Lauren Michelle Bump
I Love You My Best Friend - Matthew Ruben Medrano. The Lord has given us concerning our children and other loved ones who have gone before us to heaven.
Matthew Reuben Medrano 5/5/1999 – 4/25/2015
1595, Michelangelo Caravaggio met Cardinal Francesco del Monte who commissioned the artist to paint for the church of San Luigi dei Francesci. Caravaggio had to paint three large paintings of scenes from the life of St. Matthew. They were, "St Matthew and the Angel (1600)," "The Calling of St. Matthew (1599-1600)," and "The Martyrdom of St. Matthew (1600)." Influenced by Naturalism and Chiaroscuro, these paintings were so realistic and dramatic that there was a public outrage at their depiction. Instead of proving a deterrent, these paintings drove Caravaggio to concentrate his efforts on religious themes, interpreting them in his own style. Though his paintings often had a brutal and harsh quality in them, Caravaggio's reputation as an artist was at its peak by 1600.
We've Got Hope Ministries
We’ve Got Hope Ministries was established after my oldest child of five, Mark Jr., went home to be with the Lord on July 12, 2005. Since then, there have been thousands of salvations in Christ (including over 300 at the funeral services) as a result, and millions have heard the testimony of how great and loving God is during our most challenging times.
Today, family troubles, drugs, alcoholism, bullying and thoughts of suicide bombard families. Our message is one of encouragement: Surrender your circumstances to God and allow Him to guide you to victory. I share this through the personal testimony of a loving God in the midst of the most tragic event of my life – the death of my oldest son.
My hope is that through an open-hearted approach and deep compassion for the struggles of others, I can deliver a message that is applicable to anyone in a difficult season of life and most importantly point them to the Savior.
If your desire is to reach students and families experiencing the trials of life with first-hand understanding and compassion, please contact us.
Over the course of the last few years, the ministry has evolved into several outreach ministries including:
Alive in Heaven: The Book
Hope For You: Resources
Bringing Hope to You: Celebration of Life Festivals and Speaking Engagements
Listen to inspiring interviews between We've Got Hope Ministries and radio stations all over America!
Mark Canfora has an inspiring, tremendous & powerful story of hope and healing. Many have come to Jesus Christ through his tragedy