Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Prayer Focus

PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:

CLIENTS FACING DIFFICULT LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES   Our hearts are often heavy for women facing difficult life circumstances. We know our Lord, Jesus Christ, is the answer to all their needs. We pray they come to this life-changing knowledge. 

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS   Our next session of volunteer training begins in September. Please pray many will step forward as much-needed call center volunteers – compassionate women who serve on the front lines of our ministry.

PROTECTION AND STRENGTH   Everyday we are reminded through challenges, obstacles and hardships that the enemy does not want CPC to continue sharing truth and hope with hurting families. In the past few weeks, there have been numerous and very difficult hardships, including 4-year-old Sawyer, the son of our President Toby DeBause, who has kidney failure and is on dialysis daily. (For more info and updates, visit We know that Jesus Christ is our Protector, our Strength and Victor! Please pray for great protection for our staff and volunteers as they faithfully serve.

PRAY FOR CPC'S EXPECTANT MOTHERS & THEIR LITTLE ONES   Their names* & due dates are listed below.
*Some of the names have been changed to protect the identities of our clients.

Jessica 1
Sandra 1
Tiara 1
Angela 1
Rita 1
Ciara 1
Cynthia 2
Shenita 2
Michelle 2
Dominique 3
Makayla 3
Sharee 3
Jewel 3
Malika 3
Renada 4
Tonya 4
Tanesha 5
Crystal 5
Liz 5
Lisa 6
Nichole 6
Janell 7
Joyce 7
Anne 7
Mary 7
Hope 8
Sierra 8
Demone 8
Vivian 9
Kelly 10
Shelby 10
Dominique 10
Breanna 11
Emperia 11
Brittney 11
Melissa 11
Tonya 11
Amber 12
Brittany 12
Randi 14
Shaniece 14
Stacey 14
Shamika 14
Lindsey 15
Rosemary 15
Erica 15
Navetta 16
Shay 16
Kiera 16
Tisha 16
Dora 16
Donna 16
Carly 16
Nina 17
Anya 18
Keneisha 18
Monica 18
Morgan 19
Kimberly 19
Danita 20
Ava 20
Veronica 20
Serra 21
Sha 21
Shemika 22
Teyona 23
Chantell 23
Chasidy 24
Erica 24
Stephanie 24
Whitney 25
Gladys 25
Rhanita 26
Angela 26
Jennifer 26
Makayla 26
Brittney 26
Trellis 27
Yun 27
Shanel 29
Jade 29
Ashley 29
Marcella 29

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dining to Donate at Fazoli's

What a fun summer of dining out with our friends!  July's Dining to Donate event at Applebee's in Norfolk was another success - we're looking forward to sharing the numbers we receive from Applebee's in September!

Our final summer Dining to Donate event is one week away - join us next Tuesday evening at Fazoli's in Chesapeake to raise funds for CPC over another tasty dinner.

1204 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Fazoli's will generously donate 25% of all pre-tax food purchases to CPC's ministry. It's easy - just PRINT THIS FLYER and present it to your server with your bill.

Pass the word on to your friends - this is a great opportunity to introduce others to CPC while enjoying fresh, fast Italian food!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Freedom Through Forgiveness

After the trauma of an abortion, many women experience feelings of guilt, anger and shame.  Explosive emotions, changed relationships, and avoiding situations that are reminders of abortion may be signs of post-abortion stress as women suffer the loss of a preborn child.

Lisa first came to The Keim Centers pregnant and unsure of her decision. 

“I had planned to have children, definitely. But I did not plan on becoming pregnant or having children at the time.  I had a lot of pressure from a lot of different people in my life.  And after a few weeks of just constant pressure I ended up caving and I went and had an abortion.  I had bought into that bill of goods that this was going to be the best thing.  And I was gonna get it over with and I was going to go on with my life, which was the farthest thing from the truth.  I was in total hysterics.  I went straight into just amazing amounts of pain and guilt and shame.  And I realized that everything that I had been told was a complete lie.  It doesn’t go away.”

About a year after her abortion, Lisa came back to The Keim Centers to learn more about abortion recovery.

 “I didn’t really believe there was going to be help for me.  I went out of desperation.”

Watch more of Lisa's story on YouTube

The Keim Centers’ abortion recovery ministry offers a safe place to consider the trauma, issues and personal heartache surrounding abortion.  You can find healing and hope in small groups led by women who have a shared experience of abortion.

We are here to equip our community with resources to help those who hurt after abortion, to heal.  If you or someone you know is suffering in silence, email or call 757.499.4444.  Confidential help is available for women of all ages, and support groups are onging in multiple locations across South Hampton Roads.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My sin...not yours.

After volunteering and working for an abortion clinic in Texas for eight years, Abby Johnson resigned from her position as health center director in 2009 to become an advocate for life.

Abby’s story has gained national acclaim, as she relates her experience on both sides of the “life line,” writing in her book,
unPlanned, “I was loved from one side into the other. My hope is that many more thousands will be loved into truth as well. Maybe you will be the one loving someone on the other side of the fence.”

In a blog posted by Abby in July, she shares one of the memories from her time at the abortion clinic.

Read Abby’s blog entry in its entirety

Monday, August 1, 2011

“We're talking about abortion. We need to talk about the reality of what it truly is.”

On July 18, 2011, NPR’s Tell Me More program hosted a debate about life issues – specifically, addressing abortion and the African-American community.

Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, examined several areas of the abortion industry with Rev. Carlton Veazey, president and CEO of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice is a pro-choice advocacy organization, founded in 1973 to safegard the right to abortion.

The Radiance Foundation is “an educational life-affirming organization. Through various forms of media, speaking engagements, multi-media presentations and community outreach efforts, we illuminate the intrinsic value each person possesses. We educate audiences about pressing societal issues and how they impact the understanding of God-given Purpose. We motivate people to positively affect their families, their schools and their communities. Our combination of powerfully designed media content, thorough research and personal experiences is unmatched and connects with people cross-culturally and cross-generationally.”

A major topic of the conversation was the Too Many Aborted billboard campaign, launched by The Radiance Foundation in January 2010. The outdoor advertising campaign, with eye-catching statements like “Black Children Are An Endangered Species,” “Black & Unwanted” and “ ‘Choice’ Kills Those Without One,” seeks to highlight the disproportionate impact of abortion within the African-American community. The campaign has drawn much attention and reached several major U.S. cities, including New York City, Oakland, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and Little Rock, Ark. To date, none of the campaigns have been removed for reasons other than the expiration of their contract. is championed by African-American civil rights leaders across the U.S., including Walter Hoye III, Dr. Alveda King, Stephen Broden, Dr. La Verne Tolbert and many others.

“Abortion has become today’s contraception. Abortion affects all of us. It’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human issue that profoundly impacts all of us. I think offering death as a solution to any social ill is a really poor approach.”
Excerpts from Ryan Bomberger (The Radiance Foundation) on NPR