“In him was life and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines
in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1: 4-5

Barbara Bowles, Photographer

Mission

The Crossfire Foundation is a
Christ-based organization dedicated
to empowering women, children and
families caught in the world’s crossfire
to lift themselves out of poverty,
persecution and degradation through
educational and spiritual programming
and community connection.

Focus

We bring the Light and Hope of Christ
to women, children and families in
need, planting seeds of change through
education, and nurturing that change
through spiritual growth and faith.

International

Crossfire works in some of the most
impoverished regions of the world where
many are persecuted and marginalized
because of their faith and culture.

U.S.

Crossfire teams up with individuals, churches
and other faith-based non-profit organizations
to work in at-risk communities, where many are
impacted by poverty, homelessness and addiction.

International Programming

Enlighten Learning Center Model
Through scholarly research and years of practical experience, we found that before women in
marginalized communities can contemplate positive change for themselves, their families and
communities, the following basic needs must be addressed.

Education for
their Children
Family
Health
Economic
Stability

The Enlighten Learning Center Model consists of two distinct
programs that address these needs head on.

1

Project Sparkle
Early Learning Program

Project Sparkle Early
Learning Program

We plant seeds of change in each community,
offering its youngest members the educational
and spiritual foundation they need to
help them succeed in school and life. This
preschool and kindergarten program provides
early enrichment and education to prepare
students to matriculate and excel in their
local elementary schools.

Everything is provided for the children,
including school supplies and a healthy meal
each day, something that may be a struggle
for their parents to provide at home.

2

Skill and Personal Development
Program for Women

Skill and Personal Development
Program for Women

Bi-weekly meetings enable mothers of
Project Sparkle students to come together
with teachers and staff to discuss the education
of their children. At the same time, these
meetings also present an opportunity to
provide women with an understanding
of who God created them to be.

They also provide an opportunity for
women to receive basic skill training with
special curriculums in health, language and
business — all things that can lead to
income generation. In addition, these gatherings
foster personal and spiritual growth that
can create positive change throughout
entire communities for future generations.

U.S. Communities

We work alongside our church partners
to provide support for their community
programs. We also offer our U.S.-focused
Journey program to our partners and
their constituencies.

Journey Program: This multi-level program
helps Christian women find their
purpose under God, preparing them to
work as a Light in the World, as they
spiritually connect with each other to share
the love and liberation of Christ. The
Journey program process also provides
an opportunity to serve locally, nationally
and internationally, by walking alongside
vulnerable women and children in the U.S.
and around the globe.

Ignite Change

Working in some of the world’s toughest places, our teams on the ground
need your help, as do the women, children and families caught in the
crossfire. Your prayers, support and donations are a source of courage,
hope and strength. They enable our hands-on educational and spiritual
programming to take root, lifting up communities and bringing the Light
and Hope of Christ to the people who need it most.

Become a part of our Crossfire Community!

For additional information, please contact
AnneGriffith@Crossfire.org.

Crossfire Leadership

Regional Directors

Narine Khachatryan

Executive Regional Director Southern Caucasus

Knarik Hovhannisyan

Executive Regional Director Southern Caucasus

Pisos Khachatryan

Executive Regional Director Southern Caucasus

Boris Khudoyan

Regional Director
Kurdistan

Geanina Bunta

Executive Regional Director Europe

Brenda Zimori

Executive Regional Director
Africa

Board of Directors

Anne Griffith

Chair

Abbey Nocera

Member

Lee Seidl

Treasurer

Alice Hudson

Member

Advisory Board

Kris Van Wormer

Chair

Rori Robinson

Member

Rosalie Azevedo

Member

Cory McIntire

Member