Celebrating the Birthday of America!

On this day we reflect on how blessed we are to be Americans. Because of the men and women who have served in our military from the beginning of our country until now, we have the freedoms so many other countries do not have. But the fight for freedom was not easy. Want to share this link with you about the meaning of our National Anthem–The Star Spangled Banner. You may want to have your tissues handy, I cried through a lot of it. May God bless America. Happy 4th of July to all my fellow Americans. Link below. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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Today is our 8th Anniversary!!

Today our Heart 4 Children Ministries Team is celebrating our 8th year as a nonprofit helping kids!!! God brought 3 people together to begin the H4CM journey eight years ago today at the Copan Truck Stop Restaurant: James Snell, David Cheesbrough and I signed the papers to incorporate as Heart 4 Children Ministries, Inc. We have been able to help SO MANY children since we first began, especially since we added Disaster Relief 7 years ago. I do not have an exact count, however I estimate that we have been blessed to help over 600 children in these 8 years!!
We are so thankful for all of our volunteers who have served with us along the way. A special SHOUT OUT to those who have been on our Board of Directors or in any leadership role: James Snell David Cheesbrough Katrina Whitfield Brannon JJ Francais Robin Gardner and Meghan R Merrill. We could not have done it without them! Still serving alongside myself–Mikaela Hulstine President & Executive Director–are James Snell and Meghan Merrill. So thankful. ~Mikaela

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Donation to The Cottage: Local Ministry

This is a pic of the donation we were blessed to give to The Cottage.

Heart 4 Children Ministries Family, forgive me for not posting for so long. Many things have been happening in my life during the last few months. Hope you all are having a good weekend. We wanted to let you know what our Executive Director, Mikaela, was blessed to do this past Thursday.
She went to meet with The Cottage Hope Love Life Executive Director, Juli Merciez, and took totes of baby clothes, a box of maternity clothes for the expectant Moms and 39 baby rattles! All of these have been given to us by Garen, Inc and we are so blessed to be able to give them to the Moms and their babies at the Cottage! Mikaela met some of the Moms and babies and will be going back. What a blessing to be connected with the ministry that The Cottage provides in Bartlesville and the surrounding area. To learn more about what The Cottage ministry is please go here: https://www.facebook.com/thecottageoklahoma/ ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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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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