On Sunday, Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia marked the absence of former President Jimmy Carter, who’s at present receiving hospice care.
Carter, 98, has been educating Bible class on the church for the reason that Eighties, and continued to take action even after his most cancers prognosis in 2015, in accordance with CNN.
On Saturday, a press release from The Carter Center introduced that the previous president had determined to obtain end-of-life care at dwelling as a substitute of additional medical therapy.
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During Sunday service, the congregation prayed for Carter and his household, and the choir sang “America the Beautiful” in his honor.
The thirty ninth president, Carter was a peanut farmer and U.S. Navy lieutenant earlier than coming into politics. He was elected governor of Georgia earlier than serving a single time period as President of the United States from 1977 to 1981.
After his presidency, Carter based The Carter Center, advocating for world peace and well being. The Center has labored to advertise democracy by monitoring international elections, and has additionally labored to cut back ailments in growing international locations. Carter gained the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work towards world peace.
Carter has been a high-profile volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, and have become the oldest residing U.S. president in historical past after the loss of life of George H.W. Bush in 2018. In 2019, Carter underwent surgical procedure to alleviate strain on his mind brought on by a subdural hematoma.
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