a family of five, solid church members for many years and active in ministry life. The pastor who referred this candidate baptized him several years ago and reports he has been “all in” ever since.  The husband and wife both worked full time until Covid, then came the birth of a third child so the wife has not been able to return to work. The husband is driving an old vehicle that was donated to them nine years ago, and it needs work. They still owe a balance on the second car loan which is causing a major burden on the family right now. This ministry enabled them to pay off their car loan debt.  


July 23 2022

RECIPIENT 22004

This recipient is a single mom supporting three daughters. Due to medical issues that have required hospitalization, she has not been able to work, but is receiving some minimal medical income from her employer. She is an active member of her church, trusting in God to provide and heal her physically so she can return to work. Currently she is behind on her bills and needs help to support her family and maintain her home. Psalm 16:11 ministry provided funds to pay off her back rent while she is getting budgeting support from a program offered at her church.  


February 19 2022

RECIPIENT 21004

Recipient is a family of five.  The father is the sole source of income as the sole proprietor of a 1-man service business.  His business is reliant on raw materials being available so he can manufacture his product to serve his customers.  Unfortunately, due to the ongoing supply chain issues, he was not able to receive raw materials for a couple months to make his product.  If he can’t make the product, he doesn’t get paid.  Other people hired him to do odd jobs during this difficult time and he was able to bring in some money but it was not enough to cover the shortfall.  The pastor of his church reached out to Psalm 16:11 Ministries to see if we could invest in this young family. We gladly did and were able to bridge the short-term financial gap.  Both parents continue to be actively involved in key aspects of their church’s programming.


February 19 2022

RECIPIENT 21003

Recipient is a young family of four where the children are home schooled by the mother while the father is a teacher outside the home.  They are faithful followers of Christ and are active members in their church.  The parents have even been missionaries for several years spreading the Word of Christ.  Unfortunately, their basement flooded and insurance would only cover a portion of the repairs. Insurance did not cover removing a tree root growing in the home’s foundation drain tiles that caused the flooding.  The recipient’s pastor contacted Psalm 16:11 Ministries and asked us to help. Our objective was to resolve the ultimate problem so the flooding didn’t occur again. The recipient’s homeowner’s insurance covered the cost of the interior damage and we covered the costs to fix the tree root problem not covered by insurance.  All repairs have been made and the family is flourishing and are very grateful of their church family.


February 19 2022

RECIPIENT 21002

Recipient is a single mother of two older boys.  She actively attends and volunteers at her church and is grateful for the support and encouragement she receives from her church family.  She worked two jobs until some medical issues caused her to miss work.  When she was presented to us from her Pastor, she was only working part time and trying to pass her CNA exam.  She had fallen behind on her rent and utilities.  Psalm 16:11 Ministries stepped in paying her rent and utility bills to free up money for her to pay her medical bills.  She has passed her CNA and is now gainfully employed in her chosen field.


February 19 2022

RECIPIENT 21001

Recipient is a young adult male that is a committed and active member of his church. His pastor learned he was delaying treating several dental issues because the recipient did not have savings or insurance to pay for the treatment.    His pastor described the recipient as a person committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and unemployment that plagued his family for multiple generations.  The recipient was working several jobs but none that provided dental insurance.  Since he did not have insurance, he had not been to a dentist since high school.  His pastor contacted Psalm 16:11 Ministries seeking help.  We connected the recipient to a local dentist where he received the proper care, and he has now fully recovered.  We recently learned he has passed an aptitude test to become an apprentice in a trade. He now has just started a position with a company where he will complete his apprenticeship and has benefits.  He continues to be connected and is an active member of his church.