Today, President Jimmy Carter announced his treatment plan for cancer. As is his custom, he astounded us with his grace and fortitude. His optimistic outlook, deep faith and overwhelming gratitude are contagious, awe-inspiring and what we’ve come to expect from him. We stand with President Carter in faith and hope, trusting that God will be with him throughout this process. We will continue to pray for him and his family to have the strength they need for this journey. Please join us in praying for them.
In the week since President Carter shared his diagnosis publicly, there has been a great outpouring of support and prayers on his behalf from the depth and breadth of Baptist life. We have been encouraged and uplifted by the many kind and thoughtful words of encouragement that we have received and know that President Carter has been as well. To that end, we will be gathering notes, prayers and other expressions of love and support to send to him from his beloved Baptist family.
If you would like to send President Carter a note or prayer, please email your brief message to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our Facebook or Twitter pages no later than Wednesday, Aug. 26. We will include them in a multi-page “card” filled with prayers and edifying words of encouragement for him and his family.
President Carter has done so much for us and for the work of peace, reconciliation and justice in our nation and the world. We hope our expressions of support uplift him in the days and weeks ahead.