More than 800 people lined up in the wee hours outside the tiny Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga. on Sunday to hear Jimmy Carter teach his 689th Sunday School lesson, with the crowds eventually filling the sanctuary and an overflow room, before the former president volunteered to do double-duty and teach an unprecedented second class.
Days after he shared the grim news that the cancer found in his liver is melanoma and has spread to four “very small” spots in his brain, the much-loved humanitarian seemed in high spirits.
He was energetic enough, in fact, that when he learned hundreds of people would have to be turned away, he volunteered to teach another class at the local Plains high school for the first time ever…
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