Film by John Stumbo



The effects of hard times on religious faith will be explored 7 p.m. CT Monday, May 7 at Lifetree Café.

The program—titled “Where Is God When Life Turns Tough?”—features a filmed interview with John Stumbo, a former pastor and marathon runner who suffered a sudden, life-threatening illness that attacked his entire muscular system.

“I was discovering the faith I had come to claim as a child was now being tested,” Stumbo said. “It happened in a venue I never expected, an ICU ward where the threat of death was very real.”

During the program, Lifetree participants will have an opportunity to discuss times in their own lives when they’ve doubted God.

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