Tuesday, January 31, 2012

February Prayer Focus

PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:
NEW NURSE MANAGER   Our medical clinics continue to minister to more women in our community. The need for additional medical staff was critical and God supplied again! Please keep our newest nurse manager, Lisa, in prayer as she completes intensive sonography training and prepares for the opportunity to reveal LIFE and truth to our clients.
DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS   Our next session of volunteer training begins on February 7. Our ministry has a very real need for additional call center advocates, data entry volunteers and receptionists in multiple locations. Please pray many will come forward to serve our Lord Jesus Christ and share the gospel through this life-affirming ministry. 
INTERCESSION   Please pray for strength and mercy to cover our numerous staff members who are walking through difficult circumstances.
PRAY FOR CPC’S EXPECTANT MOTHERS AND THEIR LITTLE ONES.   Their names* and due dates are listed below.
*Some of the names have been changed to protect the identities of our clients.
Ashlyn 1
Dawn 2
Yolanda 2
Jessica 2
Shea 2
Sarah 2
Ashley 4
Maria 4
Kena 5
Monique 5
Simone 5
Della 5
Kanesha 5
Yolanda 6
Nika 7
Christina 7
Shannon 7
Beth 8
Ashley 8
Mary 8
April 8
Denise 9
Tiya 9
Tinesha 9
Ashley 9
Adrienne 10
Louisa 10
Dara 10
April 11
Nikqua 12
Kelly 12
Auna 12
Monica 13
Shamara 13
Kathleen 13
Ashley 13
Mona 13
Sarah 14
Cindi 14
Kia 14
Jeanetta 14
Charity 14
Shaundra 14
Brittney 15
Caitlin 15
Lauren 15
Courtney 16
Danielle 16
Shanelle 16
Courtney 16
Charlotte 17
Sarah 17
LaShanta 17
Angelique 17
Shanar 18
Gail 18
Erica 18
Shawna 18
Jiuliana 18
Brianna 18
Tawana 18
Melinda 19
Alfreda 19
Theresa 19
Nyeema 19
Stephanie 19
Shauna 19
Ashley 19
Ty 19
Joann 20
Jasmine 21
Maria 21
Lisa 22
Nichole 22
Diana 22
Whitney 22
Cortney 23
Silvia 23
Cary 23
Benita 23
Chiquay 23
Cheyenne 23
Sharnida 23
Bianca 24
Tamika 24
Nisha 25
Nicole 25
Nakita 26
Shirley 26
Ray 26
Marquita 26
Allison 27
Sierra 27
Erica 27
Alana 28
Effy 28
Quiera 28
Shara 29
Tiara 29
Vivian 29
Sharon 29
Elizabeth 29
Ciara 29

Monday, January 23, 2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Gail Watkins

Since 2008, Gail Watkins has demonstrated her committed service to CPC’s ministry and the Suffolk community through her involvement in the Great Expectations (GE) parenting class program. Gail often goes above and beyond the call of duty, filling a void in our ministry when no one else was able. “Grandma Gail,” as clients affectionately call her, builds strong rapport with those who attend GE classes, which builds faithful attendance.

In her own words, “Most of the girls have a hard time believing you would be willing to do something for them just because you care about them. It’s a novel experience for them and an opportunity for us to lead right into a conversation about how salvation is a no-strings-attached gift from God, through Jesus Christ!”

Thank you, Gail, for nurturing those around you with Christ’s love!

Is this your time to get involved?  Connect with our volunteer coordinator today to plug into the February session of volunteer training!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sanctity of Human Life Week 2012

Every day over 3,000 hearts stop beating in America because of abortion.

In South Hampton Roads 7,785 abortions were performed in 2010.* For every two babies born, one will lose its life to an abortion. There are more lives lost to abortion than any other cause of death.

“Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.”
Psalm 70:1 NIV

Sanctity of Human Life Week will be observed nationally January 15-22, 2012. This is a special time when thousands of churches across the nation recognize the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and focus on the value and sanctity of human life.

Abortion ends when love wins ... and love always wins!

“There is a love revolution happening in South Hampton Roads. Like never before, God is impressing the hearts of people to help preborn children and their moms facing crisis pregnancies. As this happens, the number of abortions is going down in our community.”
–Toby DeBause, President of CPC

Connect with CPC at www.cpcfriends.org to learn more.  Share what you're doing to recognize SOHL Week at www.facebook.com/cpcfriends!

*Virginia Department of Health, ITOP Report 2010

Friday, January 13, 2012

Is CPC coming to YOUR church?

Toby DeBause, President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater, is kicking off Sanctity of Human Life Week this Sunday by sharing a life-affirming message at Real Life Church.  We're thrilled to partner with our community during this special time set aside to honor the dignity and sanctity of life. 

If you can join us before or after services at your church, we'd love to fellowship with you!


Here's where we're speaking this weekend:

Real Life Church
4877 Princess Anne Road; Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Full Sermon on LIFE!

Abundant Hope Baptist Church
700 Willeyton Road; Gates, NC 27937
Full Sermon on LIFE!

Believer's Church
4500 Peek Trail; Chesapeake, VA 23321

Church of The Messiah
816 Kempsville Road; Chesapeake, VA 23320

Great Neck Baptist Church
1020 General Jackson Drive; Virginia Beach, VA 23454

River Oak Church
255 Great Bridge Boulevard; Chesapeake, VA 23320

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
3488 Godwin Boulevard, Suffolk, VA 23454

Westside Foursquare Gospel Church
4209 Portsmouth Boulevard; Chesapeake, VA 23321

Want CPC at your church?
It's not too late for your church to participate in SOHL month!  Have your church leaders contact our main office at 757.410.9703 for free resources.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cymone's Story

When Cymone first visited The Keim Centers, her client advocate asked if she would like to get to know God. During the next six months, Cymone attended a weekly Bible study, excited to learn more about Jesus Christ and the forgiveness only He is able to provide.

Before delivering a healthy baby girl last January, Cymone made the decision to follow Christ. Cymone was one of 82 clients who made first-time commitments to Christ in 2010. 

Cymone and her daughter, Kanaurie, are actual clients of The Keim Centers. Their names and likenesses have not been changed.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Abortion Providers Charged With Murder

Last week, Steven Brigham, the owner of American Women’s Services clinics, and his employee, Nicola Riley, were arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder after a 16-month criminal investigation by Maryland authorities.  Brigham’s first-degree murder charges stem from abortions provided to five patients ranging from 18 to 33 weeks pregnant.  The initial investigation that began in August 2010 revealed Brigham illegally initiated abortions at a clinic in New Jersey and then completed the procedures at a clinic in Maryland, where he was not licensed.  During the investigation, officers found 35 fetuses in a freezer in Brigham’s clinic in Maryland.
Brigham is being held on $3 million bail in New Jersey and an arraignment hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Brigham’s American Women’s Services are headquartered in New Jersey, but also operate in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, including Virginia Women’s Wellness in Virginia Beach.  Brigham's medical license has been suspended and revoked in multiple states, and he does not have a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Another abortion provider we reported on last year (http://www.cpcfriendsblog.com/2011/01/todays-news-philadelphia-abortion.html and http://www.cpcfriendsblog.com/2011/01/update-philadelphia-abortion-doctor-has.html) is again in the news.  Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a late term abortion provider in Philadelphia, was arrested last January and charged with third degree murder for the death of a client as well as seven babies born during the sixth, seventh and eighth month of pregnancy.  His client was from Virginia.  Gosnell has since pleaded not guilty to murder but is scheduled for a capital jury trial in March 2013.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Abortion is a great injustice. However, there is an area within this injustice few are aware of and even fewer will discuss. Join us for an evening that will open eyes and hearts to this truth. Visit www.cpcfriends.org/awaken for details and directions.