An uneventful week until an e-mail Friday of the death of Carlos at the age of 20. He was killed in a shooting related to gang violence. His killing was in retaliation of his beating up another gang member. An ugly reminder of the culture may of SOCPM students return to.

I've had several former students die for one reason or another but this one is hard, but it only reinforces to me the need for prison ministry. 

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Sermon on the Mount

Dixon Correctional Center

Class not held, resumes April 12th

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Joshua - Will you please pray for my ongoing legal issues that I would like see resolved ASAP. Thanks.

Miguel - I've been having these really bad pains in my mouth ever since I got some fillings put in. Can you please pray to the heavenly Father and ask Him if He can please take this pain away. I know that this is not all that important ?? ???? but I am in serious pain and I don't know what else to do. We pray for me please and thank you. Sincerely.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Brandon - Pray for my family and me and my journey with God. Pray for my two beautiful daughters and their mother that they are safe and protected from Satan and his demons. Pray for Brandon in his walk with God. Keeping him in spiritual communication and meditation with this high power. Help him to read more of the Bible and God helping him understand his gifts that God the Father gave him. Ask you to pray for Brother Hollingsworth. A true believer in Christ, who fell to the temptations of the devil. Pray for him to get back on his spiritual walk with God. Pray for my cellie Morris who leaves next Friday 14th. That he leaves with God's blessings and embraces and does the right thing by not coming back to jail and changing his thoughts and actions. Pray for this world with all the violence, adultery, rapes, etc. Terrorism and war against countries and children getting killed all around the world. Pray for peace and humbleness around the world. I ask you to pray for Sheridan Correctional Center and all the inmates and employees and their families.

Julio - Please send out a special prayer for the forgiveness of my sins. I pray for you as well. I would like for you to pray for our world leaders, that they lead us not into more world war but peace for the homeless, people dying from starvation, as well. Thank you. God bless, (amen) Allelujah.

David - I would like to pray for the strength to forgive myself for my past actions in the ability to happily accept the blessings that God has put in my life.

Derrick - Please pray for Scott and his family. Please pray for every man in Scott's class and their families. Pray for every man and woman in this world. Please pray for my kids and my wife that God the Father walk with them and they be safe. Please pray that I understand the Bible better. Pray for my family, mother and father. Please pray for Erin and Derrick, please. Amen.

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

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

Mike - Pray for me, that I will be united with my long lost daughter and granddaughter. And pray for me that I will be a godly father. Thank you!

Paul - Fellow Christians, please pray for my family and I, that God will strengthen my faith and patience to await His will for me and the power to fulfill it. I asked that He touch hearts of 'Springfield' and bless me with some good time. To be back with my granddaughter Kianna and start my new journey in His will. Thank you and God bless!

Ryan - Please pray for my family and my wife to be and our daughter in keep us strong and get us through these tough times and bring me home to them all. So we can spend our lives together for all eternity as a happy, loving family. I will prove myself to them all that I can stay on the right track from here on out. Thank you sooo much!

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2013 thru 02/2013
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Paroled 04/03/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Admitted to Dixon 04/04/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 12/2014
Paroled 04/04/2017

New Life Corrections
Lawrence; 08/2013
Transferred to Centralia04/05/2017

New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2014
Transferred to Dixon 04/05/2107

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2010 thru 04/2011
Transferred to East Moline04/05/2017

JefferySoldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 03/2017
Paroled 04/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 04/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 02/2016
Discharged 04/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 03/2017
Paroled 04/07/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Paroled 04/07/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 09/2015
Killed 10/11/2017