The current class sessions are coming to a close. 22 dads received certificates for completion of 'A Soldier's Call to Renewing Fatherhood' at Sheridan this past Friday April 3.
Both Dixon class will finish on Wednesday April 8. Sheridan's two discipleship classes were originally scheduled to end April 10th but because of the Sheridan volunteer banquet on the 10th, the classes were postponed until April 17th.
In short it's has been a blessed season and the blessings were amplified by many answered prayers. Thank you for you ongoing support.
To Him be the glory
Currently there are only 182 subscriber to Disciple Prayer Requests, (it seems one subscribes and another opts out ;-( ). I'm still hoping to raise that number to 200, if you know a prayer warrior, invite them to subscribe by sending an e-mail to SOCPM@SOCPM with 'Subscribe Disciple Prayer Requests' as the subject.
DISCIPLESHIP: SOLDIER'S CALL TO DEFEND HIS FAITH - PART 2
DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Richard - I've got two court dates coming up, my parole hearing is on 4/8/15 at 9:30 AM. 4/14/15 deals with my divorce, it's been 27 years since we lived together. She has a new life and so should I. Please pray for me that God will make my issues His will. I am putting everything in God's hands. Thank you, sincerely.
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER - AFTERNOON CLASS
Ray - For my daughter Becky and ex Donna, for my fiancé Karen, for my strengthening faith and recovery after my parole April 17, 2015, that I find gainful employment, that I can renew my commercial driver's license and that I received my income text return. Thank you.
Lougwin - Find a bro needs help please. Cameron, God help him to overcome whatever demons they may be that are enabling him. Please, my prayer request Lord, Cameron needs you to be pushed to his purpose.
Richard - I need prayer support to help me remove my judgmental ways, that seems to be developing and to help me remove foul language for my speech. I still have a little ways to go.
Anthony - I was relieved of the anticipation of whether or not I would get work-release (I was denied), but I'm still rejoicing in God anyways. I'm praying that God opens another door for early release from this place. I would also ask that you pray for Mary B. and her health. Also pray for the churches of North Lawndale and the churches across the world for God's will and direction for the churches in the body which makes them up.
Tanorrio - I ask that you can pray for me to continue to have a peaceful stay here at Sheridan. I asked that upon my release I have the best support system that I need. I asked that my parole site gets approved and that there is no extra stay or anything to affect my leaving Sheridan. That my cousin have a good release from Sheridan in a couple of days and make the right decisions in the world. I asked that God continues to bless me and my family and watch over us. Pray for all inmates and their families as well. Amen.
Name not given - that I find God now in my heart. I really need your prayers thank you.
Jeff - I would like for you guys to pray for my wife Shinita and my mother Ella and my son Jeffery Jr. and my brother Tyler and my family and pray that I keep God in my life and when I go home that I find a job so that I could take care of my family. I would really appreciate it very much. Thank you. God bless you.
Cody - I request prayer for my daughter's mother. I pray she softens her heart, she is keeping my daughter from contacting me. She will not allow my parents to bring her to see me. She won't even allow her to speak to me on the phone. I have been a big part of my child's life since she has been born. I miss her terribly and my heart is breaking. Please pray for her and me too please. My daughter's name is Ryleigh, her mother's name is Amie. Thank you.
Leroy - Pray for my family, all my loved ones and all the sick and suffering people in the world. As well as I play for the six months good time. I pray for my fiancé Elise that she stays focused and sober and that she stays faithful to me. Thank you very much!
Tommy - Hi my name is Tommy and I pray for you all, all the time and can you all pray for the people that have not and can you pray for me Tommy and my family and can you pray for Angela. Thank you and God bless.
Derrick - Please pray that I get in 'Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry'. Please pray for my kids and kid's mothers. Please pray for every man in Scott's class and their families. Please pray for Scott's son and his wife. Please pray that I will understand the Bible better and send me a beautiful wife. Thank you
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER - EVENING CLASS
Julio - I would like you to pray for my family, for forgiveness of my sins and for strength also for a TV, I don't have one and for a new heart. I want to be a new human being. I want to walk in faith. I want to be a good person thank you God bless.
Lawrence - Among the many things I'm working on with my addictions, I am trying to clean up my language. Specifically bringing light to Ephesians 4:29 and trusting other people to support me. In this, I'm finding that most people, even ones I look to, to bring me the word of the Lord ???? which makes me think 'Am I doing the right thing?' Pray for me to continue to change for a greater relationship with God. I would like extra prayer put forth for strength in the family and friends of inmates all around the world. For we inmates have a tough enough time without the extra worry we cannot control what may occur to our family and friends. Thank you.
Paco - Please pray for me that I may get the million dollar money from the government when I get released from here next year with God's blessings and grace amen and bless you guys all as well Scott and wife.
Trent - I'm requesting a prayer for my nephew. He is in Afghanistan right now and will be for the next nine months. So I asked that you pray for his safety and return. I also request prayer for me as I am going home next week and am asking for prayers and support from every possible avenue.
Name not given - I want to ask that someone finds it in their heart to bring my mother so she can visit me> Lord knows we both miss each other and I want to pray for my friends and family to have a happy Easter and that their blessed.
Michael - Please pray for our government to stop Obama from allowing Iran to make nuclear material. I feel that if they have the material it will 100% be the beginning of a full out nuclear war and world destruction. Also please pray that are fights as Christians will continue to be upheld by this country lawmakers. All this going on in Indiana right now frontline in a fight for Christian rights and upholding the moral fiber of our country. Pray for my father, Ken, he is still having a hard time with his knee and the doctors don't know what the problem is. They have had to immobilize him and insert an oxygen tube into the knee to try and get it to heal. Diane, my mother is very down every time I call her she has been negative and only seems to see the negative in anything. I think she's overwhelmed with her issues and the added stress with my dad. Please pray that God will give her joy. I finally started school. Amen! Thanks for the prayers I've been waiting since October.
Pablo - I've already made plans to go to a halfway house, already had everything lined up for me and ready to go to a positive direction and yesterday the counselor said the halfway house doesn't except people on the specific day I get out because lack of staff and I had to change to another halfway house. I want you to pray with me that this is God's work. I pray that the change He made for me is for the better. He knows what's better and what's the place that's right for me. I pray that I'm still able to work and go to school without any complications of the house. I pray that God leads me to the right direction and get me the best life I can have. I pray that I have no trouble in those unfamiliar streets. I pray that I can get my life together and go regain the relationship with my family and kids. I pray only for the best for he knows I don't want no part of the negative lifestyle anymore.
Dominic - I first pray and ask for you to touch and agree with me is, first as always peace in Jerusalem, and as well as our country in the surrounding countries that are in turmoil or threats of some sort of hardship and threats of war and for the spread of disease to be caught and stopped. In Jesus name. Pray for protection for the Christians around the world who are being persecuted for being believing in Christ. The inmate here as well as on my deck and their love ones to be blessed and to develop a hunger and thirst for Jesus. Also the leaders of our country, the other countries and all staff officials and the wardens and inmates as well as for us to receive goof time to be released earlier than expected. I pray that although I have not called or written and just gave this relationship to the Lord between my daughter's mother and I, I pray that He does his will and help me to surrender to his will and just speak to us and allow us to be adults about the whole situation. I pray for the Lord to touch us and teach us who he is and allow us to be used by him and receive the glory.
Eric - I've been struggling with a lot of different types of emotions because I haven't been able to get a call to my mom because she hasn't put time on the phone lately. Please pray that all of my kids and family are healthy and safe. Please pray that I'll be one of the blessed ones to be able to get some of or all of the six months good time. Please pray that I'll learn how to love others no matter their race back around because it feels like this hatred is growing stronger. Please pray for all the COs, Westcare staff that work here at Sheridan because they tend to take their problems out of us and talk down to a lot of us as children. I feel that the way these people as in COs and Westcare staff talk to us and treat us hinders my recovery. Please pray that my brother Aaron gets back on the right track and finds his way back to God. Please pray that since I'm getting short, new doors will be open to me.
CHRISTIAN LIVING: RENEWING FATHERHOOD
DIXON CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Anton - I would like to pray for my family and friends I also like to pray for my enemies. I would like to pray that everybody in the world come together and care for their souls, show love and affection for each other, attend church together and our family accepts and forgives each other. Talks about our faith and people teach their family members and people about the Bible and we rely on God to help us through the hard time. Also our faith effects the choices every day about how we treat family members and others. I would like to pray for my daughter, sister, niece, baby mother, Jasha, Tasha family and daughter to be honest and let other people you love pray for them to stay faithful to God. Also prayer when they have fear and help them to be strong and don't pray for easy life but pray to be a strong person. I would like to pray for myself. To be a strong person and have faith in God at all times and teach children how they should live and not to be afraid of being them and do what would God wants me to do. Thank you and God bless.
SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
Jimmy - family, mom, Noah, lost souls, pastors, missionary, homeless, authority, COs and counselors.
Fleming - My request for prayer is for me to become a better man to my kids, finding a good job, staying drug-free it stayed out of jail and living free for the rest of days to come.
Richard - Pray that I will be a much better grandfather then I was a father. Also I pray you treat God's temple as he wishes, keep his house clean. God bless you.
SOCPM STUDENT ALUMNI
(G) Graduate, (P) Paroled, (R) Removed, (T) Transfer, (D) Drop, (I) Incomplete (W) Writ
* Violated Parole ** Re-offended
Illinois River; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads 01/2013 (G)
Deceased Notification 03/31/2015
Illinois River; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads 01/2013 (G)
Admitted to R&CC Graham 04/01/2015
Sheridan; a Soldier's Call to...
Know, Understand & Share the Gospel - 12/1213 thru 04/2014 (G)
Know Sound Doctrine - 05/2014 thru 07/2014 (G)
Defend His Faith Part 1 08/2014 thru 09/2014 (T)
Transferred to Western Illinois 04/01/2015
Graham; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads 02/2013 (G)
Transferred to Taylorville 04/01/2015
Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
One to One Discipleship - 10/2012 thru 11/2012 (D)
Dixon; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood- February 2013 (D)
Ministry Partners - Pekin 1st Church of God
Logan Correctional Center
Shelly - I just want you to pray for my family and friends and thank you for coming, I've enjoyed these bible studies. So just keep me in your prayers. God bless
Joann - Please pray for me to get this ticket thrown out. If it's not I will be "c- grade" but not segregation.
I lift it up to Jesus to clear my name. I'm asking prayer for my daughter and I to get early release
from prison. For my room mate's peace in Christ and for me to endure things here with Christ at the center of my life. that God would watch over this bible study.
Mickoold - Pray for me for a parole site to be found. pray for harmony, emotional stability, hope of Christ
so that I can locate my children, their father moved them, but I don't know where.
thanks and God bless
Sue - You may recognize the name from long time ago, it's good to catch up with those from way back when, she brought pictures from her sister April who also came for many years, but now is home and getting married soon, praise God. She ask prayer for her and the family as April miscarried her baby recently. Pray for Becca. Lift up the staff who care for us here and in other prisons and our military. Pray for the man that killed my mother, his trial is coming up soon, his name is Kalvin.
Sarah - Please pray for my family and I, my kids, my fiance' . I need the Lord's help to get through this tough time. Pray for my baby to not be born here in prison. That the Lord will help me to know the bible and to pray better nad for my children to be happy and safe. Thank you
Dawne - For Jesus to take my anger away, I'm turning to stone here in this place, I don't want to become hard and un-caring after being here for so many times I'm miserable and do not like myself at all. The devil keeps me down and I can not get free.
Helen - Pray for peace in middle east, also here in America, for her daughter's cancer to be gone after the surgery. For my mom, Billie to survive the surgery that she needs. Pray for those who don't have enough to eat and for my spiritual strength in Jessus.
Michelle- For my children to be safe and that I may be with them again, also for my husband to be able to take care of our kids till I get home again.