CTK Serves

Engedi Refuge - Frozen Meals

Engedi Refuge - Frozen Meals Project

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?


Engedi Refuge Ministries is a faith-based, holistic program where women can recover from the devastating effects of sexual exploitation. Engedi exists to provide restoration, hope, and support to those struggling to overcome such things as poverty, addiction, depression, and complex trauma often  association with a life of prostitution and sex trafficking. They do this through safe housing, trauma-informed classes, and a supportive atmosphere of empowerment and dignity.  Engedi’s program is designed to care for each resident physically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially as they work toward sustainable independence and sobriety. Engedi is among the most comprehensive and successful recovery programs of its kind in the United States.

How are we serving?

Could your small group prepare and package 9x13 casserole meals in disposable, aluminum containers? Any kind of meal that freezes well and can be heated in the oven. You can prepare them together for a fun time of fellowship or on your own, on your own time. You don’t have to worry about dietary needs. Nutritious meals help our residents in body and mind and is a wonderful way to show them some love as well as ease the Engedi food budget. Please label the meals with heating instructions.

Who do you contact?

When you have meals ready to drop off, contact Johanna Holliday, Administrative Assistant at Engedi.johanna@gmail.com or (360) 922-7600. She’ll find a time you (or the whole group) can come out for a quick tour and to drop the meals off. Come see what God is doing through Engedi!

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