Friday, June 29, 2012

July Prayer Focus

OCTOBER BABY: A Summer Fund-Raising Event for CPC
PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:

OCTOBER BABY: SUMMER EVENT FOR CPC   Please pray for excellent attendance at the summer fund-raising event on July 27. This special showing of the movie OCTOBER BABY will help raise much needed funds for CPC. Pray for God to be glorified and hearts to be stirred to action for the cause of LIFE.

SACRED VIEWPOINT   Pray that our community will adopt the view that every human life is sacred. We echo Psalm 139:14 – “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

ABORTION RECOVERY MINISTRY   Pray for the men and women involved in these small groups, that they may find hope, healing and wholeness through our Savior, Jesus Christ.

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.

Pray for CPC's expectant mothers and their little ones.Kerry Anne 1
Lucy 1
Emma 2
Jessica 2
Chayla 2
Miya 3
Samantha 4
Kiara 4
Kathleen 4
Jovita 5
Amanda 5
Brittany 5
Amanda 5
Shanay 5
Amber 6
Ashley 6
Britany 6
Angelique 6
Janean 7
Regina 7
Angela 7
Amber 7
Tamara 8
Kisha 8
Courtney 8
Melissa 8
Demetria 9
Erica 9
Ayanna 11
Alexandria 11
Shannon 11
Deloris 11
Ashley 11
Erica 12
Emily 12
Latisha 12
Vinetta 12
Lisa 12
Latisha 12
Alexandria 13
Jacqueline 13
Julie 13
Nicole 14
Jamie 14
Terri 14
Tyniesha 14
Jasmine 15
Keaira 16
Deija 16
Sara 16
Frances 16
Francis 16
Danielle 16
Sarah 16
Marie 17
Becky 17
Aleshia 18
Ashley 19
Kira 19
Nesa 19
Autumn 21
Zoe 21
Jayla 21
Amber 21
Kevona 21
Renita 22
Kelly 22
Chelsea 22
Trisha 22
Cierra 22
Teresa 23
Sophia 24
Lauren 24
Crystal 25
Chelsea 25
Felicia 25
Dijah 25
Irene 25
Latashia 26
Bianca 26
Martesha 26
Courtney 26
Amy 26
Jada 27
Michelle 27
Tiffany 27
Erin 28
Erica 28
Radience 29
Zarela 29
Shauntay 30
Lisa 31
Crystal 31

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Surgery Saves Pre-Born Life

American Journal of
Obstetrics and Gynecology
During one Florida woman’s pregnancy, doctors “discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breathe and have multiple surgeries thereafter.”

When Tammy was in her 17th week of pregnancy, doctors operated on the baby in utero, using an ultrasound to guide the first surgery of its kind to remove the tumor from the baby’s mouth.

Tammy’s daughter, Leyna, was born on October 1, 2010, with a small scar on her mouth as the only sign of the surgery. This landmark case was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Read More

Monday, June 25, 2012

How do Americans view abortion?

In May 2012, Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll found a significant decline in Americans self-identifying as “pro-choice.”

Gallup first asked Americans to define their views on abortion in 1995. Today, a near-record 50 percent of U.S. adults consider themselves “pro-life.”  Other results noted men, nonwhites and Southerners more likely to display pro-life standpoint.

Read more from Gallup:

“Pro-Choice” Americans at Record-Low 41%

In U.S., Nonreligious, Postgrads Are Highly “Pro-Choice”

Friday, June 22, 2012

Save The Date!


Join us on Friday, July 27, for a summer fund-raising event featuring the life-affirming film OCTOBER BABY!


CPC truly believes every life is beautiful. Through this Christ-centered ministry lives are saved, hearts are spared, and beautiful stories come to life.

*Free childcare!
(space is limited – pre-registration required)

Tickets are now on sale for $7 at

This event is made possible in part to the generous underwriting support of Real Life Christian Church, Jones Printing Service and Hackworth Documents & Technology.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Real Life: Chelsea's Story

Real Life: Chelsea's Story
Chelsea and her daughter, Alice, are actual clients. Their names and likenesses have not been changed.  Chelsea’s own words tell her experience with CPC’s ministry nearly two years ago, as shared with CPC during a recent email interview.

When I found out I was pregnant, I was terrified and overwhelmed; my pregnancy was incredibly unexpected.

I was too intimidated by abortion clinics to schedule an appointment right away.  Initially, I visited the center to get more information about the pregnancy.  I wanted to know my options and I needed help organizing my thoughts.

Personally, I wasn't prepared for all the emotions that come as soon as you become pregnant.  The pregnancy hormones and the stress of it all made emotions amplified.  My body was going through so many changes, my mind was working in overdrive trying to sort out everything, and I was overwhelmed. I wish that receiving support was more common knowledge and less taboo.  I wish I had known I am not alone.  I know that sounds so cliché, but it's true.

I had two appointments with the center.  I was afraid I'd be judged, but nothing even close happened.  At the first appointment, I was too early in the pregnancy to do an ultrasound, but they did talk to me and help me to organize my thoughts and feelings better.  I spoke about my fears and concerns.  I could not have asked for a better person to talk to during that tumultuous time in my life.  [My advocate] was so gentle, caring and patient.  She listened to me and didn't make me feel like a crazy person as I talked.  It was important I felt understood and that my emotions were validated.”

At Chelsea’s second appointment, she received an ultrasound.

“[During the ultrasound] I was thinking that I cannot believe her father and I created a baby; us creating another human seemed so foreign to me.  There was actually a baby in there, more than just a line on a pregnancy test.  It made everything more real, but at the same time it made my decision that much harder.

After leaving the ultrasound, I made the decision to follow through with the abortion.  I attended the initial consultation abortion appointment at Planned Parenthood.  I signed all my forms, received my verification ultrasound, made my procedure appointment and even put down a $100 deposit.  The day before my procedure appointment, they called to cancel because Hurricane Earl was set to hit the next day.  At that moment I realized it was simply not meant to be.  I canceled my appointment.  That instant is permanently etched in my memory.  That experience did make me believe in divine intervention to some extent.  This baby happened for some reason.  Who was I to stop it?

I always like revisiting that time in my life because it reminds me how far we've all come.  It's been almost two years since this all happened and I cannot believe how much my life has changed since then.  I am happy I have my daughter to share my life with, as well as her share her life with me.  She's a great kid and it is really neat watching her grow up.  I take this parenting thing one day at a time, so I am not sure what the future holds, but I am sure it will be awesome.
Chelsea and Alice
In April 2012, Chelsea joined us at the Walk for Life just days after her daughter, Alice, celebrated her first birthday.  CPC is honored to continue investing in Chelsea and Alice’s lives, as we know God does have an awesome plan for them!  Will you take a moment to pray for them as we continue to share the hope of Christ with this precious mom?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Check out our new website!
In our spring newsletter, we let you know that an updated version of our website was in the works. We're thrilled to finally share the new site with you – go check out all the changes at!

Get social with CPCFRIENDS!
Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for all the latest info!

Friday, June 1, 2012

June Prayer Focus

PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:
SUMMER EVENT   CPC is making plans for a new fund-raising event this summer to help offset recent donation shortfalls. Please join us in going before the Lord to seek guidance and wisdom in this planning process. Pray this event would bring glory to His name and much needed support for the life-affirming ministry at CPC.
VOLUNTEERS   In May, 27 new volunteers began training to serve in numerous areas of CPC’s ministry. Please pray for these individuals to be trained quickly and effectively.
COURAGEOUS MOVIE NIGHT   CPC is hosting a movie outreach event for the men involved with the women we serve. Please pray for strong attendance! Also, pray for hearts to open to the Gospel and mentor relationships. Several men’s groups from local churches have volunteered to make themselves available as mentors. This is a very important night - we covet your prayers!

If you're interested in getting involved by donating door prizes, call 757.410.9703 or email Tammy before June 11th for more details.
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.
Pray for CPC's expectant mothers and their little ones.
Valerie 1
Gloria 1
Sonya 1
Shawna 1
Jamie 2
Nicole 2
Caitlyn 2
Brittney 2
Alexandria 4
Billie Lynn 4
Kimberly 4
Alicia 4
Carlena 4
Cissy 4
Porsha 5
Marisa 5
Rachel 5
Brandy 6
Heather 6
Jamie 7
Trina 7
Denise 7
Melissa 7
Quia 7
Angela 7
Latoya 8
Keela 8
Jessica 8
Jamie 8
Nikia 8
Geneva 8
Valerie 10
Darian 11
Nira 11
Kari 11
Jasmine 12
Sakera 13
Jamie 13
Jean 13
Alicia 13
Whitney 14
Monique 14
Renee 14
Shania 14
Ciara 15
Damesha 15
Ainsley 15
Chrystal 16
Victoria 16
Devon 17
Aliyah 17
Katie 17
Rachel 17
Shaunte 18
Brianna 18
Christina 19
Kita 19
Renada 20
Stephanie 20
Sherrie 21
Aimee 21
Kiesha 21
Rebecca 21
Tia 21
Sarah 21
Alexandria 21
Cathy 22
Kylie 22
Brandy 23
Latonya 23
Tempie 23
April 24
Monique 24
Alisha 24
Shavonda 24
Julia 24
Shekema 25
Jennifer 25
Shankia 26
Tamara 26
Demetrica 26
Danielle 26
Kendra 26
Kelsey 26
Nikia 27
Adriean 27
Tomika 27
Gina 28
Latesha 29
Inisha 29
Latoya 29
Yvonne 29
Allison 30