CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER
OF TIDEWATER SPRING 2012
. s l i a f r e v e n Love
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
DEAR FRIENDS, You’ve probably noticed from past newsletters and other writings that we typically spell the word “LIFE” with all capital letters. Within this ministry, the word “LIFE” is so packed full of meaning we believe it deserves all caps. CPC defends the LIFE of the pre-born child, impacts the LIFE of the mother and her family, and promotes LIFE to the fullest through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. “LIFE” is the biggest little word in this ministry’s vocabulary.
This ministry is full of LIFE! I hope you are as encouraged as I am about the record number of women and families served by CPC’s ministry and the commitments made to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in 2011. Together, through Christ, we can continue to defend, impact and promote LIFE. We cherish your prayers and support as God extends His grace through this ministry. For LIFE with you,
A Record-Breaking Year for Impacting LIFE! In 2011... 1,709 women served through CPC’s medical clinics and resource centers 109 commitments made to Christ 34 recommitments to Christ
JOIN THE LOVE REVOLUTION AS A SPONSORED WALKER IN THIS YEAR’S WALK FOR LIFE LIFE!!
April 14 – Mt. Trashmore April 21 – The Keim Center of Suffolk April 28 – The Virginia Zoo Virtual Walk – anywhere, anytime!
OUR CAUSE IS JUST. OUR TIME IS NOW. CPCFRIENDS.ORG Register online today and learn new info for the Walk for Life 2012!
Toby DeBause, President
Ready to see something new on our website? So are we! Construction is underway on an updated version of www.cpcfriends.org. Watch our blog for the official unveiling!
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OOF TIDEWATER • SPRING 2012
REAL LIFE: TRUE STORIES FROM THE KEIM CENTERS
Sarah and her son, Gavin, are actual clients. Their names and likenesses have not been changed. Photography by Tracey Sanders • www.traceysandersphotography.com
I invited the Lord into my heart...
Sarah and her husband came to The Keim Centers pregnant, out of work, and filled with fear. The couple had already visited an abortion provider, but was $20 short and could not complete the procedure. The Keim Centers were their last resort for help. “I had my mind made up before I walked in the door that I was ending the pregnancy,” Sarah said. “I didn’t see any hope.” After reading her positive pregnancy test results, Sarah met with a nurse and received an ultrasound. “They gave me a sonogram and it was a baby. The blindfold was off. It was a baby. It was a life.” When she saw the fully formed baby inside of her, Sarah was moved to tears of joy and asked the nurse to write “I’m here to stay” on their copy of the ultrasound image. Equipped with truth, the couple made a decision for LIFE. “The Keim Center made me feel very comfortable. They talked to me like I was a person. The [advocate] took my hand,
looked me in the eyes and told me that through Christ anything is possible. And that is true.” In June, Sarah gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Gavin. She reconnected with The Keim Centers for practical support and opened herself to learning more about the Gospel. Shortly thereafter, Sarah made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.
“I invited the Lord into my heart, and I gave up my will and my life to Him. He’s been knocking on my heart for a long time and I finally answered.” Sarah continues to grow in her relationship with the Lord, sharing that she now sees God has always been working in her life. She is currently attending a new Christians class and will be baptized in a few weeks. Despite numerous challenges in her life, Sarah knows the joy of the Lord. “Even though God did not promise my life will be all better after I came to know Him, I can see that it has improved.” WWW.CPCFRIENDS.ORG
Tracey Sanders Photography
AWAKEN: AN URGENT CONVERSATION
“I just had no idea.”
Dr. Carlton McLeod, founder of D6 Reformation
THE FACTS 15 million black pre-born children have lost their lives to abortion since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973
5 Black women are five times more likely to have an abortion than white women.
Ryan Bomberger, co-founder of The Radiance Foundation
More than 200 individuals filled Regent University’s main theater to learn about the staggering impact of abortion in the black community.
AN URGENT CONVERSATION Heart disease. Cancer. Homicide. All leading causes of death in the African American community. But do you know what tops the list? Abortion. AWAKEN: An Urgent Conversation About Abortion’s Disproportionate Impact On The Black Community, a first-of-its-kind awareness event held on January 17, was designed to bring our community together surrounding this crisis happening in our own backyard. African Americans represent about 12 percent of the U.S. population, yet they account for approximately 35 percent of all abortions. Black women have consistently held the highest abortion rate for the past three decades, as well as the highest rate of unintended pregnancy. “It is my contention that the key to winning this fight and turning the tide of so many children lost to abortion in our community is in our hands right now,” said Dr. Carlton McLeod, senior pastor of Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake and founder of D6 Reformation. “Embracing the sufficiency of scripture changes everyone on the issue of abortion. A Biblical world view takes hold, and people who have been trained to think Biblically value LIFE!”
“DON’T WE HAVE A BETTER SOLUTION THAN DEATH?” 1:1 In South Hampton Roads, for every two babies born, one will lose its life to an abortion. For African American pre-born children, the ratio is almost 1:1.
Adding to Dr. McLeod’s message, Dr. Antipas Harris of Regent University’s Youth & Urban Renewal Center, Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation, and Vernicia Eure of The Keim Centers brought depth and context to the issue of abortion in our community, as well as solutions for forward progress. “The reason we want to change the world is because people need to be liberated,” Bomberger said. “People are liberated when they hear the truth.” Statistics: Care Net, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Guttmacher Institute, Virginia Department of Health
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF TIDEWATER • SPRING 2012
THE TIME IS NOW
27th Annual Benefit Banquet
by Pastor Durant Kreider, Coastlands Community Church God is doing amazing things here in Hampton Roads and He is using the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater to bring people, churches and ministries together for such a time as this. CPC is not only saving babies and promoting life, but also joining partners to unite the body of Christ to change the world. Together we are able to exponentially make a difference. Together we were able to open a new clinic in Virginia Beach and show our support by walking for life at the zoo, in Suffolk and the Boardwalk.
Mrs. Pam Tebow faced a crisis pregnancy of her own with her youngest son, Tim Tebow, and now boldly shares her story. We’re looking forward to spending a special evening with her on October 23, 2012. Please keep this upcoming event in prayer and consider how you or those you know can get involved.
What does God want to do next as we, the body of Christ in Tidewater, work together to fulfill His plan and purpose?
For more information, connect with CPC’s development team at 757.410.9703.
Now is the time; we are His people; this is the place. Supporting CPC is investing in more than just a cause; it is investing in a movement that will change the destiny of our region…and the world.
Guest Speaker Pam Tebow
Coastlands Community Church in Chesapeake is a JMZ 1:27 church.
THE JMZ 1:27 CHALLENGE:
Current JMZ 1:27 Churches*
Each (1) church sponsors two (2) hours of pregnancy center ministry each month and provides seven (7) volunteers to help CPC.
“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
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 First Baptist Church, Berkley Believers Church Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church
Will your church take the JMZ challenge? Connect with Nigel today! WWW.CPCFRIENDS.ORG
• 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!
Cute Kid Alert!
• Volunteer since 2004 • Serves in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach • Receptionist, Nurse and “plant lover” Dianne Myrick has a passion and love for CPC’s ministry that is evident in her amazing commitment and willingness to go above and beyond. Although she is a nurse and runs pregnancy tests in several of the centers, Dianne really shines at the front desk – answering the phone and staying calm even when she has a difficult call. She works quietly and efficiently making labels, filing folders and anything else that is required to keep the front office running smoothly. Dianne has repeatedly stepped up when there is a need and ministers faithfully in her own quiet, humble, gentle way – armed with a quick smile and great sense of humor. Thank you, Dianne, for the joy you bring to our Lord through this ministry!
Stephen and Stephanie McHenry, dedicated volunteers to CPC’s ministry, felt the Lord pressing on their hearts to do more to help save lives and spare hearts from the great tragedy of abortion. After spending time in prayer, the McHenry’s answered this call by tripling a financial gift they had planned to give CPC. That same week, they received their copy of Family magazine. magazine Months earlier, the McHenry’s had entered their daughter, Abigail, into the magazine’s Cute Kid Contest. Despite the odds of this national competition, Abigail was named the contest winner. But what affirmed the family even more was that the first prize winnings equaled the same amount as their gift to CPC. Stephanie shared, “We are so thankful it ended up being a story where GOD gets the glory!”
Abigail helping with a CPC
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New volunteers attended volunteer training in February 2012 6
CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER OF TIDEWATER • SPRING 2012
Sponsored walkers needed for the Walk for Life 2012
Teams of at least 5 individuals needed for the Walk for Life 2012
Your change is changing lives in our community! Top 10 in 2011
LifeChange Fast Facts
Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
First Baptist Church of Norfolk
Landstown Community Church
Kempsville Baptist Church
Colonial Baptist Church
individual campaigns in 2011
Atlantic Shores Christian School
St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish Church
Virginia Beach Community Chapel
Church of the Messiah
See the full list at www.cpcfriendsblog.com!
record-breaking total raised in 2011
$100,000 2012 goal
Get started today!
Reserve your baby bottle campaign by calling 757.410.9703.
$20,474.80 raised to-date in 2012
Organize a new campaign today to help change more lives!
Thank you for your generosity in hosting baby showers for our Great Expectations parenting classes in December and March! Central Baptist Church of Portsmouth Cypress Chapel Christian Church First Baptist Church of Suffolk Forefront Christian Church
Abortion Recovery Ministry small groups in 2011
Grace Harbor Church Kempsville Church of Christ MOPS of Central Baptist Church of Portsmouth Nansemond River Baptist Church Acts 1:8 group Radiant Fellowship
Raleigh Heights Baptist Church WMU Restoration Christian Fellowship Moms for Christ
Commitments to Christ through Great Expectations classes in 2011
A Global Impact In November, we were honored to welcome Kristijan Aufiero (pictured above with CPC President Toby DeBause) and Marie Ledebur who traveled from their crisis pregnancy center ministry in Germany to learn from us. However, we learned so much more from them. God is using their ministry, 1000plus (www.1000plus. de), to make a significant impact. We are thrilled to be part of a global community working to share truth in love regarding LIFE.
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater 1021 Eden Way North, Suite 116 Chesapeake, VA 23320 757.410.9703 office 757.389.5627 fax firstname.lastname@example.org www.cpcfriends.org www.cpcfriendsblog.com www.facebook.com/cpcfriends www.twitter.com/cpcfriends www.youtube.com/cpcfriends The Keim Centers Norfolk 2121 Colonial Avenue Norfolk, VA 23517 Virginia Beach 4356 Bonney Road, Building 1, Suite 103 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Suffolk 302 North Main Street, Suite A Suffolk, VA 23434 Portsmouth 4224 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 757.499.4444 helpline email@example.com www.keimcenters.com Contributions to this ministry are tax deductible.
SPRING 2012 TER C R I S I S P R E G N A N C YO FCT I DEENWAT ER
Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater P.O. Box 119, Norfolk, VA 23501 www.cpcfriends.org
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Diapers (all sizes) • Wipes Baby hygiene items (bath soap, shampoo, lotion) Diaper rash cream FASHIONABLE maternity clothes Bath towels/washcloths Nasal aspirators • Nail clippers Medicine droppers New bottles • Bottle brushes Outlet safety plugs Changing pads • Diaper bags Pacifiers • Spoon and feeding sets Bassinets with sheets • Crib sheets Boppy • Snuggli • Empty gift bags
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Call Center Advocates Client Advocates Data Center Specialists Receptionists (all locations) Registered Nurses and Sonographers
SPECIAL NEEDS Enclosed trailer Multimedia projector Sound system
"Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:8a