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Founder Luis A. Morales Luis Morales is originally from El Salvador and migrated to the United States in 1980. He has been married to Blanca Morales for 20 years and has two children, Karis Morales whom is 12 and Luis Morales Jr. whom is 19 and a student at Berklee College of Music Morales received his Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hardvard, Andover Newton and Princeton. He also received his Masters of Arts in Family Therapy and another one in Mental Health. In 2003, together with his wife, and a small group of members of his family, he founded what I s now known as Vida Real International. A ministry located in Somerville, Massachusetts that serves primarily the Latino communities in the local area. Vida Real International has grown in the past 7 years from 30 members to over 1000 members. Morales has additionally opened churches in the communities of El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti and in the United States. In addition, he founded Grupo Real, a radio ministry that operates 11 stations today. God took pastor Morales from being a businessman to lead Vida Real. Pastor Morales owned and operates a chain of restaurants and a shop located in the area of Boston but has now appointed family members to run them and he has devoted his life to the Vision and Mission of the church. In 2009, Morales founded Hearts of Life International, a ministry organized to help orphans in El Salvador, Guatemala,The Dominican Republic and Haiti. His longterm vision is to help create a change in the Hearts of impoverished communities and offer the resources necessary in means of creating sustainable solutions in these communities. Hearts of

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n 2009, Luis Morales, Pastor of Vida Real Internacional, began to embark in a journey in means of helping children whom lived in third world countries. Not knowing where this journey would lead, he was presented with an opportunity to visit a Dominican-Haitian community in a town called Barahona located in The Dominican Republic. As he traveled throughout the community he witnessed the immense poverty that those of the community lived under. He was informed that the average person received about $2.50 a day working in the sugar cane ďŹ elds. Amongst those in the community were about 265 children who were orphans. These children lived helplessly under these poverty stricken conditions and lacked the most basic necessities such as food and water. Compelled to help the community, he was able to provide food that would contribute to the health of the children. In addition to his travels, Morales was also able to visit another orphanage located in Haiti. This orphanage that housed about 100 children was also in much need for the most basic necessities in life. Pastor Luis Morales was also able to help feed these children. Additionally, the ministry Vida Real Internacional, decided to help the orphanage by sponsoring the children. Feeling compassion and empathy towards the children in need, he decided to continuously help the children, in means of offering the things that there community or country could not. In 2010, the massive earthquake stuck Haiti, leaving the country devastated and in need of help. Pastor Luis Morales travelled to Haiti in means of helping the local churches and orphanages. After witnessing such devastation in Haiti he was led by the lord to help the children of need in El Salvador and therefore founded Hearts of Life, the organization created in means of helping the impoverished in third-world countries. With headquarters located in Boston and ofďŹ ces located in El Salvador; Hearts of Life is determined to work internationally with others who share the same vision as Luis Morales. Currently in El Salvador, Hearts of Life is feeding about 650 kids in the local areas and is continuously working on improving the lives of other children worldwide.

Objectives To provide children living in extreme poverty with the proper nutrition of food, water, education and spiritaul help. To spearhead a socially conscious and spiritually guided movement, that seeks to provide underserved communities, in Latin America, with the tools necessary to escape poverty. To provide children with primary and preventive health care To provide children living in extreme poverty with the proper nutrition of food and water To provide children in developing nations with primary and secondary education through the development of schools. To share the Gospel and biblical teachings with children and to empower them to share it with their families and communities. To form partnerships with the business sector, non-proďŹ t organizations and the community in our humanitarian efforts.

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MISION VISION Firstly, to be an organization that connects to the heart of the people and altruistic organizations with the necessity and vulnerability for those in extreme poverty by helping with aid such as donations and programs to address their challenges. To provide a more brilliant and stable future in the physical, economical, educational and spiritual needs therefore sharing the love of Christ in a tangible way. Secondly, to be a self-sustainable entity through community social cooperation projects achieving self-sustainability.

MISSION To care for the needs of those in extreme poverty and empower them around their deďŹ ciencies.

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Currently Hearts of Life is feeding 662 children from families who live in distinct parts of the Santa Ana region. These children were selected amongst a large pool of other families, whom also faced great poverty. Those families whom lack accessibility to clean water and whom have no location to store their perishable food are those whom face extreme poverty and are the families that Hearts of Life seeks to help. Each Month Hearts of Life transports these families to the Hearts of Life central ofďŹ ce in Santa Ana and provide them with rice, water, beans and other non-perishable goods for their family. On occasions Hearts of Life also donates toys to the children whom are a part of these families and also materials for their school needs.

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The Hearts of Life Park is located in Santa Ana, El Salvador and stretches across 7 acres of land. It is available to the community and offers pools, a soccer ďŹ eld, a basketball court, a mini zoo and a church. Hearts of Life acquired this park to help contribute to the community in order to offer an enjoyable space to those whom are in need. In addition, the facilities offered to the community, the central ofďŹ ce of Hearts of Life is also located in the premises of the park.

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whom seek to help the organization. In addition we seek to build a facility that would serve as a church and as a conference area. The church in Metapan has mostly teenagers who go to school, therefore no money is coming in, but regardless of the ďŹ nancial crisis they keep growing.

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Hearts of Life seeks to work on projects that would provide homes for the homeless. There are many families in El Salvador whom live in rural areas who live under scrap metal and lack the basic necessities that are needed in a home. Therefore, Hearts of Life continues on seeking opportunities that will be of a blessing to families who do not have a home. We believe that we can create a difference in the lives of many by providing the adequate shelter that any family should have. As of now, the mayor has donated 90 lots of land worth at least 4k each to start building.

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In El Salvador, building wells have a different process rather than other wells in other countries. Hearts of Life works with a local company that is willing to drill wells for $100 dollars a meter. The regular price with other companies varies from $125 to $150. in adition, the city will pay for the diesel. Our organization is committed to ďŹ nd the help that is needed to build these wells to provide clean and safe drinking water to the people in need.

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with the Mayor The Mayor, Juan Samayoa has partnered with Hearts of Life in an efforts to support our vision and mission. In contribution to his support, Mayor Samayoa has donated land to Hearts of Life to construct homes for the homeless and two acres to build a church. In addition to his donation, he has provided Hearts of Life with architects from El Salvador to help in the construction of these homes, he will also give us the sand, gravel and stone we will need.

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Hearts of Life seeks to construct an academic institution that will be available for those who cannot afford to receive the proper higher education due to their family’s financial circumstances. The Hearts of Life School will be available to both students who exceed financial need as well as those who are in need of financial assistance. Through the donations of scholarships, Hearts of Life will offer scholarships to those prospective students whom are in need of financial assistance. This school will offer the proper resources and tools needed to develop these children into excellent academic students. Hearts of

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Visionary and Mission Trips When visionary and mission trips we have a location for them to stay that is safe. Hearts of life has temporary cabins and homes for missionaries, volunteers, and interns whom would like to support hearts of life but require updating and remodeling. For Investors, Entrepreneurs, and visionaries, those whom would like to invest into the hearts of life project, we have hostels available with feature amenities such as air conditioning, private rooms for couples, and great accommodation. We will pick them up at the Comalapa airport, one of the best airports in central America, the only one certiďŹ ed in central America and drive them to the site and we will also bring them back to the airport. We also have helicopter possibilities if needed. Hearts of

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BRIGADES * MEDICAL Medical groups of doctors, pediatricians, optometrists, and dentist may come work with people in extreme poverty. A group from ANC has scheduled a trip in August.

TRIPS * VISIONARY A visionary group, consists of pastors, business people or

general professionals that would like to share in this vision. These groups are looking to see the project up close and make an investment.

TRIPS * MISSIONARY You can plan a small group missionary trip to El Salvador with a group of family, church members or co-workers.

PACKAGES * INTERNSHIP You can come to our ministry and get credits from your school

YOU NEED TO DO: * WHAT if you want to get involved get in touch with us, let us know what you would like to do and we will put a package together for you.

* YOU CAN SPONSOR: •A Child •A well •A house •A restoring a house

BANK: “The Cooperative Bank” ACCOUNT NAME: Vida Real Evangelical Center Accoun Number: 1515181400 Routing Number: 211070230 Phone Number:

(617) 625-1020 For more information visit: www.heartsoflife.com

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A non profit that helps the local communities in rural areas of El Salvador