The program, titled “Overcoming Hardship: A Father and Son Beat the Odds” features an exclusive film of Patrick Henry Hughes and his father

Practical solutions for coping with unexpected hardship will be discussed 7 p.m. CT Monday, Dec. 18 at Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “Overcoming Hardship: A Father and Son Beat the Odds” features an exclusive film of Patrick Henry Hughes and his father. The younger Hughes was born without eyes or the ability to extend his limbs. Though in a wheelchair, Hughes performed in the University of Louisville marching band, his father pushing his wheelchair through every practice and performance.

“I gave up on my dream of Patrick being a star on a football field at a large university when he was born and the doctors told us all the things he couldn’t do,” the elder Hughes said. “So often in our lives, God can make our dreams come true even when they seem impossible.”

During this program, participants will have an opportunity to tell about hardships they’ve experienced in their own lives and ways they’ve overcome them.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com.

Please note: There will be no Lifetree program on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) or New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).