Dear Friends,

 

It has been awesome to witness the sharp decline in the number of abortions performed in our community in the past 15 years.

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However, there is a heartbreaking new trend that has formed in the last five years . . .

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As you can see, the trajectory has changed, and a new normal has settled upon us. The abortion industry is no longer in decline. It’s holding steady, and, according to the most recent update from the Virginia Department of Health, there was a 6% increase in the number of abortions performed in our community in 2018. This is the largest single-year increase that I’ve seen in a long time. In 2018 alone, there were 5,398 precious preborn children who lost their lives to abortion.

 

If that number staggers you, consider this: in 2018, CPC served more women than we’ve ever served before (1,854), and more lives were spared than ever before (768 that we know of so far)! So, what that means is that even in the midst of a record year of LIFE-saving ministry, the number of abortions still went up.

 

Every year, it is getting more and more challenging to come to the aid of children and families at-risk for abortion. Here in 2019, we have faced significant headwinds to say the least. I simply don’t have the space to share it all. However, all of the giants and challenges we face are increasing our dependence on the Lord and leading us to make significant adjustments within this vital ministry. We need to do even more to save lives, spare hearts, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ here in South Hampton Roads.

 

Thank you for supporting CPC! Without support from people like you, we wouldn’t be able to do the work we do. CPC receives no government funds or grants. We rely solely on God moving through the hearts of people like you to fund all of the work we do.

 

Here at year’s end, we need your help. Right now, we need $139,172 in additional support in order to reach our budget and finish the year strong. This is a significant hurdle with only a few weeks left in the year.

 

Every dollar helps. Would you please send a gift today?

 

For LIFE with you,

 

Toby DeBause