Whether you live at home or have a family of your own, most all families have at least one Christmas tradition. With my husband, Russell, working in radio and then TV he has had to work a lot of Christmas Eve’s and Christmases so we had to vary the time of our traditions from year to year depending on whether he was working Christmas Eve Evening, Christmas morning or both. I know that there are other families who also have had varied schedules. Those who work in the healthcare such as nurses and doctors as well as those who work in retail.
For our traditions: We go to our Christmas Eve service and then after the service we have nachos and my special Christmas punch. We open one gift on Christmas Eve or all of them if one of the family members is scheduled to work on Christmas Day. Before opening the rest of the gifts, we read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20. Ok now it’s your turn! Feel free to post your traditions on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/heart4childrenministries.org?ref=hl
So sorry that Mikaela has not been posting, but she was in the hospital due to the Hereditary Angioedema again. She got great care and may have some more answers in the near future. She would sure appreciate your prayers for wisdom for her doctor as they fine tune her medicine regimen. Her doctor is planning to refer her to the only H.A.E. Hospital in the US–in San Diego, CA. Thanks.
What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? This year I am very thankful for my family and friends. They have held me up in prayers many times in the last year. I am also thankful for all of our fans and the support you show not only in gifts to our ministry but in your prayer support. ~Mikaela
Sharing this from our Facebook page: H4CM Helping Children After All Disasters
Do you have a favorite giving Thanksgiving tradition? Have you worked at a place like the Salvation Army on Thanksgiving serving food to those who would not have had a meal with all the trimmings? Invited someone to share your Thanksgiving meal that would not otherwise have had one like a college student, someone who recently lost their home or someone who lost a loved one? Have you donated a turkey or some other part of the meal to a soup kitchen or some place that will be serving Thanksgiving dinner? There is such a wonderful feeling in doing these things. My family and I have been blessed to help serve a Thanksgiving meal and donate food for a meal. If you have never done it try it you will get a bigger blessing than those whom you help. ~Mikaela
We have learned of a family in NY that lost their home to fire and was asking for assistance. We have been waiting to hear back from the Mom to know how many children and what was needed.
Now we have heard back from that family. There are 3 children a baby boy in size 12-18 months. A five year old girl in size 6-7 and a ten year old boy in size 14-16. Age appropriate toys would be welcome as well and where we will start as that’s what we feel is most important for the kiddos. We will continue to keep you updated especially if you want to help.
To help you can either mail us a check at: Heart 4 Children Ministries, 387 S. Fenway Pl., Bartlesville, OK 74006 or you can donate by clicking on this link: http://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87
We hope to also be able to help this family for Christmas. More on that later, though. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
What are we up to? We are helping in the areas listed below! Still looking for more clothes for areas we have previously helped and gathering up clothes for a place we have added! God has given us a heart for helping kids
1. Bartlesville elementary school.
2. Bartlesville day care center
3. Center in Pensacola, FL
Disasters please continue to hold off as we have plenty to do and many, many children to help already! As always thankful to those who make it possible for us to help–God, those who give so we can help and the clothing manufacturer we partner with. ~Heart 4 Children Ministries Team
We delivered a stuffed box for 10 kiddos in a Bartlesville elementary school that we helped last year. We had clothes in all the sizes requested and purchased a package of underwear and a package of socks for the last four children of the 10. Feels good to help. ~Mikaela
Periodically we post new volunteer opportunities on our volunteer page and just updated it today. Please check it out to see if you would be interested in serving. http://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=2851
Wanted to share with you today’s Facebook status.
By Heart 4 Children Ministries, Inc
We wanted to share with you the many needs that children can have and we know that the six we listed are not nearly all of them. Awareness helps spark interest and interest helps spark involvement. Now that you are aware of these children’s needs we hope and pray that you will:
1. Become interested
2. Become involved
The more of our fans that are involved with what we do the more children we can help. As you know, not all of our TWELVE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX Bananas (fans) will see this post due to how Facebook works now, so we are counting on those who do to SHARE SHARE SHARE! We have lost several of our directors due to their health conditions and are praying that God will send us people who have the heart that we have to help children. ~Mikaela
1. Natural disasters
2. House fires
3. Wild fires
4. Emergency foster care
5. Disadvantaged children
6. Domestic violence
What do all these situations have in common? Stay tuned for the answer.