STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS March 18, 2017

 

Student Prayer Requests

March 18, 2017

Greetings,
 
An off week from the classroom but definitely not an uneventful week. the week began on a very positive note with the start of a retreat, but when my Mac computer crashed Wednesday and I had to end up buying a new one at a cost of $3,000, thankfully there was enough in SOCPM financial reserve to cover the cost. I have been spending the past three days trying to recover data. The planned last days of rest prior to returning to the classroom went kaput.

It could have been something worse like a health issue to Michelle or me.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Sermon on the Mount

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin March 22nd

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin March 24th

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin March 24th


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to resume March 22nd

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin March 24th


SOCPM Alumni

Dominique
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Transferred to Illinois River 03/15/2017

Tirzo
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 03/15/2017

Darryl
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Transferred to Sheridan 03/08/2017

Demond
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Transferred to Lawrence 03/15/2017

Steve
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2015 thru 02/2015
Transferred to Menard 03/15/2017

Andres
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 03/17/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS March 11, 2017

Greetings,
 
Sorry for later than usual time of sending. However, for a good reason in that, I attended the Ligonier Ministries 2017 National Conference, which appears to have been very fruitful. In addition to some great teachings for personal sanctification and encouragement in the discipleship of SOCPM students, I was able to make some connections with other ministries for possible memberships.

I'll expand in detail in the next edition of The Barbed Wire,' SOCPM's quarterly newsletter due for publication in early April. If you aren't a current subscriber, you can sign-up by clicking the right button in the bottom panel of the e-mail.

With my attending the Ligonier Conference and my going on a personal retreat next week. (please pray for my being able to discern God's will in stewarding of SOCPM), this week and next week will only have SOCPM Alumni prayer requests and any that might be submitted by ministry partners.

 To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Sermon on the Mount

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin March 22nd

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin March 24th

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin March 24th


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to resume March 22nd

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin March 24th


SOCPM Alumni

Francisco
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 03/06/2017

Jeremy
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 09/2016
Paroled 03/06/2017

Jessie
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Transferred to Sheridan 03/08/2017

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 03/08/2017

Mark
New Life Corrections
Vienna; 09/2012
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 03/08/2017

John
New Life Corrections
Danville; 09/2012
Paroled 03/08/2017

Dwayne
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 02/2015
Paroled 03/08/2017

Richard
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 03/2017
Paroled 03/10/2017

Neil
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 06/2016
Paroled 03/01/2017

Derameo
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2012 thru 10/2012
Discharged 03/10/201

STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS March 04, 2017

Greetings,
 
It was a joy distributing 111 certificates to the men of Dixon and Sheridan this past week, who completed 'The Holiness of God' and 'The Assurance of Salvation.' The latter having one ofhighest percentage in attendance across all three classrooms. Praying the message of recognizing who God is and who we are in holiness and most importantly none of them will hear the words of Matthew 7:21-23

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' And then will I declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.'

The day of joy was saddened when I came home last night (Friday) after Sheridan and had an e-mail from VINE that former SOCPM student William Cliff had died. Cliff was an SOCPM student from 01/2015 until 12/2015 upon his parole. I remember Cliff, not as well as I would have liked but do recall he did show some evidence of salvation in knowledge of God's Word, He did profess Christ but did he have full assurance before he died? I can only hope he did and will be reunited with him in the Kingdom. He would often if not always pray for his Aunt Helen and daughter Emily. I ask you keep them in your prayers.

 To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Assurance of Salvation

Dixon Correctional Center

Doug - Pray for Scott's wife and Scott's son. Pray for my family and pray for the whole universe. Pray for the poor and hungry and pray for the homeless that they will find shelter.

Manuel - I would like prayer for a friend of a friend. Briana 16 years old was diagnosed with leukemia. I just pray that she be healed and through this that she feel the love and power of our holy Lord. A humble servant.

Bruce - Holy, holy, holy to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for all human race to live in peace and harmony together. For Donald Trump, the Democrats and Republicans, the budget no war, the penal system to change in living conditions. Better mental healthcare, divide them to hospitals instead of prison. For Scott and wife and son Cameron and a safe trip back and forth, here to bring us the mighty Word and teaching of our Lord Jesus. Thank you, for everything from the least to the greatest, even when I am a sinner.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Robert - I pray for strength in resisting temptations now and upon my release. I also pray for safety, sobriety, health and happiness for myself and my loved ones.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Julio - Please pray for Julio for the forgiveness of my sins. I also like for you to pray for our world leaders, that they lead this country right. For the people out there sick and suffering andaddicts, alcoholics out of the darkness and into the light. The way of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! God bless you! Hallelujah! Amen!

Paul - Please pray that our Father sends me strength, patience and faith. That he will touch hearts of the Springfield IDOC and they grant me good time to be back home with my granddaughter Kianna. Her birthday is August. Thank you and God bless.

Mr. Rogers - Please pray for Scott, his wife and son that they come together as a family. Please pray for every man in this class an their family. Please pray for my wife Erin and our kids. Please pray that they'll be safe and my wife keep on reading and praying to God. Please pray that I read the Bible more and understand the Bible better, please pray for me and my family. Amen.

Toby - Please continue to pray for my fiancé Kristen from Rantoul, Illinois that God would cause her to place Him first in her life and that she would in turn place her family - Toby Jr, Noah, and myself second. Again, please pray for upcoming child custody case March 6, 2017 relating to my son Toby Jr. Specifically, that God will allow me to be physically present at the hearing and that God will allow my son to continue to stay with family friends or that He would do what's best in a His infinite wisdom. In Christ service.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Juan - Can you please pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that they can continue in the faith and give them the strength they need. Pray for me that God may give me the strength I need to fight the sinful desires. Thank you for the prayer request.

Aaron - To be grateful for the little things, as well as big things, to be better with patience, loving, and forgiving people. To be a better man, father, son, brother, cousin, uncle, grandson, and grandfather and friend. Thank you!

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Mr. Howard - Can you please say a prayer for my family and I that we may continue to remain in good health and that all things remain well with us until I return home. Also, that my daughter stay strong and if it's the Lords will I make it home this year. Thank you and God bless.

Toby - Please pray for my upcoming court case involving my 8-month old son and custody of him. Specifically that I would be physically present and that Toby Jr's best interest would be served, as God knows best. In his service.

James - I ask that my children be watched over as they around a new man their mother has in her life and are currently together. Also, that the boys continued to go to church. Also, for me not to want the feeling of Jill's low as I'm spending more time than I need to worrying how she feels and why she left me along with not here for support and keep my focus on God's love and understanding and it's the only love I need to recognize. Thank you.


SOCPM Alumni

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Transferred to Pontiac 02/27/2017  

Shawn
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 08/2013
Discharged 02/28/2017

Ramon
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Paroled 02/28/2017

Brett
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Paroled 02/28/2017

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 03/01/2017

Malcolm
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Discharged 03/01/2017

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 03/01/2017

Jonathan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 11/2012
Transferred to Jacksonville 03/01/2017

Larry
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Transferred to Jacksonville 03/01/2017

William
Soldiers of Life
Sheridan; 01//2015 thru 12/2015
Received deceased notice 03/03/2017

Mathew
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 02/2017
Paroled 03/01/2017

Steven
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 09/2016
Paroled 03/01/2017

Joneal
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 02/2017


Ministry Partners

Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

No name - For my brother Kristopher to be set free from drugs/alcohol and receive the Holy Spirit.

Jerry - For my family and let it be a great reunion when we meet again. Thank you Lord!

No name - For my cellmate's brother for God to help him to receive a calm spirit and take away his hate.

Roger - For me to be strong and faithful in the Lord and pray for my family and my transfer to a lower level prison and that I stop snoring, but keep breathing!

Brother Bill - For my mom in Florida, she's alone now and needs to keep her joy in the Lord and help me to be faithful to Jesus by learning His word.

Rodney - That my son and I be reconciled to each other.

No Name - For my mom's health and that her mind will stay clear. That God will see me through to a transfer.

Mr Johnson - For our nation, president, that they follow the Lord's will and not party! We need Him more now than ever.

Jalance - I would love for you to pray for my health as well as my family, please pray for my faith to remain strong and keep me in the light of the Lord Jesus. Help me to understand more each day. For a parole site to be accepted by 1/23/18. Thank you

No name - For God to meet my needs according to His riches and glory. my mother is 96 yrs old and I haven't heard from family for 6 months to know how things are going. God's forgiveness for those who sin. In Jesus Name.

No name - My mother died 2 days ago and she's with the Lord today. Thank you and God bless everyone.

No name - Could you please pray for my mother Virgie's health and for incarcerated brothers who've lost family members and for cell reassignment.


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS February 25, 2017

Greetings,
 
By the appearance of class participation, it was a fruitful week.

In all three Discipleship classes on 'The Assurance of Salvation, own ' there was no side discussions, that may be a first as the students gave full attention to the lectures by R. C Sproul. The one on 'False Assurance' resulted in several students questioning salvation. I'll be providing additional essays on this subject and I am hoping to purchase all graduates a copy of John MacArthur's 'Saved Without a Doubt' pending costs. Please pray that all the men will live out 2 Peter 1:10 and 2 Corinthians 13:5 and Grace to You will give SOCPM a discount on the purchase.

The Malachi Dads class at Sheridan is being blessed with consistent attendance of over 90%. This week's lessons on Salvation and Sanctification also was full participation. Please pray
God will continue to put in the hearts of these men their need of Christ in their roles as fathers and husbands and pass this need on to the family as a whole.
 
To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Assurance of Salvation

 

Dixon Correctional Center

Juan - Can you please pray for the brothers and housing unit 27 that we remain faithful to God. Free for the Bible study housing unit 27 that God give us strength to study the word. Can you please pray for the Christian brothers and sisters in the world and the brothers and sisters in prison that God Almighty gives them the strength they need. Continue to pray for me that I can overcome my lustful sins. I'm having problems with sexual desires over women. Thank you for the prayers.

Jesus - pray for all my loved ones. Especially my son Alfonzo to keep him safe and in health.

Doug - Please pray for Scott's wife and pray for Scott's son and pray for the people that are in the flood California. Prefer the poor and hungry and pray for the rest in the whole universe. Amen.

Manuel - I would like for prayer for my mother just that she to know Christ again, she lost her way years ago, and I just pray that she finds peace in Jesus Christ.

Randy - Scott and Michelle's health concerns, Scott's family, my family for salvation, family members with health issues.

George - Kelvin and Destiny, drug addicts. God open and soften Mack's heart. He need to return comeback to God.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Nathaniel - Please pray for my father, Bill. He has recently had to go to the hospital with a suspected heart attack and now has to see a cardiologist and may need some stents put in. Also, for my sister, Cassie, as she searches for employment, and my mother, Monica, as she provides for my sister and her three girls, and her need for proper healthcare and medication for depression. Thank you and God bless.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Derrick - Please pray for my wife and kids, pray that my kids and wife is safe. Please pray for my mother, father, brothers, sisters, grandmother, and pray for my brother's and sister's kids. Please pray for Scott and his wife and his son. Please pray for my wife Erin she make it and that she still want a family with me. Please tell my wife and kids I love them in prayer. Thank you! Amen.

James - I would like to say thank you for bringing this class into my life. Lord, I ask for understanding of Your Word and the discipline to not only read but reflect and keep what I read on my mind. Also, I ask for my children to be in good health and in your heart. Thank you Lord for everything I have. At a point in my life not too long ago, I thought I was minimal and close to nothing, and now thanks to you Lord I feel entire wanting nothing. All the glory to you God, I know this is all your doing. Amen.

Brandon - Please pray for my family and Sheridan Correctional Center and the inmates and the officers. Please and thank you.

Toby - Please pray that God will work in my fiancé causing her to place him 1st and my son and I 2nd. Also, for upcoming court case relating to son and custody of him. Pray that I'll be able to be there physically for the proceeding and that the proceeding will be favorable to us and Toby Jr. In Christ's service.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Cedric - For an more understanding heart when others prove themselves to be a disappointment to me, for not being what I would like them to be to my life.

Aaron - That I use all the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding that I have learned in class (Inside Out Dad Christian), and reading the fathering handbook, to be a good father/dad, and grandfather/granddad; and family member to all family and relatives. Thank you! Sincerely.


Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Shaquille - Hi my name is Mr. McGee I wanna ask could you pray that the Lord bless me and give me strength in all my weak areas. Thank you have a blessed day.

Andre - Please say in keep brother Lionel in y'alls prayers, because he fighting throat cancer. Thank you.

No name - Dear God, I ask for your watch over my children and help them behave for their mother. Please help Jill with her anxiety and depression. My father's and his wife's health. Thank you for my opportunity to participate in Christian programs. Thank you for the bringing of my son up here to see me. Please keep my family and friends safe and please put in Melissa's heart to seek you and save her life. Also, I ask you to put her cancer in remission.

Lamont - Can you please say a prayer for my family and I that we may remain in good health and that things continue to work out for us through this journey. Also, that I might make it home sooner rather than later if the Lord sees fit. Thank you and god bless.

SOCPM Alumni

Michael
New Life Corrections
Greenville FCI; 09/2013
Discharged 02/21/2017

Cedric
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 09/2016
Paroled 02/22/2017

Glenn
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 02/23/2017

Joe
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013
Transferred to 02/23/2017

Jessie
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 02/23/2017

David
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/12
Transferred to Pontiac 05/23/2017

Quadrius
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2016thru 02/2017
Transferred to Work Release ATC Crossroads 02/24/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS February 18, 2017

Greetings,

It was a joy to participate with my brothers Kent and Ken from Harvest Bible Elgin and Steve Director of New Life Corrections at Dixon Saturday for the teaching of session 2 of 'Stepping Up' by Family Life Today's Dennis Rainey.

Last Fall SOCPM was asked by Kent if I was willing to help him, Ken and Dick start a men's Bible study at Dixon. Despite some delays, the study launched last month with 23 men. Since the Fall meeting, God has used Kent to recruit two additional volunteers, Craig and Steve, who as Director of New Life Corrections has added the Saturday Dixon program to New Life Correction's ministry programs.

Please keep this team of men in prayer as they seek to get deep roots and discernment in the continued stewardship of this Bible Study. Please pray that God will bring more incarcerated men to the Saturday class to grow in their Christian walk and develop the skills to 'step up' in the leading of a Christian family upon their parole.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Assurance of Salvation

Dixon Correctional Center

Omarr - I would like that special prayer from you please to please let the Lord bless me with what I need for as me going to Kewanee to better myself. Thank you! I need change in my life and with the Lord's help it can be done. Please hear my prayer Lord.

Randy - Family finding the Lord, uncle loss of his son, family loss of dad, Scott and Michelle health concerns.

Doug - Pray for Scott's wife and his son and his family and pray for my family that they will seek the Lord Jesus Christ my Savior and pray for our universe that people will stop killing one another.

Juan - Can you please pray for the Bible study that we are having in the housing unit 27 that God Almighty gives the brothers the understanding and knowledge of His Word. Pray for the brothers and sisters in this world that God can give them the strength they need, spiritual and physical food. Pray for myself with my sexual desires and lustful things.

Jesus - Pray for my 14-year-old son. That material things is not the answer. God is the answer!! God has answers my prayers, because my son Marco was back home, with his family. Amen.

George - Kelvin and Destiny drug addiction problems. I have a chance to go to Kewanee Correctional Center participate in something new. Do I go or don't go!? I'm undecided.

Bruce - Thank you Lord Jesus, for another gifted day. We all need you, I pray always for Scott and his wife and son to be strengthened and comforted and comforted by rebuking any and all illnesses that they may try to enter to their Holy Spirits. Amen and that President Trump gets it right by all the peoples and that the IDOC finds a way to release hopeless inmates to justice and freedom.

Ernest - I'm going back to court again. God nor the judge has said no yet. I'm still hopeful I will be released this year. I've done 14 years and they owe me two years credit for time I did on house arrest. They give me credit for it (it's the judge's discretion). But I owe them 16 years nine months I get that two years I will go home September 2017. Pray for me. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Toby - Please pray for me, that God will grant me strength to love the unlovable and where love is not deserve it. Specifically, that God will give me strength to love my fiancé unconditionally. Extending mercy, compassion, and forgiveness always. God has given her to me and she's pleased with me. Until God communicates to me it's time to leave or part ways I need strength to be continuously love, be compassionate, merciful, and forgiving. Seeking prayer in a upcoming court date related to my eight month old son. praying that God will allow him to continue to stay with family friends and that they will be receptive to communicate with me relating to my son Toby jr.

Julio - please pray for the three kids in Chicago. We're kill this week due to tragedy of gangbangers. Especially the two-year-old baby. It's so sad. I also sent out a special prayer for my sins. Family, friends, enemies. I pray for world peace. The emigrants going through a tough time right now. For our world leaders that God softens their hearts. Thank you

Derrick - I need a wife Lord please help. Please pray for my kids and my wife. Please God give me a faithful wife please let it be Erin or who you want. Please pray for my family. Please pray for Scott and his family. Please pray that I read the Bible I will understand it better. Thank you. Amen.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - To be a better, understanding, patient, and accepting person, son, brother, dad, friends and family loving member and forgiving man.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Shaquille - Hi my name is Mr. McGee I would like to ask you to pray for me and my family pray that Jesus gives me the strength to truly forgive my children's mother and she forgive me for my wrong. Pray that God heals our relationship and make my family stronger and bless us with his favor. Please and thank you. Have a blessed day.

Andre - Please, I ask of prayer, that God keep the warmth and love, my grandkidsinstills in me!!! Also a special prayer for my mother, I don't know how come? But I feel her despair from afar. Thank you, Jesus Christ my Savior!!

Lamont - Can you please say a prayer for my family and I that we may continue to remain in good health along with everything working out for us and that I might make it home sooner than later. Also can you say a prayer for my cellmate Mr. Williams that thing might work themselves out between he and his wife. Thank you and god bless.


SOCPM Alumni

Telly
New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2016
Admitted RC&C Stateville 02/15/2017

Quadarius
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 02/2017
Transferred to Stateville 02/15/2017

John
New Life Corrections
Danville; 07/2012
Admitted R&CC Stateville 02/16/2017

Billedo
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2013 thru 03/2013
Discharged 02/17/2017

David
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Paroled 02/17/2017

Richard
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 02/2017
Paroled 02/17/2017

Kevin
New Life Corrections
Taylorville 04/2012
Discharged 02/17/2017


Ministry Partners

New Life Corrections Stepping Up @ Dixon Correctional Center

Randy - Family guidance due to loss father, family to find the Lord, uncle lost of son, guidance of the Holy Spirit.

James - Prayers please for action in Federal Court in Chicago to get a favor in constitutional violations. God has blessed me with many. Thanks.
 
Robert - Please pray for me on behalf of my education with Christ. I'm really wanting to dig deeper than what's available here in prison. Really wanting more structure with some real meat. Also my father Dan and brother Nick are on the cusp of giving their life for Jesus. Please pray for them to push all the chips in and go all in. Thank you brothers and sisters.

Manuel - First thank you. Second I have a few prayer requests. I like prayer for my pride and that I can die to myself daily. Also so that my heart be transformed. Thank you and God bless.

Aaron - Pray for the welfare of my children who are far away Arilynn (11), Avaram (8). Pray for the health of my parents Christine and Tom. Pray for my ailing grandpa Red. Pray for the spiritual walk with my brothers Brian and Dylan and their leading of their families in God. Pray for Kaley and Logan and their family. My children's mother and my ex-wife especially, pray for her to come back to Christ and to do a better job for our children. Pray I can get home soon as possible to get back to my children, family, and my church family. Thank you.

Jason - Please pray for all the suffering, broken hearted people in the world; the sick and disease ridden, oppression, persecution, incarceration, physical or sexual abuse, drug addict addicted, and loneliness. Also for all our brothers and sisters in Christ. My enemies. All those who God has placed in position of authority. Please pray for my dad Kent Who is suffering from cancer. Also for all my loved ones and family and lastly for myself. That the Lord will shorten this period of captivity (Incarceration) for me so I can go home and care for my dad. Thank you!!! God bless!!!

Alex - Pray for the members of the Prison Review Board and the Governor in my clemency and see the change I have made and give me a second chance at freedom. And give me and my family the strength that we need to make it through those hard times. Thank you.


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS February 11, 2017

Greetings,
 
The men in Dixon enjoyed Lecture 2 of 'The Assurance of Salvation' on Wednesday. It was a big encouragement. However, a sad note in Dixon. Randy's father died on Monday of this week. Please be sure to keep him in your prayers.

Due to a lock down in unit 26 at Sheridan, which houses a significant percentage of SOCPM students, resulted in a small turn out, but one joyous event was passing on to Toby via the Chaplain's office a new Bible.

Recently SOCPM ministry partner blessed SOCPM with eight copies of a 'Genuine black leather Reformation Study Bible (ESV). The Bible sells for $75. As such, SOCPM is very discerning who should receive a Bible.  Toby is a relatively new SOCPM student (12/16/16). But almost every week he has been submitting requests for various doctrinal positions. His hunger for the deep truths of God's Word made my decision to give him one of eight relatively easy. I also gave the chaplain a Bible for Jerry (he's in unit 26, so he did not get word a Bible awaits him in the chaplain's office).

These Bibles are abundant in the studying of God's Word. In prison ministry, I just don't just pass these Bibles on to the first students to ask (Toby never asked, imagine his joy upon receiving it). Please, pray for God to give me discernment in the distribution of the remaining six Bibles into the hands of men who will use them for God's Kingdom work (2 Timothy 2:2, 3:16-17).

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Assurance of Salvation

Dixon Correctional Center

Douglas - Pray for Scott's wife, pray for Scott's son, pray for my whole entire family that they will all come back into my life.

Randy - Dad passed away 2/6/17, family in loss of a loved one, family find the Lord, family to stay close.

Chad - Prayer fro strength in prison.

Bruce - Good morning Father God, our Lord, and Savior. Another gifted day you has allowed us. We praise each one of them, with the promise to work very hard in your ways of becoming better men of teachable learning wisdom of your words. Today I pray for understanding how to be a man of righteousness, obedience, brotherly love, compassion, honesty, amongst everyone. I am a sinner, no worthy of your love but you freely gives it. I believe that you sent your one and only Son Jesus here on earth to die for my sins and he died and rose again on the 3rd day and now sits on the right hand with You. Thank you for today. Amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Paul - Blessed to have heard my granddaughter play 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' on her violin over the phone. Please keep my granddaughter Kiaana and me in your prayers. She wants her grandpa back for her birthday in August. I have a big court date 2/16/17 that can make this happen. Please send Holy Spirit to put Mercy in the heart of Judge and State's Attorney. So, I can be home with my family. I've been locked up for two years.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - For truth, love, peace, and mercy and grace and for wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, and safety and strength; good character, good health, absolution, and family and prosperity. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

No name - I pray that me and my son to get a better line of communication. I pray that my visits get approved. I pray for strength, guidance to stay in my Bible. I pray that I understood when I talk. I pray that I get some good time. I pray that I get into and finish school.

James - Pray for my dear friend Melissa: whose cancer has come back and has broken her down, not wanting to treat it and she's back abusing medication heavy drinking along with giving up on her kids. Please pray our Father can reach out and help her find Him and save her life. Give her the strength and courage to fight and get to a rehab and regain her fate.She lost her mom to alcoholism and brother to cancer already. I met her in rehab in 2016 and she was amazing and glowing. Please pray that the Lord will bring her back. Thank you so much. Please pray God renews her hope and strength.

Andre - Jesus Christ my Savior, please watch over my kids, grandkids, parents, and friends. Keep them all safe. Thank you also for giving me all my needs, I know it's all You. I thank you for been a forgiving God. I've surrendered my heart and soul to you (Jesus).

Toby - Pray that the Muslim attendee of class will come to know Christ. Pray that God will invade the heart of my fiancé causing her to make Him her main priority which in turn will caused her to treat her family as her second priority.(Myself and our eight month old son). Toby, Kristen, Toby Junior.

Lamont - Can you please say a prayer for my family. That we may continue to keep good health and also for my wife and daughter because this has been tough for them with me being away and they are making it the best they can. Some days are not as good as others. Thank you and God bless.

Miguel - Please pray for my friend Noel. He is going through some tough struggles right now. Please ask God to give him the strength and courage that Noel needs so that he doesn't lose his composure and that he can give his struggles over to God. Please and thank you. Also, pray for his loved ones. Thank you!


SOCPM Alumni

William
New Life Corrections
Pontiac MSU; 07/2011   Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 09/2012
Discharged 02/07/2017

Thomas
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Transferred to Illinois River 02/08/2017

Joseph
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/201
Paroled 02/08/2017

Matthew
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 02/2017
Paroled 02/08/2017

Fadel
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Transferred to Southwestern 02/08/2017

Richard
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2013 thru 10/2013
Transferred to Centralia 02/08/2017

Eric
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 07/2013
Paroled 02/08/2017

Leon
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2011 thru 02/2012
Transferred to Danville 02/08/2017

Deandre
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 07/2013
Discharged 02/09/2017

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 02/09/2017

Jermaine
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 02/09/2017

Jumar
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 02/10/2017

James
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 04/2015 thru 11/2015
Paroled 02/10/2017

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 01/2016 thru 09/2016
Paroled 02/10/2017

Robert
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/2012
Paroled 02/10/2017

John
New Life Corrections
Illinois River; 01/2013
Discharged 02/10/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS February 4, 2017

Greetings,
 
No class cancellations!! Actually, I had a cancellation of a planned cancellation of classes. My wife Michelle was to have doctor's appointment in Chicago on Friday, but the doctor's appointment was canceled. So, I uncancelled Friday's classes at Sheridan.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Assurance of Salvation

Dixon Correctional Center

Juan - Can you please pray for me that God can give me the strength to overcome Satan's temptations. I'm still struggling with the sexual desires. Pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that they continue to do the will of God.

Tyrone - Father God I want to pray today 2/1/17 for and asking to restore breaking relationships. Keep my girlfriend Andrea safe and healthy input forgiveness in her heart for every discomfort that I made her feel since we have been together. Watch over my kids Tyrone Jr, and Ty'mire teaches them and help them know right from wrong and but still let them know they're loved why me deeply. Teach them to obey to their mother. Now for me Lord I need you to keep watch over me, keep me away from evil spirited people. Help me keep growing in Your word, strengthen my mind always. Clean my heart and help me learn from my mistakes. Love you, Lord. Prayers go up blessings come down.

George W. - Pray for Anna in her nagging stomach pains. She needs to give up smoking and alcohol. Kelvin and Destiny (brother and sister) addiction to drugs and alcohol. Terrell and his being disrespectful to his adoptive mother. Pray for love, peace, understanding and to be obedient.

Jesus - Pray for my loved ones and every brother here in the class.

Douglas - pray for my whole family that they will all come back into my life and also pray for Scott's wife also for Scott's son that he'll remain on the right path.

Randy - Pray for my dad and his cancer. He is now on oxygen. Pray for my family to find Christ. Pray for Debbie who is borderline diabetic. Pray for Scott and Michelle's health.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Derrick - Please pray for my kids (Derrick Jr, Dontell, Dajané, Derrion, De'Kari, and their mothers. Please pray for all the men in this class and pray for their families. Please pray for my family and my wife and son Erin and Braden. I love you all. Thank you Lord.

Charles - Pray for my family (mother Louise, Father Charles Sr. Isaiah, my ex-wife Anita, children; Chucky III, Christian, Isaiah, Dassa, Nemo, Josh, Elisha, nephews; Jerrell, Ray Ray, niece Larraya) And my friends.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - That I continue to be true to myself, and others, and that I learn to forgive those who reward my good with evil. For my son to be released, all all my petitions/notices that I will file the courts; and civil lawsuits. And for my family, loved ones, friends and believers in God's world. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Toby - Please pray for my fiancé Kristen that her relationship with God will become her first priority and that her family will be her next priority (our two boys and myself). Also that God will give me strength in dealing with her in her addictions as well as wisdom. The strength to extend mercy, forgiveness and love as well as patience.

No name - Pray for strength, guidance, and courage. Pray for my kids and family. Pray that I get my visits approved and that I get six months good time.

Lamont - Can you please say a prayer for my family and that we may continue to have good health and that my journey brings me back home to them sooner than later. Thank you and God bless.

Paul - Please keep my granddaughter Kiaana and me in your prayers. She wants her grandpa back for her birthday in August. I have a big court date 2/16/17 that can make this happen. Please send Holy Spirit to put Mercy in heart of judge and State's Attorney. So, I can be home with my family an I've been locked up for two years.


SOCPM Alumni

Mario
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2015 thru 04/2016
Paroled 01/30/2017
 
Cedric
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 09/2016
Transferred to Western Illinois 01/31/2017  
Anthony
New Life Corrections
Centralia; 11/2012
Admitted to R&CC Graham 02/01/2017  
 
Larry
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Admitted to R&CC Graham 02/01/2017  
Christopher
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Transferred to Pinckneyville 02/01/2017
 
Kenneth  
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Discharged 02/02/2017

Edward
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 02/03/2017

Marlon
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 02/02/2017
 


Ministry Partners

Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

No name - Please pray for Tiffany and for her EKG and biopsy results and the Lord's will be
in her life.

Roger - That I stay strong in the Lord and hear from my 3 sons and our family and for my transfer.

Virgie - For God's blessing on my mother and our family.

No name - For help with my sentence and dealing with the time I'll be here from my family.

Dwayne - For strength and desire to continue to serve God.

No name - For my mother Nellie, she is 96, i haven't heard from her for 3 months. Thank you.

No name - For the body of Christ here in prison, for our nation to survive all bitterness and strife from our hearts.


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS Janauary 28, 2017

Greetings,
 

To say this has been one of the most challenging terms when it comes to dealing with class cancellations is an understatement.

A case of diverticulitis and my history of past abdominal pains led me to cancel Wednesday at Dixon. Thankfully the pains subsided and immediate medical care didn't become necessary.

Then come Friday at Sheridan around 11 AM while I was conducting Malachi Dads I was informed that repairs to the ceiling in both the chapel and conference room would begin at 11:30 and I would need to cancel my classes. Some workers showed up but no work was ever performed.

I hung around and in hopes the 5 PM class would not be canceled it wasn't. However, to avoid the two classes being on different schedules, I decided to forgo the scheduled curriculum and did a teaching on 2 Timothy, that was well received.

Sadly, next Friday's classes are cancelled in order for me to take Michelle to a doctor's appointment in downtown Chicago.

There are times obstacles, like cancellations, make me feel SOCPM is spiraling downwards but it is in those times I am reminded that some guy named Paul didn't exactly have a carefree ministry.
 

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: Fear and Trembling

Dixon Correctional Center

Class cancelled, scheduled to resume February 1st.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class cancelled, scheduled to resume February 3rd.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Joseph - Could you please pray for my wife and children, my mother and family. Also, I MSR (mandatory supervised release aka parole) February 8, 17th. I believe this is my last class so if you could please pray for my being released. Thank you, God bless Amen.

Joseph - I ask that you all continue to pray for my family's and my well being, as I will continue to pray for the life of this world and beyond. I also pray for all of you who pray for my family and me. I pray for you as well. Thank you all and God continue to bless you all. Amen.

Julio - Please pray for my sins. I send out a special prayer for our world leaders that they run our country right. Pray that my mother, my family and grandson be blessed. That Jesus fills my heart with wisdom about the Word world our Father God. God bless, amen. Hallelujah!

No name - Please pray for my family and friends. Pray God gives me the power to stay strong against the my weaknesses and give me guidance to live right and do right. Amen.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class cancelled, scheduled to resume February 1st.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Miguel - Please pray for my loved ones. Pray that God keeps them safe and sound and out of harms way. Also, please pray for my earthly father. He is getting older (I believe he is 66 years old now) and he is a diabetic. Please pray to God that he keeps him safe and healthy and that he gives him the strength to keep living and make wise decisions for his health. Please and thank you. Sincerely.

Shaquille - Hello my name is Shaquille. I want to ask can you please pray that the Lord bless my children's mother with the apartment she is waiting to get it approved for. Thank you have a blessed day.

Toby - Please pray that God will work providentially through the Children, Youth and Family Solutions Agency as well as through the judicial system in relation to my son Toby Junior. Specifically, please pray that communication between myself and those institutions will be concise, clear and beneficial. Also, that a line of communication will be opened between Toby Junior's temporary caregivers and myself. Additionally, the communication between Toby's mother and myself will be more frequent. Also, please know that you, your wife, and son as well as your ministry are being praying for regularly.

Derrick - Please pray for my wife and kids. Please pray that my wife Erin forgives me.


SOCPM Alumni

Joseph
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/2012
Discharged 01/23/2017

Richard
New Life Corrections
Dixon; 09/2016
Paroled 01/23/2017

Keith
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Transferred to Jacksonville 01/25/2017

Deonte
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 01/2016
Paroled 01/26/2017

Joe
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2012 thru 05/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 01/26/2017

Fadel
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 01/26/2017

Edwin
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 01/26/2017

Douglas
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 01/2017
Paroled 01/27/2017

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 09/2015
Paroled 01/27/2017

John
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; ??/????
Transferred to East Moline 01/27/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS Janauary 21, 2017

Greetings,
 
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.

It was a blessing and a great joy to be in prison once again. After having missed two weeks because of my wife Michelle's stroke, who is recovering quite well, a prayer of praise, I returned to Dixon and Sheridan this Wednesday and Friday respectively.

A few of the men in Dixon knew and shared how they were praying, but it was truly humbling when a good number of the men in Sheridan did know, and their first words were asking about Michelle and how they have been praying for her.

Makes me think of a Chaplain who told me sharing personal matters is not a good thing, I may believe that they care, but they don't. I beg to differ. If I don't share my trials and my need for prayer doesn't that come off as unreal, do as I say and you can have a life like mine, no trials just happiness.

One of the most affirming comments I hear is 'Your real, your sharing of your trials and you're trusting in God gives me hope.' Many in the world think 'all inmates' are about self. Some are, but when we are real most will see self in us, when they see us; hopefully they see Christ.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Doug - Pray for Scott's son that he'll stay on the right path, that he'll stay off the drugs and alcohol and that he'll stay focused. Pray that my family will reunite with me. Pray for Scott's wife Michelle that she be okay.

Omarr - I would like to pray that God puts into my lawyer's heart to release some funds from my trust fund account to my daughter because she needs it and has been getting the runaround. Thank you.

Randy - Pray for my dad's cancer, sister's borderline diabetic. My sons to find Christ, Michelle and her health issues, an uncle whose son has passed away, Scott's health concerns.

Juan - Can you please continue to pray for me with my sexual desires. Pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that God may continue to be with them.

Bruce - Glory be to the Father God, for another gifted day. Amen. My prayer is for more compassion! We as brothers and sisters on earth need this part of love. It restores more to us, that's forgotten, or simply we choose not to apply it, we should. I thank yous Lord for President-elect, may he provide means that most do not see yet. I pray for strength, hope,  joy, love and you. Because I'm born a sinner, I'm sinning even when I try not to. But is it your love for me that keeps me groomed with you.

Tyrone - I ask that would pray for me to have a better relationship with God, and my faith becomes stronger, I stay humble, kindhearted and caring. My relationship with Andrea and my beautiful sons Tyrone Jr and Ty'mire keep growing in a respectable manner. Show love towards in for each other every day and pray that I get off and find a place to parole.

Washington - Anna's stomach pains for 20 years, Rev. Scott's illness and Rev. Scott's wife Michelle bleeding stroke. Dixon C. C. inmates that are going home this week.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No prayer request submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Julio - Please pray for forgiveness for my sins, and the entire world, pray for our new world leaders, that they run our country better than before. I also like to send a special prayer for the Jose Nieves' family. He was killed by a Chicago police officer and was arrested for it. May God give them strength.

Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - My family, loved ones, friends and me in your prayers. Especially, for my soon to be release and special people new into my life. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Mr. Howard - please say a prayer for my family and be there we might have good health and that we are back together soon. Thank you, God bless.

Paul - Please pray for my family and me. I have court 2/16/17. It has been long and very hard fro all of us. I'm hoping for a blessing that my Judge and court will grant me my good-time contracts back. I've been locked up for two years, and if my judge grants my motion, I will go home as soon as August of this year, instead of February 2018. My little granddaughter misses me the most. Put All my family misses me and I wish and pray to be back with them, never to go back to jail but live with Christ and do His will. Amen.

Derrick - Please pray for my kids, Derrick Jr., Dontell, Da'Jané, De'Kari, Brayden and please pray for my wife Erin that God will keep our family together.

Toby - A prayer praise! Luis a fellow inmate, who admittedly didn't know Christ personally. But, after talking with Luis and sharing with him Christ is, why he came, why He died and that He rose from the dead, Luis committed himself to Christ and trusting Him as Lord and Savior. Please pray that he will grow in Christ, that God would help me to disciple him and that he will commit to attending church and the discipleship class.


SOCPM Alumni

Isaac
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 12/2016
Paroled 01/17/2017
 
Cory
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 09/2012
Transferred to Jacksonville 01/18/2017  

Hosea
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 06/2015     
Paroled 01/18/2017
 
Bradley  
New Life Corrections
Vienna; 02/2012
Discharged 01/19/2017

Dean
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 07/2014
Transferred to Sheridan 01/19/2017 

James
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2014
Discharged 01/19/2017

Randy  
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2012 thru 05/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 01/19/2017

Alfred
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Paroled 01/20/2017

John
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 01/2017
Paroled 01/20/2017

Eryc
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2016
Paroled 01/20/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS Janauary 14, 2017

Greetings,   

Due to my wife Michelle's health issues classes at Dixon and Sheridan were canceled this week. Please pray for her and that her health improves allowing me to return to the classroom next week.

It appears I'm not the only prison ministry facing challenges Bill who conducts Bible studies in Illinois River has pneumonia and is sidelined from his ministry work sent me but some prayer requests that delayed due to computer problems.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 18th.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 20th.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 20th.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 18th.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 20th.


SOCPM Alumni

Brandenn
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 01/09/2017
 
Sheldon
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2016 thru 11/2016
Discharged 01/09/2017
 
Donald
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 12/2016    
Paroled 01/10/2017
 
John
New Life Corrections
Illinois River; 01/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville01/12/2017

Dontea
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 08/2015
Discharged 01/13/2017

John
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 03/2015
Paroled 01/13/2017


Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

Roger - Please pray for me that I stay in the Lord. I'm trying to transfer and that I hear from my family.

Bryce - I'm seeking peace and contentment within myself and Christ.

No name - That God would bless this land of America and those spreading His love to those passing by their lives and all our prison staff.

No name - For an interstate compact, so I can parole in Georgia and leave on my approved date and for my fiancee. That God's will be done and bless you all and my brother Jonas.
Thanks

No name - I'm seeking prayer and a good return from my court writ over in Indiana and that my mother would be saved.

No name - I pray for wonderful service in Christ through Faith Hope and Love Ministries (there hadn't been one of their retreats allowed in over two years) and all the other volunteers who come to help us know Jesus.

No name - That my son and I have more chances to become family and friends.

Donald - For me to stay strong and walk by faith in God.

Robert - For my mother's health and my faith to increase.

Mr. Kidd - For my journey in Jesus as I've already gone home from this prison not stop at the gate, going back to my life w/ my wife and our family and for Ms Hatcher college graduation.

No name - Pray for my family in Christ. Thank God!

Bro Ron - Pray that they (doc) find a parole site.

Hunter - Pray that God gives my mother favor in her situation and for my wife, Mary.

Bro Michael - Pray for our new President and our nation.

Bro Rod - That I will be reconciled w/my son.

Johnny - Pray for my kids and me, I've not seen my daughters in 2 years since their birth, I'm praying to be accepted as their father.

No name - That I stay in Christ and for my family and transfer to Taylorville. God bless you

No name - For my newborn baby girl, Lillian, for safety and that her mother seek Jesus

No name - For me to be at peace and show kindness to others.


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS Janauary 7, 2017

Greetings,   

This week's class cancellations were not unexpected. It was to be a week of travel to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. Sadly those plans were canceled when my wife Michelle suffered a stroke on January 3rd.

Though it was an adverse trial, we are praising God it was not a devastating stroke, and the doctors thus far are expecting a full recovery. Also grateful and praising God that it did not happen while in route to or in Henderson, NV celebrating my mom's 90th.
 
To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 11th.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 13th.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 13th.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 11th.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class not held; Class Scheduled to resume January 13th.


SOCPM Alumni

Matthew
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Received Deceased Notice 12/31/2016  

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 03/2013
Discharged 01/03/2017  

John
Soldiers of Christ
Kendal County; 02/2012 thru 06/2012  
Transferred to Pinckneyville 01/04/2017

Jeremy  
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 01/04/2017

Earl
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2012 thru 10/2012
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Lincoln 01/04/2017

Stevie
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2015 thru 02/2015
Transferred to Western Illinois 01/04/2017

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 01/2016 thru 09/2016
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 01/04/2017

Darrel
New Life Corrections
Lawrence; 08/2013
Discharged 01/05/2017

Demetrius
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 05/2012
Transferred to Lawrence 01/05/2017

Lazarus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 07/2015
Paroled 01/06/2017

Adam
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2012 thru 06/2012
Discharged 01/06/2017

Scott
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2016 thru 09/2016
Paroled 01/06/2017


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS December 31, 2016

Happy New Year,

A full week of classes no cancellations! Praise God.

One sad note, Charles, a new SOCPM student in last term's Renewing Fatherhood was transferred to Shawnee. Charles expressed a desire to grow in Christ and a love for his son, Chase. I contacted the Chaplain at Shawnee in hopes of him getting Charles connected to other brothers in Christ at Shawnee.

End with a praise God in the five discharges this past week. One, in particular, Timothy who was an SOCPM for two years. Praying you are indeed still walking with Christ Timothy.

Have a safe and a God-glorifying New Year

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Doug - Pray for Scott's son, that he'll keep going forward and pray for my dad and pray for my whole entire family that they will all come to know my Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and they will all see His words so they will get to know how great and merciful and he has so much grace for each of us. Amen.

Bruce - Good morning Lord Jesus and Father God. Another gifted day you have given to me to walk upright in righteousness and always believe in You! It is your mercy and love that keeps me in line with others by showing love with them to them. No is suppose to be without it (love). And for the remaining of my days on earth. My job will be showering all woman, men and children, how much love I have two give, by a gentle smile to a friendly hug. Thank you for the Word, for Scott and his family and the entire Dixon staff and Mr. Trump. May God always be with us all. Amen.

Omarr - I would like to pray for world peace and also my love ones. I would like to thank God for reconnecting me with my kids and grandkids. Thank you!

Randy - My uncle Hank cancer, my dad cancer, sister diabetes, country with new President and family to find God.

Jesus - Pray for my loved ones and for my son Marco to return home. Keep him safe and in health.

Tyrone - Pray to restore my relationship with my kid's mother, her name is Andrea. Pray God will help us grow strong in love and faith with the Lord. Strengthen our love for each other and go back to the way things use to be with us. Also request to have pray for me to get released on by may 22, 2016 that I get out on time to be there for my kids. Keep my faith in God keep my eyes on God and not the world and the flesh and walk with God and don't stray away when it gets hard.

Juan - Can you please pray for me that our heavenly father may give me the strength to tame the tongue. I'm still having problems with my lustful desires with woman. Please continue to pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that God keep them safe.

Rod - Possible opportunity to serve as chaplains assistant. Do not know if this is what God wants for me or not. Truly want the door to shut if not the best thing for God's glory and my good. Pray the Lord directs. Continue to pray for my oldest son, Daymen to heal and ask God to supply him with the forgiveness he needs in love to reconcile with me and possibly himself. My wife and two of my sons are visiting me today or tomorrow. This is a praise! Pray we have a greater year ahead of interaction. I may be seeing a slight softening in my wife toward me. Hopefully, such is the case.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Donald - Pray for brother Scott and his family and Chaplin Phillips. Also pray for my family that they may see me upon my parole January 10, 2017. Hopefully, I will be safe at Cornerstone and that God will continue to have his holy hand over me and take care of me all those I love. God bless you!! Pray for my wanting to help inmates with spirituality, mentality, and legal aid issues in setting up a charity program.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Joseph - I ask that you all keep on praying for me and my loved ones as I continue to pray for this world. I also want to thank you all for your continued prayers for I know that someone has been praying for me. Thank you all. Happy holidays. God bless you all.

No name - Please pray for my brother Tim and his wife Beverly that they work their marriage out and do not divorce. Also for my ex-wife Karen for her medical conditions and for me with my physical issues and spiritual shortcomings and to give it all to God.

No name - Pray for Randall's health (SOCPM student throat cancer). Pray that he'll experience the peace of the Lord in good spirits and be comforted by God.

John - I am asking God to help me to find a wedding ring and to heal me and let me get closer to all of my sons and stepsons and daughter to fill me with the Holy Spirit and to help others.

Julio - Please pray for my health, my family, my strength for I am very weak, especially when it comes to the flesh, For the world, the homeless, the people dying from starvation. Thank you for your prayers. I really do appreciate you and your time. Thank you for another year this is my year to go home. Amen, God bless.

Joshua - Please pray for me in my father's health issues, also pray for me to stay sober.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - For a blessed and prosperous new year, for good and complete health; mind, body, soul, and spirit; to be a better man, wiser, forgiving and understanding. And to meet someone special in my life.

Cedric - My prayer request is for the safety, health and spiritual development of my kids, As well as myself in the coming year. And that my love ones they come to find in were balance they are seeking.

William - To find someone to help me build in the faith of Christ, growing spirituality.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Miguel - Can you please pray for my family. Pray that God the Father keeps them safe and sound and that they (my family and loved ones) do not suffer or be put in harm's way or in danger because of the bad decisions that I've made in my past. Please, and thank you for your time.

Corinthian - I'm sending a prayer request for my family's well-being, safety and continued protection from the Lord. Pray for my children to be safe and continue searching for him. Pray that God keeps me safe and focused on his word and being a godly man envisioned me to be.

Mr. Rogers - Please pray for every man in the dad's class and for their families. Pray for my family. My mother and father, brothers and sisters. Pray for my wife and kids and please pray that my wife and kids are okay and safe and that my wife won't leave me.


SOCPM Alumni


Charles
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 12/23/2016
 
Joshua
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/27/2016

Gabriel
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2014 thru 05/2014  
Paroled 12/28/2016
 
Charles  
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 08/2015
Transferred to Centralia 12/28/2016

Jumar
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 11/2014
Transferred to Centralia 12/28/2016

Dallas
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Transferred to Lawrence 12/28/2016

Charles
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 11/20/2016
Transferred to Shawnee 12/28/2016

John
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 12/29/2016

Tanorrio
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 06/2015
Discharged 12/30/2016

Timothy
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 10/2014
Discharged 12/30/2016

Charles
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 12/30/2016  

Gary
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 12/30/2016

Gregory
New Life Corrections
Dixon; 07/2013
Dixon; 09/2016
Paroled 12/30/2016

Felix
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Western 12/30/2016

Lazarus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Western 12/30/2016


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas (Contact First Name),

A joyful week as there was a good turnout at Dixon for both the Discipleship and Fatherhood classes. However for reasons unknown to me prayer requests are still minimal.

It was a quiet week at Sheridan as my MRI prevented me from going into Sheridan. , it gave Michelle and I an opportunity to see some of the Christmas lights in Chicago as we walked from Northwestern Medicine to the train station.

Hopefully, nor weather, nor medical reasons will prevent me going into both Dixon and Sheridan next week.

I do hope that you and your loved one have a blessed and joy-filled Christmas in celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please keep all the incarcerated men and women and their families in prayer this week as they are separated from their loved ones on Christmas.

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.Luke 2:10-11

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Jesus - Pray for my loved ones, especially my grandkids on Christmas day.

No name - Pray for Raymond W. and all cancer patients, volunteers Larry Sharon, Mr. & Mrs. Scott W.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class canceled - Next scheduled class December 30, 2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class canceled - Next scheduled class December 30, 2016


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - Prayer request for a safe and blessed homecoming and reentry into society and to be received by family and friends with lots of love and support to meet someone or more than one person in my life and who is a true friend and more. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Class canceled - Next scheduled class December 30, 2016


SOCPM Alumni

Donald
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/201 thru 05/2013
Discharged 12/19/2016  

Marlon
Soldiers of Christ Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 12/19/2016  

Marquayle
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 12/19/2016

James L.
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 05/2014
Paroled 12/19/2016

JamesO.
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2012 thru 01/2013
Transferred to Danville 12/21/2016

Ryan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 12/2016
Transferred to Illinois River 12/21/2016

John
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2015 thru 03/2015
Transferred to Shawnee 12/21/2016

Clyde
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2012 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/23/2016

Dontae
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 02/2016
Paroled 12/23/2016

Domonick
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 11/2014
Discharged 12/23/2016


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS December 17, 2016

Greetings, 

The week had a promising start with Dixon, but on Friday with a forecast of 5 - 7 of snow, icy roads, wind, etc. starting mid-day, I was prudent when I decided to hold a brief afternoon discipleship class and cancel the evening class. Usually I'm happy when a snow storm does not materialize but this time I was bummed and it put a damper on the week of new classes.

I guess it was better to be cautious then not be, but it doesn't help to much knowing I will miss Sheridan next Friday because of a scheduled MRI.

Solace comes in knowing God is sovereign.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Jesus - Pray for my son Marco, he has abandoned his family. Why I don't know, only God knows. Pray for the people of Syria, it breaks my heart because they are killing children and women.

Douglas - Pray for my whole entire family and pray for the homeless and for the four homeless and the poor and pray for the sick and dying.

Randy - Pray for my dad for stage 4 cancer. Pray for Debbie first stage diabetes. Pray for my family to find Christ. Pray for my sons to get closer with Christ.

Juan - Can you please pray for me and my lustful desires. Pray also for all believers that God may keep them safe and give them their daily needs.

Everett - I'm just asking that you could pray for my family and me to stay strong and for God to to cover them them and protect them and me while I am away.

George - Pray for my brother Kelvin and my sister Destiny, both have long turn alcohol drug addictions.

Omarr - My prayer request is for peace and love and I would like to thank God for my health and sobriety, I would like to make sure that I not only pray for Him to forgive me. I would like to pray for my family friends and others blessings I've received.

James - Prayers please for favor in January from the Federal Court in Chicago for God to bring justice in the wickedness of Lake County and Illinois courts.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Miguel - As Scott suggested if I can't think of what to pray for ,make my prayer request to ask God what to pray for. Please and thank you.

Donald - Pray for brother David who went home today and his two boys and father who picked him up. Pray for brother Scott and his mother and son and wife and for their health treatment. Also for my parole site to get food because I have nowhere to go yet. God bless you.

Joseph - Pray for my healing and for God to give me a spirit of memorizing scripture, rebuilding my relationships with my children and family and pray that Trump gets God's spirit of wisdom. In Jesus name.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class cancelled due to weather


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

LeSean - I will get my certificate and my daughter back. Thank you.

Omarr - I would like for you to pray for my loved ones and me and those who are in and out of my life. Also pray for the people that I don't have the courage to pray for! Thank you!

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Derrick - Please pray for my kids and wife. Please pray for my teacher Scott and his family. Please pray for my mother and father, brothers and sister. Please pray for me and my wife. Thank you for praying for me and my wife and kids.

Shaquille - I asked may you pray that God gives me wisdom and have mercy on me and give me his favor and give me the strength and tools to receive all blessings were arranged for me.


SOCPM Alumni


William
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 12/12/2016
 
Geonne
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 06/2014
Discharged 12/12/2016 

Shannon
New Life Corrections
Centralia; 11/2012
Discharged 12/12/2016

Christopher     
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 07/2013
Discharged 12/12/2016

David
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled Interstate Compact 12/16/2016

Mark
 Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 10/2016
Paroled 12/16/2016

DeWayne
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/16/2016

Jonathan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 12/2014
Discharged 12/09/2016

Cassidy
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2015
Discharged 12/16/2016

Sergio
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 01/2014
Discharged 12/16/2016
 


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS December 10, 2016

Greetings, 

In some ways it seems like months but in others ways it seems like only days since the end of the Fall term but the Winter term starts this week.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


SOCPM Alumni

Brian
New Life Corrections
Dixon; 03/2015
Discharged 12/05/2016
 
Jesus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2016
Paroled 12/06/2016

Jose
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/06/2016

Jakob    
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 10/2015
Paroled 12/07/2016

Raul
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Dixon; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Discharged 12/07/2016

Jeremiah
1st Baptist Sycamore
DeKalb County Jail; 12/2015 thru 11/2016
Transferred to Menard 12/07/2016

Ross
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Paroled 12/08/2016

Jonathan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 11/2012
Transferred 12/08/2016 to Vienna

Morris
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2015 thru 05/2015
Sheridan; 03/2015 thru 05/2015
Paroled 12/09/2016

Alex
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2014 thru 02/2015
Discharged 12/09/2016
 
Jeremy
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 09/2016
Transferred to Western Illinois 12/09/2016


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS December 03, 2016

Greetings (Contact First Name), 

Eleven more days and SOCPM will begin its 78th SOCPM class 'The Holiness of God' at Dixon Correctional Center. The excitement to start was elevated yesterday when I attended volunteer training at Sheridan where the new term begins December 16th and I happen to cross the paths of three SOCPM students.

Todd, wanted to share how much the last fatherhood class meant to him and how he is looking forward to the start of both Malachi Dads and The Holiness of God. Julio, expressed that he is looking forward to the start of Holiness of God. Stephen though did not express his looking forward to the next classes, for good reason he was walking to the front gate and heading home.

Such a joy just to cross these guys paths today. God is good!!

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


SOCPM Alumni

Sergio
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 01/2014
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/28/2016  

Thomas 
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2014 thru 01/2015
Discharged 11/28/2016

Lashon
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 05/2014
Transferred to Centralia 11/30/2016

Lydell  
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Paroled 11/30/2016

Steven
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 06/2015
Paroled 11/30/2016

Brad
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 09/2013
Discharged 12/01/2016

David
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/25013 thru 09/2013
Transferred 12/01/2016 to Shawnee

Terrance
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Transferred 12/01/2016 to Shawnee

Derrick
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 10/2015
Discharged 12/01/2016

Edmund
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 12/02/2016

Chris
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois 10/2012
Paroled 12/02/2016

Steven
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/02/2016

STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS November 26, 2016

Greetings, 

Having entered all the student and class records in to SOCPM's database the focus switched to the Winter quarter with completing the preparation of the curriculum for the first three lessons of Christian Living: Malachi Dads Psalm 1 and the first lesson of Discipleship The Holiness of God.

But, with 15 lessons for Malachi Dads and another 15 for Discipleship my days will be filled in the coming weeks. Please pray that God works through me in the preparing of these lessons and works in the hearts of the students who will be attending the Winter quarter classes.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


SOCPM Alumni

Byron
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 11/2016
Discharged to 11/21/2016
 
John
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Paroled 11/14/2016

James
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2012 thru 01/2013  
Paroled 11/14/2016

Gordon  
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 06/2014
Discharged 11/21/2016

Robert
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/2012
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/22/2016

Darryl
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 07/2014
Transferred to Pinckneyville 11/22/2016

Daniel
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Paroled 11/23/2016

Avery
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 11/23/2016
 
Aubrey
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2011 thru 01/2012
Received Death Notice 11/23/2016


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS November 19, 2016

Greetings, 

The Fall quarter has concluded with the issuing of 173 certificates among the 6 Discipleship classes and 2 Fatherhood classes.

The Winder quarter begins December 14th at Dixon with Discipleship: The Holiness of God and Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood and December 16th at Sheridan with 2 classes of Discipleship: The Holiness of God and Christian Living: Malachi Dads.

I'm truly looking forward to the teaching of the new fatherhood curriculum Malachi Dads. I ask for your prayers in my preparing for my teaching and the hearts and minds of the students to receive God's truth.

Until December 17th I'll continue with weekly prayers for SOCPM Alumni and when I receive them prayer request from SOCPM ministry partners.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: Who is the Holy Spirit?

Dixon Correctional Center

Rod - Praise my wife's financial support is growing it's at about 60%. Pray her ministry is fully funded by the new year. She has made a lot of effort of late. Pray the Lord provides in a great way. Praise God my wife seems to do a little better. She came and visited me with a couple of my boys recently. Pray she will keep healing and will have far more reserves to reach out to me in a greater capacity. Pray for all the state changes in truth and sentencing laws coming soon. !00% reduced to 85%, 85% reduced to 70%. Pray God will direct my sons and daughters to college/jobs that will draw out their best gifts/passions for God's glory. Daymen 17, wants to start college soon. Bryan 17, Junior in high school. Jayson 14, freshman in high school, and Ellie 16, sophomore in high school. Pray God helps them to pray 'God show me what you want to do?'

Bruce - Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for another gifted day for all of us to do your will. Amen, May Scott's journey to and from this place always be safe and keep his wife Michelle healthy and his son also. I pray that the parole board grant me whole monitoring, I received a letter yesterday advising me to forward it to its proper place, may their hearts be softened and open minded in releasing me for home monitoring. Amen.

Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/14/2016

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to begin 12/16/2016


SOCPM Alumni

Nathaniel
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Discharged to 11/14/2016 

Kenneth 
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Paroled 11/14/2016 

Robert
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 12/2015  
Paroled 11/14/2016

Domonick
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 11/2014
Transferred to Shawnee 11/16/2016

Jason
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 11/16/2016

William
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 11/16/2016

Darryl
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 11/2015
Discharged 11/18/2016

David
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/18/2016

Cedric
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 09/2016
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/18/2016

Larry
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Received Death Notice 11/18/2016

Todd
Soldiers of Christ
DeKalb County Jail; 07/2016 thru 09/2016
Transferred to Western Illinois 11/18/2016

Marcus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 09/2016
Transferred to Southwestern 11/18/2016

STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS November 12, 2016

Greetings, 

Praises to God and a warm sincere thank you for your prayers for my wife Michelle, she is doing much better. 

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

An apology to those who may have attempted to give online but found the link was broken. I thought I had corrected it a number of times but alas, it still wasn't working. I brought in Brian my anything computer guy and was informed that the URL I was linking to is linked to by another URL. A URL that I didn't have. Brian gave me the correct URL and all should be well.


Discipleship: Who is the Holy Spirit?

Dixon Correctional Center

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Don - Pray for the warden and C/Os for their salvation and deliverance. May God keep peace at Sheridan Correctional Center. Also to stop lockdowns on C25 D-house. Pray for COs on C25 D-house from taking it out their problems on us from their bipolar or PTSD. Also, I pray for brother Hawk, for his surgery.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Stephen - Please pray for the inmates and their families. Please pray for me I will be going home December 2. Thank you for all your prayers and I pray that you are blessed. Thank you.

Julio - Please pray for the forgiveness of my sins, for world peace, my family, friends, enemies, and the entire world. Pray for my daughter Jasmine, that she love me unconditionally, the way I love her. I feel, she doesn't love me but I put that in gods hands that he makes away for me with that problem. Thank you, God bless, amen, Allelujah.

Joseph - I ask that God continues to bless you all that dedicate their lives helping praying for the people hopeless world so I give thanks to you and continue to pray for me and my family and friends thank you all for believing in the many men and woman you all pray for throughout your days. God bless, thank you. Amen.

Ryan - Please pray for some or all over the six months supplemental sentence credit.

No name - Please pray for my punks to stay sober safe, happy and healthy. Please ask for all of our families and loved ones to be in God's care. Thanks.

Brandon - Pray for my family and kids and their mothers and her family and other kids. Pray for Randall for his surgery for cancer today that God is with him in his spirit and blesses his surgery process. Pray for D-hall in building C-5 that God removes the demons from the hall and continues to protect his children.

John - I am asking God to help me to understand His word and that I am a witness to others. Please watch my family and Lyner and to supply all my needs. I am asking God for permission to marry Lyner and help me to be a real grandfather to my grandkids. Pray for money in my trust fund.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Sheridan Correctional Center

Michael - I'd like to pray for my cellmate and me to get along and have some understanding for each other. Also, it would be nice to hear from my daughter.

Lamont - Please say a prayer for my family and me that we will continue to have good health and remain strong through this situation and also, that I'm blessed to be able to go to work release so that I can continue my journey on becoming the best me I can be and a great steward while I serve my purposes.

Charles - I would like to take this time and opportunity to thank God for this class and a blessing for Scott (the instructor) for his effort, time and concern for each man here. In this place, at times bedlam with individuals who are brash, it's humbling to know there is an opportunity to do and participate in this class can and utilize this time in a productive manner. I pray for every man here and their families as well. I asked for the Lord to continue blessing me with the strength and wisdom to get past this and not ponder upon my past idiosyncrasies cause that was only an aberration and not who I truly was nor am now. Please, Lord, watch, bless, and protect my child and family. Thank you, amen.


SOCPM Alumni


Ryan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2015  
Discharged to 11/07/2016  
 
James
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Discharged to 11/07/2016
Keenan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 12/2014
Discharged to 11/07/2016
Jonathan
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 11/2012
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/07/2016
Thomas
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Transferred to Menard 11/07/2016

Lamar
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 09/2013
Discharged 11/09/2016

Tyree
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 11/09/2016
Remone
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 03/2012
Dixon; 07/2012 thru 07/2012
Transferred to Vandalia 11/09/2016

Maurice
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2015 thru 11/2015
Transferred to Dixon 11/09/2016

Travis
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2015
Paroled 11/10/2016

Anthony
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 11/10/2016
Jacob
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 02/2015
Paroled 11/10/2016

Brian
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 11/10/2016
 
Matthew
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2010 thru 01/2011
Transferred to Danville 11/10/2016

Jason
New Life Corrections
Southwestern Illinois; 10/2012
Discharged 11/11/2016


Ministry Partners

Sycamore Baptist @ DeKalb County Jail

No name - Please help me to find a answer to resolve my case and go home to my family thank you and God bless you.

No name - I pray and meditate on love, peace of mind, joy, happiness, tranquility, success, and forgiveness to all, doe everyone's families and loved ones, situations, etc.

Michael - I asked for prayers for my family and me during this time of need and struggle we're enduring while I am away especially for my son, when he needs to be the most. Pray for peace, love and protection as well. Amen.

Chris - I ask that you keep my sister and my mother in your prayers both are undergoing surgery. Also, to keep my wife and kids safe during my absence, guide and protect them. Also keep each of us in the jail in your prayers, each day and through our court cases. God bless.

David - I ask for prayers for me to find a way for me to ask for forgiveness I promise myself and promise the judge that if he get me out of my sins I want and am willing to wash my sins away.

Angel - Pray for my son, keep him safe, healthy and reunite us soon. Pray my relationship with my family get closer.

Alex - Please pray for my mother and me. We are both angry with each other and I don't want to live with anger towards anyone.

Aaron - Pray for my children and my wife, keep them safe, pray that I can see them soon. Thank you.

Octavion - I pray that God covers us all in the blood of the lamb and teach us to live by His will, I pray that God strengthens our hearts, mind, body and soul and washes clean of our sins and guide us down a righteous path. I ask for prayers for all of us on our court dates. Amen.

LaRue - I asked it for her behavior for our strength in God be manifested more and more for each of us in all that we do for His kingdom.

Tyler - I've been praying that God would scour my soul and absolutely cleanse me from all forms of evil and that He will repair all the damage I've done to my soul. Praise be to Lord because I'm beginning to experience His cleansing power. To be honest, I'm a little scared to believe it, because I deceived myself before, anyway, please join me in praying this and in praising God for all that He's doing within me. I have need of humility.

Andrew - Please pray that I have victory over sin, I may be a light onto others! I have court this Tuesday 11/8/16 please pray that I may be blessed with more time here at DCJ, as my family is here in town. Thank you. Amen.

Jordan - Please pray for my family to stay strong. Please pray for everyone inside and outside this jail. Please pray for my case to go well and I'll be able to go back to my family and be able to will my life. I'm going to be 18 in February. Please pray that I'll still have the chance to live a free man. Thank you.

Jeremiah - I go for sentencing tomorrow (Monday) at 1:30 and I am anxious about it my biggest concern is for my parents and kids. I have God's spirit and He helps me to be able to stand firm. My family is being broken and crushed beneath this trial I am going through.

Henry - I pray for family and friends that the Lord puts his hand of protection over them. I pray that the Lord keeps polishing the spiritual armor that we need. I pray for 15th of November, that the Lord is going to deliver me from this place and that day is going to be a day of glory worshiping His name. Thank you God bless.

DeWayne - Pray that I will obey God and start back sharing His word on my deck and that I'll be a good and loving husband to my wife.


STUDENT PRAYER REQUESTS November 5, 2016

Greetings, 

A personal prayer request for my wife Michelle, please prayer for her overall health and being relieved of the pain she is suffering. Thank you.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Discipleship: Who is the Holy Spirit?

Dixon Correctional Center

Jesus - Pray for the whole class, COs, and my loved ones.

Randy - Pray for dad stage four cancer, Larry's daughter for approved adoption, Michelle for her health, Family for the salvation of Christ.

James - Favor in Northern Illinois Federal Court so I can save God more fully in a restored life. Many thanks

Rod - Prayers of praise for a recent unexpected visit with my wife and two of my sons. I haven't seen them since June. Pray for communication will occur with my wife and a softening of her heart, pray she will initiate as God moves in her heart. Pray, the chaplain will offer special services for Christmas and Easter. Muslims celebrate Ramadan for a month here and Jews celebrate Hanukkah with special services and meals. Pray we have equal time to celebrate the core events of our faith traditions.

Bruce - Good morning Christ, thank you for another gifted day that we have to do our Father's will by praising You daily. I pray that no matter what we all stand by faith repenting all of our sins and that You Lord truly bless us all and that Dixon, the jails, other institutions and the courts state and federal be open with compassionate verdicts upon all inmates by moving forward for good changes that allow room for merciful blessings and inmates be released and prayers go out to the election and they show mercy.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Don - Pray for Chaplin Phillips, for her health and Jesus Christ keeps her to continue His work in the choir and programs in the church. Pray for brother Scott and his wife, may God keep them in good health. And all things work through the hands of the doctors to help. Pray for the Westcare counselors and all correctional officers at Sheridan. For their salvation and deliverance. Pray for my son and his mother for their salvation and deliverance to know Jesus as their personal Savior.

Julio - Please pray for my mother Maria. She needs the Lord strength and blessings. She is having a hard time trying to find an apartment. Also for my new grandson who was just born I also pray for the forgiveness of my sins. God bless amen!

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Stephen - Please pray for all of us here that we allow Jesus, heart. Please pray for my wife and four for kids and for my release on December 2 and for God to really be a part of my life and may God bless Scott and his family and their health and who reads these prayer requests. Thank you.

Joseph - I asked that you all continue to pray for my family and me, as I will continue to pray for The families of this world. Thank you all and may God bless you all that pray for us here in this prison. Thank you, amen.

John - I am asking God to open up my understanding when I read His wordand to be a soul winner. I'm Asking God to give me wisdom. I am asking God for me to be a witness to my sons, daughter and wife and friends. I'm asking God permission to marry Lyner. I'm asking God to give me a Christian parole officer. I'm asking God's parole to my daughter's house so I can be around my grandchildren. I'm asking God to supply all of my needed money on my books and for me to be in Malachi Dads. I'm asking God to heal me because I'm going to UIC this month.

No name - Please keep my love in your prayers, that God may strengthen her, love her, support her, and heal her. Amen.

Andre - I'm asking God to draw my cellmate to Jesus for salvation and filling of the Holy Spirit. And for me to be able to withstand being in close quarter space in a cell with him.


Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Orlando - Dear Lord who is in heaven, I want to thank you for giving me life on earth, for blessing me with a good family, good kids, a good woman. Thank you for all my blessings. Also, Lord of asking that you grant me my prayers for my kids and wife stay in good health, stay out of trouble and be around positive people into keep me away from trouble And keep me close to God. I pray in Jesus name, amen.

Clevon - Please pray for my wife and family! For my mother, father, stepmother who went home to the Lord. My friends and foes, the staff here and officers. The inmates, the world and its safety. All my nine kids and their families. My marriage and relationship with my wife and I myself being and to remain focused in the Word of truth of God!! Thank you and god bless.

Ryan - I like prayer for Joe and Cindy of Oklahoma City. Joe 80 years old suffers from Alzheimer's and deteriorating health and strength. Cindy 65-year-old is to undergo surgery in the next few weeks hopefully as the last major step in her cancer treatments. Currently, both Joe and Cindy have more good days than bad. I pray that Joe continues to have good days as his wife Cindy goes through her procedure and recovery and that their daughter and very good friend of mine, Margaret, have the feeling of burden and stress from helping Joe and Cindy be lifted as Cindy progresses to be cancer free and Joe continues to have better days than bad.

Sheridan Correctional Center

No name - Would you pray for my brother that he would find himself a stable place to live and also pray for my son and me that the judge would give him back to me.

Miguel - Please pray for my loved ones that they can come to accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and they can be saved. Please, and thank you.

Brandon - Pray for my family two daughters and their mothers. Also, would like to pray for the sick and suffering. Also Sheridan Correctional Center and the brothers and sisters lost in the spirit.

Michael - I would like to pray for the world come together in love and have faith in our Lord God, so we can live in peace. Also for my daughter and me to get to know each other. Thank you, Lord, in Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lamont - Can you please say a prayer for my family and me, that we may continue to have good health and remain blessed. Also, can you keep my cellmate Williams in prayer as well he is going through some tough times right now? Thank you, God bless.

Don - Pray for my cellmate Ezra, for his salvation and deliverance. That the counselors can hold a one-on-one conversation between this mess of his hygiene and cleaning up after himself. Please pray for my medical boots and clean, new clothing after being at Sheridan Correctional Center for nine months, boxers, socks, and T-shirts. Pray for my family's health and deliverance. Also for my testing of thyroid diseases and cancer goes smooth in the next few weeks.


SOCPM Alumni


Cleophus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 03/2015  
Discharged to 11/01/2016  
 
Richard
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 11/2014
Paroled 11/01/2016
David
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2015 thru 02/2016
Transferred to Big Muddy River 11/02/2016

Michael
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 09/2015
Transferred to Shawnee 11/02/2016

Brian
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Transferred to Stateville MSU 11/02/2016

Edmund
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Sheridan; 05/12015 thru 07/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/02/2016

Marcus
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 10/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 11/03/2016

Joseph
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 10/2016
Paroled 11/04/2016

Jerod
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 10/2016
Paroled 11/04/2016

James
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 10/2016
Paroled 11/04/2016

Andre
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2014 thru 05/2015
Paroled 11/04/2016

Derrick
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 10/2015
Transferred to Sheridan 11/04/2016

Dontae
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 02/2016
Transferred to Illinois River 11/04/2016