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

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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

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Severe Weather Threat Tonight and Later This Week!

Oh boy guess we better keep an eye to the sky and keep our weather radios on Oklahoma and Kansas fans! Just this morning we were in the low threat category.. that’s #okwx for ya!! 

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Then more coming Friday!!! ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team20170425_123323

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Merry Christmas!

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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Happy Birthday Jesus! Please click on the link to see and hear our Christmas card to you. Our Christmas card to you ~Mikaela Hulstine and the Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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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

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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)

 

 

 

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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

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

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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 linkhttp://www.heart4childrenministries.org/?page_id=87 You can pay by check or on our secure PayPal link. As always we appreciate your help. ~Mikaela & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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

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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

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Getting Excited: Soon we’ll know where kids need our help!

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You know when your Head Banana gets excited as she starts dancin’ around, right?! Well, guess who’s dancin?! Yup cuz I’m excited as we’re getting closer to learning what needs kids have in the Oklahoma Counties that were hit hard by the floods last month. We may even know by this afternoon. Also hoping to hear more about the needs in Roan County, West Virginia as well! ~Mikaela aka Head Banana & The Heart 4 Children Ministries Team

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