Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Prayer Focus

CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer
PLEASE PRAY   CPC humbly requests your intentional prayer for:

COURAGE IN MOTHERHOOD   Please pray for our Heavenly Father to embolden women to embrace their important role of motherhood. Pray for God to fill their hearts with courage and grace to accept the person He has made them to be and protect the life He has created inside of them.

ABORTION RECOVERY   Many post-abortive women and men live with guilt, fear and shame, and Mother’s Day can be a difficult reminder of a past abortion experience. Pray for men and women who are suffering in silence, that they plug in to one of our abortion recovery small groups. Thanks to God’s abundant grace and mercy through the ultimate sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, we can ALL find healing and forgiveness at the foot of the cross.

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.

Olivia 1
Alexia 1
Robin 1
Danielle 2
Candice 2
Michelle 3
Felicia 3
Heather 3
Deidre 3
Michele 3
Brandi 4
Ana 4
Erica 4
Trina 4
Neisha 5
Ashleigh 5
Theresa 5
Tara 5
April 5
Devin 5
Shaunna 5
Kristy 6
Kendra 6
Melanie 6
Rene 7
Thea 7
Diamond 7
Kellie 8
Caroline 8
Shannon 8
Alesia 8
Jada 9
Kristina 9
Shalia 9
Kiana 10
Eva 10
Janae 10
Melony 11
Jessica 11
Shannon 11
Veronica 12
Angel 12
Karen 12
Marissa 12
Shay 13
Jamie 13
Gabriella 13
Chantel 14
Tiffany 15
Miranda 15
Laura 15
Kiera 16
Sarah 16
Jenifer 16
Brittney 18
Nene 18
Nikita 18
Jana 19
Patrice 19
Quianna   20
Natalee 21
Diedre 21
Raven 21
Jasmine 21
Ashley 22
Victoria 22
Amara 22
Mara 23
Renita 24
Jasmine 25
Keshara 25
Kathryn 25
Joni 27
Charisse 27
Shante 27
Lyn 28
Caroline 28
Sondra 29
Cynthia 29
Kyra 30
Amanda 30
Ebony 30
Tia 30
Julia 31

Erica 31

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Tori Fox

Tori Fox, CPC's volunteer spotlight
• Volunteer since 2012
• Serves in Norfolk and Virginia Beach as Registered Nurse
• Attends Trinity Presbyterian Church

Tori Fox has a background in emergency room nursing, and she brings that love for a challenge with her to our medical clinics. She also loves Jesus and is obedient to His call. Anyone who meets Tori becomes a friend because of her warm, upbeat personality. She’s eager to learn and serve with flexibility, even when it’s not convenient for her. She’s taken on the challenge of carrying her own patient load in the medical clinics (the first volunteer nurse to handle this role in YEARS!) and has also served as the ministry’s medical presence for several outreach efforts. Tori doesn’t just “fill in,” she’s part of The Keim Centers’ medical team and we are so blessed to have her volunteering with us!

If you're interested in volunteering with CPC, connect with Lori at

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's a powerful moment...

Just 11 weeks after conception,
a baby is able to suck her thumb.
...when a mom sees her baby for the first time. 

Ultrasound technology allows us to glimpse into "the secret place" (Psalm 139:15) and see the miracle of creation inside the womb.

In Virginia, a 2012 ruling requires an abdominal ultrasound prior to abortion, which CPC's medical clinics provide at no cost to the patient! Currently no Virginia abortion providers offer this service for free.

Help more moms see their precious little ones!

It's not too late to help! The funds raised through CPC's Walk for Life help provide the critical support needed to maintain CPC's medical clinics in Norfolk and Virginia Beach as well as the satellite resource centers in Portsmouth and Suffolk.

If you know someone who wants to get involved in this life-affirming ministry, send them to this blog! Then encourage them to visit to get started raising funds to SAVE LIVES today.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Walk for Life Tip: Facebook Success!

Make it easy on Facebook.

Facebook and other social networks are great ways to let people know you're Walking for Life, but most people only get a few "likes" or some positive comments.

Try this:
  1. Instead of just posting a link to your fundraising page, ask your friends to message you their mailing address and the amount of their pledge.
  2. Then, log in to your fundraising page and manually enter their contact information and pledge online. 
  3. CPC will mail them a statement in May. 
The same approach works for emailing, and texting, too!

A personal invitation from you to support this great cause has tremendous value - it doesn't have to be difficult! The funds you raise can make a powerful impact on women and pre-born babies in our community.

Thank you again for all you're doing to help save lives, spare hearts and further the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Visit CPC on Facebook:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Continuing a Legacy

Christ-follower. LIFEkeeper. Servant. Friend.
Everyone who knew Marvin Souther knew of his deep passion for LIFE. His love for pre-born children and their families was obvious, and his dedication to raise funds for the ministry of CPC was evidenced through his repeated induction into the Walk for Life President's Club.
In honor of her late husband, Claudia Souther is continuing Marvin's legacy this year as a fundraising walker. You can, too!
Continue a Legacy with Your Loved Ones
During the Easter season we reflect on the ultimate gift of love - Jesus Christ's death and resurrection. As you gather to celebrate our risen Savior this weekend, consider asking your family and friends to join you in sharing His love by lifting up LIFE.
Like Claudia, you can continue a loved one's enthusiasm for LIFE by raising funds in their honor. Saving lives, sparing hearts and furthering the Gospel - what a legacy! Email Wendy to let us know who you are honoring!
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10b

If you still need to register, visit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Above & Beyond

Several groups blessed CPC in special ways and we are grateful! We echo Paul’s sentiment to the Ephesians – we do not cease to give thanks for you and your support!

Apostles Lutheran Church: diapers and wipes collected by women’s ministry
Believers Church: shelves for The Keim Center of Portsmouth’s baby boutique built by men’s group (pictured at right)

Cornerstone Bible Church: new baby clothes, diapers and toiletry items collected by women’s group

Deep Creek Baptist Church: clothes and baby items collected by the congregation; blankets, quilts and booties made by “Threads of Hope” ministry

Hope Lutheran Church: maternity clothes, high chair, swing and other baby items collected by the congregation; 50 fleece blankets made by the youth group on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Harbor’s Edge: computers, monitors, keyboards and mice

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Stevens: new portable LED projector with tripod
Stonecroft Ministries local chapter: new baby clothes, diapers and toiletry items

If you have donations for CPC, visit to learn more!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

He was revived!

Mecca and Emmanuel
Mecca credits prayer for saving her son’s life.

After visiting CPC’s Keim Center in the midst of a crisis pregnancy, Mecca made a prayerful choice for LIFE and decided to bring her little one into the world. Months later, she would again cry out to Jesus for her baby.

When little Emmanuel was born, he was not breathing because the umbilical cord had wrapped around his neck – asphyxiating him. Although she felt helpless at that moment, Mecca knew she wasn’t alone. By taking parenting classes at one of CPC’s Keim Centers, she learned the importance of prayer.

Mecca prayed for Emmanuel, and he was revived!

As Emmanuel recovered, Mecca continued to draw on the things she learned at CPC’s Keim Center. Mecca said, “I now knew why I was drawn to [The] Keim [Centers]. All the things that I learned there were to prepare me for what was to come. It was what I learned in those classes that gave me the courage to reach my hand in his crib while in ICU and speak life into him.”

Mecca is so grateful for the help she received from CPC through its Keim Centers that she wants to share her story boldly. She and Emmanuel will be joining us for CPC’s Walk for LIFE next month! Mecca is a fundraising walker because she wants other women like her to receive the love and support she received through our pregnancy center ministry.

I hope you consider following Mecca’s lead and participate in one of our three Walk for Life events as a fundraising walker. This is one of CPC’s largest annual fundraisers. We do not receive any government funding and we depend on the giving hearts of people like you to be able to reach out to the thousands of women we serve each year. It’s not too late for you to take part. You can register online at

If you can’t Walk for Life this year, please consider supporting Mecca and Emmanuel as they walk. This would be a huge encouragement to her and to the ministry of CPC. You can donate to Mecca by placing your gift in the envelope provided or you can go to Mecca’s Walk for Life webpage at There, you can give an online donation or make a pledge to be paid at a later date. You can also send a personal message to Mecca. I know it would be a tremendous blessing for her to hear from you.

Thank you for supporting CPC! Mecca and her son, Emmanuel, 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

Toby DeBause

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hope and Healing

Ben Riendeau
Ben Riendeau has a special connection to the ministry of CPC. As a men’s abortion recovery ministry small group facilitator, Ben understands the complex emotions that surround an abortion experience.

“[Through the small group], I could explain my feelings to someone who understood. I would still be holding on to lingering feelings of guilt if I never attended a group. I would still be dealing with this scar on my life with no way to heal it.”

If you know someone looking for hope and healing after an abortion, please email Small groups for men and women are ongoing.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Location Change!

Believers Church, 4500 Peek Trail, Chesapeake VA 23321
Thank you, Believers Church!

CPC's Walk for Life at Western Branch has had a change of location.

The new location is Believers Church (4500 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23321), less than one mile from Chesapeake Square Mall, at I-664 and Portsmouth Blvd.

Believers Church has welcomed us to use their facilities, and we're grateful to have our event there this Saturday.

This Saturday is going to be a remarkable day for fundraising walkers and their families to show their support for LIFE!

Thank you for helping to rescue pre-born babies and their moms!

Western Branch Walk only...

Don't forget - we have some great giveaways! We can't wait to announce the $2,000 Disney Vacation Package Giveaway winner ... and give away free Chick-fil-A coupons to all fundraising walkers!

To qualify for the $2,000 Disney Vacation Package Giveaway, fundraising walkers must raise at least $200 and be present at the Western Branch Walk. If you have last-minute questions, connect with our Walk for LIFE team at 757.410.9703.

It's not too late to join in the fun of raising funds to SAVE LIVES -- just visit!