1000 Sisters & Life Warehouse

1000 Sisters


1,000 people giving $120/year ($10/month) to help enable BTG to give $1,500 to returning MN missionaries as they set up their stateside home while itinerating.

Ways to Give:

Begin your 1000 Sisters gift between June 28-July 31, 2022, and you will be eligible to receive a 1000 Sisters t-shirt (for first-time participants) and the 2022 custom charm for your 1000 Sisters bracelet! Your gift(s) will be available at the Garden Coffee, or we can mail you a package. Add a new charm each year that you participate!

Thank you for your support of 1000 Sisters!

Garden Coffee

  • July 8, 2023 at 10:30 am
  • Lake Geneva Christian Center, West Campus
  • Featured Guests: Olivia + Ava Puccini
  • Free event for all women and girls; no RSVP required

The Garden Coffee is an event for Minnesota women and girls to worship, network, and hear from one (or more) of our own Minnesota missionaries. This event is also our annual fundraiser for 1000 Sisters.

2021 Garden Coffee Tent Photo

2023 Featured Guests

Tanya, Morgan, and Isabelle McKinley
Olivia & Ava Puccini - Missionaries to Eurasia Northwest

Olivia Puccini as served as a missionary for twenty years in the former Soviet Union—in the nations of Armenia and Estonia. While she has worn many hats while overseas—overseeing a Bible College, planting a church alongside her husband, area director over seven countries—she is most passionate about honestly sharing her personal struggles to help people become whole and walk into whom God created them to be. Olivia is an ordained pastor, worship leader, writer, lover of chai tea lattes, wife of Nick, mother to Oliver, Ava, and a Spanish Water dog named Rue.

Ava Puccini, age 13, has spent her entire life overseas as a missionary kid. She loves playing hockey and soccer, being a part of theater productions, a bowl of good borsch soup, and watching episodes of real life emergency situations in the ER.

Angie Goetz - BTG Director
Angie Goetz - BTG Director

Angie Goetz is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and continues to work toward the long held traditions of BTG by Encouraging, Equipping, and Empowering women in their faith in Jesus.

Angie and her husband, Cory, live in Austin, MN, and have been married for nearly 27 years. They have three teenage and young adult children. Angie has a professional background of 24 years in property management and various areas of community involvement, including serving for 11 years on her local school board.

She prefers to start her day with a diet coke instead of coffee, loves meeting new friends, spending time with old ones, and a good brainstorming session. She sometimes snorts when she laughs and relaxes by watching sunsets from her front porch in pajama pants as often as she can.

The Life Warehouse Photo

Life Warehouse

The Life Warehouse offers brand new household products to MN Assemblies of God credentialed ministers.


Make Your Annual Appointment to Shop:

  • Credentialed ministers are eligible for ONE annual shopping appointment per family for personal household use only.
  • Returning-itinerating MN missionaries are welcome to go through as often as needed, however.
  • Email info@mnbtg.org to let BTG know when you would like to go through the warehouse (we’re open 365 days/year). If you have a special need or request during the year, please feel free to contact us.
  • The Life Warehouse is connected to The Bridge Shop at Lake Geneva Christian Center: 605 Birch Ave., Alexandria, MN 56308.

How to Help


  • Churches and individuals may give toward the purchasing of products by donating online or by mailing a check to BTG – Life Warehouse: 1315 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.


  • Volunteer in the Warehouse: Help us organize and display donated store items. Individuals or groups of up-to six people can volunteer.
  • Become a Volunteer Driver: Pick up and drop off items at the Life Warehouse on a routine basis.
  • Email info@mnbtg.org with interest in volunteering!

Donate New Products:

(The following items are often of greatest need.)

  • Towels
  • Twin & Queen bedding
  • Mixers, Toasters, Blenders, and All Appliances
  • Vacuums
  • New, Fast Cooking-6qt Roasting Ovens (Made by Nesco)
  • New Stock Size Pots
  • New Sauce Pans