from our partnerFaithwire
written byTré Goins-Phillips
Former President Jimmy Carter is nothing if not a living legend.
Over the weekend, Carter and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn, traveled to Nashville, where they led the way on a new Habitat for Humanity home build set to be completed by the end of the week.
The former commander-in-chief made the trip and lended his hand in the building only one day after suffering a fall that landed him in the hospital, where he received stitches above his eyebrow.
Carter family spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said the ex-president and his wife were eager to participate in the project, according to NBC News.
Having survived serious battles with cancer, Carter recently turned 95-years-old, becoming the first former president to reach such a milestone. He just surpassed the late former President George H.W. Bush, who died in late November at the age of 94, as the oldest living former president.
Carter, who still often teaches Sunday school, said his “No. 1 priority” was traveling to Nashville for the Habitat for Humanity build, The Tennessean reported. According to the newspaper, the Carters plan to stay all week to help construct a total of 21 affordable homes in Nashville.
“All 21 houses,” he said, “will have something we built.”
As for Rosalynn, she told her fellow volunteers, “I look forward to this week all year long. I have great admiration for all of you. In fact, I love all of you. And I will be looking for you on-site.”