“I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places,
so that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, who call you by your name.”
Isaiah 45:3 NRSV
Why We Exist
From the very beginning, Crossfire has sought to guide children out of darkness—out from the ravages of poverty, illiteracy, addiction, violence, street life, gangs, drugs, and broken families. Our aim is to nurture dignity and hope for their future well-being so that they may be emotionally, academically and spiritually healthy.
Our goal is for troubled youth to grow into healthy, independent adults living outside the confines of poverty.
Our vision for true empowerment is rooted in faith and love. It is our foundation. Crossfire exists to help kids understand their value as God’s treasure.
How We Help
We invest considerable time and effort into reminding kids of their value in this world.
“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody” (Mother Teresa). Young people trapped in poverty often feel like they are nobody to anybody.
Relationship is how we demonstrate the truth that, to us and to God, kids living in East Dallas poverty are treasures – in spite of the darkness that entangles them.
Where We Serve
Crossfire’s Mission is to empower the youth we serve so that they can dismantle the grip of generational poverty and lead abundant lives. Children in our east Dallas neighborhood are surrounded by the darkness of poverty. The Lord leads us into relationship with these children that He treasures and over time we witness transformation.
We provide relationship and vision that enables young people to dismantle, tentacle by tentacle, the grip of poverty. We bring Light into the darkness. As kids are drawn into this ministry family, they are shown a different way of life that demonstrates hope, peace, discipline, literacy, encouragement, self-respect, and purpose. We are able to provide them with experiences in the broader world around them and teach them to function in society with confidence.
Kids are given tools academically, spiritually, and relationally to excel at life and to escape poverty.
All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor…. (Galatians 2:10)
Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the Kingdom He promised those who love Him? (James 2:5)