The Jesus Story
Don Hammatt lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is the father of three grown children and the grandfather of nine. In the summer of 1970, as he was driving across Texas, Don came to know Jesus Christ as his Savior. At that time he invited Christ into his life and began to grow as a Christian.
In 1995, as a result of a number of trials and tragedies in his life, Don began to understand Jesus as his Life. Since that time, he continued to grow in understanding of Galatians 2:20; "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." For approximately 25 years Don tried to live the Christian life by his own strength; until the Holy Spirit made it abundantly clear to him that he was failing miserably. He recognized that the only person who can live the Christian life is Christ Himself. In 2001, Don began verbally sharing "The Jesus Story" with his young grandchildren. Their simple faith in accepting the Gospel led Don to put the story into book form.
Don was committed to helping others to know Jesus as Savior and to know Him as Life. "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly," John 10:10. On Christmas Day 2015, Don went to be with the Lord. The ministry is being carried on by God's grace, and stewarded by Don's daughter in his memory.