These pics are from the family that we helped in Joplin. We’ve been blessed to continue long term help with this family that we first helped when we did our Walmart Joplin shopping trip a few months after the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado. They needed help with their back-to-school needs (clothes, shoes, etc) this year.We could not help if we did not receive your monetary gifts! Thanks so much for caring for the children. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
If you have children in school, does their school have a tornado shelter? Just checking to see how different areas in the US deal with and feel about protecting our children this way. Parents that lost children in the 5.20.13 Moore, OK tornado have lobbied in OK for tornado shelters in all OK schools. Plaza Towers Elementary was destroyed killing 7 children and Briarwood Elementary School was heavily damaged.
Feel free to comment or leave links to news stories here. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
It is a blessing that we can do long term help for some of the children who have experienced the horror of a tornado. We have seen the destruction first hand of tornadoes especially the EF5 ones. We are including pics of some of the clothes that we will be sending to several OK kiddos who experienced the terror of the 5.20.13 Moore tornado an EF5.
Later we will be sharing pics of clothes going to one of the families in Joplin who had suffered major loss due to the 5.22.11 EF5 tornado there that we have been able to help with long term relief.
We sure appreciate your support as we help children one child at a time. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We may be called upon to help when certain things go wrong in a child’s life and hope that we will always be a blessing to each child and their family. When a natural disaster like a tornado or flood happens, a wildfire, or house fire occurs we hope to always be able to help, wishing we were not needed. When children have to be put into emergency foster care we may get a call for toys, clothes, diapers or a number of other things. We are blessed to be able to help in many different situations and love to see the smiles on the kiddos faces and that of their parents or guardians. We are thankful for those who support us in prayer and financially, without your help we could not do what we do. Thanks for your support. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Those of you that are new to Heart 4 Children Ministries would not know what led to Mikaela beginning a nonprofit back in 2010…so here’s a little background…The beginnings of Heart 4 Children Ministries…In February 2010 Mikaela felt led by God to make sleeping mats for the children of Haiti who had nothing. She was blessed to partner with women at several churches. These home made sleeping mats are just a portion of the ones that were made. Three and a half months after the mats idea was born, she was led to start a nonprofit. Heart 4 Children Ministries was created and incorporated.
Months after Heart 4 Children Ministries was created, two Board members with H4CM traveled down to Louisiana to take the mats to the World Hope International Warehouse for delivery to Haiti.
If you would like to learn more about our history click on the link below H4CM Journey. The newest is at the top, so scroll down to check out what we’ve been doing since 2010. http://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?cat=9 Blessings ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
From our Facebook page
Just wanted to share what one of our Bananas (fans/followers) is doing. Melissa Mead-Spelde has set up an automatic payment on Pay Pal which gives to Heart 4 Children Ministries every month! If you are looking for a way to help us help kids this would be one of many ways to do it. Thank you Melissa Mead-Spelde for doing this for the kids!, you really have a 3> for children!! We sure appreciate it and so will the kiddos and their families that we are able to help because of this! ~Head Banana Melissa sure has a heart 4 children! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
Here’s one of my favorites from my childhood, Spike Jones’ parody of the William Tell Overature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRrRNvz8g
Spike Jones is one of the first parody artists I’d ever heard. Hope you enjoy it. ~Your Silly Head Banana
The past several weeks I have been struggling with my health. I apologize for not keeping you up-to-date as I normally do, however, I am happy that Heart 4 Children Ministries had not had to respond to any disasters in that time! We were able to help a toddler in OK with clothes and toys thanks to our clothing partner the beginning of this month.
I would appreciate your prayers as I continue my journey with the help of my doctor, her staff, my family, friends and prayer partners. I will do my best to update as often as I can. Thanks ~Mikaela
We are saddened to announce the resignations of two of our Directors–Robin Francais and JJ Francais. Robin has been our Secretary and JJ has been both our Director of Fundraising and our Central & Western Oklahoma Coordinator. They have helped us help so many children in OK beginning in 2012 with the wildfires and worked tirelessly after the OK tornadoes in the spring of 2013. They will be sorely missed. Please keep them in your prayers.