We began a new teaching series in Discipleship 'Who is the Holy Spirit' by Sinclair Ferguson.  This teaching will conclude an overall larger series in a teaching of knowing the Trinity ('the Attributes of God,' What Did Jesus Do?', 'Suffering and the Cross', and 'Exploring the Holy Spirit.' and the Gospel

To Him be the glory,

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Who is the Holy Spirit?

Dixon Correctional Center

Jesus - Pray for a C/O that's been on my case, he gave me a ticket and fired me from my job. I've never done anything to him. I don't hate him, I love him and forgive him. All I can to do is pray for him.

Charles - I would like to pray to be said for all those locked up and their families and for those in the world who lost their loved ones to gun violence. Pray for God to continue to keep my wife and daughter safe.

Randy - For my dad stage four cancer, my sister for stage one diabetes, that my sons would give their lives to Christ and for inmates to find and give their lives to Christ.

Bruce - Father God from heaven and earth You do everything to be praised. I thank you for another gifted day to do your will, amen. I thank you for everything, no matter how big or small. I pray that around the world people who have gone through hurricane Matthew particularly in Haiti for others to have compassion and help them through it.  I pray the parole review board be compassionate and helpful to me when I meet with them. Mostly, I thank you, Lord, for loving me. I believe in you, my faith is in you all my days. I pray that during Scott' medical procedure that God has touched him and nothing shall be found and that his body is free if anything especially cancer. Amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

David I would like to make a prayer request for my daughter. I heard that she got hurt real bad. I can you please pray for her and her well-being. Pray that I can see her soon because I have not seen her in about two years. I would also like to make the prayer request for myself. I would like to follow my dreams of becoming a successful business. And a better father to my five-year-old daughter. To have a better life for the both of us. Something I've been praying for a very long time! But I have faith in the Lord, he will make it happen! Please pray with me! Thank you so much! God bless you!

Julio - Please send a special prayer for the three-year-old baby who killed himself with a gun. God forgive him for he was just a baby and he did not know what he did. May he be in God's presence in glory in Heaven! Amen! May God bless Scott's health and our world leaders and soon new ones. God bless.

Clyde - I would first like to give thanks to the Father and all who pray for us as we pray for you all. I would like for you all to give and keep a special prayer Scott as he makes his journey to good health and well-being. I would like for you to pray for the inmates and staff and in for the families of the inmates and staff and give thanks to the Father for all the brothers and sisters we have in Christ Jesus. I always thank God for you all and give all glory to the Father. Please pray for my family . Thank you and God bless.

Jeff - Please keep my son Jacob in your prayers. He has been hospitalized in a patient program. He has been hearing voices. He is also autistic and bipolar. We are very concerned for his mental health and I appreciate your prayers. Also, pray for Scott's upcoming medical procedures and health in general. Thank you and God bless!

Nathaniel - please pray for my grandfather, Jim, as he recovers from back surgery in my father, Bill Junior, As he deals with the pain of a pinched sciatic nerve in his lower back.

Miguel - I would like for you to pray for me. Pray that God the father gives me the strength and courage that I need so that I can forgive those who have caused me pain. Jessica for all that she has put me through. Please and thank you, May God bless you and your loved ones.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

John - I am asking God for his permission to marry Lyner. It is up to Him. I'm asking God to help me to reach out to my sons and Juanita. I am asking God to heal Scott. I want God to heal my sister. She had a stroke and I am praying that he will heal her.

No name - Please pray for Pastor Scott and Brother Randall, for them to regain full health and recover speedily from their ailments. Please pray for our loved ones who suffer from the affliction of addiction. Pray for the God to provide the strength, courage, support, love, wisdom, help, and guidance to help us overcome our obstacles, resist temptations, And deliver us from evil. Amen.

Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Jesse - Please pray for my mother Aurea who has a heart condition. Also for my Aunt Miriam who is having problems walking because of her knees. She had a surgery recently. Pray, she has a successful recovery. Pray for brother Scott to be able to overcome his own personal health issues also. God bless you.

Clevon - Please pray for the safety of my family and their health. For my wife and our marriage. For a close relationship with my kids, family, and loved ones. For the world to become better, safer and loving place. For my release to be successful and positive, staying out and finding a loving church for my wife, kids, family, and kids. Thank you and God bless.

Sheridan Correctional Center

Donald - Pray for my religious diet, I spoke to awarded two days ago and he said he will get back to me. I do not believe you anymore. So, I wrote to him Hebrews 10:33 – 35. Pray that I get through 'Inside Out Dad' and Discipleship classes and stay in the choir. I have been trying to change my hours for choir 8 – 10. I can't do two hours anymore I work on the service crew from 7:30 - 9:00 am. Hopefully, Chaplain Phillips makes a change from 9 - 10 AM.

Brandon - I asked for you to pray for my two daughters in me. Also my immediate family, brothers, sisters, and my nieces and nephews and cousins and my children's mother. I also asked to pray for all the inmates that are incarcerated and the ones incarcerated with medical disorders and disabilities. God bless you and thank you!

Michael - I would like you to pray for me and my daughter and granddaughter to rebuild our relationship. I was out of my daughter's life for 26 years and I would like to reconcile with them. Also, I would like to pray for the world that we come together and end all useless killings and walk in God's ways.

Charles - I would like to say and ask for God to look out for the safety and strength of my son Chase and my entire family as a whole. I would like to ask for strength for the men and woman suffering from drug abuse and addiction and their children and families as well. Strength to everyone suffering from anything in America, Syria, and the whole world for that matter. For strength and guidance in myself to be better tomorrow than what I may suffer from today. Thank you and god bless you!

SOCPM Alumni


Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 05/2012
Admitted to Stateville NRC 10/11/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 10/2015
Transferred to Sheridan 10/11/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 11/2014
Admitted to Stateville NRC 10/12/2016

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 12/2012
Transferred to East Moline 10/14/2016


Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 05/2012
Dixon; 07/2012 thru 08/2012
Paroled 10/12/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Paroled 10/13/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 10/14/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2013 thru 02/2013
Paroled 10/14/2016


Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 10/11/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 05/2015
Discharged 10/14/2016