You might call it a flip of snafus. Dixon passes seem to be fully distributed this past week, but it appears Sheridan has hit a snafu. Especially in the dad's class where only two new students attended and five of last term's students attended saying they were issued passes. Snafu's, confusion, poor communication what ever one chooses to all it, it's just simply prison.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Dixon Correctional Center

Joey - Lord Jesus, I pray for those dearest to my heart my brother, sister, daughter, grandson, nieces and nephews. I pray for friends near and far. Guide all of us according to your law and strengthen are beliefs. Amen! I pray for all those who aid and assist juvenile lifers in aim to restoring our liberty. Bless all the attorneys, counselors, ministers with the necessities required to obtain our goals, which is to have that second chance at life. Lord, fill all prisoners was such a love of abundance love for You that we think first of what pleases You and not ourselves free us from the captivity of our own pride and guide us a accordingly to Your will. Heavenly Father hear my petitions and bring comfort to all that need your blessings with complications from addiction, abuse, incarceration, health issues, financial issues and purity in our minds and hearts. Amen!

Modesto - Please pray for the church, the body of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it humbles itself at the foot of the cross and seeks true biblical teaching and truths that it walks in obedience to God's truth not be deceived by water down (false) doctrines. Please pray for pastors and church leaders to stand up and have the courage to speak to our Governor and political leaders about forgiveness, moral principles, godly values and restoration of all lives to useful citizenship as they dialogue, plan and implement new laws for the judicial prison reform. These pastors and church leaders speak with boldness and authority, expecting the movement the Holy Spirit in the soul of those who hear them. Please pray for the parents, grandparents, children, siblings, wives, and loved ones not only of the incarcerated but also of the victims in their crime.

Keith - I pray for a peaceful dwelling place so I could pray and meditate on his word. I requesting prayer because my cellmate is very hard on me in keeping the window open at night and the fan on full blast and it makes me sick with a very bad cold. I spoke to a Major, to please move me or him. I've continued to be kind anyway and he is a gang banger. Uses my stuff without asking me. It speaks very bad things very loud. It took me 17 & 1/2 years to get to Dixon correctional Center. I found another guy my age 52. He is a little older.

Anthony - Father God you know I make bad decisions. Please take over and lead me. I need help in decision-making, all good things come from You. I pray in Your Son's name. Pray for stop on transfer. I want to finish Bible studies, get grounded for Kingdom of Christ. Pray for wife's healing and family. Help, Holy Spirit you know my heart and what to pray for thank you.

Rich - I need to ask for prayer in withstanding the temptation of lust and the act of masturbation. I have a problem resisting these things need the strength of God to help me. Thank you.

Richard - In prayer please remember my family; Tom, Tim and Tearani,  my two brothers and my daughter, as they prepare for me to come home. I am now down to 100 days. Thank you, in Him.

Jose - Please if you could add to your list Sukie my wife and children, Jose, Damian, Symon, Ivan to follow Jesus and dandosle PROTECTING sustenance and for neseciten in my absence and for giving me follow my path and loc hayude me to move on. Thank you Lord Jesus for being so nice to me thank you for not letting me just because you're always ami side. Father also takes care of my mom give cuidamela Mr. faith healing and I ask please padue thank Almighty in Jesus name I ask your son . (I did my best to translate from Spanish)

Jesus - Pray for my friend Bonnie whom I love and miss dearly. Keep her safe and in health. God bless.

Ronnie - Pray for those in ministry to know their authoritative place of justification in Jesus Christ. That Christ's work was finished, the work being the taking of our sins to the death that we be alive in Christ. No longer a sinner, no longer less then but now more then. Scripture even use the word conquerors. Romans 5:19; 8:37, Galatians 2:17-21, for if I build again the things which I destroyed (sin) I make my self a transgressor. Thank Christ for taking out sin, that in Him we are not sinners. Romans 8:1-2

Bruce - Pray that Christ Jesus, lift the demonic spirits that bonds the state from holding a host men and women in prison, well over there type of release. I pray that the Father lift the courts, the police officer from holding others by long court sentencing and killings. I pray that the world stop people from killing children and others without cause. I pray for my Father continue to show me what His plans are for me. I pray for my fiancé Linda and our children and grandchildren. Amen. And a prayer for your wife Michelle to be healed and for you Scott know that your son will be all right. Praying for you coming and leaving Dixon.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

William - Give me patience Lord for I am very short temper as of late. Many things are on my desk right now. People I want answers from ask me the some questions which no person seems to know. Help me lose this weight, for health, happiness and ???? of ???? for my daughter Emily and Aunt Helen. Thank you.

No name - Pray for Scott. His passion is excellent and of Christ, yet we all carry unrealistic expectations. Just because people are in "church" doesn't mean that the "church" is in all the people. The leadership of this world, state and municipalities. Thank you for Chaplin Phillips and I ask that you pray for her vision, passion to do as God has intended to manifest itself throughout the facility and most importantly the hearts of the men.

Frank -  Pray for my family, strength and support for me as I prepare for my out-date November 24, 2015, For it's God's will...  not mine.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Paco - Please pray for Paco that he gets his house back and live a peaceful life with his son. Please pray for Paco that he gets interstate parole transfer to Hammond Indiana halfway house that he be closer to his family. Please pray that God sends Paco a good woman. Amen. Thank you and Scott and family,. God bless you too.

John -  I pray that I do well if I knew college class business communications. I pray for his son Cameron's health.

David - Please pray for my fiancé she lost our son due to a stillborn due to being depressed and malnourished and dehydrated in April of this year she is loosing her senility. Please pray for her to stay strong and to forgive herself of accusing herself for his death.

Richard - I want to praise God for answered prayer for healing. The powers that be here finally agreed to start my liver treatment. As always God's timing is perfect. I have very little time to get it done in as I am close to getting out. When I leave prison I'll be completely disease-free (Hep-C) I will be able to enjoy and expect a normal life span. Praise God down to five days left worst-case scenario.

Martin - I would like to pray for me this week because I haven't been reading my Bible or even my daily meditations. I feel bad, real bad. I need help, I don't know why it's been this way but I do need to pull away from it and start reading again and studying.

Michael - Please pray for local farmers that as they do their harvest it will be safe and fruitful. Also that the farmers will show glory to God and offer thanks for what he provides. That the escalating tension in Syria will cease and that peace and a stop to the violence will come to the innocent people of that region. My dad is still trying to recover from infection in his knee and for my mom's ongoing battle with cancer and kidney failure.

Julio - Please pray for me Julio and my family for God to protect them and bless them in every way possible. Also for the sick and suffering people who took their last breath the people who died from violence all over the world. For myself for God to give me the strength to get through tough times. God bless amen alleluia.

Thomas - Safety and health and prosperity for my family, friends and loved ones. Inner peace, diligence with difficult situations to praise and glorify God. God's direction for my reentry choices. Strength to start and maintain a workout routine. For my mother peace. Help reconciling with my children.

Eryc - I just pray that the mother of my child will bring my child back into my life and let her be a part of her fathers side of the family and I pray that You will take all the stress of my mother Eric, chest make her as healthy as possible and I pray my grandmother Mary Lou will get well asap and I pray for the sick and suffering everybody that is going through something. Please and they you!!

Eric - Please pray for my mother's ole man John causes his cancer came back. Please pray for my mother because she is dealing with high blood pressure and having problems with her neck and stomach. Please pray for Wendy because she had to have surgery over something with her appendix. Please pray for my kids and family that they are healthy and safe; Kasten, Bryten, Christian, Reeda, John, Judith, Harold, Todd, Harley, Karen, Aaron, Dani, Arianna, Aarion, Wendy, Dustyn, Ed, Edwina. Pray that I could be a little more, because I have started to find every little thing annoying. I am also about to get out on 11 615 and I need a lot of prayer there please please and thank you

Jamie - Please pray for my wife and our kids. Please pray for my mom and her husband. Please pray for my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and all my family. Please pray for the officers and mayor and ???? and for all the people who work in this prison. Please pray for my cellie's family and for all the emails. Please pray for me to be a better person and to not have problems with nobody in this prison. Thank you.

JD - My sister Daisy lost her son Jose A. Roman 10/13/15, 28 years old heroin overdose. My family salvation, Mr. Drummond salvation, Mr. Lovett salvation, pastors, missionaries, teachers, lost souls, homeless nursing homes.


Dixon Correctional Center

Bruce - That Jesus Christ, continue to hold Scott, his son and his wife in the comfort of His bosom and that every time he drives to Dixon and leave that he be protected in safety. I pray for my mother, my fiance, my brothers and sisters and my family.

Sheridan Correctional Center

Brad - I pray that God will continue to opportunities in front of me to talk about Jesus and help others. I also pray for my grandpa's health and for my mom who is lost in addiction.

Ministry Partners

DeKalb County Jail

Brandon - Hopefulness and my mother.

K'ron - Prayer that God blesses all his children with spiritual wisdom, spiritual knowledge and spiritual understanding. Prayer that God continues to bless and watch over all of our family friends and enemies and strangers.

Rick - Please pray that God's will is done in my life, please give thanks that Jesus has come into my children's life. Please pray that the Lord has mercy and goodwill on me.

A. J. - Please pray that the Lord will be with us and our families and friends to give us hope and strength through Him, to guide us through these turbulent times, but also to bring us closer to Him as we hopefully are brought to something better after all this is over. Thank you!

Sherman - Please pray for me I have court tomorrow morning for missing court. Also I would like prayer for my girlfriend she's pregnant with my second child. I hope everything goes well.

Henry - My prayer request is for family and friends. I pray for the nonbelievers for the Lord to touch their hearts so they can see the Lord. I pray for my lawyer in the motion that was filed goals my way, I pray for my lawyer that the Lord gives him the words necessary to defend me. I pray for the Lord can still give me the strength and courage to keep going strong in faith. Thank you and God bless.

Keith - I don't know what to pray for, so please feel free to pray whatever your heart leads you to pray. Amen

Andre - Pray for me to keep my head right and the ability to walk by faith not by sight.

Anthony - I want to pray for my family to be blessed with happiness and faith in you Father God and for my fate to be strengthened. Amen.

Tyler - Pray for the Church of God in Christ in this place. Pray that the Lord will fill us with a hunger and undying zeal for His Kingdom, His righteousness and His precious Word for which we will be sanctified. Pray that God's Holy Spirit will descend upon this place with a resounding shout of victory!

Justin - I want to pray for my family to be blessed and that you Lord will open up their eyes, ears and heart Father God it is for me to just be strengthened with my faith.

Rashuad - Pray for me to stay strong, pray for my family to stay strong and by my side. Pray that my son will have both parents in one household. Pray for a better relationship with the Lord.

Drew - Thank you Lord God bless these other inmates. Thank you for showing me the way Lord. Please bless me tomorrow Lord please, in Jesus name, amen.

Angel - Thank you Lord for another day of life. Another day to get better. Bles everyone looking for You and show us the right way. Amen.

Duane - Prayers for the family and kids, girlfriend and her family to watch over them, protect them, love them. Thank God for his love and mercy. Prayers to keep uplifting in His Word and His gift He has given me. Amen.

Tyson - I pray that the Lord has mercy on my soul and most important my family. I need the Lord to make the bond with my family strong. Amen.

Jeremiah - My ex needs prayer for her to begin healing from our failed marriage and the abusive relationship she is now in. For my mom to have strength with helping with my twin daughters. For my twins to be comforted while I'm gone. Thank you Phil and Argyle for being my brother and friend.

SOCPM Student Alumni

G) Graduate, (P) Paroled, (R) Removed, (T) Transfer, (D) Drop, (I) Incomplete (W) Writ
* Violated Parole ** Re-Offended


Lawrence; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 03/2014 (G)
Transferred to Lincoln 10//21/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2012 thru 02/2013 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 10/21/2015


Big Muddy River; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 05/2012 (G)
Paroled 10/20/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 12/2013 thru 04/2013 (G)
Paroled 10/23/20


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2012 thru 02/2013 (G)
Discharged 10/19/2015

Pontiac MSU; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 06/2013 (G)
Discharged 10/19/2015