Former President Jimmy Carter’s plans to teach Sunday school Sunday following fall

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Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, answers questions from students during his annual town hall with Emory University freshman in the campus gym on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter’s church says he plans to teach Sunday school less than two weeks after falling and breaking his pelvis.

Maranatha Baptist Church said Monday the 95-year-old Carter wasn’t up to appearing. But the church posted an update on Tuesday that says Carter changed his mind and feels well enough to teach.

Carter has been teaching Sunday school for decades, and big crowds typically show up at his small church in Plains, Georgia, to hear his lessons.

But Carter was injured when he fell on Oct. 21 and missed last Sunday. Aides say he’s recovering at home following a hospital stay.

Carter is the oldest U.S. ex-president ever, and he has fallen at least three times this year. The first fall in the spring required hip replacement surgery.

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