Author Archives: Mikaela

About Mikaela

If being goofy yet loving the Lord with your whole heart is you then we'll be great friends! I also like dressing up like a clown, and having fun with kids as after all it fits my personality! I love Jesus and He is my Lord and Savior. I have been happily married to Russell Hulstine since 1977. We have 3 children and 5 GRAND children. I love to read and play with my grandchildren. I was lead to start Heart 4 Children Ministries a 501 (C) (3) and love being able to help children smile again who have been through rough situations like abuse and tornadoes. Many time my husband (and our dog, Coko "The Disaster Relief Dog"), accompany me on Disaster Relief trips especially when they are in Oklahoma.

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

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
http://www.news9.com/…/10-inches-of-snow-hail-flooding-rain…

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY WE DON’T WANT A FLOOD TODAY!

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
http://www.newson6.com/global/weatheralerts.asp

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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!!!

http://www.tulsaworld.com/…/article_ef14f1ec-3c8b-51a4-868e…

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

Heartbreaking video of Hurricane Matthew Hitting Haiti Today!

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti (pic credit  Mission Direct Haiti)

Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti (pic credit Mission Direct Haiti)

Heartbreaking video of Haiti during and after Hurricane Matthew via news9.com Hurricane Matthew Hits Haiti Tuesday  Remembering the damage of the earthquake there in 2010 before Heart 4 Children Ministries was incorporated and why God wanted sleeping mats made for the children there. We no longer work outside the US, but our prayers go out to them. ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Category 4 Hurricane Matthew Could Become a Category 5 Tonight!

Please join us  in praying for all in the path of Category 4 Hurricane Matthew–Jamaica, Haiti & Cuba! According to John Kassell: “Based on recent recon data, Hurricane Matthew may acquire Category 5 strength with 11pm advisory.”  ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Hurricane Matthew (pic credit John Kassell)

Hurricane Matthew (pic credit John Kassell)

 

 

 

UPDATE: WE SPOKE AGAIN WITH THE WEST VIRGINIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

We spoke to the Emergency Management Director in Roane County, WV today and now have a contact person for the Red Cross in Roane and the surrounding counties. We are hoping to hear back from theRed Cross representative in the Oklahoma counties of Gavin  and Commanche  any day now. Hopefully soon we will know how many children need our help.  If you would like to help please go to this safe link Donate, you can give via Pay Pal or mail a check to our office.  As always we  appreciate any gifts that you would like to give for the children. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team