Sadly, an issue of passes resulted in most of the students in both Dixon classes not being able to attend class. In an exchange of e-mails with a staff member after class, I'm hoping we have come to a solution to resolve and prevent future situations of no passes.

Passes were not a big issue at Sheridan, but in the Renewing Fatherhood class I noticed all the prayer request sheets were taken but no prayer requests were submitted and the pencils used to sign the attendance sheets were taken.

Seems like I'm going to have to have a discussion on stealing,

To Him be the glory,

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Dixon Correctional Center

Richard - Please pray Lord will grant me a visit. I'd love to see you someone besides other inmates. I'm getting pretty short now, I am down to 77 days and counting, 'praise the Lord.' Pray the Lord will keep teaching me day to day His Word. In Jesus name, Amen.

Jose - Please can you pray for all the people that are suffering sickness and poverty. That God bless everybody and for all the children that they may have a little gift to open on Christmas and also pray my sons Jose, Damian, Symon and Ivan so they have peace in their hearts and also they get a little gift that they could open on Christmas. Thank you and thank you God for every day of my life and I ask you God to show me your path. Thank you, God bless all.

Modesto - Please pray for the peace and protection of the nation of Israel and the United States that are God and Savior keeps His hedge of protection around both Nations keeping us safe from all foreign and domestic evil, harm or danger. Please pray for all the children of the incarcerated that God keeps and guides them in his path of righteousness. Pray for our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who are being persecuted, even killed simply for being a Christian. Pray the Lord protects them and blesses them in their every need. Pray the Lord ministers to those sitting as judges in our legal system that they judge and rule with grace and mercy always being conscience that one day that they too will be judged before the Judge of judges. Pray that Governor Rauner continues to have strength, courage and boldness to stand firm against the status quo politicians in Springfield and forces change for good in every agency and system with in the state.

Ronnie - Pray over the judiciary that they rule in truth not falling prey to public opinion, nor interest groups. Pray over the governor that he stand strong in his obligation to uplift all citizens of Illinois. That his stance stop the usary of flesh as economic viability. God for his Word, that all things evil will be uncovered, let God's light so shine always.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Joshua - Can you pray for my walk in the Lord, that it may get strong, for my mouth to be learning to get humble. Pray that I will make it with the Lord forever, that he will teach me to be the man he wants me to be and not what I want to be.

Joseph - Pray for the families and the souls of the victims of terrorism and the children sold insex trafficking. Pray for Shala, Alamay, Chuck, Dewayne and Felicia that they receive the fullness of God's grace. Pray for me, Joseph and my children to be financially, spiritually, emotionally and physically healthy and stable. In the spirit of Christ.

Freddie - A prayer request for my sister and brother and all of my family, including my kids and grand kids, for all the people that have lost loved ones and all the soldiers that have gone to war and the ones still serving. A prayer for the world that God created. God bless you.

Randy - Please for my mom, dad and my family. Also pray for me. Thank you. Also please pray for all the people and the babies who are in bad times all over the world. Thank you. God bless you all. Happy holidays.

Norman - Please pray for my two kids that they stay healthy and safe. Please pray for my sick grandma that she gets better and the mother of my kids it is hard for her raising my two kids. Thank you.

No name - Prayer for God's will to (continue) to be done and that His love be seen, felt and experienced through it all. Pray for Scott and monetary resources, as well as strength and peace. Also rest. Pray for the violence and gun warfare that is going on across the globe.

William - Hello God, just asking for the same, you know, daughter Emily and Aunt Helen for health, happiness and the need for naught. Myself for patience and understanding with my environment. Please give this lost one guidance and strength to hope you're well. All my love Lord.

No name - Sis Jackie, CO Krieser, ACCK Pitooie, bro Robert, may they mature.

Dushanti- Thanking God for clarity in my hindsight and foresight in life, asking that you pray for every person dealing with any heartache today. I pray that you continue to keep my loved ones and anyone who opposes myself. I ask for prayer for wisdom of God, wisdom in all areas, drawing myself closer to God. Pray for my family. Thank you in Jesus name, amen.

Jesus - Please pray for me, my loving family and friends. I pray for all especially those in our world running in fear from their countries.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Leroy - Could you please pray for me and my loved ones, could you pray that they are safe for the holidays, may the ones going through something find Christ, may the holidays be about the love from one another. And may the children, my daughter Lilyana be safe and happy too, as well as all the other children in the world. Thank you. God bless you.

Brad - I pray for my mom, Loren, and her addiction and my grandpa's health. I also want to pray for my niece Lily who has autism. Last I want to pray for the right words to share with others about Jesus and courage to do it.

Wayne - Pray for my family. That they have all of their needs met and are well taken care of. Please pray that they all adjust well to my homecoming, that Jesse and I could be good friends and do a great job co-parenting our son Dillon. Please pray that Dillon adjust well to my homecoming and truly benefits from having his dad back in his life. Please pray for Jessi that we truly get along as friends and can be a part of each others lives as real true friends, that we could be there for each other and co-parent our son. Please pray that she is doing well out there and has found a job and is able to support herself and our little boy in my absence. Please pray for me. That I succeed. That I have truly been my addictions and won't fall back into them. That I don't fail myself and that I can legally support myself and my family. Please pray that I keep up with my studies in the Bible and I am able to find a Bible teaching church to go to when I get home. Please pray that I get a God-fearing Christian woman to be with when I go home. A woman to love and be loved by, a best friend. I know that God will never put me through anything I am not able to handle, but please pray that my path is well cleared for me and I am able on my feet and I don't have to do anything crazy to fall onto the wrong path in my life. Back into these places. Please pray that God gives me grace puts a cloak of protection upon me when I go home.

Fausto - Pray for me that I may have the strength to never again break the law or drink the poison of Satan's alcohol. Pray they my marriage be restored. I still love my wife. Pray that I may be able to keep my promises.

Jamie - Please pray for my wife and our kids. Jayden, Vanessa, Betty, Edwin and Melvin. Please pray for our moms and our brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, all our family. Please pray for the people that came to work this prison. Please pray for my cellie's son and my cellie too. Please pray for all the inmates.

JD - My family's salvation, where to go when I get out, my son Noah's (marine) safety, Mr. Drummond my cellie, lost souls, COs, authority, President, those grieving lost loved ones., people in nursing homes who's families forgot them, mentally impaired.

Michael - Please pray for the victims of the shooting in San Bernadino and for the families of the slain. That the world act to put an end to terror groups such as ISIS, Al Qaeda in Boca Horam. My family, that they will move on in a peaceful, healthy way without my mom holding them together.

Paco - Please pray that Paco's fiancé drops order of protection against me. Please pray that Paco has his home to go to. Please pray that Paco receives the government grant he seeks for his home repair business. Please pray that Paco's kids and fiancée forgive him and they give him a chance to redeem himself. Amen.

Avery - Please pray for my family and your families as well as everyone on earth and toplease pray for me to get my six months. I want to thank you all for your prayers and concern. It is greatly appreciated. Also please pray for my fellow inmates as well as their families.

Julio - Please send a special prayer for my mother Maria, it's her birthday on 7 December. Please pray that God bless her with many more. Also for world peace. For God to bless the world. For myself, Julio, to be forgiven for his sins, for I am a sinner. And that I truly do love God and his son Jesus Christ. God bless, amen!

Curtis - Please pray for Sheridan C. C. Please pray for the families who lost loved ones due to violence that was out of the control. Please pray for my mom, who is still sick, I assume. Still not able to speak with her yet. I really don't know what the situation is. She is all that I have I miss and love her so much. Thank you.

Issac - Pray for my children; Issac Jr, Tijuana, Ricki and Clarence that God will protect them and provide. Pray for God's direction, protection be over my life when I am released. Thank you and God bless.

John - I pray that I will minister to inmates at McHenry County Jail when I released in July 2016. I pray for Scott and his family that they have a Merry Christmas and safe New Year. I pray that I do well on my last college class test on December 14, 2015.

Rich - I would like prayer for my relationship with Carolyn to grow as strong as possible and that I become the man of her dreams. I would also like for her to develop the desire to turn the Christ and bring glory to God's kingdom.


Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted

Sheridan Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted

Ministry Partners

DeKalb County Jail

Andrew - Please pray that the Lord will bring a feeling of calm and peace to my family, friends and those who may have been affected by my situation. Also, please pray that the light of Christ will correct my path for all the days of my life.

Rick - Please pray that God's will is done in our lives, that God comes to my family slides. Please give thanks for the fellowship of Phil, Eric and M???. Please give thanks for the multitude of blessings in my life, amen.

Drew - I pray for my fellow inmates that they are blessed. I hope my family and loved ones are safe. I pray I catch one more blessing and get released soon - amen.

Henry - My prayer request is for family and friends and for nonbelievers to come close to the Lord. I pray for my lawyer for God to give him the right words for him to defend me on my next court date on motion hearing. And if God can bless me on the motion I have a good chance on going home with my family.

K'ron - I pray and thank God for forgiving, having mercy and blessing all of us as children. I pray that he continues to answer our prayers. I pray that Jesus continues to intercede for all of us, God;s children.

No name - I am having a hard time staying focused on God. Also how to tell a brother, in a loving way, how I see him backsliding. I am grateful to Pastor Phil and the other volunteers for all that they do.

Mark - Please pray for relief in my whole me. I do not know where to put my belief. Please pray for my children and that I may see or speak to them soon. Thank you.

Tyler - The men with me are quickly falling away, the younger brothers. This came following an instance where I had to talk to a couple of them about meeting faith and obedience. Their response was negative. Pray that their hearts will be humbled to submit to God's word.

SOCPM Student Alumni

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


Pontiac MSU: New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 06/2013 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 12/01/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Know Proper Bible Interpretation - 03/2013 thru 05/2013 (G)
Renewing Fatherhood - 03/2013 thru 05/2013 (G)
Know God's Holiness - 07/2013 thru 09/2013 (G)
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/2013 thru 04/2014 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Graham 12/04/2015

Dixon; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 11/2011 thru 01/2012 (G)
Transferred to Menard 12/04/2015


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 05/2015 thru 07/2015 (G)
Paroled 12/04/2015


Vienna; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 02/2012 (G)
Discharged 11/30/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2012 thru 11/2012 (D)
Discharged 12/01/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 03/2013 thru 05/2013 (G)
Discharged 12/02/2015

Dixon; A Soldier's Call to...
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/2013 thru 12/2013 (D)
Defend His Faith Part 1 - 12/2013 thru 12/2013 (T)
Discharged 12/04/2015