My 44th Year as God’s Child

February 10, 2012

I sit at my tiny 27″W x 15″D ‘desk’ answering mail and questions like I have done nearly every day for the last five and a quarter years. During that time, I have only had three days with no mail. Mail has been SUCH a blessing and encouragement! (See Pro. 25:25 and Mt. 25:34-46). I’m embarrassed that I still need encouraged. Elijah, too, was a man of like passions (James 5:17) and he got REALLY down a time or two himself (1 Kings 19:4-18).

I was saved February 9, 1969. Here I am, on the first day of my 44th year as God’s child in prison. This situation is no different than LOTS of God’s kids have endured over the centuries. Because the world hates God, so the world hate us as God’s kids, too! As I sit here answering Alen’s letter from Croatia, I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and grace! I am answering a letter from a man I have never met, who is in a country I have never been. Yet, God graciously allowed me to minister to him through the seminar DVD series. Hmmmm? Whodathunkit?

Alen enjoyed the series so much, that he paid his lost sister to translate Part One into English and she was saved as a result!

“My sister, Aleksadra, has become a Christian! How? Well, she was unemployed, so I gave her a DVD entitled, “The Age of the Earth” to translate it, and I gave her some money, of course. While translating, she repented and put her life in the hands of the Lord Jesus. I am sorry for my bad English language, but it is easier for me to translate English to Croatian (Hrvatski) than to write or to speak English. Sorry.”

Alen, PLEASE don’t be sorry! You blessed me beyond words! Knowing that the Mighty God of the Universe is willing to let us feeble humans work in His Kingdom is just… well, just overwhelming some days!

Today is the beginning of the rest of our lives! It is never too late to sign up in God’s army!

KH

By The Way: There was a great program on coasttocoastam.com last night, February 9, 2012! Check nongmoshoppingguide.com! I mention population reduction in The Creation Seminar – Part One.

54 Comments

  1. Nathan Dyer February 20, 2012 6:43 pm Reply

    I too love your series Dr. Hovind. Evolution almost destroyed my faith and you and your years of study and gathering evidence to present it in a logical seminar series, a great feat that I wouldn’t have ever been able to do, pulled me out of they abyss of darkness I was in as well. I knew once I heard you’d been sent to prison that it was because of what you were exposing about the New World Order. Fritz Springmeier, I’m not sure if you know his work, was just released from prison recently and he’s done substantial work exposing the occult and the NWO. He’s also a deeply spiritual man like yourself and if he could last all those years inside prison knowing he was innocent then so can you! God bless Dr. Hovind. We have a real chance of electing Dr. Ron Paul and ending this tyrannical reign our government has bestowed on the populations of the world and he vowed to released all non-violent victimless criminals from the prisons. It will be great seeing you back doing seminars again and I do think you should be a guest on the Alex Jones show. Thanks for all your work again. Nathan.

    http://nathand_01@Hotmail.com

  2. Stacy Fisher February 20, 2012 6:52 pm Reply

    Happy BIRTHday Brother Kent! We are praying for you daily! Thank you for your testimony as you serve our Lord from your current mission field!

  3. Todd Patrick February 20, 2012 8:05 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind,
    I don’t think you know who I am but I do know who you are. I have known you since the late 1980′s when you spoke to our youth group at the Campus church old chapel on St. John street. You were very encouraging then as you showed us how God has revealed himself not only in His word but also in His creation. It is astonishing to me that people claim to not see God in what is clearly His creation.

    I doubt that I have some new words of encouragement you have not heard before, but I will say this, you and your ministry have had an impact on my life for the better. The day of your release will come and I look forward to seeing you and your family reunited and watching to see what the Lord has in store for you.

    http://www.dtm.org/Poems/Wait.html

    Check out this poem written by Russell Kelfer. You may have seen it before but it has been encouraging to me in the past.

    In the meantime, I’ll check in on your blog as your writing is usually very interesting. May the Lord bless you as you continue to remain faithful to Him.

    http://www.crowncabinetryinc.com

  4. Peter Makovey February 20, 2012 9:16 pm Reply

    Hello Dr. Kent Hovind, I too while growing up had a chance to watch many of your videos and strengthen my faith through them. I thank God for people such as yourself that have gave me the foundation of knowledge of true science. In my debate class I had a chance to debate creation vs evolution (cosmic evolution) and with the binder of info I printed from your website. I used the simple laws of thermodynamics with illustrations of yours and surprisingly 18 out 20 agreed with me even though the teacher threatened to fail me and went subjective on me. I also had to write a debate paper and if its possible I would like to send it to you for proof reading. its truly a blessing the impact you had in my life. Thank you

  5. Jennifer February 20, 2012 11:44 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. It is so nice to know that even Godly men need encouragement sometimes, even someone like Elijah. My husband just got laid off from work for the 5th time. I have health issues that make it so that I can’t work outside the home and I have been feeling so discouraged. I know that God has provided through the other layoffs. You would think that experiencing a miracle firsthand like I did when I survived invasive group a strep, necrotizing fasciitis, DIC, among other things would be enough to make me get through anything life could throw at me. I’ve been feeling ashamed of my discouragement and really feeling rather alone because everyone around me expects me to be positive. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Nick Krug February 21, 2012 10:31 pm Reply

    Dr Kent.
    Where do I / Can I e-mail you messages?
    Nick

    ??

  7. mark emry February 22, 2012 6:46 am Reply

    I am very interested in your ministry. I am a saved christian, by hte grace of God, and i anjoy your debates to others about how i it is true that God created the heavens and the earth.
    God Bless YOU.

    mark

  8. Denise February 22, 2012 1:35 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for posting the information on the non-gmo shopping guide. I went to Itunes and downloaded a fee applies that helps avoid foods that have the gmo’s in them. God bless you. Happy birthday belated!!
    Denise in MS

  9. J.J. February 22, 2012 4:33 pm Reply

    Hallo Dr Hovind, I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits!!

    I don’t have any insightful Bible verses to quote and trust that you know the ones that I do know. I first received a copy you seminar in 2004, however I still don’t know where it came from so I will classify it as a miracle even if it only implies that I have a bad memory!! But I will never forget how it made me feel when it opened my clouded and confused adolescent mind form the firm grip that Satan had on me, which was slowly killing my faith in my CREATOR!!

    Satan’s primary weapon against my religion was the lack of knowledge on my part, which turned my uncompromised childhood faith into a kind of unconscious ignorance that slowly led me to the starting point of that progressive sleigh ride to hell!!!!!

    On the eve of what would become my greatest test of faith (which never ended by the way!!), I found your seminar, and what can only be explained as a HOLY FIRE ran through me and set me on a collision course with Satan and his handiworks (which also almost landed me in prison for tax evasion last year for frustrating the wrong people)!!!!
    Where I will end up and what I will accomplish for the Glory of GOD only HE knows!! But it is all thanks to you Sir for setting me straight!!!

    I unfortunately only found out today that you are in prison with a nice view of “Pike’s hill”, surly to remind you what you are fighting for, but if there is one thing I know more surely than anything in my life, it is that everything has a purpose!! Sound familiar!?!? That is because of you Sir, without THAT lesson GOD knows what I would have ended up becoming (SCARY THOUGHT)!!!

    I was trying to find information about you on the internet and found a lot of “Anti Hovint” articles, and I like to use the rule of thumb that says, the more people that are trying to bring you down or oppose you, then the harder you should do what you are doing because you are on the correct track!!!

    I hope that GOD’s will be done, even if that means the opposite of what you are hoping for (sorry!)!!

    I would like to meet you some day, so if we should miss each other in this life then I guess I’ll be in you group at the Pearly Gates in the next life (You gotta one MORE)!!

    Please Remain strong, good luck and GOD Bless you and your family.

    Thank you Sir.

    Kind regars J.J.
    South Africa

  10. Helen February 22, 2012 6:03 pm Reply

    Hello Bro. Hovind,
    It was a couple of weeks ago when my 15yo daughter and I came across a garage sale, the lady was selling a huge collection of rocks that her dad collected from the Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction AZ, there was a bunch that had all kinds of sea shells in them, so the lady had all kinds of questions about how did those sea shells get to be on the top of that high mountain and my daughter Iris started sharing with her all kinds of info that she learned from your Creation Seminar DVDs, we ended up spending over an hour there and while Iris was doing that God gave me the chance to lead her 30+ year old daughter to the LORD.
    you said it sooooooo well..

    “Knowing that the Mighty God of the Universe is willing to let us feeble humans work in His Kingdom is just… well, just overwhelming some days!”
    You are in our prayers

  11. Henk Kruger February 23, 2012 5:14 pm Reply

    Hi Kent

    I got into a discussion with some evolutionists and they claimed to have found proof for evolution. I told them to take the proof to you. Their response was that you and your offer was a hoax. My question to you is, does the offer still stand?

    You can follow the discussion here, towards the end of the page: http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Science-is-under-siege-20120221

    God Bless!

    Henk Kruger

    http://www.facebook.com/henkkruger

  12. blaine cooper February 24, 2012 6:51 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Kent Hovind
    I have watched your videos, actually to be honest I have almost all of them memorized in most parts, and use it often as a witnessing tool to the lost, your videos have changed my life, I had no idea how blind, and deceived I was, I used to sit up all night watching the secular science channel, and often it left me, feeling alone, and empty, I can’t remember what led me to your seminars, I believe it was my mom, Terry Cooper, who is a police officer for the city of phoenix AZ that had mentioned it to me once, they have since changed my life.
    I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, although I have an Idea, I did 7 months solitary confinement once, it was the worse time in my life it had such a way of sucking the life out of me, it felt like there was no hope, if I had to imagine what hell would be like, it would be prison with really hot flames, there was one person who committed suicide two cells down from me, I was a father of two little girls, I had a weak moment, got drunk, and came home to my girlfriend, note I was living in sin, and most of my problems I reaped for myself, I was an avid body builder, and destroyed the house with ease, and hurting my girlfriend, note she was not seriously hurt, I was arrested for two misdemeanors, after a week sitting in jail, note our jails here are set up like maximum security, and we did not get to go outside much at all, anyway the prosecutors trumped up my charges with 12 felonies, they told me I was going to get 23 years, my little girls were 2-3 years old at the time, I fainted in front of the judge I had no idea they could do this to me, I felt like my life was over, and pondered suicide, but I went to prayer, and gave everything into GOD’s hands, and said if the LORD has me here, I might as well preach, every night I started a prayer group and before long I started preaching the gospel to 45 men in a circle, I preached about salvation, and repentance every night, I was amazed that these people would line up to hear his word, some mocked but the majority listened inventively, Well he did amazing things there, now that I am free, and my sentence was cut down to probation after a while fighting, my girlfriend and I have married, and GOD hence has transformed my life, I am going to Faith Heritage Bible Institute now getting a 4 year degree to be a pastor{and been learning Hebrew I want to go to Israel and witness to the lost sheep}, I serve the LORD Jesus Christ with all my heart and soul, and seek him daily, my girls are praying at night now, and love to go to church{ they are very good door knockers} we attend Faith Baptist Church in Prescott valley AZ, and the Holy Spirit through me has won three souls to JESUS in the past few months, my step son Isaiah was just recently saved and is in the works to get baptized. I am amazed at the progress, and change GOD has done in my life through his Holy Spirit, I’m so glad he left me time, to turn to him, and deliver me from, my bonds of sin, I feel so unworthy, and I have nothing but thanks and gratitude, and pure joy in my heart daily, and so glad GOD sent his only begotten son to die for me, and rose him from the dead, that GOD would choose a time in history to die for his creation that in comparison I am nothing but dirty rags, what an awesome GOD we serve, what a true, and amazing GOD indeed , my faith is increasing daily, and now I go into department stores and grocery stores singing hymns aloud, I’m sure people think I’m a nut case, but I will lose all, for him, and I am not afraid of the gospel of JESUS CRHIST OUR LORD !
    I just want to thank you personally Kent, if it wasn’t for GOD putting people like you, and my pastor Kurt Eikenberry in my life showing me the love of God through you, I think my doubt would have remained in the gutter, I hope someday I get a chance to shake your hand and Thank you personally, I will be praying for you most earnestly, and remember we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
    Sincerely,

    Blaine Cooper
    Po box 506 Humboldt AZ 86329{mailing}
    2855 S. Rancho Place Humboldt AZ 86329{physical}
    P.S WRITE ANYITME
    We love you with love in Christ…………………………….

    https://www.facebook.com/blaine.cooper2

  13. Mirco February 24, 2012 4:41 pm Reply

    Thank you for beeing a good example for endurance without looking on the circumstances thru the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  14. Kathy Jaggers February 27, 2012 1:58 am Reply

    Wonderful to hear of yet another new believer who you introduced to Christ. You are a big part of our son’s testimony.
    In Him,
    Kathy for the Jaggers Family

  15. jennifer February 27, 2012 2:11 am Reply

    try contacting the innocence project. they may be able to help you. im so sorry for what you are going through. im praying for you.

  16. Dan February 27, 2012 7:30 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind,

    You encourage me. Is there anything I can do to help you? God bless,

    Dan

  17. Rev. Mark F February 27, 2012 7:54 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    It is a joy to have found your blog. I am happy that at least you have some degree of contact with the world at large. What is truly amazing is God’s grace is at work in you. You have been treated unfairly by our courts system and I feel that there is more behind this than we realize. I want you know that you are in our prayers daily. Maybe this is of little comfort considering your imprisonment, but I want you know that there are many of us who believe in you and in your message.

    I was called late in life to be a pastor. I am 53 and I have just entered seminary for the 2nd time in my life. As such, the field of apologetics is my other calling as pastoring is first. I was doing some research and sadly found your name listed on a website as a false teacher.

    On the website, they stated that;

    “Kent Hovind crosses the line with many weird, wacky, and divisive aberations. Hovind dogmatically accuses old-earth creationists of heresy and endorses the “Gospel in the Stars” as well as bible codes and pyramidology. Hovind is also a KJV Only advocate which is very short sighted, divisive, and problematic. Hovind holds that universal bar codes or product codes are correlative to 666 and the mark of the beast. Hovind has been convicted on 58 counts of tax fraud and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 10, 2007.”

    I have written to the person who owns this site asking that your name be removed as a false teacher. I do know what the outcome will be but this is just absurd. To list you next to a Benny Hinn or a Paula White is ridiculous.

    We applaud your stance on the KJV of the Bible. Just a little background. I know Greek (koine) and Hebrew. Well at least I try to know Greek. There are no really Greek masters anymore. I will start my 5th year in April if my application is accepted. Keep in mind that is 5 years, not 5 classes lol. Greek is exacting. The same word in one sentence can mean the polar opposite in another depending on the context and what verbs are used and how.

    My point is this. If you were here, you would see a Greek Bible on my desk. It is what I read and what I study daily. I also have more translations then my desk can hold. (Yes wife, time for new desk!). The more I study the KJV, the more impressed year by year, as to the nature, the verse and the overall correctness in its translation.

    I am not a KJV only person. That is an individual preference. I am saying that the KJV contains an extremely accurate translation that has stood the test of time. Read the birth of Jesus in the NIV, NASB, Message, NKJV or any other. Then, read it in the KJV. There is a stark difference between them all and can show you and tell you that this is a very accurate translation.

    Dr. Hovind, let me just conclude with this. I am very proud of you and your outlook as you face this trial. You truly are doing the Lord’s work, as did Paul, both in and out of prison. You have been an encouragement to me and my family.

    I trust that you never give up the appeals. I do not know where you are at in the process but I will be praying this action is over-ruled and that your good name is cleared. I know we have all made mistakes and as Paul said, I am the chief of sinners. Yet, God’s grace is sufficient and will sustain us until the day of our Lord is at hand, where every knee shall bow and every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father!

    It is in that spirit that I write to you.

    God Bless you Dr. Hovind and continue the good work that the Lord has set upon your heart.

    Mark Fonner

  18. PeaceKeeperAdam February 28, 2012 1:26 am Reply

    Just want to say Kent,that you are truly a great inspiration! Your ministry has made an enormous difference to my life and I will always pray for you and you family, that you may be released NOW! (I think satan knows,that you are an enormous threat to his plans!) :) Keep up the Good work! Nothing you have done has been in vain. Love Brother Adam,from Cornwall England

    http://twitter.com/PeaceKeeperAdam

  19. Joe February 28, 2012 4:00 am Reply

    Would love to write a lette rto ya. but couldnt find an address on this site. Please email one to joewband@yahoo.com. thanks! I love your videos. Ya have given me a great tool!

  20. Liberty February 28, 2012 6:19 am Reply

    Brother Hovind,

    I found this website several days ago and am happy to see that you have communication with the outside world. I have contacted my church and notified them about you and your ministry and have asked them to add you to our prayer list.

    I love your videos and will be using them in witnessing to people. I’ve found the videos very interesting and was happy to see that you exposed a lot of stuff I had learned about in recent years. I have some information that may be of interest to you regarding your case, but would like a private secure way of providing you with the info.

    What is the best, private way of contacting you or your family to provide this info?

    Praying for you!
    God Bless You!

  21. Lucy Tee February 28, 2012 3:28 pm Reply

    hello dr. Kent, we are praying for you since the time we know that you are in jail. you are always in our prayers. we love you and we thank GOD so much. HE gives you the knowledge and wisdom how to explain why the evolution is a false teaching. the courage to tell the whole world about it. we are watching your video and our kids ( 9 and 7 yrs. old) like it very much. we believe in you. Romans 8:28″and we know that in all things GOD works for the good of those who love HIM. who have been called according to HIS purpose.”be strong and courageous. I also put your site in my facebook so our brothers and sisters may also praying for you and know about you.

    I hope it will help you the verse Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

    you can write us anytime.

  22. ralph gunzalez February 28, 2012 7:57 pm Reply

    Dr.kent Hovin when I saw you lecturing and how all the science students some on there out to graduation from there dormitory, how did try over and over to conspire to get you say something wrong. Your defenses were superior so they all got mad, why because they couldn’t make a case against your God given knowledge. And what impress me more is that no professor show up for the challenge…you hurt many of them there pride dragging on the floor, one can see their desperation it was a day to remember and God almighty Jehovah must be very please with your performance.
    The professors that never showed up were silenced…Dr. you no idea of the use you have become to God almighty Jehovah…it is a great pleasure to have found you in the great web, stay strong to the last breath if it may be take to account the disciple Stephen on chapter 7 the great discourse he gave before the Sanhedrin. You did the same at Berkley University you silenced the crowd of demon worshippers’ the Darwinist and all there schemes. Some felt cut to their hearts and some will never be the same again and the evolutionist had conceived their surrender to a higher authority.
    That is why Jesus our LORD and saver said that many of his disciples would do greater work than he here on earth, you’re not an exception. You have claimed your birthright before God almighty and has answered openly so brother I look forward for many other correspondence with you… and may Jehovah God Psalms 83:18 be with you and family until doomsday come.
    Ralph Gunzalez

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/108819734837757928016/about

  23. ralph gunzalez February 28, 2012 8:38 pm Reply

    Kent can you add a google link to your blog page? nice community of family and friends here good place to set into.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/108819734837757928016/about

  24. André March 1, 2012 2:17 am Reply

    Hi dr Hovind! I send you a little message from Norway. I want you to know that I believe your story. Times are not as they were. Christians are more and more getting to be a problem for this new world mentality. I am a prison officer from Norway. And I know something about how life can be behind the walls. And I know that while the media portrays inmates as beasts, that is not true. I am praying for you. You taught me how to debate. You taught me that the bible is true from the beginning. And from there I started my journey to find more about how amazing the bible actually is. Thank you for your work, it has brought fruit, more than you know. And I see you keep up that work inside. Having seen your videos so many times I feel I know you he he. So consider me a new friend. And if you get the chance to e-mail me I will be happy to write with you. God bless you. Best regards from André

  25. Liberty March 1, 2012 4:25 am Reply

    May God Bless you Brother Hovind and your family! I’m trying to get all my lost friends to watch your videos. Is there a trick to getting them to watch them? They seem to think that the religious people are the ones who brainwash and not the evolution people.

    In Christ,
    Liberty

  26. Johan Kriel March 1, 2012 7:22 am Reply

    I tried to sign the petition but was bounced off by some glitch, so here it is:
    I am studying law and am busy with a task comparing the offences for which ten year sentence are handed down. Interestingly, such a case in which a judgement for ten years was pronounced in the Supreme Court of Appeals is the Mashinini case, http://www.justice.gov.za/sca/judgments/judgem_sca_2012.html, where the majority of judges converted a mandatory life sentence for gang rape to the minimum sentence that can be handed out in a case of “singular rape”, on the grounds of some minor clerical error on the charge sheet. The facts are that a gang of four adults, the youngest 27, go the the house of a 54 year old woman, where one of the gang, a relative, uses this fact to gain entry, wherupon they commit the crime in aggravating circumstances. Mandatory life gets converted on appeal to 10 years on the grounds of a superfluous clerical error on the charge sheet. Given the widespread illiteracy rate in our country (everything has to happen in english, the mother tongue of less than 10%)and the low incidence of rape being reported, it is already a feat for this cut and dried case to have made it to court. The sad thing is that this case is now case law, and binding on lower courts. In Dr Hovind’s case, his sentence is clearly vindictive, and he should never have been jailed. Government officials everywhere should realise that information is more freely available and knowledge increases every day, and their actions open to scrutiny worldwide, whether a Saudi court sentencing a pregnant rape victim to 200 lashes for adultery, an appeals court disregarding its own legislation, or a cynical government throwing its cryptic rule book at a critic. As for Dr Hovind, I am in awe of his work schedule in jail, which I will strive to emulate (bar the bars), at least in part. Even though we may differ in doctrine, I view Kent Hovind as one of the very few honest and disinterested people of our age, with his incarceration only adding injury to the insult. America and the world suffer the loss of his contribution to liberty and happiness. Dr Hovind has by his lectures turned many people away from a life of murder, rape and robbery. How much money did he thus save his society? He should never have been incarcerated, he should have been funded. If he gets 10 years, what must be our sentence? Please give him back his freedom.

  27. Nicholas March 4, 2012 7:36 pm Reply

    Brother Hovind,
    My name is Nicholas. I live in Bristol, GA and went to high school in Jesup. I was about 13 when my former home church in Acworth, GA began showing your creation seminar on VHS to the whole church on Wednesday nights and I was stunned at how much of even the basics of the Christian life lie on “In the beginning”. I wanted to borrow the videos for years and I finally moved here to Screven, and my grandmother got the series from the web site. Watching these over and over has made me feel as though you and I have met before and it has left a huge mark on my walk with the Lord. I was on a lunch break late in 3rd shift working at Wal-Mart in Jesup when I was curious on how you were doing or what you were up to. I looked your name up in the internet search and broke into tears when I saw that you were in the same city that I was in and wanted desperately to meet you and tell you how much of an impact your ministry has made on my family. A few months ago, a man stood up in our church and asked if anybody had a NIV Bible and many hands went up. He then asked for them to look up a couple verses, and they were not even there! To my amazement, he said “that is okay! There is nothing wrong with that!” I was floored when I heard him say that, as he is the church’s evangelism outreach coordinator, as well as my fiancee’s first cousin. However, I remembered what your seminar said in the Q&A Pt. 2 (I think) with the copyrights to literature. It made me wonder why the Bible has to be the most “easy” book to understand by everybody. The way things are going, eventually there will be a translation for every soul on Earth! I firmly believe that the KJV is the preserved word that God has left for us to learn who He is. It would be wonderful to hear from you. Ha, after service this morning, we actually began watching “Lies in the Textbooks”. I’m praying for you and your family. You have been a blessing to me, and I thank God that he put your seminar in my path as a born again believer 6 years ago. I’m in a “Southern Baptist” Church home, but I don’t “claim” the denomination. Like you, I’m for truth and against error and lies. It would be wonderful to meet you.
    Brother in Christ,
    Nicholas Macomber

  28. Noel March 4, 2012 11:32 pm Reply

    I have recently watched your video series “A Revealing Seven Part Creation Seminar from a Scientific Perspective.” I have to say that this is the best education I have heard and seen on the Creation of the World, and I have studied at both secular and biblical institutions. I have always believed that God created the world but your seminar has strengthened my faith. I was discouraged to learn of your current circumstances but the verses that immediately came to my mind are Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” so as a word of encouragement — You’re the Man! (next to Jesus of course)

    I’ve been working with teenagers for the past 10 years pastoring for 6 of them. I have taught kids all about God and seen hundreds of them come to Christ. I hope you’ll be encouraged to know that I’ll be using your research in my evangelism from this point on, it is the best there is out there.

    Look for my letter in the mail,

    My Family and I will be praying for you and your family.

    Yours in Christ,
    Noel

  29. Jim M. March 5, 2012 2:16 am Reply

    Hello Kent
    We think of you often and pray for your effective service to OUR KING to continue and flourish. I have said many times that your imprisonment is simply the enemy’s way of trying to shut you up, and, that the enemy is no match for our GOD, the TRUE and LIVING GOD. He will work wonders thru your circumstances and your faithfulness (Ps 4v4). Our family is so close and I can’t imagine the heartbreak of a family having to live thru such a long separation as yours. I met you 3 times in person, Winkler Mb, Winnipeg Mb, and El Paso Tx. Each time we were blessed to be further enlightened by your teaching about the truth of the Word of God. Sad how distorted the teachings have become in our great nations, USA & Canada. Much reform is needed in both our countries. In the past I have distributed 40+ sets of your material videos and many more of those have been copied and distributed. God’s Word will prevail and will not return void. A word to dwell on (Isaiah 55v9-11).PS: Our whole family is so blessed to now understand so many truths that you taught. Thank you sir. God Bless and keep you, Jim.

  30. Lydia March 5, 2012 5:48 am Reply

    Dear Mr. Hovind,

    I don’t know why I hadn’t checked sooner to see if you had some form of online contact since I sent a letter to you and your wife a few years ago. When I checked at that time, I could not find anything online. I never received a reply to my letter (I found an address on your website). I wondered if one of your sons might answer the letter to let me know what your current state was at that time. I am guessing that you have likely had an overabundance of mail, and realize it may not be easy to respond to them all. However! I would welcome a response via my email now, if that is possible.

    I can’t remember now exactly when it was, but I am guessing it might have been around 2004 or so, when you travelled to Kelowna, B.C. that I travelled to see you with a group of young people to come see you in person (we came from Vancouver Island). We had previously enjoyed your VHS seminars, and now I am currently watching the DVD series after several years of not having access to a set. This prompted me to try again (to see if I could contact you online).

    Just want to let you know that I have been praying for you and your wife and family. I’ve just discovered that your wife has returned home in 2009, for which I am so grateful. I have so often tried to envision what you folks must have been going through. I have much to catch up on yet on your story, but I just read the most recent entry on your blog which aroused much interest.

    My husband, son and I are travelling to my father’s homeland of Croatia this Summer. I was thrilled to read of the above story! It is a very rare occasion for me to find Croatian believers! Do you have some idea of their location? We will be travelling to Dalmatia.

    I believe that there is a purpose in having discovered this information about this Alen and Aleksadra. I would LOVE to be in contact if that might be possible.

    I will spend some time in updating myself on your blog and anywhere else I might find current and ongoing information from over these past 5 years. I couldn’t remember exactly how long it had been. Know that you are being covered in prayer here on Vancouver Island. I have been envisioning your giving your testimony and teaching fellow prisoners there and wonder how many people have been reached there for The Lord!

    Thank you so much for all the encouragement found on all your media to ‘do SOMETHING!” for The Lord! Whenever I am challenged, I remember these words of yours, and I can tell you that The Lord is busy at work in me in that department. May you be strengthened, comforted, re-energized and refreshed in knowing that you have folks who think of you and beseech The Lord’s favour on you and your family.

    I leave you for now with my mediation verses of the recent weeks:

    “It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new EVERY morning: great is Thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion sayeth my soul; therefore, I will hope in Him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh Him. It is good that a man should both HOPE and QUIETLY WAIT for the salvation of The LORD.”

    ~ Lamentations 3:22-26

    Strength and peace be unto you from the other side of the Continent!

    Lydia in the Heart of V.I.

  31. Lydia March 5, 2012 5:53 am Reply

    By the way — if there are DVD’s translated into Croatian, I’d sure like to get ahold of those!!! Please let me know!

    Blessings!

  32. Chris Babb March 5, 2012 5:40 pm Reply

    Could you address some of the stuff Niel deGrasse Tyson is throwing around. He seems to be genuine, but I also know its a lie. Anyway could you address this? Thanks!

  33. Dawn Jouan March 6, 2012 3:35 pm Reply

    Dearest Kent Hovind,

    My name is Dawn Jouan. We met on several occasions, at church and at your house/museum. I have always loved your seminars. They have encouraged me so much. Trust in God is easy to say, and I know from personal experience is the only way. Stay strong and look up,Jesus is at the door. My prayers are with you

  34. Antoinette de Jager March 8, 2012 6:26 am Reply

    wow, you are really one of my biggest heroes!! I was at a seminar today, where the preacher touched on some evidences against evolution, and you immediately came to my mind! I watched many of your DVDs a few years back, and was quite angry that I had believed in evolution so long. To me, you always had such interesting evidence, and you always presented it in a confident, and funny way! I often prayed for you since the day I heard about your imprisonment, but haven’t done so for a long time now. I’m sorry about that. I will start praying for you again! Keep praising God like Paul and Silas!! May God crown you with His favor and blessing!! Grateful, Antoinette

  35. Frédéric March 8, 2012 7:56 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,

    Yours seminars published on the net help us to see that the Bible is truth. Me and my wife are strengthened by all that has been reported.

    May the Lord strengthen you and frees you promptly.
    we pray for you

  36. A. W. March 9, 2012 1:29 am Reply

    I enjoyed the seminars on DVD, which you did, especially the one that talked about Dinosaurs. The DVD’s cleared up alot of misunderstandings I had, and explained why I never could get very good grades in science when I was in high school. I also agree with you on the fact that there are for sure flying dinosaurs living still. My mom and I saw one October 31, tuesday; I was in 8th grade and 13 at the time. It looked like a Pteranodon, but had a long tail, either dark green or brown. The people around the area had an official name for it, if you’ll parden the name, I did not name it, it was called the Devil-Bird. We were on the way to Jewett, Texas, in our car at the time. I don’t know if you know about Navarro College in Corsicana, but it is not a bible college to say the least, but I was able to do a speech on Dinosaurs/Dragons and the teacher (they are not paid enough to be called Professors) gave me a really high grade, for the speech, either a high B or a 99. I was surprised the teacher didn’t send me to the Dean’s office, and nobody complained about it either, so the class must have been at least 90 percent Christian, that believed in Creation. Probably if it were not for God sending your DVD’s to the church I go to, when I’m not sick, I would have never understood the truth. I actually got saved in 3rd grade, but always thought that evolution and creation coincided with each other, but I now understand the whole truth, thanks to God sending you to do those DVD’s. There are still a question I still have, like, how do you respond to someone that believes that prayer does not work, when you know it does. Hopefully in his own time God will send someone to explain what to do about people like that, but until then I’ll just continue doing what I hope is his will. I can’t do too much, but to pray that God gets you where he wants you; I don’t know where that is, but have faith.

  37. Steve March 9, 2012 1:10 pm Reply

    God bless you Dr.Hovind,
    Your critics can question & even ridicule your credentials, and the system can put you in jail – but they can’t rebut your arguments! May the GOD of all comfort, comfort you in your distress; and may HE bless you to win many to CHRIST while you remain in prison. This also I pray, that our LORD and SAVIOR will have you released SOON, so that you may redouble your efforts in the work GOD has given you to do.

  38. Howard Ross March 11, 2012 10:07 am Reply

    Please forward if possible.
    Dear Dr. Hovind,

    44 Years being a child of God. I am sure from your many stories of that day that in all actualality, you already were saved, it was just on that day you went down to the river Jordan. Jesus was 30 when he went, so I am sure you’ll get a big raise for showing up for work very early.
    It may be that since you started out this early, you may not really have ever felt the sensation that comes from being pulled out of the fire. I hope I can decribe that to you.
    I loved God from the first time I could recall my mom reading bible stories to me. Very soon however, my little family got wisked up into very confusing, apostate witchcaft pretending to be christian. I was the perfect age for cult indoctrination. I was in the dark, and could see no light. Then, destruction of my family, isolation and constant anxiety. Like a never ending tornado, seculare school had it’s way with me. Many of the KIDS were already satanist, facinated with sin and death and all the mesmerisations of crowley desciples. Deeper anxiety. I went to school in a city where if the wind blew, pornography would blow up against the fence, for acres. They had just started putting them in news stands all over the inner city. I saw my first XXX film when I was 10, at a time when a boy gets interested in girls. Few acts were left undone. This had a major and destructive impact on my veiw of women. I was always a praying person though and when I was a kid, I am sure that my ceasless prayer saved my family. I vowed to God I would never turn my back on him. I was a biology, animal, history and dinosaur nut. In High school, biology was fun, but I reacall very clearly the imediate conflict that was being formed as every page contradicted the bible. Naturally I fell right into the ditch of defaulting that it was all parable and impossible to decipher. College biology was much worse, I learned nothing except that the old jerk had a homosexual thing for me and “could see my aura”. Oh, he was very proud of some film work he had done. I actually paid for that. I quit going.
    Many years went by with many attempts to fill the void with gnostic and new age thoughts, even touching on witchcraft. I attempted to return to the Lord, so I made the mistake of going into a church to find him. What I found was money rackets and massive egos. No understanding of scripture. Hoping I could salvage the debokle, I started listening to some big time phrophecy experts and “bible experts”. Can you belive, in 5 years time I only unlearned anything good I had going? I was unstable in all my ways.
    The culmination of all this was paying bills while dying slowly, divorce, depression and an intence desire to kill myself.
    As if it couldnt get any worse I began to watch the Zietgiest stuff, and the “all our fathers were satanist stuff”. The darkness that fell over my heart was unbearable.
    This is where it gets good. I decided to pray one night, I said to God that I recall what he did for me when I was a kid, and that I was true to my word. I would never fosake him. I ask HIM to teach me. I ask him to take control of my education because I couldn’t find any truth anywhere. Not school, not church, not tv. I promised that if he would teach, I was more than willing to hear, and that I needed him.
    Very shortly after that I got a ipod for christmas, and I thought that I migh put the bible on it. I got a free KJV audio online (God bless the reader). I began listening all day every day. God gave me a job that required me to work by myself all day, and I could just listen, not study, listen. I listen when I drove, when I slept, when I worked. After a few years I lost count how many times I had listened to the whole bible. All of it, begats and all. I found that when you get a good foundation of the people in the bible, the whole thing becomes very clear. Many things became instinct, like knowing all the patterns in the imagery, and hints about the truth of history. The foundation was laid.
    Then God rewarded me GREATLY.
    He introduced me to Dr. Kent Hovind, Robert Gentry, Ron Wyatt and several others.
    You sir are my reward from God for not forsaking him. Because of your ministry I have actually been lifted of the burden of faith (yes it is a burden we bare), and into the rest that is the SURE KNOWLEDGE of the truth of scripture. You gave me back my self worth and the pride that come with being made in the image and likeness of God. You made me love my King as opposed to just fearing him. You REAL latter day saints have taken me out of the fire, and not even the smoke has passed onto me.
    Do you understand?
    This is the gravity of your work.
    You are a solider of God. A search and rescue ranger. I have never shouted outloud “amen” so many times as watching your films and debates. To put a mans faith back together so much so that you cant even see the cracks is an acomplishment of the highest heavenly order. I cant credit you really though, because its Gods word that make manifest salvation, but you blew the trumpet very clearly.
    If you could see you from my eyes, then you may suspect that Elias had returned to make straight the way before the great and notable day of the Lord.
    Thank You so much. I cant wait to see the angel bid you “come sit up in a higher place”.
    With Love
    Howard

  39. Marc March 11, 2012 2:34 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    I like your video’s. Sometimes i look to it on youtube, together with mij 15-year old son. We are enjoying te way you teach; fast and with a lot of humor. You are not afraid to tell the truth.

    I don’t know exactly why you are in prison, but it feels not good to me! I hope that you may be a blessing for many other prisoners!
    (sorry for my bad english – i am from the Netherlands)

    Marc

  40. nathan parker March 12, 2012 2:02 pm Reply

    Hello Mr Hovind,
    I have also listened to some of your teachings and really appreciate it (I am a Christian and a young-earth creationist). However, I just learned today about the story behind your incarceration. Is there a more accurate story than that which is found on your Wikipedia page? I am fully aware to not trust everything you read on the internet, but it seems like it’s incredibly well-documented.

    If these things are true, have you come to a place of repentance for them? There seems to be a radical difference between your behaviour prior to your conviction and that afterward. What do you see yourself as having done wrong?

    Anyway, I didn’t want to go without finding out about your current state of heart.
    Sincerely in Christ,
    Nathan Parker

  41. eve March 15, 2012 8:38 am Reply

    you inspire me so much

  42. Norma Thomas March 18, 2012 7:16 pm Reply

    My Dear Brother Kent,
    I check in on you from time to time in the hope that you are free and back with your family. That day will be joyous for many, many people!

    When I read your comments I sense a peace in the tone of them that makes my heart sing with joy. Only one born again by the Spirit of God could experience this peace in the midst of this kind of storm!

    How thankful we all are for the blessing you are to those around you. I believe it will be a sad day for so many when you are released from their presence and circumstance. Nevertheless, we are all earnestly praying for it continually. Always know that you are loved and have not, nor will ever be forgotten!
    Your Sister because of Christ,
    Norma Thomas

  43. James Heberling March 19, 2012 8:59 pm Reply

    What is your mailing address?

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) March 20, 2012 2:27 pm Reply

      It is listed on the “Legal” page. Click on the link in the right sidebar. :)

  44. Lazarus Dark March 19, 2012 11:34 pm Reply

    @ Nathan Parker
    In case no one has yet contacted you, try this link for a more balanced perspective on the story: http://www.wnd.com/2009/05/98757/
    I love Wikipedia for things like technology and basic facts, but anything to do with God or Christianity or Especially creation I find to be full of arrogance and blatant mocking. Dr. Hovind’s wikipedia page is one of the most vile I have come across. And they won’t let you edit it for a more balanced perspective, your edits will be erased and you will be banned. Truthfully, Dr Hovind was legally and morally correct, however, the IRS has lots of guns, so they don’t need to be in the right. You know the golden rule: whoever has more guns makes the rules. And of course any media coverage I have seen, it seems as though the whole media industry is anti-Christian/Creationist. One of the reasons I like the link above is that they actually got quotes from Eric! If you notice, not one other story that I’ve found actually bothers to interview anyone who actually knows anything, they probably just follow whatever is on his Wikipedia and regurgitate that, lol.

  45. Trevor March 21, 2012 11:48 pm Reply

    There is nothing I can say that hasn’t been said. But on my hands and knees, certainly one of the least, not even worthy, yet still, I pray for you today because you serve the Lord and we both love you, (But mostly Him.) X) His love I cannot compare to my own but I spare a moment in thought to pray for you.

    I can’t believe, and yet it shouldn’t have been a surprise, that you can still help save souls and get the word out as well in prison as a champion gospel spreader. Pray for me brother if you can spare even a second, that I may be able to make more talents like you.

    You are in prison yet I am the worse off for my lack of fruit. But today you are prayed for, to my Lord Jesus. I pray, surprise or not, I will tell you, that you will have a great filling of the Holy Spirit to continue to do His ministry, which you probably already have, but also an extra filling of peace just because you are loved, I pray peace on your family, that they are strong and keep together and that no thing can touch what the Lord has not ordained to be touched.

    I pray you be filled with the spirit to overflowing and that you’re salvation (from prison) be as your salvation (already procured in Christ), miraculous and hopefully soon.

    I pray as one saying what I would want if I were in your shoes, though you may be content because you have souls to save I’m sure your body wouldn’t mind having a bit of room to move too.

    So I pray for your freedom, if any inequities be found in you I do not know nor can I judge, but if so I know they are forgiven in Christ so with a clean conscience I pray for you without regard for the courts of men.

    I pray blessings, love, and joy be upon you as if you have never known the likes. In God, In Jesus, WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Amen.

    <3 God Bless you Brother, Beloved child of God, true brother in Adam, one who is redeemed, a light that although hidden in a cell, still shines forth into the world.

    May God Bless, Amen, And Good Night.

    <3 You. :) <3 You.

  46. robert March 27, 2012 1:15 pm Reply

    robert alisha and matthew

    for the Love of god

    will some chrisitans HELP US

    what does it take before the church becomes

    the church of acts again?????

  47. ralph gunzalez April 1, 2012 9:47 am Reply

    Brother Hovind I thank for helping me get closer to God almighty with your simple yet very powerful presentations.Today is April fools day, I was born in April a beautiful spring month. Jehovah God must have really have out done it for this month.It’s also the month our LORD Jesus Christ gave his life for the many. I’m no fool neither are you…what you have been doing for the people in waking them up is of absolute appreciation. By taken on this great challenge you have reserve your place with the creator himself, you will not be forgotten no what happens.By taking on the Darwinist who are atheist and Satanic in nature,your resolve is very strengthening and up lifting.The scientific community will be the same,you have shaken there foundations,and they have no other alternative but lie.
    https://plus.google.com/108819734837757928016/posts
    here is my web page I use some of post and added your links and contact.I look forward to someday listen live in person at Dr.Kent Hovind….debate more deceivers and liars who distort and alienate God almighty from what is really all his…Jehovah God bless your efforts… stay strong and grow mighty along with faith family of warriors.

    https://plus.google.com/108819734837757928016/posts

  48. lillian June 12, 2012 10:03 am Reply

    Dear Kent Hovind,
    I thank God for you and the blessing your dvd series has been to my children and I. My prayers are with you and all your family.<3 Lillian

  49. sheila June 28, 2012 8:59 pm Reply

    sending blessings along the way Kent , standing with you in Gods time , I wanted to ask something in regards to this website that you suggested up at the top.coasttocoastam.com , I am curious if you agree with the UFOS listed on that site. I myself do not believe in UFOS only if where speaking of Demonic transforming into the form to mislead Gods People as Satan has from the very Beginning , I would like to also add that I am very interested in your teachings , due to a passion I have for finding the Garden, and anything to do with the Beginning of time , well anything to do with God . thank you so much for what you are doing and have done , would love to hear back from you .

    God Bless, Sheila.

  50. Bill Posey June 30, 2012 7:02 pm Reply

    Kent:
    What an encouragement reading this post. s
    Seeing someone come to Christ is what its all about. Praying God continues using you even in slavery. Take heart, the apostle Paul ministered behind bars!!!

    In Christ,

    Bill Posey

    http://www.answesfortheparanormal.org

  51. Don Bradley July 4, 2012 3:56 pm Reply

    Dear brother Hovind,
    Your wonderful seminar series and debates have been greatly enjoyed by our family over the years and the truth is with you. It resounds in the material you present. God Bless you for being there.

    We were saddened by the news of your imprisonment and pray that Our Father will ease your suffering and trials soon, so you can be home with family. You sir, are a modern martyr and saint, in our eyes.

    We are so very glad that your son Eric is picking up the pieces and hope one day you two can work and love together again, doing that grand work you do so very well.

    Thank you for being there for us and for Dad.

    Our love and good wishes always,

    The Bradley Family

    http://www.uwantson.com

  52. Don Bradley July 4, 2012 4:09 pm Reply

    PS God Bless

    Kent Hovind and family
    Ron Wyatt and sons
    Fritz Springmeier

    You are men of merit and are messengers of the Most High.

    http://www.uwantson.com

  53. Roy C. Klopfenstein September 8, 2012 10:56 am Reply

    Thank you for the assurance that you carry on despite all. I especially like your reminder that we do not have to lve/like the lost to do God’s will in the gospel.

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