Salvation For My Celly!

August 25, 2011

Well, what a great day! I am thankful for the godly prison Chaplin here who preached at the church service last night. My celly, Sammy (Servando Ordonez Jr. #68421-280) sat and soaked in the Word of God as it was preached and trusted Christ. Afterwards, there was a baptismal service and Sammy wanted to get baptized! The prison has a canvas box about 6′ long, 4′ wide and 2′ deep they fill with water for baptisms. About five men were baptized out on the sidewalk while lots of men watched. Sammy was s-o-o-o-o-o excited to follow the Lord!

Another fellow inmate, Adrian, was watched with his mouth open. He had never seen an adult baptized before! We walked and talked for about twenty minutes after that and he was still amazed at what he had seen. He said, “I thought baptism was just for babies.” The baptismal service opened the door for more questions and a great conversation about biblical Christianity. Adrian is still trying to understand all this “born again stuff.” God is working on him in a great way. Pray for Adrian.

Sammy gets very little mail and would be thrilled to get some. You can also include one (1) tract if you like.
You use the same address as you do to write me:

Servando Ordonez Jr. #68421-280
FPC, Box 5000
Florence, CO 81226 USA

Sammy is twenty-six, of Mexican heritage, from El Paso, and is serving four years for drugs. We read the Word every day and he is eagerly taking it in! Pray God uses me while I’m here to reach others and sends me home soon!

Kent Hovind


  1. Dan September 15, 2011 3:27 pm Reply

    Hi Dr. Hovind, I’m really encouraged by your persistence in sharing the gospel, and your positive attitude. My youth pastor showed me some of your teaching videos a few years ago. I still remember a lot of it, and bring up some of your teaching whenever a conversation starts about evolution or anything like that. I’m really interested to find out that you went to China. That’s an amazing story! I live in China. I study the language and do other “activities” in China for the kingdom. Do you have your teachings in Chinese? I would love to share them with friends here. May God bless you and your ministry.

  2. Anthony Kimbrough September 16, 2011 4:29 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I pray that you don’t take this wrong but you put me in the mind of the Apostle Paul. Sometimes God allows evil people to do bad things to good people for His glory, and you are a prime example of just that.I try and respect everybody but admire but a few. You are one of those few.

    Please tell Sammy hello and may God bless him. There is power in the Lord but most importantly, there is peace in Him.

    Your Friend,

  3. Charity September 20, 2011 4:19 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind. I just found this site and will try to keep up with your posted. We have prayed for you much throughout the years. I was wondering though If we could get premission from you to use your longectivity chart (older verson)for a small writing my husband is writing about how the bible doesn’t support a GAP theory? Please let me know… Thank you so much for your time and consideration… We purchased your little workbook that had this chart in it many years ago…

  4. Josh DeStefano September 20, 2011 5:11 pm Reply

    As unjust as your sentence is, its apparent God has you in there for a reason. Keep doing His will!

  5. Howard Ross September 22, 2011 1:22 am Reply

    How can I be happy that Mr. Hovind has gone to prison? Here it is. Everyone who knew about this terrible event knew this would be the result. Many of these men have already been aproached by “salvation squads” in thier lives with little result. Im sure that he (being odviously innocent) is a christian with respect in this place. I pray the outcast and punished are aware of how blessed they really are. I hope they know the outside world eagerly awaits for his return and to what lengths those who love and respect him will go to in order to hear him.

  6. cornel September 22, 2011 10:48 pm Reply

    I am Cornel, an 18 year old student at a Northwest University in WA and I pray for you. Kent, you are a far away mentor for me and I take example from you. I believe what you are going through is God’s perfect plan. It’s no accident. I am especially praying so God my empower you more and more with the Holy Spirit.

  7. Rachael September 24, 2011 9:00 pm Reply

    Oh i’v watched yo dvds on the age of the earth, evolution n more n n they opened my eyes n answered my confusions, 2day i was so deeply touched wn i googled Kent Hovind to find that they imprisoned u, the Devil is never hpy when the truth of God prevails, tho u r in prison, the Work that the Lord began in u, wil c that He finishes it, i get yo dvds frm my local church Jorburg in South Africa n i go around giving pple so that they know the truth. I recently got saved n litle did i know wen i ws gving out yo tracts that u were in Jail. I pray that our Lord Jesus Christ wil make a way for yo release n til then may the Lord continue to use u 2 win others 2 Christ. GOD BLESS U. Heartfelt fellow Christian

  8. Terry Niemeyer September 26, 2011 1:59 am Reply

    Hi Kent
    Grace and Peace from our Father and the LORD JESUS CHRIST
    I hope you remember me from Calvary Baptist in Fairfield Ca.
    It is Strange how our LORD works, the fiery trial that is to try us.
    The work that the LORD started back in 1975 is still working it in me . I did spend over 4 years having a Wednesday night church service at Baker Prison in Ca, It truly was a blessing. I will write your friend Sammy. The guys did tell me that when they were kids they rode the Sunday school buss, I was one of those buss captains and now they were concerned about their families. God did give me favor before them until he closed the doors. Since then I continued to work with kids and taught Bible study for the chaplain when he could not be there and latter taught a Bible study not by the base at lunch for six weeks before I knew I was going to retire. The LORD closed that door too. I also taught a
    different adult Bible studies at our church on the book Ephesians which I did not get to finish and the book of James.
    What you are doing Kent is so important. Praise the LORD for your faithfulness even when you know you are right. Many of the guys said to me Terry you would of not like us, but the best thing that ever happen to me was when I had to look up and now God has me and I want to learn more about him. Kent forgive my English sometime I am writing slower than what my brain is saying. Your son Eric sent me your post.
    Kent if you can imagine being able to just read God ,s precious Word and pray and mediate and spend time with him. I can now do that since I have not needed to go to work. I do keep myself busy but I have time for that most important time. The budget is a little tight but if I was suppose to go back and work in electronic again then why did I retire? I love to teach and preach, sometimes my wife says you don’t teach but preach. I am looking forward to what the LORD does in the future.
    Well keep the faith
    LORD bless your work there and finish it that you may go to your next calling.

  9. Derek September 26, 2011 2:26 am Reply

    I don’t know what to say, Dr. Hovind. You are the reason I became a scientist, I loved science since I was a child and see you for the first time in, oh, 1990/1991 sometime, I continued my love in science. Your material has kept me ‘sane’ from high school through graduate school. I believe I am grounded as I am, in most part, thanks to you. I am a forensic scientist and plan to use that aspect of science to get people’s attention on God, Creation, and the Bible. As I call it, Creation Science Investigation (The Real CSI). That’s all in my head currently…but, I will keep moving it forward. I have watched your videos…countless times, literally. And it is an annual thing to continue to watch them, to reassure the “big dud” and ‘dumb on purpose’ doesn’t get a hold of me! Thank you.

    What has happened to you is a tragedy. My heart breaks for you regularly and you are in my prayers. I believe God had to force you to ‘vacation’ so he could continue to use you. You were in early burn-out mode. God protects his investments. And with you, boy did he get his monies worth! ;) I love you, your ministry, and the encouragement you continue to bring ALL OVER the world with your material…You speak now more than you ever did. Only God can do that!

    Again, thank you and know, my prayers are with you and you are prayed over regularly. I would go on and on…and on. I cannot wait to see you are in person, this side of heaven. I’ve had the privilege of meeting you many times over the years. I look forward seeing you stand for the truth on this side even more so…when God sees fit to open your doors. I am proud to call you my brother and it’s an honor to stand by you. God Bless you my friend.


  10. Viviane September 26, 2011 10:03 am Reply

    Hi there live in S.Africa and only heard about you being in jail last year,my husband and I regularly speak of your work to non believers and believers as you are not to known here. When we heard of you going to jail we both agreed how your probably working with the lost and giving them the insight and God always makes things work for the good.

    You are in our prayers, never loose your dry sense of humour,God is good all the time!

  11. Samuel Raj September 28, 2011 1:24 am Reply

    Wat can we say. God will work together for the good of those who love him. I believe that whereever God may place you, You will be a blessing at that place. Not only will you be a blessing, but you will be a great tool that God will use for the extension of His kingdom. Continue to preach the word where you are and expect a revial to follow you where you go. God Bless and Take care..

  12. G.H.H. September 28, 2011 10:20 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I have to say you are a inspiration to me. Somewhere around a 1 1/2 ago, my faith in God started diminishing. My mother received copies of your seminar videos for my science (yes, I am homeschooled). After watching the first one, my heart soared with renewed love for our Jesus Christ. My mother had me watching an hour a day, but soon I was watching the entire disks. My all-time favorite is Seminar 3, Dinosaurs and the Bible. That had been a big question in my mind, how did dinos fit in the Bible? I had always heard of Leviathan and Behemoth, but my Bible always said ‘elephant or hippo’. My mother said that that was silly, cause, as you said, have you seen their tails? Scrawny! The description does fit an Apatosaurus. And sightings of Mkole-Mbembe are to common to be pushed aside. Even an evolutionists (I forget the name) saw it. And yet he says ‘it is surprising that they survived these millions of years’. This is shocking!
    Anyways, my point is keep your head up! I am always praying for you! Thank you so much for encouraging me!
    My grandfather, who is a Christian yet does not have a walk with the Lord, was watching your first Seminar (Age of the Earth) and it deeply touched him. My father also watched another Seminar, and was shocked by all the proof there is! Thank you again for all the stuff you do and God be forever with you!

  13. G.H.H. September 28, 2011 10:26 pm Reply

    P.P.S. Tell Sammy I say “Hi!” and that I’m also praying for him! Thank you!

  14. David McNabb September 29, 2011 6:02 pm Reply

    Greetings brother Honind,
    I am re-sending you a letter today, but have finally found this blog site, and want you to know that my family and I are praying for you daily, and want to read your past blogs and info updates that you have put out since being in prison. Please let me know if I should look at any other sites than this one.
    Blessings, David McNabb

  15. Gar Blackledge October 2, 2011 5:23 am Reply

    Glad to see you are doing well. My kids are downstairs watching one of your old VHS tapes. The tape got me to thinking how you are doing and the people you are meeting. Your blog answered my concerns.

    May the Lord continue to bless you and use you.

    http://[email protected]

  16. Sam and Kellee October 2, 2011 8:40 pm Reply

    Blessings to you today Brother H.
    You know,today we sat and watched one of your first debates series vhs tapes from 1994.
    It’s amazing to see even back then how so many people are brainwashed.
    Some just do NOT want to even think on the line that there is a Creator God who loves them.
    We plan to write to you soon with pen and ink. It’s been a long time since we’ve written. But we still are praying for you and your beautiful family who must miss you terriby.
    Be encouraged in the Lord today. You’ll be home soon!
    The Strunk Family

  17. ben October 3, 2011 4:58 am Reply

    Don’t give up. the only reason your in prison is because your’e right.

  18. Tony October 5, 2011 3:29 am Reply

    Praise the Lord for the wonderful news, this is the first time I have read your blog site, just found it. Please keep writing and I will continue to keep you and your family in my daily prayers. Thank you so much for all you have done, your doing and have yet to accomplish, glory to God.

  19. Sara October 5, 2011 2:25 pm Reply

    Not to be contiversial or anything, but I don’t think you can say Dr. Hovind is completely innocent. The Bible does command us to pay tribute to Caesear. The Romans were persecuting Christians, and Jesus still honored them as His earthly government. he didn’t support everything they did, but God commands us to respect, pray for, and honor our government. God also promises to work everything together for God, as Dr. Hovind does. I have enjoyed his DVDS and stuff for years, and have passed them onto my public-school friends, many of whom have gotten saved because of it. I think God is using Him where he is. It’s a place very few of us could get into. People are being saved. Praise God!

  20. Steve Grant October 8, 2011 12:13 pm Reply

    Hi Dear Brother Kent
    I hope this gets through to you my wife and I have been awesomely blessed by your DVD’s , thank you for putting so much into them I have been making copy’s of them and giving them to anyone who will take them also through my job as a fuel management service engineer I travel all over the UK I leave them in hotels etc my heart go’s out to you it must be very hard not having being away from Jo and all the kids. I am 53 years old and stay in Scotland if I stayed in America I would loved to have been your friend but being your brother will have to do lol you are in my thoughts and prayers every day
    God bless you
    Yours in the Lord

  21. Talita Visagie October 8, 2011 7:37 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind
    I am from South Africa. Love your DVD’s, making copies and handing them out! I am so sorry that you are in prison, while I believe innocently so. I am happy to hear you are still of strong faith in Jesus Christ! You say salt irritates, and if you do not irritate you are not a good Christian. Well, when I type in your name on Google, wow, the world definately finds you irritating! Praise Jesus! I have known about your DVD’s for nearly 10 years, I thought you mainly spoke about Creation, but watching more and more of them, like ‘Dangers of Evolution’, I realized you knew a lot more than just Creation/Evolution, you knew a lot about masonry, catholism, the new world order etc etc and the importance of saving souls! I am indeed pleased. You also mentioned in one of your tapes, the trials of Job. Let us not forget the way of the Cross. My thoughts are with you.

    In Christ Jesus
    Talita Visagie

  22. Ruth October 8, 2011 11:43 pm Reply

    My husband and I came across your seminars and have been blessed to have heard the truth about evolution. We are showing the CD’s to others and just wanted to let you know that your research and your work has made a huge impact in our lives. We pray for your safety and your home return soon.

  23. Christina Dale October 11, 2011 3:17 pm Reply

    I just found out that your were in jail. Tears started streaming down my face and I went downstairs and started praying for you. Then I prayed for me that I would have new resolve to reach others for Christ. Your video’s inspire me and I showed them to my children as part of homeschooling. Thank you for your ministry. Vision Forum suggest that we interview amazing people is there any way that our family could come down and my children to interview you?

  24. Kimball October 12, 2011 4:59 pm Reply

    Hey. I need to talk to Kent. What is his email or mai address? I really would like to talk with him

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) October 24, 2011 7:53 pm Reply

      It is not possible to email him at this time. We can send your message to him if you email us. You can send your question to [email protected]

  25. Andries October 18, 2011 9:31 pm Reply

    Hi Kent

    I’m a 21 year old from Johannesburg,South Africa.
    I received your 7 series dvd set from a good friend and we have spread it as much as possible…May the Good Lord Keep you and Bless you beyond comprehension..You just keep on spreading the Good news while the Lord allows you to be in there…your work still affects thousands through digital means even though you are restricted.

    Will keep on Praying as we all know You are not guilty as Charged..As God loves you more then we ever could..and we as humans want you to be free…How much more is Jesus’s excitement to get you back to society!!


  26. Jay October 21, 2011 5:12 am Reply

    Dear Doctor Hovind,

    Man, where do I being. I just want to let you know that I first watched one of your debate videos about 8 years ago. You were in a debate against 3 professors at the same time, in an indoor basket ball stadium type of setting. It was either a high school or a college.

    I really want you to know that right then and there, after I watched your video, I was truly saved, and accepted Jesus as my savior. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

    No matter what, please keep up your positive spirit!! God has a plan for you. Right now you are where you are, but you are doing his work. I truly look forward to the day of your release, so that you can get out there and keep preaching like no one else can. I also want to comment that I think your son, Eric, is doing an absolutely phenomenal job in continuing the ministry. He has a style and grace all his own, and his is undoubtedly a chip off of the old block. I pray for both of you. God bless you Doctor Hovind, and keep your chin up!

  27. EC August 1, 2012 5:35 pm Reply

    Praise God for using you as an instrument Doc Hovind. You’ve opened the eyes of millions of Christians including me and my brother. I shared your videos with my brother, and he enjoys watching it as I did. I’ve made copies of your videos (the Seminars) here in the Philippines and handed them to pastors here, and I’m still planning to create more copies, and spread it here. Through your videos, I was able to see what kind of government we have here. It’s constitutional communism. The official name is the Republic of the Philippines, but I think it’s lacking something (I think it should be the Socialist Republic of the Philippines). I can tell you enough what’s going on in my country. I can tell you that your views based on your videos are accurate. I mean 100% accurate; all of them. This country is a lab rat of the western countries. We have one of the largest natural resources in the world (natural gas, oil, gold, copper, and etc…name it and we have it), yet we have one of the poorest GDP in the world. Hope you reply back on my comment. I would love to have a discussion with people like you who are called by God to bare his banner. God Bless.

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