Former President Jimmy Carter was not going to let a fall and a black eye stop him from continuing build homes in Nashville. 

Carter fell in his home Sunday and required 14 stitches but by Monday, he was in Tennessee for his work with Habitat for Humanity. He and his wife Rosalynn have been working to build porches for 21 homes in Nashville as part of the 36th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity.

"I always put habitat first when I possibly can," Carter said in an interview with MSNBC. "I think this is the best way I can put my faith into actual practice. Jesus Christ was a carpenter as a matter of fact, I'm sure he swung a hammer a lot." 

The Carter Work Project is aiming to build 12 single-family homes and 26 townhomes in the area by 2021. 

Carter and his wife have volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in 14 countries.