Project Life

1,000 Sisters

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2021 Garden Coffee! We were so blessed by a beautiful morning at Lake Geneva Christian Center, Kirby St. John speaking, and Derrick & Ashley Benoit leading worship. We are also grateful to have gathered as sisters and learned of our new initiative: 1,000 Sisters!

1,000 Sisters Goal:

1,000 people giving $120/year ($10/month) to Project Life–a fund that assists returning missionaries with setting up their stateside home while itinerating. (Learn more below.)

Ways to Give:

  • Mail a check to BTG: 1315 Portland Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Begin your 1,000 Sisters gift ($120 or more or $10/month recurring gift) between July 9-August 31, 2022, and we will mail you a gift package with your 2022 charm. Add a new charm each year that you participate in 1,000 Sisters!

Thank you for your support of Project Life!

Ladies with 1,000 Sisters T-shirts

Project Life Purpose

Project Life is a ministry to help supply the practical needs of Minnesota missionaries, church planters, pastors, rural pastors, kids pastors, and youth pastors. We support these leaders through promoting missions and raising financial support during the annual Garden Coffee and through working with volunteers to operate the Life Warehouse.
Upon returning home from the field to begin itineration, Project Life offers Minnesota missionaries a shopping trip through the Life Warehouse, as well as a gift of $1,000 for personal needs or setting up their stateside home.

Garden Coffee

  • July 9, 2022 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 of our own Minnesota missionaries. This event is also our annual fundraiser for Project Life.

2021 Garden Coffee Tent Photo
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
Kristen Ostrem - GC Worship Leader
Kristen Ostrem - Worship

Kristen Ostrem is a daughter, sister, and aunt who began working for Bridging the Gap in 2014. With a heart for people to know Jesus and be encouraged in Truth, she is a credentialed minister and looks forward to worshipping with sisters of all ages during the 2022 Garden Coffee! 

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 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 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