Carter is back teach­ing Sun­day school

The Korea Times - - PEOPLE -

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — For­mer Pres­i­dent Jimmy Carter taught a Bi­ble lesson on life af­ter death Sun­day less than two weeks af­ter break­ing his pelvis in a fall.

Us­ing a walker, the 95-yearold Demo­crat slowly en­tered the crowded sanc­tu­ary at Maranatha Bap­tist Church in the south­west Ge­or­gia town of Plains.

“Morn­ing, ev­ery­body,” he said cheer­fully.

With help, Carter sat on a mo­tor­ized lift chair at the front of the room to teach a 45-minute lesson based on the Old Tes­ta­ment book of Job.

Re­fer­ring to a cancer di­ag­no­sis that re­sulted in the re­moval of part of his liver in 2015, Carter said he was is “at ease” with the idea of dy­ing and be­lieves in life af­ter death.

More than 400 peo­ple were on hand in the main hall and smaller, over­flow rooms where the lesson was shown on tele­vi­sion.

Carter was briefly hos­pi­tal­ized and has since been re­cov­er­ing at home since frac­tur­ing his pelvis on Oct. 21. He also fell shortly be­fore that and needed stitches above his left eye.

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