CTK Serves

Engedi Refuge - Lawn & Garden Care

Engedi Refuge - Lawn & Garden Care

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?

Removing weeds from the plant beds around the Learning Center property is the goal. Engedi can provide two wheelbarrows. Your small group would need to bring their own weeding tools, hand shovels, rakes and gloves. One to two hours on a week night, say 6pm to 8pm would be plenty. There are four specific areas that need weeding, raking the bark mulch and watering the plants. One of our staff could meet the team at the designated time to point out the areas, tell you a little more about our ministry and answer any questions you have.

Who do you contact?

Once you’ve got a couple days that work for your group, contact Aaron Newcomb, Development Director at Engedi.aaron@gmail.com or (360) 922-7600 to finalize a time that works for them also.

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