I forgot to mention last week that after 31 classes and the issuing of 435 certificates SOCPM concluded, at least for now, the last scheduled Renewing Fatherhood class based on the curriculum Inside Out Dad Christian course. 

On April 12th Dixon will begin the Malachi Dads program which SOCPM started last December at Sheridan and thus far has been very well received. Per the Chaplin's assistant, 40 men have enrolled for the Malachi Dads class at Dixon.

SOCPM after much prayer decided to make the switch to the Malachi Dads curriculum that gives more focus on the Gospel and marriage and retains a strong focus on fatherhood. The amount of Scripture exceeds the amount of Scripture in Inside Out Dad Christian by far.

Please pray that God will use Malachi Dads, transform these fathers to be the fathers God created them to be.

To Him be the glory

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Sermon on the Mount

Dixon Correctional Center

Chad - Pray for the desire to know God's will for my life and the ability to follow through. Pray for mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Wait for God's mercy, grace and love.

George - Pray for Calvin and destiny that they may come to Jesus as a living sacrifice that they may be changed. Free from drug addiction. I pray that the "world" will be drug-free!

Manuel & Angel - Can you please pray for my current relationship with my girlfriend. She's also a Christian and I just ask that you pray for the guidance of the Lord through our life. Thank you, God bless you.

Randy - Scott's and Michelle's health. My family's salvation. Other inmates to find peace through Christ Jesus.

Tyrone - I will love a prayer to be sent to the heavens to pray that me and Andrea relationship get better and keep growing, pray that her health gets better as time goes on, pray that my kids grow to respect people and slow to get anger. Plus come and grow to bee gentlemen, help them find the Lord see Him and find their purpose when they become wiser as they grow up. Thank you.

Rafael - My prayer request is to be approved for release for permanent party work-release, so I could be with my son, Christian, take care of my grandmother, Lucia, and resume doing the Lords work as a mentor and head coach for baseball.

Bruce - I thank you Father for another gifted day. I pray for more awareness, that the law makers will work on the penal system, or education classes. Reading and all levels of teachable for the large volume of mens and womans locked up ????  better their coping skills more living better, and, better aftercare of leaving here. That the justice system, come to terms of helping instead of warehousing. And, better mental health for those who need mental health help instead of warehousing them. Most of all I pray for your love for me Lord Jesus.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Corinthian - Pray request for patience and help to stay strong fighting the feeling of depression. Pray for my family's health and God's grace and mercy to cover everyone. Pray for the strength of my mother, father and children to keep holding on to God's unchanging hand.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Joseph - I would like to pray for my son Peyton and that he continued to be strong every day. He was born with cerebral palsy. I wish God would invite himself into my son's life also pray for my family and everyone in Sheridan prison to get home safely to family. God bless.

Julio - Please pray for my sins. I also would like to send a special prayer for those 12 people from church who died in a car crash in Texas. May God have them in his presence and glory and for their families. Thank you. God bless amen. Hallelujah.

No name - I ask for for prayer over Sheridan correctional facility and all the inmates, staff and officers and all their families. Thank you and God bless.

No name - Pray for the city of Chicago and the four young men who got shot and killed on Thursday 30th. Ask God touch the lost ones in this world with grace and mercy. to remove Satan's army that is tearing this apart. I rebuked Satan in the mighty name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!!!

Brandon - I ask you to pray for my family and Brandon on his path towards freedom. Being able to go to St. Leonard's Ministries to start my new path of glory and success in life. And being able to get a job and stay sober. To live my life as my Father wants me to. Thank you and God bless you

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Psalm 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Class is scheduled to begin April 12th

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Ryan - please pray to keep my family and loved ones and I healthy and strong and bring me home to that so we can spend the rest of our lives together as a happy loving family, happily ever after.

Michael - Pray for me that I can be a godly and loving father to my daughter that I haven't seen since she was born and we can grow closer together and pray for me that I can open my mind to God's Word and understand it.

Lamont - Please say a prayer for my family and I that we may continue to remain in good health along with all things going well for us and it is God's will I make it home this year. Thank you and God bless.

Andre - Pray for Lionel he sick also for world peace.

Anthony - I ask that you pray for my safety and guidance. For family to have strong bond. For all my family to love the Lord and for all the men at Sheridan C. C.

James - Please give me the ability to have an understanding in the Bible as I read. Also Father please put in Jenny's heart to one day allow me to reunite with my son, Nathan. Please keep my boys behaving and learning prayer.

Shaquille - I want ask can you pray for my well-being and that God strengthened me mentally so that I can make good decisions in all situations I am faced with and give me the strength to make my want for peace override my pride and that Jesus can give me wisdom so I will know better.

Keith - I would like to thank you for taking time outta your life to pray for us. Can you continue to pray for my loved ones and myself during these times. Can you also say a prayer for God to send me to where He need me to be upon my release in Jesus name we pray. amen!

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 03/2015
Discharged 03/27/2017

New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2016
Paroled 03/27/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2012 thru 05/2012
Discharged 03/27/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 02/2016

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Transferred 03/29/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 07/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville  03/30/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 10/2015
Paroled 03/31/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 08/2016
Paroled 03/31/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2017 thru 02/2017
Paroled 03/31/2017

New Life Corrections
Robinson; 10/2011
Discharged 03/31/2017

Ministry Partners

Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

No name - Please pray for Keith and his family, he has stage 3 colon cancer.

No name - Pray for my wife who is on dialysis to remain strong and be in Christ.

No name - For Ms Westfall, she been given 6 months to live, she has cancer.

No name - For cell reassignment and that I seek God's direction.God blessing to you

No name - For our nation in turmoil and for those who are sick. For my transfer and my family.

Brice - For answered prayer, I had not spoken to my family for a while as adapting to prison isn't easy but am doing OK with the sentence I've been given andI thank God for His hand of protection and whether to go to Kewanee life skills program. Thanks & God bless

No name - Pray for my family, that their love not grow cold. God's word doesn't come back void. power in prayer and strength in unity. pray for those lost in my family.I lift up our staff to Jesus.

No name - Please pray for my nephew who's in a coma since 2015, for our president, for our nation.

Jalance - For my family and myself, especially grand mother's heart, also my oldest son, for a parole site. that I keep my eye on the prize of Christ love.