How dads shape us will be topic at Lifetree Cafe

The impact of fathers on children will be examined noon Tuesday at Lifetree Cafe at Cana, 18 S. Third St.

The program, titled “A Father’s Power: How Dads Shape Us — for Better or Worse,” includes a filmed interview with former gang member and current father Mark DeEsparza.

“I can’t recall a time I was really engaged or active with my father,” says DeEsparza. “I watched other children spending time with their fathers, fishing or going to games and being engaged. I looked for that growing up and couldn’t find it.”

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to the Rev. Barbara Huisman at 302-8036.

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