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
  • 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.

Listen to the 2022 panel with Tanya, Morgan, and Isabelle McKinley (missionaries to Lithuania), Mykelti Blum, and Angie Goetz.  

2021 Garden Coffee Tent Photo

2022 Featured Guests

2023 details coming soon

Tanya, Morgan, and Isabelle McKinley
Tanya, Morgan, & Isabelle McKinley - Missionaries to Lithuania

With 20 years of ministry experience, Tanya has served in children’s and women’s ministry, as a worship leader and is now co-leading a church plant with her husband, Luke. They have 3 children (Morgan, Isabelle, and Ethan) and have served with Assemblies of God World Missions since 2012. She loves discipling new believers, equipping leaders and encouraging others to see their full potential in Christ.

Tanya is looking forward to sharing with Morgan and Isabelle on a Garden Coffee panel. 

Mykelti Blum
Mykelti Blum - Panel Facilitator

Mykelti Blum is a speaker, podcaster, and founder of Heart of the Brave Ministry, which includes the Empower Hour Podcast, live messages, video devotionals, and the “Living In” women’s conference. Mykelti is also a Bridging the Gap Advisor and hosts their E^3 Podcast. Mykelti loves helping women through personal reflection and building community with others. Her favorite activity is to encourage women towards pursuing their goals, dreams, and living in their purpose.

Angie Goetz - BTG Director
Angie Goetz - BTG Director

While she is no stranger to Bridging the Gap, Angie Goetz was new to her role as Director at the start of this year following Carol Lund’s retirement. She 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 has been married for nearly 26 years and has 2 sons ages 20 and 19 and a daughter who is 15. She lives in Austin, MN and has a professional background of 24 years in property management and various areas of community involvement including serving the last 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.

Kristen Ostrem - GC Worship Leader
Kristen Ostrem - Worship

Kristen Ostrem began working for Bridging the Gap in 2014 and is licensed minister with the Assemblies of God. Having attended Family Camp (the Garden Coffee takes place on the final Saturday of Family Camp) every year since she was two-years-old, she is excited to worship together with the Winona Chi Alpha team and women and girls of all ages on July 9! Along with a love for Jesus, family, and Church, a few more of Kristen’s delights include writing, traveling, four wheeling, ice cream, and redeeming birthday email freebies.

Life Warehouse

Simply put, the Life Warehouse is warehouse at Lake Geneva Christian Center that offers practical household products to Minnesota career and newly-appointed missionaries, church planters, pastors, rural pastors, kids pastors, and youth pastors. These products—and funds to purchase these products—are donated by individuals, businesses, or local churches.

Make Your Annual Appointment to Shop:

We are honored to offer MDC credentialed ministers the opportunity of ONE annual shopping appointment at the Life Warehouse for personal household use only. (Itinerating missionaries are welcome to go through as often as needed, however.) Please email kostrem@mnaog.org with the date and time of when you hope to go through the warehouse. Also, if you have a special need or request during the year, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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