Prison Move Update

September 19, 2010
Prison Move Update

Well! THAT was an interesting two months! July 20th at 8:00 am I heard my name over the camp PA in Edgefield, South Carolina to come to the Prison Office which is seldom a good thing! When I got there they said “pack your property, you are going to ‘the hole’.” When I asked why I was being sent to “the hole,” they wouldn’t say. (Typical BOP policy and attitude! :( ).

I quickly said goodbye to some of my many friends I had made in my thirty-eight months there as I packed all my belongings in a duffel bag. By 9:00 am I was next door at the medium security prison headed for ‘the hole’ where I would spend the next seventeen days. One of the guards let me know that I was not in trouble but was being moved to a different camp. One of the BOP rules is that an inmate cannot be at the same facility with a staff member they knew on the street before coming to prison. One of the new staff members knew me as I had preached at his church. S-o-o-o-o-o, off I went.

I was placed in a room 8X12 with a sink, toilet, shower and bunk beds with a 34-year-old Venezuelan man named Alijandro. He had been at the camp with me for two years, but had never spoken to me even though I tried to speak to him. It turns out that one of the other Spanish inmates had started the lie that I had previously been in prison for child molesting! Wow! False rumors seemed to surround Christ and His disciples all the time too.

After being together a few days, praise God, Alijandro accepted Christ and the change in his life was dramatic! We read the Bible together a lot and prayed and talked and had great fellowship. During our seventeen days together in “the hole,” we only got outside of the cell three times. Each time was for one hour of “recreation” in a bigger cage. Regulations call for inmates to be out of “the hole” for one hour each day, but the guards always seem to have reasons they can’t do it that day.

After seventeen days, we were moved to the Atlanta Penitentiary Transfer Center where I would spend the next thirty-four days. Conditions are similar there but we got out more often. Alijandro was moved and still had fourteen months of his sentence. He would love to get mail, tracts (one per letter only) and recipes since he is a chef! His address is:

Alijandro Aguirre #59402-004
Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center
P.O. Box 898801
Oklahoma City, OK 73189

After thirty-four days, I was put on a bus and taken four hours plus to Tallahassee, Florida for seven hours before being loaded back on the bus at 2:00 am to come three hours to Jesup, Georgia. The Jesup Prison Camp is much better than anyplace I have been so far! I am praying that they will let my wife visit me here. I have not seen her for three years! There are only about 150 men here, no fence, lots more to do, pool tables, weights, many movies, TV’s, much kinder, efficient staff, a real bed with springs, and plenty of food. I even get to touch real trees! I’ve only been able to do that two months out of the last four years! There are only about twenty-five active Christians here so I have a totally new mission field. I also get access to e-mail! It costs per minute to send email, but is still a great blessing. If you write to me here please include your e-mail address, and I will try to get you added to my email approval list.

I continue to file motions pro se, in hopes that I may be released. Last week I filed the first Writ of Mandamus with the Supreme Court that could overturn the case and set me free. The high court typically rules on these quickly, so I expect a ruling before the end of October. If this one does not work, I have nine more issues I want to bring to the court one at a time.

God has been so good to keep the ministry going! My kids and the CSE Team have stepped right up to the task and done a great job. They have produced some new and exciting materials to help you witness to your friends. See the brand new website for details.

We still get letters and calls every week telling of souls saved and lives changed. Thank you for helping us spread the creation message and evangelize the world! I get a lot of mail here that is s-o-o-o-o-o helpful and encouraging! Thanks! End times are upon us I think. Keep one eye on Israel and this pending treaty and the other eye on Daniel 9:27. Great time to win crowns!! Stay faithful!

In Christ,

Kent Hovind

26 Comments

  1. The Other Alice September 28, 2010 1:05 am Reply

    God bless you, Dr. Hovind!!!!

    http://asinamirror.com

  2. Kristy5 September 28, 2010 5:45 pm Reply

    I am sooooo happy for you Dr. Hovind! I can not wait to hear the update when you get to see your wife!!!!!!!! (Do you see these replys?) We sent a letter to you when you were in the 1st place in Georgia. I do not know if they will forward it to you or not. We will write again soon and send our e-mail. My Homeschooled children watch your seminars or debates everyday. It is their favorite “Subject!” Thank you for everything. We hope to meet you in person one day and pray for your quick release!

  3. Strunk Family September 28, 2010 7:43 pm Reply

    We are rejoicing with tears of gratitude for this wonderful news!!! Please add us to your email list [email protected]
    From the whole Strunk family, Sam & Kellee, Aaron, Samuel, Helen, Mary and Timothy we are all rejoicing.
    Can’t wait until your release.
    We are praying for you Doc. Hovind.
    Love in Christ,
    Mrs. Strunk for the whole Strunk Tribe

    Dear Brother,
    We are really praying for you.
    My wife and I have been specifically praying that the Lord would somehow make it possible for you to see your wife again.
    I know that would drive me crazy.
    I am amazed how quickly the Lord answered.
    God Bless you Brother,
    In Christ,
    Sam Strunk

  4. jonathan sawyer September 28, 2010 11:29 pm Reply

    kent hovind I am twelve years old and I think you are amazing! I love your seminars and I have learned so much from them and about dinosaurs they have also helped me answer the evolutionists at my school but when I heard you were in prison that ticked me off! how could they send send some one like you to prison!! but any way your faith is really encouraging to me

    sincerely jonathan

  5. RayJa October 3, 2010 3:31 am Reply

    Glad to finally hear the details of how it went. MAN Brother Hovind, I admire your strength, and its evident to me, that you have received this strength from the father. He has a BLESSING in all of this Kent. On the rough days, dont you forget, how SPECIAL you are, for God has his eyes on you. When you get out, I’m going to leave Jamaica and head straight to where-ever you’re holding your first seminar (after being released). I’d love to meet with/talk to you :)

    God Bless.

  6. Dave October 4, 2010 8:22 am Reply

    Awesome news about the move, Dr Hovind. I read (a little) about your court case and sentence some time ago, and thought it a little odd, but never really considered further.

    When I recently watched some of your videos posted on YouTube, it all made much more sense. I firmly believe you are suffering for Christ and for speaking the truth, and I have been praying for your (prompt) release (and for your wife) since.

    I’m sure this verse has been quoted to death for you, but here it is again.

    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.”

    Warmly in Christ,

    Dave (from Australia)

  7. clint vaughan October 4, 2010 9:53 am Reply

    Dr.Hovind

    Hello, i wrote you a letter a few months ago. It seems you’re managing pretty well considering the circumstances. I hope you get to see your wife soon.
    I know of you through your wonderful Creation vs Evolution debates and seminars. I’ve learned a lot and apply those same great points and questions you use in my own debates with some highly arrogant atheist on forums. The world desperately needs more people like you standing up for God and giving Him praise for His creation. I realize that the science books conviently leave out the problems with the Big Bang Theory and Evolution. This generation of kids are pretty much being taught that that the BB Theory is fact, as well as evolution.And because of that, kids are completely disregarding even the possibility of Creationism and even God’s existence. It’s even corrupting the U.S. now. And people wonder why our school system is shot and our country is in bad shape?I agree with you that the beginning of sorrows and Jesus’ return is drawing near.

    I’ve been praying for you everyday Dr.Hovind, and may God bless you,guide you, and protect you. I’m praying that you will get released soon. Don’t lose faith, God is with you and knows what you’re going through. In the bible, good christian people were persecuted all the time.
    Take Care of yourself
    Clint

  8. shawn October 4, 2010 11:24 am Reply

    Hi

    keep the faith.

    I will start to pray for you.

    I was for a while already but forgot sorry.

    every blessing

    shawn

    http://none

  9. Marvin October 7, 2010 4:58 pm Reply

    Mr. Hovind. Your seminars led me to the Lord and so much so that Christ has led me to an amazing church who is starting their own bible school with Creation Science being one of many courses I plan to teach and minister there.

    Your ministry has seeded an amazing start to the knowledge of God and His creation in South Africa, we plan to take it from strength to strength through Christ. Our church has big plans over the next few years to be a beacon on light for those questioning the hope that’s within us.

    God Bless you and your family and may He strengthen you through this period of persecution.

  10. reka October 7, 2010 6:24 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind:
    Thank you for remaining strong in this very trying time in your life. It gives us all peace knowing you are not despairing in your current situation. Philippians 3:6-8
    I truly believe you are there, one, because you interfered with the god of this world, that being money!! The world believes their god, currency, is all powerful, and you tried to mess with that god. So like many men of the bible you will be punished for making their god look foolish.
    Secondly, you do represent the One and only true God. This is a dagger in the heart of worldly people and they will follow their father to Hell to try and stop anything you do to promote the Gospel of Christ. Please don’t lose heart, we will pray for you, and God the Father will greatly reward you for your sufferings. I commend your attitude. I know I would not be as strong as you have been.
    I met you about 15 years ago in Stratford, Ont. Canada. It was a wonderful talk you gave, something I will never forget. Thank you so much for all you have done. We still teach children and adults using your seminar series on dinosaurs etc.!
    We all look forward to the day you are released from your bondage of the prison system. Maybe you will come to Canada again!

    Thank you so very much.
    Sincerely,
    Reka

  11. Mitch October 7, 2010 10:24 pm Reply

    My teenage son came to live with me recently, and his mom never took him to church or spoke to him about Christ. I showed him one of your videos, and now he has been asking me ever since to watch a new one every night. I downloaded your videos online and we are enjoying them very much. Please pray that God will speak to his heart through your videos. Thank you and God bless!

  12. Bethany October 12, 2010 1:03 am Reply

    Wow, nice to know finally what happened to you. Heard you’d been put in prison on false charges. God let this happen for a reason. Thank you for your bold, faithful witness and for equipping us with the truth.
    God bless :)

  13. Bryson October 14, 2010 10:20 am Reply

    Hi, Dr. Hovind

    Wow!! I just want to say that you are really an inspiration in my life. I love your seminars and because of you and(of course JESUS)I have learned a great deal about life itself. Somethings happened for a reason and sometimes bad things happened to good people. God has you there to win souls and I know you must realize that Because this world is soon to come to and end. You will be in my prayers from now on and may GOD keep his Angels encamped around you and your family!!

    May GOD bless you as he has!!

    BRYSON

  14. Tim October 29, 2010 8:04 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind

    I have re-read the book, Tortured for Christ, two times since I heard of your imprisonment. As I read I prayed heartfelt prayers for you.

  15. Scott Hybl October 31, 2010 4:52 pm Reply

    I am so thankful for your ministry and wealth of information that you continually search for. You are reminding me of Nelson Mandela. Never give up. You have been given a great gift that no one else in the world has. You have been elevated to be a true spokesman of God. But beware of the traps set before you. This entire planet is being tested but you still have your health. That is powerful. I was a youth minister, graduated with a degree in biology [and fought with professors for years] and finally a Christian musician who now is weakened by Parkinson’s. I recently had to subject myself to DBS surgery and although the shaking has stopped, it has slowed my movements. Your health is still great! I’m 59 and suddenly feel 79. Think of the potential you have. Yes you have been treated unfairly, but think when you get out. I often ask God- why did you put Paul the apostle, the greatest evangelist of all time in prison? Shouldn’t he be out preaching? I don’t have the answer. But your son is doing a great job. A word of caution-stick to the main truths. Don’t get sidetracked with pet subjects. Your knowledge base is so vast-don’t let it deter you from the main facts. People are being indoctrinated into a new scientific religion where scientists are the priests and if you disagree, they put you away. It’s quite simple. The spiritual battle rages on and you are a true warrior. Never forget that and never forget you have God in your life and no one, no person or blogger or organization can ever take that away. I pray for you continually. You are a shining light.
    Scott Hybl

    http://www.northstarsamples.com

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) November 2, 2010 1:34 pm Reply

      To Scott, Thanks for your kind words! Sorry to hear about your health. PLEASE contact John Robbins [email protected] 949-338-2210 to see if there are nutritional fixes or partial fixes. He’s amazing! I’ll be praying. KH

  16. Ryan Gagnon November 9, 2010 3:54 am Reply

    Thank you for allow people to download your video. This has allowed me to share your videos with so many people. Your videos have show so many people that there is another side to the theory of evolution. I am sorry to hear about your legal troubles. You will be in my families prayers and we hope you and your wife are released soon.

    god bless

  17. Jan Pick November 23, 2010 7:19 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, we love you and your family and have been praying for you all. I have never learned so much about the Bible and God’s Word as I have by watching your Creation DVDs. I have downloaded them onto my iPod and listen to them all day at work. I think I know them all by heart. It sure will be a day of celebration when you are finally released, in Jesus’ Name.

    God bless you~
    The Pick family

  18. WGStatham November 24, 2010 6:31 am Reply

    Dear Mr. Hovind,
    This is the first letter (so to speak, as it’s electronic)that I have ever written to you, but I wanted to write one to you for a while now. I have studied your CSE seminars pretty thoroughly and to this day I still watch them (almost daily)in attempts to entertain myself (because the entertainment on tv and other things do not entertain me at all…no interest in the pagan world as it only sickens me at heart). I want to say thank you for speaking out about the lies in the textbooks, and the lies of evolution. I myself used to pose some of the very same questions to biology and physics and chemistry professors at the university I went to when I majored in nuclear physics and would be presented with these evolution lies as “proven facts”. I used to quite enjoy watching their countenance slumber in complete confusion and you could almost see the cogs in their heads stop turning as if I had thrown a wrench in. I would LOVE to talk to you sometime if you could ever find the time, as I am sure you have thousands of people who would also, and thousands more that you probably do correspond with on a regular basis. One amazing thing you appear to have begun to catch onto is that einstein was wrong, and his relativity theory also wrong (flawed because of the assumption that the speed of light is constant, thus e does not equal mc squared (c is the speed of light as I’m sure you know, but others who read this post may not)) and I actually presented that argument back in 91 when I was in my advanced physics class…the professor thought I was crazy lol. I quit the science field in general as a result because I knew if I continued down that course, I would end up in jail, or dead eventually (as most all revolutionary thinkers do) and while I figured I could probably handle that, I did not want that same fate for my future family, if I ever got around to getting married and having children. I did get married and have children later, it was a good choice. I shifted my focus onto the scriptures and learning about how they came about, who translated the hebrew and the greek, who was in control of that whole ordeal, and many other questions I did not want to be going on what someone taught me as to the who’s and how’s of the afore mentioned things. I have learned much in this course of action (even hebrew)and would love to discuss scriptures with you sometime. Our CREATOR is using you in a great way, and continues to do so to this day through your seminars for free viewing on the web…we don’t know how much longer they will allow that as I feel the day is coming when we, as people, will no longer be able to view such material, much less debate it or even speak about it over much more than a whisper for fear of the “thought police”. Thanks again for all you’ve done and especially for me personally as I do not watch tv, but I do watch your seminars almost daily. I think I’ve seen them all about 37-40ish times each, maybe more…at least that many times, and in fact am about to watch one of them again because I like your sense of humor…I think we have the same sense of humor cause I still laugh when you say “I believe the cheese done fell out of his sandwich”!! I watch MANY other scientists works, but yours are my favorites. Please keep your guard up always while in there, and hope to hear from you soon. My email is entered in the space provided, but I will include it here also as any unwanted’s I can simply block, etc.
    Thanks again,
    William Statham

    http://none

  19. Hope November 27, 2010 12:18 am Reply

    Mr. Hovind, you have been a true blessing. Your dvds helped lead my 18 year old daughter and 20 year old son to the Lord. My son was murderd in 2009 one year after accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Praise God, that I had your wisdom and truth playing on my television all those times trying to witness to my children. I got saved in 2008 and until my children listend to your dvd’s they were unsure. I can not find the words to thank you for being in our lives. Even though we all have never met, you have made a huge difference in our lives. My son was stabbed 17 times by a very angry soul. My son is safe and saved. It has only been a little over a year since I lost my son, the Lord has shown me a peace that withstands all understanding. Best wishes to you and your family.
    Thank you

  20. Liz December 23, 2010 5:06 am Reply

    Dr. Hovind, THANK YOU! You inspire our family- you bring
    light to the truth! Stay strong Brother. We pray for you. Can’t
    wait until ALL of this is over. You are a great man, Adonai has
    used you marvelously! Thank you for willing to be His vessel. Your
    Messianic Jewish friends…. Keizer, Oregon 2006?

  21. Mike May 17, 2011 8:22 pm Reply

    Hi Mr Hovine,

    Hope this message finds you in the best of health,may our Lord Bless you and your family sir. Thank you for inspiring me with your hard work.
    Peace be with you.

  22. Daniel September 7, 2011 11:03 pm Reply

    Kent….I’ve been wanting to write you for years but it didn’t happen…so sorry about that…but for all of those years I HAVE been praying for you….when you do it right, the devil fights, and you’ve given so much truth the devil’s henchmen have to try and silence you! Thank you for hanging in there and fighting the good fight of faith, you’re on my mind a lot as I’ve learned so much from your creation class tapes. My good friend Robert McDonald came and visited you in jail..(a few years back)..I had gotten your snail mail address from him but never got a chance to write you, wished I could have visited you too! You’ve gotten yourself quite a formidable place in Heaven waiting for you, you’ll be in the top tiers next to Christ Himself! Love you brother! I’m proud to be by your side preaching the TRUE doctrine! God Bless and Keep you…get back to me if you can! Love from Daniel and Kayoko

  23. Hans Dakin November 20, 2011 2:23 pm Reply

    Dear brother Kent, my wife and I pray for you and your release every day, God Bless You
    Hans and Marcia Dakin, Canada

  24. Holly April 6, 2012 7:21 pm Reply

    I am so thankful for your ministry. Your ministry ignited me to stand on the truth and not waiver. We now homeschool our children and LOVE learning. I am learning every bit as much as them! I thank God for preachers like you who heard the word and are not willing to compromise the truth or bend for the favors of man. We too have a preacher who has showed us what walking in Faith is all about. Because of holy ghost led preachers, like yourself and our preacher, our lives and those of our children will forever be changed through by the Word of God. God Bless you and your family. Your son is doing an excellent job following in his Father’s (both fleshly and spiritual) footsteps. Jesus came to set the prisoners free. No bars can hold a man of Christ!! God Bless

  25. Alejandro Aguirre March 17, 2013 4:59 pm Reply

    Kent is your old friend from the HOLE @ edgefield Alejandro Aguirre. I am out of prision since May 11 in Miami. I still have Jesus in my live and have lot te tell you…. God is full of blessings……I wonder whats is going on with you… write me back my brother….Thanks for leading me to Jesuschrist!!!! Blessing to you and your family…

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