I hope all of you had a blessed and joyful Christmas.

A quiet week in both classes and movements. I'm thankful for Dixon's administration allowing me to extend classes one week for graduation, which was postponed from last week do to a statewide lockdown. However the situation experienced last week at Sheridan with passes not being processed properly, it was word of mouth that classes were being held. I had about 80% attendance in Discipleship but just a little over 25% in Renewing Fatherhood.

I am looking forward to the break after not having one between the 3rd and 4th terms. Though I'll be kept busy preparing for the new discipleship class 'A Soldier's Call to Know God,' my Wednesdays and Fridays will be freed up somewhat.

I'll still have weekly prayer request for movements and ministry partners, if received. 

I do want to thank you for your prayer support on behalf of all my students and may you have a blessed New Year 2016 and may we all glorify God with all out hearts, souls and minds in 2016.

To Him be the glory,

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Dixon Correctional Center

Jose - Please can you put my family, wife Socorro and my sons Jose, Damian, Symon, Ivan they are moving from California to Arkansas so we will be available to see each other more often. They will be nine hours apart for me. I thank God for he knows what is best for our family. Thank you for all. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Richard - Please remember me in prayer, I now have 57 days left on my sentence. My release max-out date is 02/18/2016 (discharged).

Joey - I pray for the holiness of God that all those believes truly give Him honor, glory and power through their lives daily. May our hearts remain genuinely devoted to His will and may all of us give Him praise. Amen! I pray for all those dearest to my heart in prison doing time, may the Holy Spirit enrich every single one of us who seek redemption and change our sentences that bring relief in our struggles and sufferings. Special prayers to Ronnie, Modesto, Victor, Jimmy, David, Jose, James. We all come before You as sinners and ask for forgiveness as well as release from our struggles. Amen! Amen! Amen! I pray for all my family members may God keep them safe and healthy guiding them all according to His will through Christ Jesus. Amen! May God keep blessing to all those who dedicate their love and time teaching the Word of God in places of confinements - jails, prison, all areas that hold us sinners against our will - we are grateful to prison ministries and extend our utmost thankfulness for those blessed people. Amen!

Modesto - Praise the Lord, for He is worthy to be praised. Bless his holy name at all times. Praying for you Yolanda Leon that the Lord manifest His healing power in her life and restores her organs and body to wholeness. Pray for all the prison ministry volunteers that God bless them and their families abundantly always supplying all their needs. Pray for Joseph, Ronnie, Richard, Watson, Joey and Modesto that God's mercy be with them and their sentences be changed and lowered to the glory of God. Pray for all the children and families of the incarcerated that God watches over them and supplies all their needs.

Douglas - That my dad gets better. Pray that he gets a peace of mind and pray that my family also find peace.

Michael - Player for Loretta - body, soul and mind to be set free. Prayer for my son Nick, - protection, salvation set free from anger and resentment. Grandson Noah - love, health and abundance.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class scheduled to resume January 22, 2016

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class scheduled to resume January 22, 2016


Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted

Sheridan Correctional Center

Class scheduled to resume January 22, 2016

Ministry Partners

DeKalb County Jail

No prayer requests received

SOCPM Student Alumni

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


Menard MSU; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 06/2012 (G)
Transferred to Work Release Vienna 12/23/2015


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Know God's Holiness - 07/2013 thru 09/2013 (I)
To Seek Biblical Counsel - 05/2014 thru 05/2014 (D)
Paroled 12/24/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2014 thru 12/2014 (G)
Paroled 12/24/2015


No Discharges