Jimmy Carter returns to the Sunday-school, talks about his own mortality

nearvideo-former-President Jimmy Carter in the hospital after another fall at home

95-year-old former President Jimmy Carter was taken to the hospital with a small pelvis fracture after a fall at his Georgian home.

Jimmy Carter, the oldest living former President in history, appeared in good spirits when he addressed Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church ” in Plains, Ga., two weeks after he fell and broke his pelvis.

Sept. 18, 2019: Former President Jimmy Carter listens to a question, the held a student during the annual Carter town hall at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that he spoke for about 40 minutes, and appeared at times, in pain. But he didn’t mention his injury. He did, however, talk about his gloomy 2015 diagnosis that the melanoma had spread to his brain.

He reports to the Assembly, said that he thought at the time that his death would be quick. He said he prayed about it, but learned something about themselves, that can only be learned during life’s darkest hour: he was “completely at ease about death.”

“It’s not really I don’t care whether I died or lived,” he said. “Besides, I would miss my family, and I miss the work at the Carter Center and miss your teaching Sunday school service sometimes, and so on. All of these wonderful things.”

More than 400 people were on hand in the hall, and the smaller, overflow room, where the teaching was shown on television.

Rev. Tony Lowden, said Secret Service agents, relatives and colleagues the members of the Church discouraged Carter from teaching, due to injury, but he insisted.

“He pours, you could see Christ as he suffers,” Lowden said.

In relation to the former President and Jesus Christ by their initials, Lowden, thanked for Carter in prayer.


“The biggest thing I’ve learned as a pastor is here, J. C. you follow J. C.,” Lowden said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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