Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Prayer Focus

May 2013 Prayer Focus
EMBRACING MOTHERHOOD   This year, we pray for hundreds of new moms in South Hampton Roads to experience God’s grace, mercy, hope and truth through the ministry of CPC. We pray for all mothers to embrace their important role. As soon as motherhood is embraced, life is protected.

DEPRAVITY OF CULTURE   Paul writes in Romans 8:26, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” We don’t have the right words to pray for the depravity of our culture. We groan, and we also ask for our Lord Jesus Christ to help us prevent decay. Let us be salt (Matthew 5:13, Colossians 4:6) in each encounter with lifestyle choices and life decisions, including gender selection abortions.

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.

Taylor 1
Andrea 1
Elizabeth 1
Jessica 1
Alexis 1
Aaliyah 2
Calveena 2
Shari 2
LaTia 2
Cassandra 3
Jasmin 3
Juni 3
Ariel 3
Michelle 4
Ciarra 4
Kristian 4
Alicia 4
Toni 4
Shayla 5
Mia 5
Shawna 5
Aria 6
Tara 6
Ariel 6
Lauren 6
Ebony 6
Faith 7
Brianna 7
Christine 7
Carmen 7
Kayla 8
Jessica 8
Breanna 8
Anna 9
Vanessa 9
Ashley 9
Sabria 9
Nicole 10
Alisha 10
Allissia 10
Jessica 11
Angela 11
Shanice 12
Tia 12
Tameka 13
Alyson 13
Amanda 14
May 14
Erica 15
Eboni 15
Lauren 16
Atika 16
Shakiah 17
Michelle 17
Tabatha 18
Brianna 18
Brenda 18
Raven 19
Tatiana 19
Robin 19
Robyn 19
Amanda 20
Katrina 20
Jasmine 20
Kia 20
Heather 20
Niesha 21
Dori 22
Rachel 22
Netta 23
Alexandra 23
Shalanda 23
Harley 23
Lucrecia 23
Nicole 23
Michelle 23
Latoya 24
Anita 24
Kenya 24
Brandy 24
Sharese 25
Clarissa 25
Tiffany 25
Ashley 25
Tara 25
Mia 25
Lauren 26
Marla 26
Natasha 27
Jazmine 27
Melissa 27
Ashlee 27
Janice 27
Marcia 27
Shari 28
Laquita 28
Shamara 29
Infiniti 30
Anissa 30
Sha 30
Cierra 31
Carana 31
Celestine 31
Anika 31

Monday, April 29, 2013

Help a mom while honoring yours!

Happy Mother's Day from CPC
This Mother's Day, we invite you to honor the special women in your life.

Your minimum donation of $40 will provide compassionate support and help for moms in crisis, while at the same time honoring the special women in your life - mom, sister, aunt, grandmother, the list goes on.

She will receive a beautiful personalized card, letting her know of your generous contribution to the life-affirming ministry of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater in her honor.

This Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to help a mom while honoring yours.

Contact Lisa at 757.410.9703 or lisa@cpcot.org by May 8 for more details!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's the final Walk for Life!

CPC's Walk for Life at The Virginia Zoo on April 27, 2013
We're excited to join with everyone who hasn't already Walked for LIFE! We're expecting a huge crowd at The Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504 - adjacent to Lafayette Park.
  1. Don't forget to bring your 2013 fundraising form, printouts of your online donations/pledges, and any collected funds!
  2. Your first pledge is your FREE ENTRANCE into the zoo. If you or your guests are not fund-raising walkers, a $5 donation per person is your entrance into The Virginia Zoo. Children age 2 and under are free! (Exhibits open after the Walk for Life program.)
  3. Rain or shine, we're Walking for Life!
  4. Come early to meet Charles the Monarch! Our local celebrity "lion dog" will be posing for "puptures" at the zoo entrance before the Walk. All proceeds benefit CPC.
Remember: Zoo walkers with 10 or more pledges can win a free car wash. Walk for Life donations and pledges received by May 10th qualify for incentives, so you can keep sharing your fundraising webpage even after you walk!
We're almost at the finish line - thank you for raising funds to help save lives, spare hearts and share the Gospel!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WFL Spotlight: Greenbrier Christian Academy

Greenbrier Christian Academy at CPC's Walk for Life 2012
Last year, Greenbrier Christian Academy (GCA) claimed the “Top School” award for raising funds for CPC’s Walk for Life. Even though this year’s Walk for Life season is almost complete, they’re still working hard this week to retain their title with some fun, innovative ways to raise “as much money as possible.”

Tomorrow, GCA is hosting a jeans day during the day and a basketball tournament in the evening.  All money donated for jeans or basketball teams benefits CPC.  (We’ve also heard GCA has some strong basketball talent, so we’re sure the half-court contest and knock-out game will be entertaining for everyone!)

We’re looking forward to seeing lots of GCA gator gear at the final Walk for Life event this Saturday at The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk – we’re grateful to lift up LIFE with you!  It's still not too late if you'd like to join them as a fund-raising walker - just register today at www.cpcfriends.org/walk!

A Mission Field in South Hampton Roads

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." - Matthew 9:36-38

With thousands of abortions happening each year in South Hampton Roads, our community is a critical mission field! Through the ministry of CPC, hearts are being spared, lives are being saved and the Gospel is being shared.

However, in order to continue introducing families to Christ and providing valuable services at no cost to our clients, we need you.

Have 10 or more pledges & donations?

CPC's Walk for Life 2013Right now, less than half of all registered walkers are raising funds. There are just 3 days left until the final Walk for Life, and the ministry is depending on these numbers to turn around.
We have trusted this harvest to the Lord. Will you be one of His workers, asking for pledges in this last push?

Each fund-raising walker at The Virginia Zoo with 10 or more pledges and donations will receive a FREE $16 wash card from Freedom Wash!

(Know someone who still needs to register? Send them to www.cpcfriends.org/walk!)  

Anything you can to do help raise funds to SAVE LIVES is critical!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's closed.

Toby DeBause, President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater
Dear Friends,

On Saturday, an abortion facility closed in South Hampton Roads.
Hillcrest Clinic opened more than 40 years ago, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized abortion in 1973.  Since that time there have been thousands upon thousands of children who have lost their lives in that Norfolk location.  Thousands upon thousands of times, motherhood was ripped from the wombs of women who were lost, confused and deceived by a culture that no longer considers human life sacred.

Very few local media outlets are covering this story and those that are have not mentioned the children who died in Hillcrest.  There are no memorials for these children.  Their mothers went into Hillcrest unnoticed except for the few people who stood outside praying for them and their children.  This is a sad reality, but be sure that there was neither one life lost nor one heart broken that escaped the attention of God Almighty.

For more than a decade, the number of abortions skyrocketed to the point where South Hampton Roads was the number one region for abortions performed in Virginia.  However, for the last eight years, the number has plummeted and we just learned there was a record decrease in 2012.  Hillcrest cited the decline in abortions as one of the reasons why they are closing.

More abortion facilities will close when more mothers and children are rescued
.  Let’s continue to intervene and to speak up for the most vulnerable and defenseless in our community.  As we speak up for the least of these, we are speaking up for Jesus Christ as he identifies himself with them.  (Matthew 25:45)  There is no group of people more “less than” children on their way to the abortion clinic.

God is moving!  Light is piercing through this dark culture that embraces death.  I pray it gets brighter.  Abortion will not go away on this side of Christ’s return, but it can continue to diminish as we keep shining the light into the darkness. 
For LIFE with you,
signature of Toby DeBause, President

Monday, April 22, 2013

Lifting up LIFE with Laura

Sponsor Laura at http://walkforlife.cpcfriends.org/lauraDear Friends,

While attending college, Laura found herself pregnant and alone, with no support from the father of the baby.  Even though she had always considered herself pro-life, when faced with her own crisis pregnancy, she considered abortion. 

At the urging of her sister, Laura went to one of CPC’s Keim Centers, saw an ultrasound of her baby girl and changed her mind about having the abortion. 

Recently, Laura shared her story at CPC’s annual Pre-Walk Rally.  Her precious 11 month old baby, Eloise, waved to the crowd as Laura tearfully but joyfully shared, “Seeing my daughter’s heartbeat for the first time on the sonogram at The Keim Center forced me to face a reality I was trying to deny.  It changed my life forever, allowing me to give life to my daughter and bring her joy into our world.”

Laura embraced life for Eloise and now she is lifting up LIFE as a fund-raising walker for CPC’s Walk for Life!  Laura wants other women like her to receive the love and support she received through pregnancy center ministry. 

Since this is the month for CPC’s Walk for Life, I hope you too will participate in one of our Walk events as a fund-raising walker.  This is one of CPC’s largest annual fundraisers.  It’s not too late for you to take part.  You can register online at cpcfriends.org/walk. 

If you can’t Walk for Life this year, consider sponsoring Laura.  This would be a huge encouragement to her and to the ministry of CPC.  You can sponsor Laura by placing your donation in the envelope provided with this letter or you can go directly to Laura’s Walk for Life webpage at walkforlife.cpcfriends.org/laura.  There, you can give an online donation and send a personal message to Laura.  I know it would be a tremendous blessing for her to hear from you.

Thank you for supporting CPC!  Laura and her daughter, Eloise, represent thousands of women and children helped by this ministry.  We are grateful for you!
Walking to save lives and spare hearts,
Toby DeBause, President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Join us in Suffolk!

Walk for Life at Suffolk Executive Airport on April 20, 2013

We're excited to join with you for a leisurely stroll to represent LIFE! Feel free to bring your four-legged friends for this exciting Walk event at the Suffolk Executive Airport, 1200 Gene Bolton Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434 - the same location as the Suffolk Peanut Festival!

  1. Don't forget to bring your 2013 fundraising form, printouts of your online donations/pledges, and any collected funds!
  2. Hot air balloon rides are available for fund-raising walkers who raised $175 or more. Fund-raising walkers receive one ticket at check-in to fly in the sky! (Your tickets is transferrable if you'd prefer to stay on the ground.)
  3. Rain or shine, we're Walking for Life! If it rains, come and pick up a raincheck to ride the hot air balloon another day. (If needed, rainchecks will only be given in person at the Walk event on April 20th.)
Remember: Walk for Life donations received by May 10th qualify for incentives, so you can keep sharing your fundraising webpage even after you walk!

Thank you for raising funds to help save lives, spare hearts and share the Gospel!

Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Personal

Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater's Walk for Life 2013
We are so grateful for our fundraising walkers and their commitment to help moms and their pre-born babies by raising funds in this year’s Walk for Life.  The ministry of CPC depends on this event to continue its mission to save lives, spare hearts and further the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Because you are in this with us, we wanted you to know about a challenge we are facing.  As of today, we're only aware of $44,375.25 raised so far in pledges and donations. Our goal is $250,000, which is critical to this year's budget.

It’s personal.
The number one way you can help is by personally asking for pledges from the people you know.  Call your friends.  Ask your neighbors.  Go to the small groups you are involved in.  Send a personal email (see template at www.cpcfriends.org/email).  And when you do these things, ask these people to make a pledge of any amount to sponsor you as you Walk for Life.

It’s easier to ask for a pledge than to ask for money.  You don’t have to collect money.  Simply write the pledge amount, name and address of the person making the pledge under “BILL ME.”  Click here to print an additional copy of the fundraising form if you need it.  Turn in your completed form at the Walk for Life and we will mail a pledge reminder to your sponsors.  If you’ve recorded donations and pledges on your fundraising website, you don’t need to duplicate them on the form.

Facebook is a great way of letting people know you are Walking for Life, but very few people experience success at getting pledges by only posting on Facebook or other social networks.  Nothing beats a personal invitation from you to support this great cause.

GOD is using YOU to SAVE LIVES!
Again, thank you for being a Fundraising Walker!  By personally asking for pledges, you are helping CPC reach its Walk for Life goal and keep CPC’s LIFE affirming pregnancy medical clinics and resource centers open and available at no charge to women and families in Hampton Roads. 
For LIFE with you,
Katelyn Palko, Outreach Coordinator

Katelyn Palko,

Outreach Coordinator

Friday, April 12, 2013

Urgent Message from Toby

Toby DeBause, President of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater
When people ask me, "Where does CPC get their money from?" I always start where we don't receive funds.
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater isn't the recipient of  federal grants or allocations. And there's no national headquarters to depend on for quarterly installments.
As a Christ-centered ministry, we rely on God to move hearts. All of our funds come from people like you who care about His ministry, His people, His babies.
That's why the Walk for Life is so important. And that's why we need to let you know the challenge we're facing today.
As we are well into our Walk for Life campaign, we're only aware of $38,304.25 raised so far in pledges and donations. Our goal is $250,000, which is critical to this year's budget.
You are critical to meeting the needs of the moms and babies the Lord has entrusted to us.
There is only a short time left. If you haven't registered, do so today at www.cpcfriends.org/walk. And if you have registered as a fund-raising walker, thank you and please continue getting pledges from your friends and family. You are saving lives!
For LIFE with you,

Toby DeBause, President
P.S. - Remember, all you need to do is obtain a pledge. We make it easy by mailing donors a pledge statement after the Walk - you do NOT need to collect funds!

Join us at the Oceanfront

Walk for Life at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront

We’re excited to join with you for a leisurely stroll to represent LIFE in our community! (Maps to walk a 5K are available for those interested.) Feel free to bring your four-legged friends for the first Walk event!

1) Don’t forget to bring your 2013 fundraising form, printouts of your online donations, and any collected funds!
2) Free parking is available at Star of the Sea Catholic School (309 15th Street), just two blocks away from the 17th Street Park.
3) Rain or shine, we’re Walking for Life! If the weather looks like rain, please bring an umbrella or poncho.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Register today and get a FREE car wash!

We still need your help to reach the goal of 1,000 fund-raising walkers, so we're hosting another BIG contest.

Our friends at Freedom Wash in Virginia Beach support CPC's Walk for Life, and we're passing their generosity along to you!

Until midnight tonight, each person who registers online to help raise funds and save lives will receive a FREE $16 wash card!
Registering online is easy:
  1. Visit www.cpcfriends.org/walk.  
  2. Click on the red REGISTER button.
  3. Complete the form with your information.

Already registered? Help spread the word! We know 1,000 fund-raising walkers can make a significant impact for LIFE in South Hampton Roads - join us!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WFL Spotlight: Deep Creek Baptist Church

Deep Creek Baptist Church promotes CPC's Walk for Life!
It's been so exciting to hear what the local body of Christ is doing to spread the word about CPC's Walk for Life!

Deep Creek Baptist Church in Chesapeake is teaming their youth and adults together in a creative way. During Sunday School, the youth are visiting the adult classes to share about the Walk for Life and ask if the adults will help them raise funds.

With the adults' help, the youth are taking their church above and beyond the 7 Walker Challenge - what an awesome example!

As you may have noticed, we still have work to do to reach the goal of 1,000 fund-raising walkers - we need your help now more than ever! Continue asking others to become fund-raising walkers with you and encourage them to register online at www.cpcfriends.org/walk
There are two Sundays left until the final Walk for Life event. If you need additional resources to help promote the walk, let Katelyn know today!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Volunteer Spotlight: Ida Compton

Volunteer Spotlight: Ida Compton

• Volunteer since 2008

• Serves in Chesapeake with Life Support Services

• Attends First Baptist Church of Norfolk

Ida Compton is an invaluable part of our team of volunteers, demonstrating a true heart of service. She serves selflessly, responding to a last-minute request or even going so far as to plan her family vacation around projected needs. She serves sacrificially, working 8-10 hour days back-to-back during busy seasons without complaint. She serves demonstratively, often drafting one or more of her children to help. She also serves with excellence, taking initiative to ensure all work is done accurately, completely, and to the absolute best of her ability. Ida is a joy to know, and a blessing to the ministry!

If you are interested in joining CPC's volunteer team, connect with Lori today!

Friday, April 5, 2013

WFL Spotlight: Tabernacle Church of Norfolk

Pastor Kenny Bryant,
Tabernacle Church of Norfolk
Tabernacle Church of Norfolk is getting creative to encourage members of their congregation to register online and begin raising money for CPC's Walk for Life.

Wednesday's contest to encourage online registration was a big success. Pastor Kenny Bryant and several liaisons at Tab Church were also excited about the contest and decided to hold one of their own this Sunday. The first 38 people who commit to raise $175 or more and register online at the Walk for Life info table in their lobby will win a free Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon! 
Contests are a very fun and creative way to get more people involved in helping the ministry of Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater.

Can your church still help?

Yes! There are still three Sundays until the final Walk for Life event - let your congregation know how to get involved with some of our free resources. Speakers and info tables are also available - connect with Katelyn if you're interested!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thank You for Giving Generously!

CBN diaper driveBayside Presbyterian Church: handmade blankets and other baby supplies

Calvary Revival Church of Chesapeake:
Thanksgiving baskets and Dave Ramsey books for 20 clients

CBN Warehouse Employees:
diaper drive (Linda Twine pictured)

Church of the Messiah:
handmade storage cabinets

Kings Grant Baptist Church:
new ramp and gutters at The Keim Center of Portsmouth

Kings Grant Baptist Church, Kings’ Stitchers:
50 sets of handmade blankets, booties and caps

Landstown Community Church:
100 handmade quilts

Paul Whitus:
painted ultrasound room and bathroom at The Keim Center of Norfolk

Paul and Mary Freeman:
handmade blanket and hat sets

Real Life Church:
25 layettes

Reality Church, Women’s Journey Group:
basket of baby items

Russell’s Heating and Cooling:
helped provide a new heating and cooling system at The Keim Center of Norfolk

Spring Branch Community Church Women on a Mission:
baskets of baby items

Woodland Heights Baptist Church women’s ministry:
knitted blankets, booties and caps

If you are interested in helping fulfill CPC's extra needs, visit