Category Archives: Flooding

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…/10-inches-of-snow-hail-flooding-rain…

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 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

We contacted WV: No news yet on how many kids need our help!


We made contact with Emergency Management in WV as well as Red Cross today. However, since they are still out in the field it is still too early for them to have information for us on how many children need our help. We are closer, though, to getting that information from our Red Cross contact here in Oklahoma. It is likely that we will need to ship the toys, clothes and shoes, though, instead of delivering them in person as Mikaela prefers to do. If you would like to contribute to help us with shipping costs please click on our link You can pay by check or on our secure PayPal link. As always we appreciate your help. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Multiple Counties in West Virginia Hit Hard By June 26th Flooding!


We have now spoken at length with an Emergency Management Director in West Virginia and learned that there are four counties that were hit harder than Roane: Kanawha, Green Briar, Nicholas and Clay. We will be contacting the Emergency Management Directors in these counties to see how we can help.

In addition, we hope to soon learn how many children we can help in the Oklahoma counties that were hit hard last month as well. We spoke again to our contact today and hope to know the answer–at least for Oklahoma needs–in the next few days.

Thinking we may know now why we received so many boxes between May 9th and July 2nd from our partner, Garan, Inc and the generous donation we received that we will use to purchase toys!  God always knows ahead of time what we will need and was making sure it was sent! We will let you know what we find out after we contact the emergency management in the four hardest hit counties.

As always when a natural disaster happens–especially of this magnitude–we appreciate any and all donations as they will help us with shipping costs. Here is the link if you’d like to help. Donate ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Heartbreaking Flooding and Loss of life in West Virginia!

West Virginia Flooding

While we are waiting to hear back on what if any help we can provide for children whose homes have flooded in Oklahoma, another state may now need our help.

If you have been watching the news the last few days, you have seen the heartbreaking pictures coming out of West Virginia like this one. We will be checking with  the Roane County Office of Emergency Services Director, the hardest hit area there, to offer our assistance for children whose homes have been flooded. Please keep these families in your prayers!  For more details please click on the link below.~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team…/severe-weather-flooding-west-virginia…


Pic credit to

Pic credit to

We are checking with the Emergency Management Directors of two counties in OK where flooding took place on Sunday, and evacuations and water rescues took place, to see if our help is needed for kids. We will keep you posted so stay tuned. ~Mikaela Hulstine & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Where were you in May 2013?


Tornado damage in Shawnee, OK 5.19.13 (pic credit to

Tornado damage in Shawnee, OK 5.19.13 (pic credit to

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing in May 2013? Your answer will likely be different than many of our followers if you don’t live in OK. As I was working on the 2015 inventory I came across some information on what we were doing in 2013 and I remembered two things:

1. How grateful I was that God was touching hearts of not only individuals but businesses and corporations to help out OK kids who had lost everything in the May tornadoes & floods.
2. What a wild ride it was–especially for JJ Francais who was then the Coordinator for Central & Western Oklahoma.
I remember the first tornadoes hitting on May 19th, then another on May 20th…then the wild ride began.

God blessed us beyond what any of the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team could ever have imagined…donations came from as far away as Canada and England and so many states in the US. Semi truck loads of donations were being delivered to Chickasha to our storage units there (JJ had to keep adding storage units as a big one was not available). When the wild ride was over the storage units, that had been full of donations that had come from as far away as Pennsylvania and some in truck loads, were back to what they had before the May disasters began.
Even though I am very thankful that God blessed us more than we could ever imagine in May 2013, I am praying that May 2016 will be a quiet one without tornadoes & floods. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Hurricane Joaquin Is Now a Category 3!

Hurricane Joaquin Category 3 (pic credit to NOAA)

Hurricane Joaquin Category 3 (pic credit to NOAA)

Via Echo Storm Team’s Facebook page: “Here is a very important update on Hurricane Joaquin, where it may be headed and the major flood threat it poses for the east coast. Please read and share!”

Echo Storm Team has been right on the money for most storms so we pay attention when they speak! Please read this post and join us in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Joaquin now a Category 3 Hurricane! If you live in its path PLEASE EVACUATE WHEN YOU ARE ASKED TO FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!! ~The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

Here comes Tropical Depression Bill

Tropical Depression Bill

Tropical Depression Bill

Click on the link below for current radar for OK and TX from Tropical Depression Bill predicted to not only be unprecedented rains by also deadly. Please be praying for all those that will be in the path of the torrential rain and possible tornadoes!! I’m thankful that our God is able! ~Mikaela