The Heart 4 Children Ministries team hopes that 2018 will be a good year for you and your families. We are also hoping and praying that the hurricane season is minimal. God bless you all. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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ATTENTION: Our Office is Temporarily Closed

Just wanted to let you know that the Heart 4 Children Ministries office is temporarily closed. Mikaela had a total knee replacement on December 20th and is the only one working in the office. We will let you know when the office has reopened. Thanks for your understanding. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Hello Heart 4 Children Ministries Family, hope you are having a good week. While we thought that Jose was going to be the next big tropical weather maker, Maria stepped up and strengthened quite rapidly. Maria is the third major hurricane–after Harvey and Irma– to make landfall in just 18 days!!  (Below info credit to John Kassell Independent Meteorologist) https://www.facebook.com/JohnKassellWX


Latest NHC advisory has Maria remaining a powerful Category 4/5 storm making landfall in southeast Puerto Rico. At this point, it does not even matter where in PR Maria makes landfall. A very serious, life-threatening situation to come for PR. Maria could be the most destructive hurricane in Puerto Rico’s history.

Hurricane Maria made landfall on Dominica in the Caribbean last night and is on track to hit St. Croix (one of the U.S. Virgin Islands) just 10 days after Hurricane Irma devastated the VI. Then on to make a direct hit on Puerto Rico. (Info credit to John Kassell) Below is the latest post from John.

“Recent recon data as of 2:15 PM shows that Maria has continued to strengthen, now packing wind speeds of 165 mph. With less than 24 hours until Maria makes landfall in PR, it cannot be stressed enough how catastrophic Maria will be on Puerto Rico.”

Please join us in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Maria, as well as those who are now working to recover from both Hurricane Harvey as well as Hurricane Irma. Oh Lord we ask You to have mercy on those in the path of Maria and protect them from her horrific winds and waves. Please continue to be with those recovering from Harvey and Irma. We’ll be sure to give You the praise and glory in Jesus’ name amen. Blessings ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Teaml

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Oh Boy Another Hurricane–Hurricane IRMA!!!

Hurricane IRMA (pic credit to John Kassel, Meteorologist)

This is the latest from John Kassell on the new Hurricane–IRMA. Please keep in mind that John Kassell was SPOT ON with Hurricane Harvey…here is his latest on the current Hurricane
“Intensity models bring Hurricane Irma up to a Category 4/5 storm in just a few days. This has beast written all over it. Watching very closely…” PLEASE STAY WEATHER AWARE!!! ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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EF2 Tornado Hit Mid-Town Tulsa During Early Hours of Today!

#Tulsa, OK EF2 tornado hit during the night in mid town. Several businesses destroyed. (Pic credit to newson6)

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Oh no more rain in the forecast!!!

More rain and another Flood Watch (this one is for where I live)

Thankful that yesterday we saw the sun and that it is out for now but Northeast OK has had the WETTEST April on record after starting out with a drought! Now many areas–including mine–are again under a FLOOD WATCH! Some rivers just crested in the last day or so…Yikes!!! Should have got that kayak at Walmart yesterday!  Beginning to think it is April shower kill may flowers and May showers…well don’t know that yet! Stay safe and dry. How is the weather where you live? Please comment below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Details on the storms and flood potential for this weekend!

For details on the storms and flood potential from Tulsa’s News on 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot click on link below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Forecast: Rain, Snow, Hail and Tornadoes all for the same weekend: Only in OK!

Then there’s this all this crazy weather for this weekend–floods, tornadoes, hail and snow all in the forecast for OK!!! Thought tornadoes and hail were not gonna be in the forecast…ONLY IN OKLAHOMA!! Be careful. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Wow! Anyone got an extra boat?! Seriously, though, IF you live in OK or AR please be weather aware!! Severe storms beginning tonight. Most areas in OK & AR have a MODERATE RISK for: large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornado.
In addition, due to the extreme rain amounts predicted for the entire weekend (see below) Flood watches, Flash Flood Watches and Flood Warnings have been issued with anywhere from 2-10 inches of rain possible!!! Please take this seriously and save lives–TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN! For more info please click on the link below. ~Mikaela

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We Remember the April 26, 1991 Tornadoes in OK and KS

Oologah tornado damage 1991

Tornado damage from Oolagah, OK tornado 4.26.91

On this day in 1991 my husband, Russell Hulstine, was at the Copan Handi Mart that night…he ran inside to warn a woman working there that the tornado was almost there…then he headed to Oolagah, OK…

Andover, KS tornado damage 4.26.91

Andover, KS tornado damage 4.26.91


His cousins who lived in a mobile home in Andover, KS got out in time, thank the Lord, before a tornado leveled the mobile home Park of 300. Scary day. Thankful Russell wasn’t killed  in Copan as the tornado hit the Copan Hand Mart while he was still in the parking lot!!!


Oklahoma weather, Kansas weather and severe weather in all areas of tornado valley. Sad memories. Especially as we are now in the Spring Tornado Season! ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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