Another semester draws to a close.

The praises; 91 certificates were issued, including a first, one was given to a correctional officer, Ligonier Ministries gift of 10 copies of genuine leather 'The Reformation Study Bible', Banner of Truth's gift of 85 paperback copies of 'The Sermon on the Mount' by Sinclair Ferguson, Sinclair Ferguson's recording of a personalized video message to SOCPM's discipleship students, the generous gifts of SOCPM partners making it possible for SOCPM to purchase 200 books for students of the Malachi Dads classes, 10 paperback copies of 'The Reformation Study Bible', SOCPM student Randal's blessing from God in overcoming throat cancer, 81% attendance across 6 classes.

The bittersweet; 17 students paroling, sweet in their being paroled, bittersweet in their being missed, including some long time SOCPM students; Harry 05/2015, Terry 08/2015, Randal 01/2016, Anthony 08/2015, Jeffery 05/2016.

I'm certain there were more praises and bittersweets that I'm forgetting but over all a blessed semester.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Sermon on the Mount

Dixon Correctional Center

Rafael - For permanent party work release so I can be with my son, Christian, take care of my grandmother, Lucia, and continue to do the Lord's work being a mentor and head baseball coach at Chicago Hope Christian High School. To God be all the glory! God bless you!

Bruce - Thank you Gather for another gifted, wonderful, joyish day. I love that you love me. Each day I may respond to eh word of righteousness that comes from the Book of Knowledge. It is always a true promise to be alive to fellowship with Scott and the unity of the good men who attend every week. May You richly come into this world and make peace forever.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Paul - Please keep my family and I in your prayers. I'm trying to receive good time from Springfield. Also, I've have had back problems and have been laid up a lot. I ask that please ask our Lord to strengthen my faith, patience and health. Thank you and God bless.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Julio - Please pray for Julio's sins, that he be forgiven. I also would like to send a special prayer request for the baby girl who died in Joliet. She is to be at her funeral today. I pray she is in heaven with Jesus Christ. (amen) Hallelujah. Thank you, God bless.

Mike - I would like to send a prayer out to me Aunt Linda for she lost a husband and, father, grandfather and one of my best uncles. Also for my brother's girlfriend for she lost a sister-in-law. May we find comfort in the Lord. Also for the new babies I have in my family.

Brandon - Please pray for me and my exit journey out of Sheridan. Pray fro my family and my 2 kids and pray for me and my hope and faith in God.

J. Johnson - I once again like to thank you all for your prayers for me and my love one's as I continue to grow in spirit. I ask that you all continue praying for us all. Amen, thank you all, God bless.

Derrick - Please pray for Scott and his family. Please pray for every man in Scott class and their family. Please pray for my kids and my wife. Pray that my wife Erin that she keep loving me as her husband. Please pray that my family be safe. Pray for all the kids and women of Chicago that they be safe.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Psalm 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Randy - Scott's & Michelle's health & surgery, family for salvation, relationship with sons again, family to stay together due to death of parents

Aaron - For my love ones, friends and associates and for my soon to be released date.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center

Michael - I'd like to give praise to the Lord for the blessings He has given me, since I've been here. Also, I would like you to pray for me that I will hear from my daughter because I ahven't heard from her since I been here. Also say a prayer for all those that go home and may find God and don't come back.

Ryan - Please pray for my family and loved ones and for a warm welcome home for me to them all and a wonderful life to come for all eternity with them all.

No name - I just ask for my punks and my beans to be safe and sober. Happy health to know and love God and Jesus with all their heart, mind and soul. Amen.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 07/2013
Discharged 05/01/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 04/2015
Discharged 05/01/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2017 thru 04/2017

DustinSoldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 05/02/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 04/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 05/04/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 05/05/2017