Happy New Year,

A full week of classes no cancellations! Praise God.

One sad note, Charles, a new SOCPM student in last term's Renewing Fatherhood was transferred to Shawnee. Charles expressed a desire to grow in Christ and a love for his son, Chase. I contacted the Chaplain at Shawnee in hopes of him getting Charles connected to other brothers in Christ at Shawnee.

End with a praise God in the five discharges this past week. One, in particular, Timothy who was an SOCPM for two years. Praying you are indeed still walking with Christ Timothy.

Have a safe and a God-glorifying New Year

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Holiness of God

Dixon Correctional Center

Doug - Pray for Scott's son, that he'll keep going forward and pray for my dad and pray for my whole entire family that they will all come to know my Lord Jesus Christ as Savior and they will all see His words so they will get to know how great and merciful and he has so much grace for each of us. Amen.

Bruce - Good morning Lord Jesus and Father God. Another gifted day you have given to me to walk upright in righteousness and always believe in You! It is your mercy and love that keeps me in line with others by showing love with them to them. No is suppose to be without it (love). And for the remaining of my days on earth. My job will be showering all woman, men and children, how much love I have two give, by a gentle smile to a friendly hug. Thank you for the Word, for Scott and his family and the entire Dixon staff and Mr. Trump. May God always be with us all. Amen.

Omarr - I would like to pray for world peace and also my love ones. I would like to thank God for reconnecting me with my kids and grandkids. Thank you!

Randy - My uncle Hank cancer, my dad cancer, sister diabetes, country with new President and family to find God.

Jesus - Pray for my loved ones and for my son Marco to return home. Keep him safe and in health.

Tyrone - Pray to restore my relationship with my kid's mother, her name is Andrea. Pray God will help us grow strong in love and faith with the Lord. Strengthen our love for each other and go back to the way things use to be with us. Also request to have pray for me to get released on by may 22, 2016 that I get out on time to be there for my kids. Keep my faith in God keep my eyes on God and not the world and the flesh and walk with God and don't stray away when it gets hard.

Juan - Can you please pray for me that our heavenly father may give me the strength to tame the tongue. I'm still having problems with my lustful desires with woman. Please continue to pray for the brothers and sisters in Christ that God keep them safe.

Rod - Possible opportunity to serve as chaplains assistant. Do not know if this is what God wants for me or not. Truly want the door to shut if not the best thing for God's glory and my good. Pray the Lord directs. Continue to pray for my oldest son, Daymen to heal and ask God to supply him with the forgiveness he needs in love to reconcile with me and possibly himself. My wife and two of my sons are visiting me today or tomorrow. This is a praise! Pray we have a greater year ahead of interaction. I may be seeing a slight softening in my wife toward me. Hopefully, such is the case.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Donald - Pray for brother Scott and his family and Chaplin Phillips. Also pray for my family that they may see me upon my parole January 10, 2017. Hopefully, I will be safe at Cornerstone and that God will continue to have his holy hand over me and take care of me all those I love. God bless you!! Pray for my wanting to help inmates with spirituality, mentality, and legal aid issues in setting up a charity program.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Joseph - I ask that you all keep on praying for me and my loved ones as I continue to pray for this world. I also want to thank you all for your continued prayers for I know that someone has been praying for me. Thank you all. Happy holidays. God bless you all.

No name - Please pray for my brother Tim and his wife Beverly that they work their marriage out and do not divorce. Also for my ex-wife Karen for her medical conditions and for me with my physical issues and spiritual shortcomings and to give it all to God.

No name - Pray for Randall's health (SOCPM student throat cancer). Pray that he'll experience the peace of the Lord in good spirits and be comforted by God.

John - I am asking God to help me to find a wedding ring and to heal me and let me get closer to all of my sons and stepsons and daughter to fill me with the Holy Spirit and to help others.

Julio - Please pray for my health, my family, my strength for I am very weak, especially when it comes to the flesh, For the world, the homeless, the people dying from starvation. Thank you for your prayers. I really do appreciate you and your time. Thank you for another year this is my year to go home. Amen, God bless.

Joshua - Please pray for me in my father's health issues, also pray for me to stay sober.

Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Aaron - For a blessed and prosperous new year, for good and complete health; mind, body, soul, and spirit; to be a better man, wiser, forgiving and understanding. And to meet someone special in my life.

Cedric - My prayer request is for the safety, health and spiritual development of my kids, As well as myself in the coming year. And that my love ones they come to find in were balance they are seeking.

William - To find someone to help me build in the faith of Christ, growing spirituality.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads

Sheridan Correctional Center

Miguel - Can you please pray for my family. Pray that God the Father keeps them safe and sound and that they (my family and loved ones) do not suffer or be put in harm's way or in danger because of the bad decisions that I've made in my past. Please, and thank you for your time.

Corinthian - I'm sending a prayer request for my family's well-being, safety and continued protection from the Lord. Pray for my children to be safe and continue searching for him. Pray that God keeps me safe and focused on his word and being a godly man envisioned me to be.

Mr. Rogers - Please pray for every man in the dad's class and for their families. Pray for my family. My mother and father, brothers and sisters. Pray for my wife and kids and please pray that my wife and kids are okay and safe and that my wife won't leave me.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 12/23/2016
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 11/2016
Paroled 12/27/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2014 thru 05/2014  
Paroled 12/28/2016
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 08/2015
Transferred to Centralia 12/28/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 11/2014
Transferred to Centralia 12/28/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Transferred to Lawrence 12/28/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 11/20/2016
Transferred to Shawnee 12/28/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 12/29/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 06/2015
Discharged 12/30/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 10/2014
Discharged 12/30/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 12/30/2016  

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 12/30/2016

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 07/2013
Dixon; 09/2016
Paroled 12/30/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Western 12/30/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Western 12/30/2016