It was a true joy to return to the classroom, much like the days of school and returning from summer vacation.

A lot of new faces especially in the Renewing Fatherhood classes. One face was not new, Derrick is taking the class for the forth time.

Sadly some things do not change. It appears passes for Dixon's classes passes were not all distributed properly. Several returning and registered students in the Discipleship class did not receive a pass. Only two out of 20+ students received a pass for Renewing Fatherhood. Their were a few no passes in Sheridan too. And the new DVD player I purchased in June for the Sheridan conference room still has not been put in place.

Please pray all the students will receive passes and for the DVD player to be put in place. I plan on offering to do it myself. It has a pause button that the current one doesn't and would be very useful in presenting the 'How to Study the Bible' DVD.

Thanks for a new season of prayer support.

To Him be the glory.



Dixon Correctional Center

Richard - Please remember me in prayer, I am getting my mind right for my release I have five months and 17 days left on the sentence. At this time as you know I am doing my parole time, after it is all said and done I'll be free and clear no parole. Amen! my out-date is 2/18/16. I need all the prayer I can't get through the Lord will keep me strong and doing well in him. Thank you. In him.

Larry - I need God to give me peace with myself and lots. I asked for prayer for my family and my enemies. I really need to get into GED class. Need God's help with that. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center - Afternoon Class

Leroy - I am asking for you to pray for me and my family especially my father Lee Roy Junior he recently was in some trouble and I hope that it can all get cleared up. Also my sister Deborah, she is not on drugs and she need some prayer for her and her daughter. For myself and my loved ones. I have some difficulties but I need some prayers for an answer. I don't want to stay here in Sheridan anymore but I'm not made up my mind on what to do. I believe I've had enough time in the program and I no longer have the urge to use and do crime. Thank you Thank you very much.

Clyde -This prayer request is for the health and well-being of my family Pearl, Clyde and Tanaejah, Empress, Cedric, and Deonta. Keep them safe, keep of heart mind focused and bind us to your holy glory. Protect us from the evil of this world and let the Prince of light protect us as a family unit as a whole. Help us to gain the knowledge of your heavenly ways. Thank you and God bless through Christ Jesus, amen.

Warren - Pray that every step I take it is His will and not mine. Just His strength and power!!!

Frank - Pray for my grandson, Kyle that he be delivered from the sickness that he has been having. May he be healed in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Jerome - Pray for me to learn and study the Bible more and learn God's Word and to understand Him more.

Cliff - Pray for my daughter Emily, Aunt Helen, for happiness, good health, comfort and to want for nothing. For myself the strength to tolerate the insanity in this prison and to spread the Lord's teaching as I pass through this life. Bless you.

Anthony - Prayer for the persecuted of righteousness in the hungry, sick and poor.

Joseph - I want to be prayed to receive wisdom and I be receiving soul of God's grace and also the same prayer for my children, family, friends and enemies.

Brandon - A prayer for my wife Kristie and my son Gavin. I hope things work out for the best. Thank you.

Michael - I pray that God gives me the strength to make it through my hard times and also to fight the negative temptation. I pray that my family and loved ones are happy and safe. I also prayer that if it's God's will he blesses me with the 6 months good time. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Derrick - Please pray for my family and kids. Pray for me. Please pray that I get a job when I get out of prison. Please pray that I get better at reading the Bible. Thank you, God be with you.

Sheridan Correctional Center - Evening Class

Dominic - I first think God for you for interceding and touching and agreeing with me, I first pray for peace in Jerusalem as well for peace in the US and for the foundation of the Word of God to be moving back into our country. I am on my way home September 3rd it's less than two weeks away. My daughter's mother and I are on a complete roller coaster, she doesn't trust me I don't trust her, she was in a relationship while I've been gone and just now finds it in her heart to tell me about the guy. So she's been holding this in for years now and tells me she wants to be with me but this guy is still sending her emails and that bothers me, I've even expressed how it makes me feel and it still hasn't happened. I tell her things to make me comfortable to even want to risk my life. She can't control herself, she yells, screens swears and mocks me when I try to spread the word and I'm being treated like I'm doing something wrong. I admit my past was rough but I've been born again. Please pray for me.

Julio - I would like to ask you to please pray for my sister Janet, that she stop using drugs and living a life of prostitution in the streets. She finds her way back to being clean and sober to live for God and to be filled with the blood of the Lamb. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to take care of her and to take her out of the streets and away from a path of destruction. I would like you to please pray for me and my family. For God to please watch over us and to forgive us of our sins and transgressions. And to bless us in everything that we do. Also please say a special prayer for the homeless people dying from starvation and for those dying from violence. Thank you. Bless. Amen.

Paco - Please pray that my son Daniel gets to my home in Hammond Indiana from Reidsville Georgia. He had to stop in Reidsville Georgia . He has asthma. Please he's my only son. He is miles away I received two letters from him telling me what has happened to him. I to am praying for him to make it home. He's Army material. Please, thank you, God bless.

Michael - Please pray for my dad Ken just had his knee replaced finally on Wednesday. He finally got over four months of complications from the first time they tried to do the replacement due to his diabetes. Please pray that he does not have complications again and that all goes well. Pray for some courageous Christians that work in several counties in Kentucky that refused to issue marriage licenses so as to avoid the federal ruling to legalize gay marriage. Thank you.

No name - I just feel like the enemy keep sending trouble my way. I am strong about the way I look and talk about it because I don't want to get myself into more trouble . So please pray for me.

JD - Salvation for Nick, Scott, Harvey, and Anthony who is going home 9/25, open doors for jobs. Pray for my mom's health, missionaries, nursing home families and Nick in Haiti ,transformation class.

Jamie - Please pray for my wife and our kids. Please pray for my daughter Vanessa. Please pray for my mom and her husband and my brothers and niece and nephew. Please pray that everything goes well at work on Monday.

Dave - thank you for your prayers for me I have made friends with my ex-wife it is a start and my boss offered me my job back when I get out. Praise the Lord exclamation.

No name - Please pray for my cellie and my wife. My cellie, King is a nonbeliever. He doesn't believe in the resurrection of Christ and he says that he is God himself. Also pray for my marriage, my relationship with my wife is really bad. She doesn't want to talk to me and doesn't bring my kids to see me. She is not supporting me financially at all. Actually she wants me to her wine for the phone. I hardly survive with the state pay. I am thinking and filing for divorce from her. Please pray for me so I can make the right decision.

Eric - Please pray that all my kids and family are doing good are healthy and safe. Please pray that my parole site gets approved to go to my moms address!! Please pray that I let God have all of me more often then I have been. Please pray that I continue doing good in school so that I'm able to get my GED before I get out in November!! Please pray that I continue staying out of trouble. Please and thank you.

Cedric - Cedric and Jessie with strength and supporting better relationship spiritually, mentally, physically. Nicolose family, health and career. Aunts and uncles staying healthy, brother and sister safety to have more faith patience, also Tolliver family Garriate family, thank them for their support and letting us stay there, may God bless them both financially on home, Evans family and friend watching over the safely, gain weight back, more knowledge and understanding, Sheridan mail room get better, and hear from Jesse, Cedric and Jesse spending their life together and future. April safely and her kids Ebony and Dantay safe environment and their kids, also in a good school. Jessie and Cedric continue trusting in God, also good health and safety, also finances. Mary and family, her help to improve, her finances, C-12 staff and IDOC, Habick family some good time. My kids, all their friends, also parents, Poole family, finances and their friends Cedric's humble spirit with Jessie and she will write and open up. Ask in prayer in Jesus name. John 7:7.

Lawrence - Please free for me as I am leaving Sheridan and going to "Jesus is the Way" transitional housing for nine months. It is a very structured strict form. Looking forward to it, but I'll have new things to get acquainted to. Pray that my transition is a smooth one. Pray for my brothers that I'm leaving behind here, made her stay be good until they reach their updates. Pray for them to find a great church to help them with their faith and fellowship. Your brother in price, God bless you and thanks.
(Paroling next week, commissioned in prayer.)

Ken - Pray for Kenny Jr. to be free from drugs. He has three young boys. Please pray for him and his kid. He is moving away from family for a new job.God bless you.

Richard - I need prayer for my relationship with Carroly to remain good and proper. I need prayer for doors to be open into my future. I am released January 30 and I need new friends, good church, good job strength to overcome addictions.


Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted.

Sheridan Correctional Center

Jeff - My son's mother hasn't seen our son in over three years. She has an addiction that she can't break. Please pray for her. God bless you! Your brother in Christ.

Emmanuel - I would like for you to pray for my kids, lady, mother and myself and for me to continue to strive for the best and for your family and son Cameron.

John - I would like prayer for my children and me. I have court on 9/28/15. Thank you.

Brad - I pray that my custody argument goes through and will be in the best situation for my daughter Tessa. I also pray for help to love others as God loves me.

Malcolm - I hear from my daughter Jasmine and my granddaughter soon. Let's touch and agree on this.

SOCPM Student Alumni

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


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Proper Bible Interpretation - 03/2013 thru 05/2013 (G)
Know God's Holiness
Transferred to Illinois River 08/19/2015

Lawrence; New Life Corrections
Transforming Incarcerated Dads - 08/2013 (G)
Transferred to Graham 08/19/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Transferred to East Moline 08/19/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Proper Bible Interpretation - 03/2013 thru 05/2013 (G)
One to One Discipleship - 10/2012 thru 02/2013 (G)
Transferred to Shawnee 08/20/2015


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Defend His Faith Part 1 - 08/2014 thru 09/2014 (G)
Defend His Faith Part 2 - 01/2015 thru 03/2015 (G)
Unlock the Bible's Story - 06/2015 thru 06/2015 (G)
Paroled 08/17/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 01/2015 thru 04/2015 (G)
Paroled 08/17/2015
Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 05/2015 thru 06/2015 (G)
Paroled 08/20/2015

Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to...
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2014 thru 10/2014 (D)
Paroled 08/21/2015


Sheridan; A Soldier's Call to....
Renewing Fatherhood - 10/2012 thru 02/2013 (G)
Discharged 08/21/2015