Monday, April 30, 2012

May Prayer Focus

Please lift up our clients who are in dire situations and feeling hopeless about giving birth.
PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:

LIFE-AFFIRMING CHURCHES   Pray for local churches and pastors who are boldly standing for LIFE. Pray for this love of life to spread like wildfire, emboldening others to rally around those innocent lives who are unable to defend themselves.

HOPE   Please lift up our clients who are in dire situations and feeling hopeless about giving birth. Pray that the Lord, Jesus Christ, shows Himself mighty to these men and women so they have the hope to walk through their circumstances and choose life for their preborn child. Continue to pray that God pours out His compassion and provision so we are able to see more women and families in need.

WISDOM   As Margaret, our new center manager in Virginia Beach, learns her new role and ministers to clients daily, please hold her up in prayer. We approach the throne of our mighty God to ask Him to continue to grow her and overflow her with wisdom.

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.

Alysha 1
Nea 1
Cardwell 2
Kwania 2
Tamalia 3
Jemica 3
Cia 3
Arlene 3
Lisa 4
Chandrell 4
Kara 5
Michelle 6
Crystal 7
Brooke 7
Deja 8
Christina 9
Desmonia 9
Francheska 11
Chantel 11
Christiana 12
Emily 12
Fawn 14
Leah 15
Jessica 15
Michelle 16
Keyah 16
Marie 17
Brittany 17
Sheena 18
Karrie 18
Jessica 19
Shawna 19
Tina 20
Kyla 20
Beth 20
Jezreel 20
Maria 21
Ashley 21
Niecie 21
Jessica 21
Christian 21
LeeAnn 21
Shaniece 21
Alicia 21
Tierra 22
Jessica 22
Jasmin 22
Cheryl 22
Amy 22
Latesha 22
Ariele 22
Sheree 23
Shia 23
Leslie 23
Niki 23
Sophia 24
Sherika 24
Shameika 24
Shelley 25
Stephanie 25
Heather 25
Jessica 25
Heather 25
Stephanie 26
Kita 26
Joy 26
Haley 27
Amanda 27
Dionna 27
Melina 28
Krystle 28
Liz 28
Taneka 29
Blanche 29
Tianna 29
Alexis 30
Courtney 30
Chrystal 30
Jessica 30
Shannon 30
Christine 31
Cheyenne 31
Y’Londa 31

Saturday, April 28, 2012

This morning, Breana said it best...

Walk for Life 2012 at The Virginia Zoo
"I left the center that day knowing what I was going to choose - LIFE."

We were thrilled to share this morning with well over 1,000 supporters, numerous volunteers, and former clients Breana, Sarah, Chelsea, Amy and Shantae at the final Walk for Life event at The Virginia Zoo - thank you!

Breana said it best: "Without you, this might not be my story. Without you, we might not all be standing up here with all these lives. Thank you!"

Just think of the valuable services provided at no cost to these clients, thanks to the generous financial support of people like you!

Our team is busy tabulating the results from today's special event - we'll let you know the total raised as soon as we can!

Wishing for more?

Even though the Walk events are done, you still have time to meet your goal! Donations received by May 11, 2012, qualify for incentives - including the President's Club Dinner at The Swan Terrace.

Our cause is just. Our time is now. Thank you for raising funds to save lives!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Rain or shine, we're Walking for LIFE!

Sponsor Sarah as she Walks for Life!
Tomorrow’s potential rain shower is not forecasted to arrive until well after the final Walk for Life event at The Virginia Zoo concludes.

We’re excited to watch God work through this event on Saturday – please join us in prayer!

If you’ve registered online and plan to join us, check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.  Discounted zoo wristbands are available to walkers who have not raised funds for a suggested donation of $5.

If you’d like to support Sarah, click here to donate through her Walk for Life webpage.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Only one Sunday left!

This year, we Walk for Life for clients like ...

Tomorrow is the final Sunday before the last Walk for Life event at The Virginia Zoo.

CPC needs walkers to raise funds to save lives - don't miss this opportunity to approach your circle of influence!

We still need your help!

The Walk for Life at The Virginia Zoo is one of our largest fundraising events - we are depending on this final event to reach the fundraising goal. The money you raise helps support women in our community, like the former clients pictured above.

Last year, these women received valuable services at no cost to them - thanks in part to the Walk for Life!

This is your time to make a difference - help us reach the goal!

Sarah is Walking for Life in 2012
As you raise funds, consider supporting Sarah.

Earlier this week, you may have received a letter about Sarah, a former client God has transformed in an incredible way.

Next weekend, Sarah and her son, Gavin, are joining us at the zoo. Sarah has come full circle - she's now raising funds to support other women in crisis!

Will you affirm Sarah in a special way by sponsoring her efforts?

Thank you for your continual commitment to raising funds and saving lives!

If you plan to join us at The Virginia Zoo, please note that all participants must be registered prior to Walk day. As a registered walker, your first sponsored donation is your entrance into the zoo. Each guest is an additional $5 donation.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Letter From The President
A year ago, a woman named Sarah was seeking an abortion.  She went to The Keim Centers, saw an ultrasound of her baby boy and changed her mind about having the abortion.  Later, Sarah chose life for herself by giving her “life and will” to Jesus Christ. 

One month ago, Sarah brought another mom who was anxiously seeking an abortion to CPC’s Keim Centers.   After receiving care and support from our ministry, this mother also chose life for her little one.

Now this month, Sarah is a supporter of CPC because she is participating in one of our largest fundraisers, the Walk for LIFE! Sarah wants other women like her and her friend to receive the love and support they received through pregnancy center ministry.

So, to recap, Sarah was a scared client, who became a Christ follower, an advocate for LIFE, and now, a supporter of the ministry.  Wow!  This gives new meaning to the term “full circle.”  Only God can receive the glory for a life that has been transformed like Sarah’s.  Being on staff at CPC, I am privileged to see God move in the hearts and lives of many people, but I must admit this is a remarkable story.

Since this is the month for CPC’s Walk for Life, I hope you will consider following Sarah’s lead and participate in one of our three Walk events as a sponsored walker.  It’s not too late.  You can register online at

If you can’t Walk for Life this year, consider sponsoring Sarah as she walks.  This would be a big encouragement to her and to the ministry of CPC.  You can sponsor Sarah by placing your donation in the envelope provided with this letter or you can go online to and this will take you to Sarah’s Walk for Life webpage.  There you can give an online donation and send a personal message to Sarah.  I know it would be a tremendous blessing for her to hear from you.

Thank you for supporting CPC!  Sarah and her son, Gavin, represent thousands of women and children helped by this ministry.  We are grateful for you!

Walking for transformed lives,
Toby DeBause, President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Volunteer Spotlight: Jean Tippett

·         Volunteer since 2011
·         Serves in Chesapeake
·         Call Center Advocate, Special Events Support and prayer warrior

Jean Tippett serves in numerous areas of ministry and regularly blesses CPC with her eye for solutions and willingness to try new things. Jean quickly transitioned from trainee to trainer, mastering her role in the call center. Her commitment to excellence and heart of compassion enables her to help train new volunteers in this critical first contact with clients. She is dedicated, supportive and always professional. In addition to her valuable role in the call center, Jean and her children faithfully help with special events. The day before this year’s Annual Benefit Banquet, Jean’s family covered each of the 120 tables in prayer. Jean, you are an incredible blessing to CPC, and we are honored to serve the Lord together with you!

Thank you, volunteers, for allowing us to give thanks for you during National Volunteer Week!  Connect with our volunteer coordinator today if you'd like to volunteer at CPC!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Local Planned Parenthood To Add New Operating Room

Planned Parenthood claims doing abortions is "sacred work"
Despite a May 2011 recommendation from the Virginia Department of Health to deny additional operating rooms, the state health commissioner has granted Planned Parenthood of Southeast Virginia (PPSEV) permission to add one outpatient operating room to its Newtown Road clinic. This approval would allow our local Planned Parenthood facility to perform abortions past the first trimester, although Planned Parenthood has publicly stated this is not their intention.

The Virginian-Pilot reported that Planned Parenthood will use the operating room “to surgically treat conditions such as incontinence, suspicious breast lumps and chronic pelvic pain, for a patient population that is largely poor.”

Read more on the history of this development

Another Planned Parenthood affiliate recently captured headlines by hosting a prayer campaign.  “40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation: Supporting Women Everywhere,” a current effort led by Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka, Calif., and supported by Clergy for Choice, includes prayer requests such as:

Day 18: Today we pray for all the staff at abortion clinics around the nation. May they be daily confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women.

Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.

Read the press release and see the prayer list in its entirety.

Liberty Council founder Matthew Staver says the Planned Parenthood event mocks the “40 Days for Life” campaign that rallies communities to pray for the preborn.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The first Walk event is TOMORROW!

We're excited to Walk for LIFE with you – join us Saturday morning!

  A leisurely stroll around the walking trail at Mt. Trashmore in Virginia Beach. Join us for this family-friendly event with snacks, live music, a bounce house and more. Don't forget to bring your Fundraising Forms and printouts of your online donations!

WHERE:  Mt. Trashmore

WHEN:  Saturday, April 14, 2012  (check-in at 8:30 a.m.)

WHY:  To raise funds and save lives!

Continue raising 2012 Walk for Life funds - all donations turned in by May 11, 2012, qualify you to earn incentives and meet your goal!

Still have questions? Visit or call our office at 757.410.9703.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

OCTOBER BABY Expands Reach and Engages Conversations

October Baby - Every Life Is Beautiful
On Friday, April 13, October Baby – reviewed as “a great movie with a great message” – will open in 190 new theaters across the nation, including the Cinemark Military Circle 18 in Norfolk.

This small-budget film has not only gained the support of life-affirming organizations like Focus on the Family, CareNet and Heartbeat International, but is making a significant impact at the box office.  To date, October Baby has grossed more than $3.5 million.

Groups like NARAL Pro-Choice America have also taken note of this life-affirming movie, including the fact that 10 percent of the film’s proceeds will benefit the Every Life Is Beautiful Fund.  In an email sent on Tuesday, NARAL urged supporters to sign a letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company of the film distributor, “to make sure he knows that his company is funding deception.” 

Read the NARAL letter here

See NARAL’s history with CPC (1/26/20101/27/2010 and 10/11/2010)
The New York Times also commented about the film’s controversy.

To watch the October Baby movie trailer, book tickets or learn more, visit

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater agrees with one statement in NARAL’s email – every woman facing an unintended pregnancy deserves the facts.  Thank you for supporting a ministry that speaks the truth in love – helping CPC continue the work of saving lives, sparing hearts, and furthering the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Your funds are helping to save lives!
Last week, our staff reported that March was a busy month in the centers.  In addition to serving clients with free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, four women made commitments to Christ!

If it wasn't for the funds raised last year, we wouldn't be able to offer services to clients at no charge ... and we may not have had the opportunity to share the Gospel with these four women!

Have you reached your 2012 Walk for Life fundraising goal?

It’s not too late to register as a sponsored walker if you’d still like to get involved.  Continue raising funds until May 11, 2012, to earn incentives and SAVE LIVES!

Friday, April 6, 2012

A promise of eternal LIFE!

For whoever finds me finds life... Proverbs 8:35a ESV
Many blessings as you reflect on the promise of eternal and abundant LIFE found in our risen Lord!

Thank you for your faithful support during this busy Walk for Life season. We pause this Friday, as our administrative office and client locations will be closed to recognize the incredible sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

We're Walking for Sarah...

Why do we raise funds at the Walk for Life?

We support women like Sarah.

When Sarah first came to our ministry, she was pregnant and hopeless.

The Walk for Life is critical to providing practical help to women and families throughout our community.  And thanks to the funds you raise, all support is provided at NO COST to the client!

Will you help us support women like Sarah?

Nearly 400 people have already joined the Love Revolution.  Will you be next?  Start raising funds to save lives today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What Can One Church Do?

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27 NIV

Each (1) church sponsors two (2) hours of pregnancy center ministry each month and provides seven (7) volunteers to help CPC.

Current JMZ 1:27 Churches:
Abundant Hope Baptist Church
Acts 2 Church
Alpha & Omega Baptist Fellowship
Atlantic Shores Baptist Church
Body of Christ Community Church
Central Baptist Church
Chesapeake Vineyard
Christian Chapel Assembly of God
Church of The Messiah
Coastlands Community Church
Cornerstone Bible Church
Deep Creek Baptist Church
Faith Community Church
First Baptist Church of Norfolk
Glad Tidings Church
Grace Presbyterian Church
Grace Community Church
Great Neck Baptist Church
Green Run Baptist Church
Harvest Assembly of God
Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
Kempsville Church of Christ
Kempsville Presbyterian Church
Landstown Community Church
Liberty Christian Fellowship
Liberty Spring Christian Church
London Bridge Baptist Church
Mount Sinai Church
NAB Little Creek Chapel
Nansemond River Baptist Church
New Covenant Presbyterian Church
New Life Providence Church
New Song Fellowship
Open Door Church of Suffolk
Point Harbor Community Church
Radiant Fellowship
River Oak Church
South Norfolk Cong. Christian Church
Sovereign Grace Church
St. Mark’s Catholic Church
Tabernacle Church of Norfolk
Virginia Beach Beacon Baptist Church
Virginia Beach Community Chapel
West Park Church of Christ
Western Branch Community Church
Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church

*These churches sponsor at least two hours of pregnancy center ministry per month and provide at least seven volunteers per year.  This listing does not reflect all church support of CPC. Other churches give in different ways. All support is needed and appreciated!  Two hours of pregnancy center ministry cost $100.

We are thrilled to welcome four new JMZ churches – thank you for your committed partnership!
Avalon Church of Christ
Believers Church
First Baptist Church, Berkley
Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church

Will your church take the JMZ challenge?  Connect with Nigel today!