Pencils were sharpened and it was good to be back in the classroom again.

A mix-up in both class enrollments at Dixon resulted in having to cancel Renewing Fatherhood class, but for the most part it was a good return.

To Him be the glory
Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

The Gospel in Knowing Christ Jesus & All That He Did

Dixon Correctional Center

Raul - I pray that my mother and father return to Christ.

Jesus - Pray for me and my loved ones to keep them in safe and in health.

Douglas - pray for Scott son that he sticks to what he's doing good now. Also pray for my family will come back into my life especially my younger brother Eugene.

Steven - That God continue to use me to teach His Word and my ministry open up and my family to continue in the Word of God.

Rod - Wrote a high school graduation commemorative like letter to my oldest son Daymen. Please pray God uses my words to touch his heart. Praise my son surrenders fully to the Lord in his post gradate pursuits - what school to select, Etc. Pray my sons seeks to make things right with me. Continue to pray God raises up significant supporters for my wife's ministry. She needs minimally $2500 a month, the need is great.

Richard - My son Brian and his wife Tasha are in bondage to drug addiction and in December they had their children taken from them by DCFS. Please pray that God will free them from this bondage and restore their children to them. Thank you.

James - Please pray for the courts to grant my petition and motion for visitation of my six-year-old son. Please pray for a reply to a letter I sent to my sons mother, which was sent April 12, 2016. Please pray I will be in contact with my son and his mother soon. Thank you!

Juan - Can you please pray for the individuals in this world you are having trouble with their faith. Please pray for me with my lustful desires and pray for my heart to love others more.

Bruce - Dear Lord Jesus, on such a most wonderful day you bring faith that not only allowed me to wake up to become more closer to you Lord, but all of your children and those that don't understand you are. I also pray that this class tremendously and riches be over flowing. So that you can do all of the things that you need in your heart to do and your son Cameron and Mrs. Michelle be comforted by Jesus's words.

James - All praise to God for pest miracles of documented and prayers for victory as God leads the appellate court to see injustice righted so I can serve more fully and restore life.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Donald - Pray that I can complete Inside Outside Dads and discipleship class. To be on time and learn and listen well. Pray for my family in my direct appeal for one year now. God bless.

Terry - Can you please pray for my family and for us all in here.

Peter - Please pray for me I only have 14 days left. Please pray everything goes smooth and when I get out I keep following God and growing. Please pray for my brother he is in jail now pray that he stops drinking. Please pray for my family, pray that they stay strong and have faith in God that He will help us through the hard times. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Curtis - Good day, God bless this ministry. God bless you Scott. Please pray that God continues to give you and your ministry the strength and courage and resources to bring God's word to them. Please pray for the inmates here at Sheridan Correctional Center. Please pray that God continues to bless one with His Holy Spirit trimming teachable and to grow stronger in His word. Please pray for a glorious family reunion with me and my family. Amen, thank you.

Randy - Father, thank you for hearing my prayers. I will patiently wait for you always in faith. You are amazing and I love you. I am asking you to let me hear from my children, Lisha and my brothers and sisters. In Jesus name.

Stephen - Please pray for all of us are incarcerated to come to Lord and turn our lives over to Him. I also ask for our families that they be blessed, safe and have faith. Please also pray for me to be stronger in my faith and live right. Thank you and have a blessed day.

Joseph - I pray for my relationship with Jesus and to spend more time in prayer. Even through my wrongdoings I tried to find time for God. I seem to get caught up in worldly things and forget who really loves me. I also want to pray for my son Peyton and his disability. He was born with cerebral palsy. God bless.

Martin - I want to pray for my spirituality. It seems to be sail boat in the ocean but there is no wind so I am being tossed all over with my feelings and emotions, so please pray for me.

JD - Where to go when paroled? On May 23 I have to make a decision Elgin or Joliet. My son Noah being deployed overseas, my mom and Michael for guidance.

John - I pray that my parole site gets approved and I can go home and I not have to go to a transitional home. I pray that I may be able to minister to others that suffer from mental illness and addiction. I pray that I'm going to be able to minister to the inmates at McHenry county jail when I get released.

Julio - Please send a special prayer for my family and for all the people who died and suffered the loss of their homes and many loved ones in the country of Ecuador. Earthquake that just almost destroyed the entire country. That God helps them people and that He bless them in any way possible. God bless amen hallelujah

Isaac - Pray for protection over my household and my family's comings and goings.
Pray that God give me everything I need to serve Him on the outside. Pray that God puts people in my life from the time released.

No name - I ask that you please pray that I get my life together, that my mouth will become obedient to the Lord always and in all things. My heart to only live for Christ, my old man will be put to sleep.

Christian Living: Renewing Fatherhood

Dixon Correctional Center

Class cancelled

Sheridan Correctional Center

Ricky - I would like for you to say a prayer for me and my family. My wife the prayer I'masking is to keep my family safe and strong and good spirit health so that I live in faith and stay positive in life.

Brett - I like for you to pray for my family to keep them in good health and to watch over them. Also pray for me please, to keep me on the right path and to get closer to God. I also want to pray for my son Hunter and his mother Alexis, to watch over them. Thank you.

SOCPM Student Alumni


Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 05/02/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 05/02/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Transferred to Dixon 05/02/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Transferred to Shawnee 05/02/2016


Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 10/2015
Paroled 05/02/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Paroled 05/02/2016

New Life Corrections
Western Illinois; 03/2014
Paroled 05/05/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2009 thru 07/2009
Paroled 05/06/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 09/2013
Transferred to Stateville work release 05/06/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 02/2016


New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2012
Discharged 05/03/2016

Ministry Partners

Sycamore Baptist @ DeKalb County Jail

Todd - Pray for the peace of God to come upon all the believers here in Jail.

Tyler - Pray that I can remember to exercise acceptance of life as it is, that I can remain in a place of serenity. I'm also seeking God to be perfected in love and I know this will mean great adversity which I don't like. Pray that as God puts me to the fire that my eyes will stay on him. Thank you.

Walter - Pray for everybody here to have a peaceful mind and have the knowledge to become closer to God and for our sins to be removed and cast in the deep sea and just for blessings and for us to be covered in the blood of Christ and pray for our families.

Andre - For more of my mind to be renewed into the spirit of Christ for my own sake and well as my children.

Chris - Pray for me in my family do have strength and peace of mind.

Henry - My prayer request is for nonbelievers that the Lord will find a way for the Lord to touch their hearts so they can find the Lord and follow him. I pray for other believers so that the Lord can keep polishing our spiritual armor because it is an everyday struggle. I pray for my lawyer that the Lord will shine some light in my case and will guide him. Thank you and God bless.

Tad - Pray for my wife to continue to have peace and her worry to go away! For my kids to continue to be safe and for my wife to be united with them as soon as she should!!

Jeremiah - I need prayer for my judge Robin Stuckert to have an open mind about my case. For my public defender Tom McCollough to have my interest in the forefront of his mind. I need help to get closer to God by staying close to him. Pray for my friend Chris to return to You and stay sober.

Kevin - I need prayer for my wife Diana to help her off her drug habit and for my family, daughter, sister, etc. To help them through difficulties in their lives and for everyone in jail to make it through this tough time. Thanks be to the Lord.

Gary - Boldness and wisdom to share the gospel. Justice for children which have been denied their father unlawfully their father 5 years now restored. Pray God is their father in my absence and His timing for quick resolution.

Rich - Please give thanks for God's blessings. That He will come into my children's lives. Please pray for humility and forbearance. For my mom's recovery from a current surgery. Please pray that He has mercy on me and my fellow inmates.

Andrew - Please pray for peace and well-being among our families. Please give us strength and hope for things to come and that His will be done. Amen, thank you.