Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:1-6

I felt like a kid going to his first day in school Friday as I said good-bye to Michelle leaving for my return to Sheridan. It was a joy to see returning students and new students. It was a blessed day indeed.

There was a sad note as well though. Julio, an SOCPM student since February 2015 and scheduled for parole July 25th, this year, informed me he has liver cancer. It is apparently terminal though the doctors have said anywhere from 3 months or more. I was able to spend a short time with Julio, confirming his faith in the Gospel. Please be certain to lift Julio in prayer.  

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Parables of Jesus

Dixon Correctional Center

Class is scheduled to begin July 12th, 2017

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

William - I have court on July 24, 2017. for time reduction, pray that I get what I'm asking for and that the Lord will be with me on July 24, 2017.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael F. - Can you pray for me that I get out sooner than my out date, I have to get home back to my wife and son. Thank you God bless you.

Michael S. - Would like for you to pray for my mother Jane, she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease last month, she struggling with her walking and shortness of breath, I pray to God to make her hole again, and I know with the help of your prayers, that God will hear us and he will make her whole again, because I know I can't do it alone. Sincerely.

Julio - Please pray for me Julio for my health to get better and to the Lord thy God. That the Father I love and honor forgive me for my sins. I'm guilty of every single one. I confessed that before you. I hope and pray that if I have to depart this world that I'll be in heaven and get to be with the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ. Such an honor. God bless, amen.

Derrick - Please pray for me and that when I read the Bible that I get more understand of the Bible. Please pray for my wife Erin and my kids, pray that my wife and son is okay and that my wife and son is reading the Bible and praying to Jesus Christ. My mother and father and brothers and sisters is okay. Please pray for every man and their family in Sheridan and pray for Scott and his family as well. Amen.

James - I would like to pray for the well-being of my father, James, and his wife, Martha, and ask God to watch over them and their health. I would like to get release from prison and be an important part of their lives.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Dixon Correctional Center

Class is scheduled to begin July 12th, 2017

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center

Noel - I ask you to pray for my grandmother who is in and out of the hospital. Borderline, having strokes, and needs to get surgery!

Shaquille - My name is Shaquille will you please pray that God give me strength when I am feeling weak and pray that he help me forgive those that have hurt me and help me accept and move forward with my life with no vengeance. Thank you have a bless day.

Marcel - My prayer request is that I become a better dad.

Paul - Please pray for our Lord send me strength to have more faith and patience, to help me be the godly man I was born to be. Please touch the hearts of IDOC to bless me with "good time" to be reunited with my granddaughter "Kianna" she misses her grandpa and I her so much!! To also be the godly father, brother, uncle etc. to my family. Thank you God bless.

Nate - Please pray for my father, Bill. He is currently fighting testicular cancer that has spread to his bloodstream and lymph nodes. His next appointment is July 19th when he'll find out if he needs further surgery and chemo or had a 50-50 chance that cancer will spread everywhere in six months. This is who's caring for my son, Austin, so please pray for him also.

No name - I want to pray for all of the dads in the Malachi Dads class, for Pastor Scott, and for all our families and loved ones. In Jesus name. Amen.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 12/2013 thru 01/2014
Discharged 07/05/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 07/2015
Transferred to Lawrence 07/05/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2012 thru 02/2013
Transferred to Menard 07/05/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 10/2016
Transferred to Illinois River 07/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 06/2014
Discharged 07/07/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Paroled 07/07/2017