Jimmy Carter Focuses On Faith As Cancer Treatment Begins

Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Carter announced that his cancer is on four small spots on his brain and he will immediately begin radiation treatment, saying he is "at ease with whatever comes." (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)

ATLANTA (AP) – Jimmy Carter always goes home to Plains, Georgia. The tiny town he calls a “haven” was there when he got out of the Navy, when he left the governor’s office and when he lost the 1980 presidential election.

So after telling the world that a cancer diagnosis would force him to “dramatically” reduce his humanitarian work, the Nobel Peace Prize winner had one natural place to go.

On Sunday, Carter will keep another part of his routine by teaching a Sunday School class at their small church, Maranatha Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jeremy Shoulta, the church’s pastor, says Carter is a frequent teacher there and attends worship ceremonies whenever he is in Plains. The church is expecting a crowd Sunday, days after Carter detailed his treatment and diagnosis.

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8/22/2015 11:04:36 AM (GMT -4:00)

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