Spring term 2017 is a wrap! With the bonus programming sessions it was a total of 16 weeks, so the 3-week break, with a 5-day road trip starting Wednesday to Tabel Rock, MO with Michelle and dear friends Ray and LuAnne is a much looked forward to a time of relaxation.

It wasn't bonus programming for the Sheridan Malachi Dads, but rather the completion of The Heart of a Father with the viewing of 'Inmate Challenge' and distribution of 58 certificates.

At Sheridan, it as also a bittersweet goodbye to a couple of longtime students who will be paroling before classes resume on June 8th.

Despite being on the road, I will still send alumni prayers next week.

Until then, thanks for your prayer support


To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

Dixon Correctional Center

Ron - A parole site for myself. My mom's help, she's on oxygen (Ruth) my brother (Dave) comes to Christ and other unsaved relatives. Pray, I talked to the chaplain. Kenny whose going through physical therapy.

Seth - I've been backsliding severely and giving in to sin and also really questioning my faith. For Noe do not be discouraged by the court and to keep his faith strong. My mother Michelle to accept Jesus into her life and give up for a severe addiction to alcohol. One last thing, for the Bible study in housing unit 36 for all the people to grow in an understanding of Scripture.

James - My name is James and could you please pray that I can find a way to lead my family to Christ. Thank you.

Richard - pray for me I am having a problem with depression. Pray for me with an issue of lust and masturbation. Pray for my son and daughter in law and in children they are in bondage to drugs. My mother for her salvation. Need for healing for my heart.

No name - Pray for Cameron Kalas. That he maybe freed from his drug addiction and that his faith and self-control grows stronger.

James - my name is James and could you please pray for me that I transfer someplace I really want to be with options and a chance to get some good time for school for drug unit or fun Industry job. Also, I would like to find a really good church to get to attend. Thank you.

Discipleship: Is Genesis History?

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Paul - I would like prayer for my wife, family and friends, and enemies. Pray for Scott and Scott's family, son Cameron and his Soldiers of Christ ministry. Pray for me for emotional control.

Richard Dean - Please pray for my girlfriend Yvonne, to be clean and sober, happy and ready for me to come home to her. Please call for my mother to become well-healed from her oral surgery, and to acquire proper funding to acquire a new vehicle. Also, please pray that my mother copes well with my paroling to her house in Kansas and stills her heart patiently as I continue my stabilization as I reintegrate into society from prison and better prepare myself to be a mutual help to her being as she has been so patiently helpful for me during my incarceration. Please pray for my family, friends, associates and community to be well and stable.

Jason - I need prayer for my three children in their two mothers. I pray that they don't carry around resentment and hatred but fill their hearts with love, understanding, and forgiveness to the glory of God. Thank you.

Jason - I would like to receive prayer on my doubts and motivation of life in God's word and character. I know God is there, but I still feel alone, so I need prayer to see my gifts and purpose on this earth as in what to do next. Thank you.

Jason - I would like to send a prayer out to my teacher Scott and his family on his time home until he returns on June 8, 2018, blessed wishes for him and his family. I pray God inserts himself into his son's heart give Scott and the family a piece of mine. Thank you.


Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello how are you doing. First I want to thank you for praying for my family and me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can go back home with my family, please. I'm so tired of this I just want to go home by July please thank you God bless you and your family.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing. First I want to thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can go home in July, please. thank you so much. God bless you and your family.

No name - Please pray things will work out for me on my upcoming release. That my shelter is safe and I can acquire necessary sustenance. Also, that my hopes and plans work out without any trouble or complications and I'm also able to reach out to friends, and loved ones and be accepted and I find suitable work with a good wage. Thank you, God bless.

No name - My mother gets some peace from her cancer and that her pain and fear are manageable and quality of life and time is still given to her and that she wants a total peace among the entire family. Thank you, God bless.

No name - Please pray that my loved ones find a way to forgive me for whatever anger that is held towards me. Accept me and reach out to me (Crystal, Brandie). Let them let me attempt to make amends, find out what I've done to upset/hurt them in any way. Thank you, bless you.

Steve - Dear God, I pray for your continued guidance in studying theology and learning to live as a Christian. Also guide me in my thoughts, actions and the use of my words. I pray for the health and safety of my family, friends all the inmates here at Sheridan. For Scott's son Cameron, Calsey and Tracey to overcome their addictions. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Javonte - Can you pray that I may receive my school good-time. Pray that God will help me stay focused on Him and not to be distracted. Thank you. Also pray for Jacqueline Phillips.

Sir - Pray that the Lord blesses me in my endeavors to use my gifts to glorify him. Pray that the Lord protect my family and reconciles them to me at His appointed time. Pray intercession for the Holy communion of saints that preach and teach the Gospel to become comforted, guarded and filled. 

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Dixon Correctional Center

A. C. - Thank you, Lord, for this day. I pray that You are with Scott and his family. May you help them with their needs. Being with my wife and kids while I am away. I want to thank you for the opportunities to get my sentence reduction and a chance to get my appeal in try again since they denied me. I ask that you use me where you need me to be a beacon for your Word to others. In Jesus name Amen.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Jason - I need prayers on the fears and struggles I am going to face when I leave in July. Honestly, through my walk, I still have some resentment, disappointment, and betrayal I am carrying and want to keep the strength to keep a godly character and choices as I face these trials face to face. Thank you period

Jason - I need prayers for reconnection to my two daughters and my son in a healthy manner.

Jason - I could use prayers also to open my family's hearts and understanding and also allow their hearts to be filled with godly love and not hate and deceitfulness. Thank you. 

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Derrick - God, keep us safe and bless my wife that she stay strong and help me to stay strong and do what I need to do to go home and stay out of prison. Amen.

Robert - Pray for my health and Grannie Loretta. I challenge/have difficulty with turning my will over to my higher power. Pray for a spiritual awakening.

Dimitrious - I would like prayer for my family and me to stay close and happy. Pray that I keep God first in my life to keep me focused on him to stay free with my family and I am going home couple days in my home is not approved yet, so I need prayer that it gets approved.

SOCPM Alumni

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 12/2014
Discharged 05/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 01/2018 thru 03/2018
Transferred Danville 05/07/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Stateville R&CC; 01/2018
Transferred Vienna 05/09/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2016 thru 08/2016
Paroled 05/10/2018

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 02/2013
Paroled 05/10/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 01/2015
Paroled  05/10/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled Dixon 05/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 10/2014 thru 10/2014
Admitted R&CC Graham 05/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 12/2016 thru 03/2017
Paroled 05/11/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Paroled 05/11/2018

Ministry Partners New Life Corrections

New Life Corrections

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request received from ministry partner.

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer request received from ministry partner.