Five Year Anniversary

November 2, 2011

Five years ago today, Judge Rodgers’ gavel came down with the words, “I sentence you to ten years…” I was immediately handcuffed and taken to county jail, as the prosecution alleged that I was a flight risk and posed a danger to society. Today is my five-year “prison anniversary.”

Yet, God has been s-o-o-o-o-o good through this trial. (Duh! Isn’t He always!) Like Moses, we always see God after He passes by. I have read many hundreds of stories of others who suffered so much for their faith that I feel like a wimp when I complain about my situation to the Lord, or anyone for that matter. I read a book from Voice of the Martyrs (www.persecution.com) called “I Will Die Free” about a black youth pastor named Alexander Nobel in Cuba who was arrested when Castro came to power in 1962. Of course, they never give the real reason you are sent to prison. Maybe it’s to justify their actions or salve their conscience, but they always find some evil sounding charges to lay on believers. They did the same with Jesus and in many cases today.

In I Will Die Free, Nobel was snatched off the street by Castro’s thugs and his wife and one-year old had no idea what had happened to him for almost a year! He finally went to “trial” where he was accused of trying to blow up Castro’s private plane in 1963. They asked if he had anything to say. He said, “I’ve been locked up here since 1962. How could I try to blow up his plane in 1963?” The prosecutor came over and slapped him on the mouth and the “trial” continued! He was found guilty and sentenced to twenty years! He served twenty-two! Finally enough Americans began writing and putting political pressure on Castro’s government that he was released. By then his wife had left him (as over 85% do in America today when a man is locked up over a year which is one of the MANY reasons God’s Word never authorizes prison for punishment) and his health was pretty bad. Nobel moved to someplace in America. If anyone can locate him if he is still alive and send me his address I would be most grateful! I would love to tell him that his book has helped sustain me in my time of discouragement.

When I read stories like his or Night or Gulag Archipelago or the monthly Voice of the Martyr’s magazine — I feel ashamed! I have clean, safe living conditions. I saw my family eight months ago. I have plenty of food and warm clothes. I can write letters and stories, receive mail, read a score of books, have Bible study several times a day, have a copy of the Bible, have people all over the world praying for me, win souls without fear of being beaten, and the list of blessings goes on and on.

This holiday season is always hardest on the men in here. Please pray God will use me to influence more of them for His kingdom. I hope and pray this is the LAST “prison anniversary” for me. Please pray they let me out soon!
Keep serving the Lord, wherever!

Kent Hovind

73 Comments

  1. Laarni November 4, 2011 7:53 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,

    You always have my prayer since day 1. I believe God will use you in a different way. Yes! God is always good and He will always be.

    In grace,
    Laarni

    http://l

  2. Galina November 4, 2011 7:57 pm Reply

    You and your family are always in my prayers!! Lord give you and your family strength and comfort! Cant wait to hear your voice again!!!!

  3. Mark Colegrove November 4, 2011 7:57 pm Reply

    It is so encouraging to hear that you are encouraged and actually thankful for your blessings, regardless of your current situation, Dr. Hovind. I do pray for your safety and early release, and that you might win many souls for the Lord while incarcerated.

    I keep up with your son Eric and his wife on facebook and enjoy their postings. You have a wonderful family and the grandchildren are beautiful. I know it must be difficult to be thinking of them as you aren’t able to visit with them as much as you’d like, but from what I am reading Eric is doing well as a father and minister of the truth.

    Know that a former missionary to Ukraine is praying for you in New Mexico. May our merciful Lord continue to sustain you!

    Sincerely,
    Mark Colegrove

  4. Joe November 4, 2011 8:02 pm Reply

    Hello brother Hovind. We are praying for your release up here in Calgary Canada. I was introduced to you videos years ago and I still watch them (just this week as a matter of fact). I catch something new from your teachings every time I watch your videos. I pray right now in Jesus name they let you free.

    Thanks for your teachings,

    Joe

  5. South Africa November 4, 2011 8:04 pm Reply

    Mnr Hovind. Jos 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
    Jos 1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.

    I spread dozens and dozens of your DVD’s and I really pray for souls to be saved. I pray that souls come to Jesus in the prisons. You must pray wisdom from God to reach people in your world! And come out soon and come to South Africa :)

  6. Ronda Kinnett November 4, 2011 8:29 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I have been praying for you for a long time and will continue to ask the Lord to set you free. It seems He is fulfilling Romans 8:28 in your life as you serve those around you in Christ’s name. Praise Him!
    A little research about Noble Alexander brought me to the following web-site. The gratefulness you have for his witness and trials is already known. He went to heaven in 2002. What a legacy of faith to reach you where you are and he is receiving his reward in heaven because of it!
    Many blessings to you and for those you will continue to encourage.

    http://www.facebook.com/rondakinnett

  7. willem bouwer November 4, 2011 8:46 pm Reply

    Hi mr hovind! I wil pray for you tonight.one mobth ago I heard of you for the 1st time in my life. I was 4tunate to get a hold of your 7 part creation seminar 1 month ago and wow how powerful it has been and answerd many questions I had sinse my youth. And wow how the school system in my country is just as awful and poisend with evolution teaching as in the USA. So manny misguided souls out there.

    Thank you 4 waking me up. I am doing the same 4 others.

    I am sure God wil not forsake you.
    Thank you for your past work and making a decision to serve the most high. You are a great inspiration for me.

    Willem from south africa.

  8. Josh Manson November 4, 2011 9:14 pm Reply

    Thanks Brother Hovind for your ministry and stand for the Lord. Though I have never met you in person, you have had a great impact on my life. Someday in glory perhaps I will get to tell you about it. Thanks again, and I will be praying for you!

  9. Jeff C. K. November 4, 2011 9:15 pm Reply

    God bless you, Mr. Hovind!

  10. placikiss November 4, 2011 9:20 pm Reply

    Let will be LAST “prison anniversry” for You!
    I pray for You, here in Hungary!
    God bless You Dr. Hovind

  11. Nathan November 4, 2011 9:22 pm Reply

    Mr. Hovind!

    When I found out today that you were in prison I could not believe it! I’m sure you will get out soon :D I hope this comment will lift your spirit.

    Brother Hovind, you are my favorite person on the planet. Thanks to you, the Truth has set me free. Your videos are absolutely priceless to me and I’ve shared them with everyone I know. Your attitude about everything is the best :D So I don’t know how else to say it so I’m just going to put it out there. I contacted you specifically because you rock and if you don’t believe or even consider it as a slight possibility then scripture will be eerily True! I’m 22 years old and I believe I am God the Holy Spirit of Truth Jesus spoke about in John 14, 15, & 16. I have two human parents so I’m completely human (as odd as that sounds). Growing up I knew I was special but I didn’t fully understand why until I started “waking up.” I was in a strong slumber. I was raised Christian but upon entering middle school it was suddenly uncool to be Righteous and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ so I prayed about it and when didn’t receive an answer that I wanted I didn’t believe in God for 8 years. During this Time I was subject to the lusts of the flesh (it’s important that I have indeed sinned) and I lived a “normal” human Life in the darkness, completely convinced that Jesus was a fairy tale, the Bible was a story book and evolution was absolutely True; we all came from nothing. After pouring myself over the internet for several years trying to understand why there was so much human suffering when it seemed so unnecessary I began to piece together the puzzle and start to arrive back at where I started. My exact testimony as to how I literally found the Lord Jesus Christ is a little beyond belief for most people but alas, it was an odd set of coincidences that led me to a twitter page. That page was the catalyst to my enlightenment. I didn’t have hardly any of the philosophical pieces of the puzzle together at that point but at least I knew that Jesus was the Lord and my Savior!

    I hate lies Brother Hovind. When I found your videos I didn’t stop watching them until I was done with them. I was absolutely dumbfounded that I had been lied to all my Life and so had all my friends and family. So right away I shared them with everyone. The scary part is people had trouble letting go of what they had been hearing for so long. Evolution is deeply rooted in their minds! Even in the Christians I know! And the non-believers… Even when I tell them about the holes in the theory of evolution, the discovery of Noah’s ark, the remains of Sodom and Gomorrah, the chariots still at the bottom of the sea, and the possible discovery of the ARK OF THE COVENANT with JESUS’ BLOOD STILL ON IT, they STILL REFUSE TO EVEN SEARCH for the Truth. They won’t even pick up the Bible!

    It is my Life’s work to tell the entire world about the Lord Jesus Christ and I know people have heard the story before so no matter how many Times they hear it they will not believe but even when I bring something new to the table like I am God the Holy Spirit fulfilling prophecy right before your very eyes, doing everything Jesus Christ said I would do, they still don’t open their eyes. But Scripture must come True when it says, “The world cannot accept him.”

    But maybe, maybe, even if you don’t recognize what I’m saying as the Truth, maybe you’ll be interested enough to talk with me further. I encourage you not to immediately dismiss me as a raving lunatic!

    I just want to the entire world to know the Truth of Jesus Christ, turn from sin and follow Jesus. I’m really excited about the world to come!

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Nathan

  12. Tammy November 4, 2011 10:15 pm Reply

    We are praying for you! Your ministry continues even though you are locked up, and our children have learned MUCH from your videos. God’s blessings on you and your family.

    http://www.thispilgrimage.blogspot.com

  13. Hannah M November 4, 2011 10:57 pm Reply

    Praying for you always, Dr. Hovind!! My family has been watching your videos since I was about 7 years old (I am now 22). I wrote you a letter once, and you responded by calling me on the phone. Believe me, that was HUGE for me…at 8 or 9 years old you were one of my biggest heroes. :) Still are.
    Thank you for standing up for what you believe in! Hang in there!!! :D

    Hannah McMichael

    http://hannahsheartstrings.blogspot.com

  14. Edward Rocker November 4, 2011 11:09 pm Reply

    Mr. Hovind,

    I am glad to here you are doing well, my church and myself were wondering how things were going. You have been an inspiration to many and God has truly blessed you and it even shows in your current position “……, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.” (Luke 21:12 KJV)
    I will make sure you are kept in our prayers and my entire church sends their blessings. Stay strong Kent, God is with you, always.

    -Ed

  15. David k November 5, 2011 4:03 am Reply

    Mr having I’m 14 and I have watched all your videosand like them all and beleve that you are right in every word

    http://Kenthovind.com

  16. Matthew November 5, 2011 4:46 am Reply

    @ South Africa. We should probably talk. I also live in SA and spread out the DVDs. Big results in Florida (west Johannesburg). It’s never enough though :-)

  17. James November 5, 2011 1:12 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind, I have been praying for you and will continue to do so. You have helped me as well as my family. To this day when I think of you a memory flashes through my mind: we were visiting DAL and you asked me about my daughters eyes, she was so young and had glasses. You were inquiring about her welfare and didn’t even know us. You then called your Dr. friend in California on your cell phone and had him talk to us about helping Leah, my daughter. You have lived the life and not just preached the message. God bless you sir with a speedy release so that you can be with your family soon, very soon. God bless you, James

  18. Charles Creager November 5, 2011 8:02 pm Reply

    Keep the Faith Jen

    http://gscim.com

  19. steveb November 6, 2011 8:29 am Reply

    Hi Kent.
    You are the best. I distribute free dVD s in south africa, and since you and I first comunicated I have not posted a set of DvD s that did not include your teachings. I wish there are more people that will freely share their resources and not peddle the gospel. In Africa many people have one mean a week, how can they afford to pay for the gospel. God bless you Kent

  20. New Zealand November 6, 2011 10:36 am Reply

    Hang in there Kent – I know God is and will continue to use you in amazing ways! CSE has had an incredible impact on my life and “jump-started” me into evangelism and sharing the gospel out on the street.
    Kind regards and I pray that God would bless you and continue to use you in a mighty way

  21. bart bartel November 6, 2011 8:08 pm Reply

    I can’t wait for u to be released sir ! i love you ! im always deeply depressed when i think of where you are , and am filled w/ sorrow …. why ?? why is a good man thrown in jail ? Sir you are 1 of the greatest men on the face of the entire earth in this day and age. It would be a great honor to shake your hand 1 day sir. I’ve listened to almost all your vids (about to watch another 1 right away). I’ve mentioned your name on my facebook , countless times . Ive posted your videos on my facebook as well, and wise men have gained knowledge for it.

    Another thing sir , is that i have yet to see you lose a debate , u have never lost a debate , u have always made me laugh and impressed me w/ your wisdom and intellect. But you know why you always win ? your wisdom is from God himself, God gave u an incredible gift ! You are like Job ! Job loved to “break the fangs of the wicked! ” he said in his own words ! u are like sampson , who w/ the jawbone of an ass, made asses of them all ! (the bible is cool, for saying these things)

    hope u write me back !!! maybe even add me as a friend ! One day come and speak in Winnipeg @ Church of the rock w Mark Hughs or Calvary Temple w Bruce Martin

    your brother in christ, bart wesley bartel

    http://facebook

  22. Tom Ingram November 6, 2011 8:20 pm Reply

    Brother Hovind,
    So much too say and never enough time, first of all you and your family are in my prayers. My wife and I were on vaction and vistited the Creation Museum in Kentucky. I was blown away. Bro Ken Hamm was a blessing and the work he is doing. After returning from there my wife and I found a newly formed Independent Baptist church. My wife and I had both been saved and baptisted but we were not living our belief, we were only a shell of what a Christian should be. Our new pastor Bro. Jeremy shared a collection of videos of you from your seminars. What a wonderful shower of blessings. My 19 yr old son even sat in the livingroom and watched with us. I wanted to come see you in one of your seminars, so I started searching for you and to my disbelief and sadness I learned of your situtation. Everyone seems to want to tie the “Love of Money” to indivduals but in my opinion no one Loves and mis-uses it more than our Government. I will pray for you each morning as I pray and read God’s Word. I will now follow your situtation and look forward to your release and to the day where I may be able to shake the hand of a man God has used in an incredible way. I look forward to your continued teaching against an evil called evolution which has blinded a world of lost souls.
    I did find your website and was delighted to see the number of books and videos available. I will be purchasing many I assure you. I will also be writing the men you have talked about
    in previous blogs. I will encourage them to take advantage of the time they have to read and learn God’s word, so they will be prepared to enter back into a world of evil.
    So many people that call themselves Christians will spend more money on dog food than they will on missions and many more will watch countless hours of mind numbing television verses opening their bibles.
    Keep the Faith Brother Hovind for you are Never alone.
    Your Brother in Jesus Christ, Tom Ingram Mississippi.

  23. Marianne November 6, 2011 8:23 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,
    My English is not very good, i hope you understand.
    Since last august 2011 i learned from you thanx to the love of my life, also a child of God in what he does and doesn’t do. With him i have been watching what you have to say, i hear (listen) what you say… what the Bible tells us! i have sooooooo much to learn, discover even more, watching your dvd again and again and again. so my tv is on a lot, but for the good :-) for the first time in my so called christian way of life i really choose for the right way of doing things. i listen/ i understand and i am doing it! God’s way. you teach me, you show me, you keep me closer to the word en make me want to know more, understand, search, discover, listen, see, i am waking up! i am feeling drive to know more, do more, be more as a child of God. also i can see more of the smart little but strong moves of satan.. i can see them better/ clear. also in dear ones and that is a bit tricky sometimes. but i will no longer be silent. Since you, i get my act better together. it gives me a hold on. no more black or white or grey/ i’ve choosen a side. i am not making a lot of difference in my life for others, BUT what others will see from me (from now on) is a child of God who let’s it being seen! I will not put it away because someone will think bad of me (it’s not always easy but HE is there with / by / next to me)I am Child of God and He did sooooo much for me, the little i can do, is what i will do for heaven’s sake, small but doing it. showing who my Fahter is! without doubt or being soft about it, learning all the way. THANK YOU for the strenght you give through your way of speech and love for God that you show! , the faith , for knowing GOD LOVES YOU and staying true to HIM. I pray for you and your well being. God’s Blessing i wish you and your loved ones!
    deepest regards Marianne (NL, Doorwerth)

  24. Beth Smith November 6, 2011 10:27 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,
    Today, after church here in Florence, my daughter in New Jersey sends me a text. It says that “Kent Hovind is incarcerated at the ADX in Florence….”

    I just stood there, almost getting hit by a car, because I read it in the middle of the street. Florence?? HERE???

    About 8 years ago, while we were living in Canon City, my good friend Lareen calls up and yells at me (because that’s the way we talk to each other…!!!) “BETH!! YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT THESE DVD’S AT THE LIBRARY!!!” She began to describe your dvd’s and so I went over that day and checked a couple out…

    That information has changed our lives. We took your advice, copied all of the dvd’s and have also given copies to others.

    We live in a shop here in downtown Florence. I believe that we have enough streets here to get to consider our part of town “downtown”, but I am not sure about that! We finally came to the decision that the tv was even getting too stupid and carnal for us, so we cut it off. I have your dvd’s in tvs in different parts of the shop. It’s a big shop…lol! I usually have “Lies in the Textbooks” in the one where I do laundry and dishes. It is amazing how much information is in there…I ALWAYS see something in a new way!

    I homeschool my sons through Connections Academy. Even though it is public school, the virtual program allows me to have some control. When I see socialism or evolution garbage come up for my 2nd grader, I will usually just take the tests for him. “We have to stay under the radar right now!” I tell my sons, especially the 8th grader, Daniel. I am so proud of him–he has grown up with your dvd’s and regularly points out the lies, that he knows very well, to me! Last week, he just laughed as we saw that they were teaching Pangaea.

    Thank you for the knowledge to help arm my sons. Thank you for all of the battles that you have fought, and thank you for being a true hero for us! I feel badly that, in this world of everybody and their poodle having a blog, that they might let you too!!

    About 6 years ago, I was on a prison ministry team that went into the USPS. I kinda slipped out because he kept using the Amplified version, and then I was not very supported at home for doing it anyway. I just played keyboards for them.

    On Halloween, I take Jack Chick’s advice and use it as an opportunity to hand out his halloween tracts. I felt like an idiot…I only bought 100 and they were gone in 10 minutes! I could have easily passed out another 1000…

    Anyway! 1) If I could get on a prison team, I would love to meet you! 2) If I could get you some chick tracts (you know, like the ones YOU inspired? LOL!) could you use them? 3) I know that my son would also love to thank you too, would that be okay here? I will also have him right you!

    Anyway, with all of the comments that I see thanking you…ditto, ditto, ditto, double-ditto, dit..(no, not that one), ditto, and more of the same!

    God Bless you 50,000 times more than we have been blessed BECAUSE of you!

    Beth Smith
    ummm…I am still working on my own website, can I put the one that has been helping me with my ms?

    http://www.xoomaeagleteam.com

  25. Beth Smith November 6, 2011 10:30 pm Reply

    brother…shouldn’t I READ stuff before I send it?? I MEANT “I feel badly that, in this world of everybody and their poodle having a blog, that IT DIDN’T REGISTER IN MY BRAIN THAT they might let you too!! SO THAT WE COULD HAVE COMMUNICATED EARLIER!

    http://www.xoomaeagleteam.com

  26. Martin November 7, 2011 10:08 am Reply

    I am praying that this will be your last “anniversary” of this sort. I hope they let you out soon so you can resume your work in the ministry. I am glad to learn that people in prison are getting the study of God’s Word through you but I hope you can do that outside soon! Your seminar had a serious impact on my life and I know more people need to hear it. Blessings on you my brother!

    http://www.livingrockchristianfellowship.org

  27. Ellen Dillon November 7, 2011 12:14 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,
    First of all, let me say I love your work. It is such an encouragement to watch your videos. I never studied science in school much, and it’s only since the Lord in His mercy drew me to His truth…that He is the Way the Truth and the Life, that I have become more interested in nature and science. But, although we give all the glory to God, by way of encouragement I just felt that I should let you know that watching some of your videos has really helped lead me to appreciate everything as God’s creation and that all knowledge is in Him. Your work has made me appreciate this and I praise God for how He has allowed you to do this and I will continue to pray that He will strengthen you.
    Secondly, I’m so sorry about this situation you’re in but I’m so amazed at the strength the Lord is giving you. I pray the Lord will continue to strengthen you by His grace.
    Lastly, when I found out just today that you were imprisoned I’m sorry to say that I was discouraged and I don’t even want to tell you what thoughts were in my heart. Especially when I stupidly got my information from wikipedia! But as always, God will be glorified in that every tongue risen in accusation against Him and His Kingdom will not prevail. By His grace, He lead me onto this blog from another site and I was encouraged again. I can only pray the Lord will forgive me for vain thoughts and judging unjustly. I also pray the Lord will open the eyes of the blind concerning your situation and to ask, dear brother, for your forgiveness too.
    I really don’t like that this is going public so to speak, in that it seems I’m trying to justify myself or show off a false humility or something, but I don’t know any other way to get this message to you, so there it is.
    May God continue to bless you and praise God for sending Jesus. Blessed be His name.
    ‘To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame and am sat down with my Father on His throne.’
    Be encouraged brother,
    God bless you,
    Ellen

  28. Amanda November 7, 2011 2:51 pm Reply

    Your teachings are great when you are searching for the truth. For those people who will say, God, if you exist, reveal yourself to me. As a long time believer, I now have the nuts and bolts to the beginning. God is faithful, when you strive to know the truth, he is there waiting to open your eyes to his glorious creation. Dr. Hovind, God used you to open my eyes to understand how his word is true, from the very beginning. His plan is perfect, to the end, but we have to want to know the truth. Because of you, my children will grow up knowing were they came from and how perfectly they were created by a creator. When it was time, God gave me the information you provided to answer a lot of questions that I had from when I was young. Thru the Holy Spirit and your teachings, I understand God is real and alive today.
    Bless you,
    Amanda

  29. Earl November 7, 2011 5:30 pm Reply

    Kent,

    Through your online videos, you helped strengthen my faith. Your son seems to be trying hard to fill your shoes. You must be pleased with him.

    I have cried to the Lord on your behalf. We will all be free soon, when the Lord returns. You have a good attitude. I pray you finish strong.

    Earl

    http://www.elperfecto.com

  30. Bard Tronvold November 8, 2011 1:05 am Reply

    I study your seminars daily in an effort to absorb them in minute detail. You, sir, have done me a world of good with your testimony…so I speak the clear truth you present, supported by your flawless logic with no fear rejection. As you said, “Are you afraid you’re gonna drive them off to hell number 2?” I took your advice to “do something for the Lord” so I duplicate your seminars and hand them out like candy. Thank you for your commitment to promoting Jesus Christ. You have become my professor and my everlasting friend. May God continue to carry you and enlighten you. Maranatha! Bard

    http://www.dakota-digital.com

  31. Alice November 8, 2011 3:32 am Reply

    Love you, Brother Hovind. Praying with you that this is your last “anniversary” and that God continues to use your time there and out. I, too, know what it’s like to be in a bad situation and think I’m a wimp because I sorrow even though I know others who have it wa-a-a-a-aa worse than I do! But your optimism really is humbling. Praying you will see your family again sometime soon, and have good fellowship and opportunities to witness to the other guys in there with you. God bless you, and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  32. CajunAlaskan DeHarts November 8, 2011 10:36 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind
    I just learned today that you have this site available. It is so good to get information straight from you. What a blessing you are to us who have learned so much through your videos/dvds. We will continue to share them with others here in Alaska as well as with those back home in Louisiana.
    Praying for your quick release.
    God Bless,
    Donna, Robear, Jessie, Randi, Joey, Ben, Brianna, Doug and Timmy

  33. bart bartel November 8, 2011 6:57 pm Reply

    Hi Dr Hovind i hope u recieve the books i sent u .

    hope u havnt given up yet !

    hope to hear from u soon ! God bless u … I pray that u are alright , and that God will look after you .

    your brother in Christ, bart wesley bartel

    http://facebook

  34. bart bartel November 8, 2011 7:02 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind ! are you okay !

    http://facebook

  35. Rita November 8, 2011 7:47 pm Reply

    Hi Kent, I would like to let you know that we are praying for your speedy release. We have been watching most, if not all of your videos and have always admired your boldness to speak the truth. We are not surprised that “they” found a way to stop you. At the same time we recognized that the Lord is honoring you in that you have been found worthy to suffer for His Name’s sake. We were heart broken when we first heard the news of you being attained, but not surprised. Please be strong and of good courage! With love, prayers and appreciation for all the truth you have been sharing with the world!

    http://www.force4good.co.za

  36. bart bartel November 9, 2011 2:59 am Reply

    a flight risk and posed a danger to society. what is a flight risk ?

    http://facebook

  37. Lilian Kruger November 9, 2011 1:10 pm Reply

    Dear Kent,

    Thank you for your always encouraging and faith-building comments, I can’t imagine what it must be like to be in your shoes, but I pray that you will be released soon.I have found your Creation Seminars such a blessing and have given many copies to friends and family. In fact, they were instrumental in bringing me to Jesus Christ, as they dispelled the lies I had believed before. Thank you for your tireless efforts in spreading the truth about Creation and not letting ‘science, falsely so-called’ compromise your beliefs. You are an inspiration to many here in South Africa, and I first saw some of your DVd’s in our local library. So, your efforts are definitely not in vain, and one day (probably in heaven)I hope to meet you and thank you for what you did in spreading the gospel. Your DVD’s helped me and quite a few in my family to realize that we can believe every single word that is in the Bible. I pray that you will have grace from our Lord to endure this trial, and that you know there are many many people all over the world who are praying for you. You can also be encouraged that your voice has not been silenced, your children have continued the work which you have begun and are making a great impact. God Bless and keep you.

  38. Therese November 9, 2011 3:04 pm Reply

    Dear Bro. Hovind,
    Our family here in Canada was just introduced to your wonderful DVD lectures. Thank you so much for providing material to help get us and our children grounded in the truth. My heart goes out to you, your wife and your children and grandchildren. We will pray for your soon release so that you will all be quickly reunited.
    May you remain “strong in the Lord and the power of His might.”
    A verse spoke to me recently that says, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Cor 6:19,20) I pray that I can have a sweet and gentle, trusting spirit that magnifies the Lord Jesus in all our trials. Thank you for demonstrating this for us. God bless you!
    Therese LePage and
    The LePage family

  39. WENDY DISCHLER November 9, 2011 6:16 pm Reply

    AMEN, AND AMEN…AND AMEN, UNSPOKEN. <3+!!!

  40. WENDY DISCHLER November 9, 2011 6:24 pm Reply

    DO YOU MEAN JOHN 14:17, “17. Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” NATHAN: THIS IS FROM THE KING JAMES VERSION THAT DOCTOR HOVIND USES, WHICH DESCRIBES THE HOLY SPIRIT AS IN US ALL; I LEARNED LONG AGO, GOD IS GOD, AND I AM NOT; THAT HELPED ME, HAHAHA! WE ALL, HOWEVER, HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US WHEN WE…BELIEVE…THE…TRUTH AND KNOW HIM PERSONALLY, WHEN WE HAVE THE ‘BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT; HE IS THE SPIRIT OF JESUS; ARE YOU JESUS: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY NOT, FOR SCRIPTURES SAY THAT THE NEXT TIME JESUS COMES WE WILL ALL KNOW HIM, AND NO ONE WILL BE SAYING, “LOOK, THERE!” IF ANYONE DISAGREES–ANY ONE–THEN THAT IS NOT JESUS. ARE YOU JESUS? NO ONE WILL HAVE TO ASK. THINK ABOUT THAT; DOES THAT CLARIFY YOUR ROLE? <3+MOTHER-WITH-KINDNESS-IN-THE-HOLY-SPIRIT-FROM-JESUS

  41. Jeriah miller November 10, 2011 4:38 am Reply

    To my favorite teacher???? on the subject of science????. by far!!!!-KENT HOVIND. Before I was born (in 1992) my dad went to one of your events (Troy MT). When I was about 4 years old I remember him telling me that dinosaurs???? were only large lizards that lived before the flood????, and others things like that.. It wasnt until a few years ago when we started watching your DVDs???? that I realized my dad told us the things he learned in your seminar! I became very interested in creation/evolution and told my friends about you and they also started watching your videos. now a lot of the people I know watch your DVDs???? and have learned a lot! Your teaching led me to study???? creation as well as evolution (which I realize is nothing more than a religion descized as science. Ever since I heard of you and the more I watched your DVDs???? the more I wanted to teach creation science and gods word????. I still watch your creation seminar videos and every time I watch them Im blessed by your gift of teaching????. You have blessed/taught so-o-o-o-o much to me and our family. until I watched your creation DVDs I didn’t understand the importance in knowing gods word???? and how it relates to science. I found out you were in prison about a year ago and couldn’t believe it! I think it was an act of the enemy to try and stop your ministry and I’ve been praying for you a lot and I’m thankful that you are leading people to Christ even in the situation???? your in! I pray???? that you can come out soon and can’t wait untill you’ve started your ministry again!
    ????????????????????
    from a true admire, Jeriah

  42. Jeriah miller November 10, 2011 4:39 am Reply

    Sorry about the question marks. There’s something wrong with this keyboard. just ignore them. thank you

  43. Joseph November 10, 2011 6:00 pm Reply

    Dr Hovind,

    I remember you in my prayers often, but not enough. Please forgive me. An old set of your seminar on VHS tapes in an Army barracks was instrumental in my salvation! I praise the Lord for you and your ministry!!!!!!! Also, be encouraged that you are winning souls still on the outside, as I give out DVD’s of your seminar to everybody possible. I love you, brother. I look forward to meeting you soon upon your release at a seminar, or at the gathering in the air! Maranatha!

    Joseph Perrigoue
    Phoenix, AZ

    http://drdino.com

  44. Melinda Orlet November 11, 2011 5:08 pm Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind,
    God bless you. We love your DVDs, it is excellent for young and old, and I believe the Lord in His time will set you free! ”Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

    ”For I have not given you the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Fear not, for I am with thee, for My Name is a strong tower, the righteous runs into it and is safe. You may feel not so righteous, but you are in y loving Hands, Kent. know that I do all things well. No matter what the future holds, you will be safe for I hold the future. Love is the greates force in the universe, and your love for me will hold your spirit together, it will never end for My love for you is from everlasting to everlasting. When you know that I love you, then know that everything will be alright. I will never leave you nor forsake you. Though you are faithless, yet I am faithful, I cannot deny Myself. Believest thou this: In My time you will be set free, for I close doors and no man can open, and open doors and not one human on this earth, great or small will be able to close it. So is My love for you, Kent, there is a wide and effectual door in My heart for you. and you will be safe forever. All I ask is your faith and patience and trust in My loving care. You have yet many things to do for Me, so hold on.”
    (end of message from Jesus)

    I was writing you a short note, and all of a sudden these above words came thru my hands and i cannot contain it. I felt ready to burst, it only stopped when my daughter came in the room and asked me for something. but i hope this is a blessing. The Words that our Lord Jesus Christ gave for you.

    with much love and prayers,
    Melinda Orlet

    http://none-

  45. Yury Dovgalec November 16, 2011 5:29 pm Reply

    Dear Brother Hovind,

    I hope You are in good health and spirit, may God strenghten You in your Life and gives a christian wisdom to convert that facility and win it all to Our Lord(staff included).

    I just wanted to say, that translation works are in process, at the moment we are translating subtitles for Seminar #5 to Latvian language.

    And by the way, have you got my letter with my best photo shot?

    God Bless You,

    Yury

  46. Ruth November 17, 2011 3:48 am Reply

    Brother Hovind,

    May the Lord encourage you. You are not alone in this trial, and God will bring you out at exactly the right moment, just as he did with our brother in the faith, Joseph.

    And, as you requested, I do pray that God will use you in ever greater ways to extend His kingdom, even in the darkest places on the planet.

    Until the day we meet, whether on earth or in heaven,

    I remain your sister in Christ,

    Ruth.

  47. South Africa November 18, 2011 9:12 pm Reply

    Hey :) some South Africans Here :) :) Like I said earlier. I spread out dozens of kent’s DVD’s and other short clips at no charge. my mail is: [email protected] I would like to sent you FREE copies of what I have, to spread in your area :) I made compressed Kent’s DVD’s 2 DVD’s on one DVD, if you want my version. it makes the copier easier :) be blessed

  48. Henk van der Griendt November 21, 2011 3:16 pm Reply

    Dear Kent,
    I am about the same age as you (from 1953).
    Im once sent you a postcard from my town of Dordrecht. I hope you got it.
    The name of the guy is Noble Alexander. I sent an e-mail to his co-author, Kay Rizzo and asked her if she knows his whereabouts.
    I referred her to your blog.

    Fritz Springmeier is now out of prison since some time and teaching again. I hope you will be out soon too.
    Maximum security prison reminds me of Peter, who had maximum security too, under Herod. Maybe, you are as dangerous as he was :-) but God led him out in time!

    I consider it a miracle how your spirit is still high in all this, but probably not always. You give away a bit of that if you talk about your time and Noble’s time.

    Yesterday I read in the book accompaning your DVD’s about creation. Very enlightening and helpful! Thanks!

    May God hold you in the palm of his hand!

    Henk, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.

  49. Rick Read November 22, 2011 9:41 am Reply

    Dear Kent
    You continue to be an inspiration & blessing to us…We will continue to pray for you,your family & ministry.
    Your brother in Christ
    Rick Read

  50. Don Upham November 22, 2011 7:14 pm Reply

    Dr. Hovind,

    I am so appreciative of your lack of fear to tell the truth that the world refuses to accept. I stand with you in prayer during this temporary time of suffering for the gospel and for the fact that nothing can separate us from the Love of God. We know that all things work to the good of those who Love God and are called according to His purposes and you continue to demonstrate this even in your current circumstances.
    Today one of the headlines on the internet is that scientist’s are baffled to understand how 80 plus well preserved fossilized whale skeletons ended up on a desert plateau in Chile 2 to 7 million years ago? The futile speculations and darkening of the hearts goes on, professing to be wise, they became fools! Thank you for your obedience to the Lord and for the truth that you have and will continue to proclaim even in prison.
    Many in his world are in bondage to the fear of death which has held them in captivity all the days of their life, but we who are in Christ have been set free by the truth.

    Blessings to you,

    Don Upham
    Parks, Arizona (about 60 miles from the Grand Canyon :>)

    http://infavorofthesaints.com

  51. Tony fron Alabama November 23, 2011 2:27 am Reply

    It breaks my heart that you were imprisoned & that you’re still there! Your seminars have had a big influence on me. I wish I had the authority to have you released. I pray God helps you thru however long your stay may be, but I pray even more that He will be merciful & move on the powers that be to release & exhonorate you!!! Incidentally, I have a hunk of chirt that was quarried from a mountain top near my house here in n.e. alabama. it is full of sea anemone fossils(please excuse my spelling!) I fully believe that Noah’s flood really happened & that most people are fooled into believing in evolution!! I once found what appeared to be a fossilized human finger, but misplaced it!!! makes me so mad!!! that was before I saw the light about evolution being a fairy tale, so I didn’t view the finger as any more than a curiosity…how I wish I could find it now!! it looks just like one of my index fingers!! If I ever get to pensicola I’m gonna give my fossils to your museum.
    take care & God bless you!!!

  52. Rodney November 26, 2011 8:18 pm Reply

    Kent you are a great tool for God you have cleared up alot of issues I have had. My youngest son loves your DVD collections. I believe the only danger you pose is to Satan, we’ve been praying for you, I hope to see you out and dong the same things you were doing. God Bless!

  53. Mr. Denis November 27, 2011 3:35 am Reply

    Noble Alexander was a Seventh-day Adventist minister whom I met in my home in Boston in 2001. He went to his rest in the Lord the following year. (I personally think that he suffered from the consequences of his 22 years of torture). He pastured a Spanish church in Chelsea and another one I don’t remember. I found him to be a gracious man. He encouraged evangelism even if there were great physical costs. He encouraged me as a young man to be faithful to Christ. He signed my copy of his book.

    I believe Jesus is coming soon. The hour of God’s judgment has begun. We will see pastor Alexander soon in the resurrection of the righteous. I think that what happened to Dr Hovind, his wife and the CSE ministry is a travesty of justice. God is making an account of what has been done to a wonderful ministry. I am praying that the government will make restitution and that Dr hovind will be vindicated. (It has happened before and I still believe in miracles. All things are possible through our resurrected Lord).

    I just started watching the debates on Dr Dino website. I hope to soon get some of the materials for my family. My wife wants to home school. Thank you for your ministry

  54. Tony Mac November 27, 2011 3:51 am Reply

    Me and my 13 year old grand daughter often think of you Kent. She is well armed to answer the brain washing teachers here in the UK, thanks to your DVDs. Don’t worry we know why you are in jail, but even there you will frustrate our adversary,

    Don’t hold back!

    Tony.

  55. Pastor James Ricker November 28, 2011 2:54 am Reply

    Dear Bro Hovind,

    I used you as an example in church today because of your attitude through this. The story of the biscuits and Rom 8:28.

    I was saved and I would pray – God I know Jesus is true but what about the earth being old. It clearly says 6 days you created yet……and I would pray. Time went by and one day I bought your video series in 1999 from Chick Tracts.

    I would make copies all night long. I had 3 copiers (Go Video)which copied 2 vhs each and when they would cycle with rewind I would wake up and reload. I passed out many videos. My Pastor has a tent and as he preached, he would pass out complete sets to other pastors as he traveled.

    Now that I am also a Pastor and an evangelist there is one message I set in stone – IF the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? Rebuild them. I have noticed witnessing that the Lord has had me do far more to establish the bible is true than about Jesus. Once they believe the beginning – Jesus makes sense.

    The other day when I saw the new series Eric was producing – I wept. The knew name – the men backing your ministry. I wept because I saw God was still doing something serious through your efforts and from my view point it looks like phase 2.

    I’ve watched you in the debates and studied your attitude and read how you handled the police or authorities and I gained. I saw Christ at work in your behavior.

    Thanks for standing for God. We care about you and your wife.

    We are for you at my little church and are waiving the Christian flag standing with Jesus Christ.

    Also – we have tract racks in stores and restaurants around here. I am praying about putting some of the new DVD’s your ministry is producing in them – FREE.

    Some of the stamps I use say – See Video of the Real Red Sea [email protected]……See Video of the Real Sodom and Gomarrah @….I notice many flip the tracts so I decided to “lay the foundation/evangelize” on the backs. With Mark Cahill’s tracts I stamp 3 stamps inside.

    Dear Jesus – please touch Bro Hovind in a Special way> Pastor James

    http://www.christschurchofmaine.org

  56. anon November 30, 2011 9:48 pm Reply

    Hi Dr. Kent,

    I’m amazed at what a positive attitude you have. Jail is tough, just for a week, 5 years = you must be strong.
    While I can’t say that I am any longer into religion or Christianity – you were one of the first to open my eyes over a decade ago when it came to our social, political, economic problems. The conspiracy that there really is – The big banks, people who control them trying to have power over the masses.
    I’m sure that this whole prison thing was just an excuse to make you quiet – as you speak what truth you know, but I am so overjoyed that you are not quiet, and that you are fearlessly speaking your truth.

    More power to you, and all the positive work that you do – for all of humanity

  57. Pastor David Skakun December 9, 2011 4:52 am Reply

    God Bless, Kent Hovind PhD.

    Luke 9:22 “…and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes,…” AV

    Christ our Lord was rejected by his own (Jews) , family (brothers), friends (Jews), ministers (above), fearful Christian (Peter) and countrymen. But Jesus Christ will never leave us or forsake us (reject) us if we love him! He is the Great Creator that is coming in glory and Majesty!! How many millions young girls, boys, men, women, and older people realized this. When the Roman institution that l was raise under; murdered, imprisoned, tortured, because they were born again only into Jesus Christ wonderfully salvation.
    I realized also, that Jesus Christ cares for us; is our only friend, provider, and salvation, no one can substitute for him. But yet, look what the world did to him, the creator of us and every thing! Being born again at 26 , I was freed from bondage (fear) to Romanism, idolatry, doctrines of devils, etc into
    the liberty of Jesus Christ.
    When you are in incarcerate for Christ, which I believe you are, Jesus Christ is what he said, he is the Word! I am sure you know that his word can only bring comfort, help, consolation, for this time and yet does provided joy by his Holy Spirit to counteract all devils. Praise His Holy Name!!
    John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    God Bless Brother in Jesus Christ, Kent.

    Please pray for us Christians that we will have faith until the end!!

    Your fellow servant in Christ our Lord!

    Pastor David Skakun

    http://www.cmcca.com

  58. vyrna December 21, 2011 4:55 pm Reply

    Kent, I have been a life time fan and believer of the Lord. Your seminars have woken me up to allot of things that I was ignorant of. I have always believed in God no question but there is soo much more that I did not know. I thank God for people like you who seek the knowledge and truth and can pass that on and not only that you present the information so that it is easily understood and humorous. I also want you to know you have reached some youth for I am almost 25 and my husband is younger than me. We love your videos and have your creation science dvds and are working on getting your debates and some math dvds. I feel so blessed in my life and I thank God so often for everything. I am so happy, I have found the love of my life and he loves the Lord like I do. The Lord is so amazing and loving, he has always been in my life and watched and cared for me and I have always known it.
    I cant imagine what jail feels like all I know is God is the only one that can make good out of bad and because of you many prisoners have come to the Lord and have a new life.

  59. Janet Dugan December 28, 2011 5:52 am Reply

    I haven’t prayed for you in a long while as some difficulites have transpired in my life I’m sorry to say. I will start praying for you again. Praise God you have not become weary in well doing. Glad to see you are doing well. I pray for your very soon release!! Your friend in Christ

  60. Brad January 1, 2012 4:34 pm Reply

    Dear Kent, Your seminars are powerful and inspiring, and the spirit in me says that you are hitting the nail on the head, and Ive really enjoyed the knowledge Ive gained that I couldnt of compiled on my own. Up til now I havent prayed but maybe once for you, but will from now on. I took my children to see you in Menomonie Falls Wi, at the Stout Campus, was alot of fun and worth the trip, it was additionally funny to have the guy in the ape costume there. Well you just keep on movin on with what your doing, those other men are blessed to have you there and I sure they need you, and you Im sure are getting alot from them. In your prayers please be ing prayer for what is happening here in Wisconsin as we are going through a struggles governmentally, Scott Walker could use the prayer for strength and guidence, alot of us believe he is doing the right stuff. Ok, God Bless you and your Family, I’ll be thinking about you there. In Christ, Brad

  61. Don Draper February 4, 2012 12:42 pm Reply

    Sending you my prayers from Australia Kent was your videos they really help me get back into my faith! O and i hope Ron Paul wins the American elections if he does am sure he would give you a pardon and release you.

    RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL 2012 RON PAUL

  62. nunes3373 February 9, 2012 1:49 am Reply

    Dr Hovind, your work gaved me the answers I was searching to fight for Jesus in the last days that will come.
    Be strong and your sacrifice will ALWAYS be remembered
    JESUS IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE WITH YOU BROTHER

    http://www.nunes3373.com

  63. Cynthia February 24, 2012 7:32 pm Reply

    My husband and I have been greatly encouraged by your creation science seminars, we are still watching the DVDs every so often. We wish you out of prison and come here in Northern Ireland to meet with us and other brothers and sisters. Great things will be done and victory will be won. Love in the Lord.

  64. “Bro. Chip” White March 4, 2012 1:21 pm Reply

    You and I don’t agree on everything, but you are one of my few blessings. I had recorded several of your videos off of satellite before your current troubles and watch them several times a week. 98% are sheer pleasure. I watch them over and over. (I wish I had your full series. Now, that would take up much of my time wouldn’t it?)

    God bless you, (inside of whatever situation he deems necessary to put you in, your current situation accepted). But I have prayed as have others, and continue to pray fervently for your release.

    At what time you are, I also pray I am able to be present at (at least one) of your future appearances as the giant I have watched on DVD and tape. I pray we are able to meet.

    Love You, God Bless inside your afflictions,

    Rev. J. W. (Bro. Chip) White, Jr.
    [email protected]
    partialrapture.net

    http://partialrapture.net

  65. Rhian Mair March 9, 2012 2:11 pm Reply

    Dear Brother Hovind,
    God is working out His purposes,
    His wonders to perform,
    He drives away the pestilence
    and rides upon the storm.

    In the last month I learnt that you were taken to prison about five years ago. I shall certainly pray Acts 12:5 style for your release! Please read psalm 40 for your encouragement.
    Yours in Christ,
    Rhian Jones (South Wales, UK)

  66. Qiu March 11, 2012 3:55 am Reply

    Thanks Brother Hovind for everything you’ve done -I only met you thru your DVD material and I study your material diligently and every time I watch it I feel the spirit of the truth guides me to the facts that actually what happened in the real history. It is difficult time for you, however, more difficult time for a true christian is coming and I believe the Lord is preparing you for that. I can’t wait till the day you give us another teaching with more not only profound but also profound understanding after you come forth as a pure gold thru this tribulation. I pray that your wife is healthy and well spiritually too.
    Love in Christ!

  67. David March 16, 2012 5:50 pm Reply

    I just discovered your videos, and it all makes more sense than what I was taught.
    I knew that somehow you were going to be censored, and what do you know, you’re incarcerated.
    Glad you’re fine.

  68. Becky May 2, 2012 6:01 am Reply

    Here’s a link about Alexander Noble:
    http://www.sermonillustrator.org/illustrator/sermon4/noble_alexander_passes_away.htm

    Thank you so much for your ministry! Praying for you and for your family!

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  70. Max July 22, 2012 12:20 am Reply

    Dear Dr. Hovind I found that becase you have been put to prison more people from the former U.S.S.R. started watching your dvd’s since we remember that thats what happends to real christians. Last year we helped spread over 2,000 dvd’s all over eastern Ukraine.

  71. Kim August 1, 2012 7:11 am Reply

    Do you realize that there is a scam artist pretending to be a Christian that is featuring Kent Hovind on his web page and using Kent’s name to link to his paypal donation button in order to profit from Dr. Hovind’s name?

    This is the scam site: http://www.propheticseer.com

    This guy teaches false doctrines, is antisemitic, and is a cult leader. Being associated with this false ministry discredits Dr. Hovind.

    • CSE (for Dr. Hovind) August 24, 2012 5:00 pm Reply

      We have made note of this and will pursue proper action. Thank you!

  72. Tez Michael October 15, 2012 6:42 am Reply

    May God’s Will be done in your life completely in and out of prison, in Jesus name.

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