CTK Serves

Engedi-Christmas Gifts

Engedi Refuge - Christmas Gifts


Who are we serving?

Engedi Refuge provides a restorative program for women who have survived sexual exploitation, prostitution and trafficking.  We serve them with dignity and compassion. We demonstrate the love of Christ as we teach them practical ways to overcome challenges and embrace healthy living.


Who is helping connect us to their needs?

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Engedi Refuge provides both safe housing for ladies coming from often very dangerous sex trafficking situations, and a comprehensive program that helps them heal and restore their lives so they are prepared for healthy relationships and successful living.  Engedi’s program requires them to be at the Learning/Counseling Center for 30 plus hours per week. Our residents come every week day for classroom instruction, group discussions, clinical counseling and therapeutic activities.  The Learning Center is designed to be a place of safety, peace, reflection and inspirational education. Our residents need God’s intervention in their story and lots of prayer and encouragement to face very difficult internal struggles like addiction, depression, hopelessness and shame.


How are we serving?

Each Christmas season, we look for individuals or groups in our community who would like to “adopt” an Engedi resident to buy Christmas gifts for.  We ask each resident to make a list of up to 7 items.  It is not necessary to get all 7 items – that is up to you.  We try to get the lists from them by Thanksgiving.  We would need to have the gifts delivered to the Learning Center by December 19th.

The ladies are truly amazed that there are people in the community that want to bless them.For many, it may be their first Christmas in a healthy environment with people that genuinely care for them. Thank you for being a part of our Engedi Christmas!!


Who do you contact?

Contact Johanna Holliday, Administrative Assistant at Engedi.johanna@gmail.com or (360) 922-7600 for delivery arrangements.

If you need help in the process, Wendy at CTK is available (wendyp@ctk.church or 360-733-1337 ext 212) Please share your project with us by using the hashtag #CTKserves on social media!

At CTK, we value authenticity, simplicity, empowerment, relationship, and caring about the community we live in. One key way we serve is by empowering small groups to make a difference through our local partners who address important issues for those in the hardest life circumstances. The opportunity below is a chance to tangibly demonstrate God's care, compassion, and love for those around us. As your church, we hope this makes it easy for you to put the Great Commandment to love your neighbor as yourself into action