Kent Hovind #06452-017
FPC PO Box 9000
Berlin, NH 03570
Well, THAT was quite a trip! Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012, I was in the Oklahoma City BOP transfer center. That morning I got a new 'celly' named Victor Chavez Jr from Dumas, TX. He was being sent to Three Rivers, TX. We had a great conversation and I was able to lead him to the Lord! He was so-o-o-o-o 'ripe for the pickin' (as I teach my grandkids in the new 3 book series-The Adventures of the Hovind Grandkids- see [edited to remove name and email address]). I bet you know someone (or will meet someone today) who is 'ripe for the pickin' and if you ask God He will show you who it is. Better yet, just give every piece of fruit a little tug as you walk by and see if it comes off. :))
Anyway, I don't have Victor's inmate number but I bet you can get it on inmatelocator.com or someplace like that. We got as far as Mt. 5:28 in our reading when he was called to go. He is HUNGRY for the Word! Please pray for him and send him some Christian books and literature to help him grow in the Lord.
I went to bed at 10 pm Tues. HOPING for my first good night's sleep but, at 2:30 am Wed. they woke us up and said "pack your stuff" (THAT was easy! 3 pieces of paper.) About 100 of us gathered to be SLOWLY processed out. Shackles, belly chain and handcuffs on at 3:30 and on the plane by 8 am. We flew to Atlanta, dropped off some and picked up some and flew to Newburg, New York. LOTS of busses and vans were waiting to take us various places. Our bus went to downtown Brooklyn to the hold over center where, at 5 pm we FINALLY got the shackles off and got a bologna sandwich! Wow! I was thinking of the children of Israel who WALKED 500 miles in chains to Babylon! I bet that took longer than 12 hours!
We drove right by the new "freedom" tower going up on the spot where the twin towers were. See infowars.com for more on why they REALLY came down! We saw the Statue of Liberty and I wondered what she was thinking of America's prison $y$tem? Here she was holding up her torch offering freedom for the 'huddled masses yearning to be free' as a bus load of prisoners in shackles drove by. America has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners! By FAR the largest % in the world. We have about 10X more per capita than most European countries. I think somebody discovered this is a great way to make LOTS of money! God's perfect law (Ps. 19:7) NEVER calls for prisons AT ALL. See I Tim 6:10 or read "The Kennel" by Elijah Green on Amazon or on www.2peter3.com for more on that! In the Bible you got a fine, a beating or executed for your crimes. LOTS cheaper and better for families! -see Exodus and Deuteronomy for more on that.
Anyway, in Brooklyn we sat crowded in small stifling rooms till 11:30 pm when we finally got into a cell with a bed! I was sleeping like a rock (actually-no one knows for sure how they sleep but I was sleeping HARD) when the guard knocked on the door at 3:30 am to get processed out again! Shackles on by 4:30 and onto a bus to drive across Connecticut and stop in RI and finally at Fort Devens, NY where they took the shackles off at 11 am and 4 of us rode in a van to Berlin (they pronounce it burlen), NH. The drive up was beautiful! It is a little too late for the flaming colors the trees are famous for but still incredible! We got to the camp about 2:30.
The prison has been built for about 2 years but was sitting empty. It is a medium security for about 1800 (none here yet) and a camp next door for 120. There were 47 campers here but we bumped it over 50. I was #51! Hmmmm? 17x3=51. 17! (1+2+3...17) =153; 51x3=153 -the # of great fish in the net in the Bible. THAT is a VERY interesting number! (But that's for another blog- see my blog on "17 What a number!" on www.2peter3.com).
The camp is not 100% done so we all stay in the HUGE medium security for now. We have a great view of Mt. Washington where the greatest wind speed on earth was recorded. (243? mph!) Moose and bear come to sniff out the camp regularly. Hmmm? Hope the bears are not hungry!
Because the prison and camp are brand new there are no books in the library. No chaplain yet, no piano, no Bibles etc. If you feel led to send some books that I can then donate to the library please contact [edited to remove name and email address] so he can coordinate so I don't get more than 5/day. We need KJ Bibles, a Concordance, Bible doctrines book, any good Christian novels (Shack, Heaven is for Real, etc) or books on creation (The Evolution Handbook, Secrets of the Ica Stones, In the beginning by Walt Brown, Noah's Ark by Mary Nell Wyatt, etc). Spanish and French for Dummies (i.e.-me) or any other books God lays on your heart.
The camp has one large open dorm with lines painted on the floor to indicate the "cubes." Each two man cube is about 8 ft x 6.5 feet and has a bunk bed, two lockers and a desk. The most crowded sleeping area I have seen in my travels. This is my 5th one.
The staff here are mostly new as well. They were very friendly and helpful as we processed in. It was SUCH a blessing! I pray THAT doesn't change. Every other place I have been seems to have a few staff who think it is there job to make life as miserable as possible for the men. Hello! We are in prison! Away from our families, jobs and friends. We are not here FOR punishment, we are here AS punishment (or, in many cases, vindictiveness or persecution). Some don't know the vast difference between power and authority. I was school principal and I know you can maintain strick discipline and still be NICE and FRIENDLY as you do your job. Anyway, pray for them to keep the helpful attitude as this place swells up. Better yet, pray the who-o-o-o-o-ole federal system downsizes about 90% so we can go home and save a FORTUNE and reunite families. Support legislation to REDUCE the system and time served. States give about 20% of the time for the same crimes because they can't print money to pay for it. WHEN Jesus saw the need He was moved with compassion.... Hmmm? why not before? When Ezekiel was "among the captives," he got a burden from the Lord. Several bills like HR 223 will cut time to 50% and send me home! Please support them!!!
[edited to remove name and email address] is still working hard on various aspects of the case. He and the others who study it are very confident it can all be overturned! Contact him for updates to to help with expenses. Please pray Acts 12:5 style for my soon release!
I thank all of you who contacted Senator Marco Rubio about this move. It is still not too late! They can move me closer any time they want. One man had his family call the Grand Prairie, TX transfer center 3 times a week because of the hardship the distance placed on the family and they finally got tired of the calls and moved him. Hmmm? See Luke 18? about the unjust judge. (I don't have my Bible-or any Bible- so I can't find the exact place right now.)