Wow, What a blessing!

Eric Hovind and Newton FamilyThis past month God has sent us several volunteers to help with the work load here at CSE. The first person that I had the opportunity to work with was Joel Newton, who was down here in Pensacola on vacation with his family. When we found out that he installed flooring for a living we asked if he could give us his opinion on a house that we were working on. After checking out the house, which is being remodeled to be used as staff housing, he asked if we wanted him to do the work while he was in town. I could not believe that he was even offering to work on his vacation, but it got even crazier when Dr. Hovind took him up on his offer.

His wife Amy and their son Myles said that it would be fine. I was amazed. Here is a family that has taken the time to drive down from Minnesota to Pensacola to visit our Creation Museum and Science Center at Dinosaur Adventure Land, and now they are going to forgo the vacation in order to work!

I got to spend a little bit of time with the family and learned that they truly have a ministry heart, and a heart for our ministry. Joel discovered the “Hovind Tapes” a couple of years ago, and now copies on average 350 Seminar #1 DVD’s per week in order to keep up with the demand from the teens and singles in his church that are passing them out and using them to minister to others. His heart for God and love for the ministry was even more apparent when I asked if I could fly him back down to do even more work over the weekend. He gladly accepted the offer to fly down and work 18 hour days for 4 days straight and not get paid. I could not believe the generosity and willingness to serve that Joel possessed. Joel, may God continue to bless you and your family.

The second person that I had the opportunity to work with was Jeff Rivest. He and his family are from Canada, and were down vacationing and camping around the US. He showed up and asked if there was anything we needed done. We were just getting ready to re-roof the house that we had been working on, and Jeff was more than willing to work on it. Jeff and a couple of the guys from our crew here at CSE began tearing off shingles on Thursday morning and worked all day long. Jeff came back again on Friday and helped put the new roof on. By Friday evening the roof was close to being done, but still needed a little bit more, so on Saturday Jeff came in and finished the roof for us. Jeff, thank you for your investment in our ministry and more importantly in Eternity.

It is amazing to watch God bring in the people that are necessary to do his work. I am forever grateful to all of you who have invested your life for eternity.

Thank you and God Bless,
Eric Hovind


  1. jjdsampson March 22, 2006 10:50 am Reply

    I am amazed at what the LORD has done through faithful Christians. God has truly sent us some of the most amazing people I could ever hope to meet. Creation Science Evangelism is truly blessed!

  2. ReceivingRed April 1, 2006 8:25 pm Reply

    I know Joel and family, He has a heart after God. It’s great to see people unite for the cause of Christ!

  3. roysamuel from india March 20, 2008 11:22 pm Reply

    Wow! Indeed a ministry spirit!

    Even here in India, the fact that all the seminar material are non-copyrighted, is adding and strengthening many souls for the Kingdom!

    Many copies are being passed around among youths and transcoding of the material into tens of formats!

    Praise GOD for the insight and direction in the way the seminars have been licensed! Yaay Open Source!!

    [EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you, brother, for your kind words!

    YES – please make copies of CSE’s materials. Please do tell your church and friends that the beginning of the Bible is just as true as the rest of the Bible.

    And just so you are aware of it, CSE had to begin adding a copyright. But please DO keep making FULL (un-edited) copies of the DVDs.

    There were a few mean persons, who hate God, hate normalcy, hate the truth, and who hate Kent Hovind – who were chopping up the seminars, to try to distort the messages. Our current copyright notice is worded like this:

    “Permission is granted to duplicate unedited and for free distribution only.”

    In other words, please do not duplicate for sale, and do not chop it up. But PLEASE DO make full copies of DVDs in order to give them away.

    (Separately, I know that there are many languages in India. If you happen to know persons who may be able to help us translate some creation teachings from English, please let me know.) P.A. ]

  4. Kelly Le October 17, 2010 4:23 am Reply

    I understand the reasons for your copyrights on the DVDs now. I happened to come across someone’s edited version of Dr. Hovind’s seminars on YouTube and it really seemed to make the message turn a whole 180 degrees. Then at the ended of the clip they were complaining about how Dr. Hovind’s materials were suppose to not have copyrighted laws but his publishers claim that the videos do, making his ministries sound like a hypocrite and seems fraudulent. Thank you for explaining the reasons why you guys had to adjusts your copyrights so that people will not get the wrong idea, because it makes full sense on why you guys would have to.

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