As always it was a joy and a tremendous personal encouragement returning the first week.

However, because circumstances prevented the Malachi Dad 'The Heart of a Man' books being delivered to the Chaplain's office and more than half of the Sheridan Malachi Dad books 'Family Restoration' were back ordered resulting in limiting all three Malachi Dad classes to a welcome back talk of rules and policies. But that in return led to an opportunity of sharing an in-depth presentation of the Gospel.

The same welcome back talk also resulted in an in-depth presentation of the Gospel. So except for Dixon Discipleship, all classes were almost all Gospel.

Bottom line there was some sincere God glorifying dialogue all around.

One sad note, Phil Meyers, a person who I did prison ministry for a few years in Pontiac doing cell by cell and most recently in DeKalb County Jail died. A current student of mine at Sheridan who I first met in DeKalb Cty informed me that Phil was found dead in his home this past July after not showing up on his Sunday serving in DeKalb. Phil was genuinely passionate in his love for prison ministry, and a love for those God called him to serve. He will be greatly missed in DeKalb County.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Studying, Interpreting, & Trusting the Bible

Dixon Correctional Center

George - I am being paroled 02/22/19. I pray that I will be paroled to my house and wife. That is my daily prayer. I'm a sex offender. The house is paid for. Thanks be to God!

Wesley - can you pray for me to get some things to share with my mom and dad on my visit to help me with that thank you

No name - pray for our volunteers to come to Dixon C. C. to help us in our religion growth in school (G.E.D.) in for our chaplain.

No name - On (23) September (18) baby: daughter of William and Keely was born, a healthy beautiful blessing from God; Please, pray for this new family to raise her a godly manner and have CPS worker stand down on a frivolous cause; may are heavily father bless us all! Thanks and praise God!

Aaron - I have a need for prayer request in my extra curricular Associates Degree Program, that I will stay afire on The Holy Spirit in my studies. That I allow the Lord with his knowledge and wisdom. That I will faithfully pass/ teach in His will be dedicated to his kingdom. I always need prayer for my children Arilynnn and Avram, and their well-being out of state away from family. And my dad's mental faculties are slipping, slowly, but... Pray for my mom to be able to hang on until I get home.

Randy - Nephew, deployed to Afghanistan, brother reconciliation, loss of a cousin, guidance from the Holy Spirit daily, Bob Stevens surgery for hip replacement soon.

A. C. - I come to you with thankfulness for life and your gift of love and forgiveness for your son Jesus. Please be with my daughter Jenna and protector her from the devil's reach. Comfort her with Your love, with Your Word, and through Your sheep that surround her. Help my wife and I to guide Jenna with Your word and with Your love too. Help her come closer to You to see that mand and love her just how she is. In Jesus name Amen.

Ron - My mom's health, she is on oxygen and has emphysema. Scotty's mother, she is dying. Pray that Scotty makes it home in November 2019 before she passes. A friend's daughter is going through some things right now and needs prayer. Pray, I get a job when I get home.

Juan - Can you please pray for me that I may overcome a life of laziness. I would love to become that man that God created me to be. Can you also pay for me that I can develop a healthy prayer life so I can enjoy a relationship with my Creator?

Zale - Can you please pray for my marriage. I've been with my wife going on for 31 years, and she is an amazing woman of God. That we live in a way that is pleasing to God. Also for our five children Erica 30 years, Jacob 22, Jasmine 20, Ethan 12 years old and Kiley 7 years old. Pray that our Lord will continue to cover them and use them in a mighty way. And my case in court that I will favor and receive a new judge to rehear my case and find God's mercy and grace and be home soon after. Thank you for your prayers.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

No name - God, please give me health. Please pray for me to get into welding. Please watch over my family.

Ronald - Please pray for my mom and aunt Patty's health that God keeps them and heals them and my boldness in witnessing to others and serving Him.

Paul - Prayer of thanks and blessings for my wife, children, family, friends, and enemies. Pay for Scott and his family and son Cameron. Thank you, heavenly father, for your mercy and grace.

Jason - I need prayers for God's guidance on a life-changing decision of where to go when I must MSR (parole) in two months. And also bless the decision.

Jeffrey Ray - I am thankful to serve my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross for all our sins and then rose up and out of the grave and was resurrected from death. My faith in our Lord Jesus is alive and well as I am living to do the will of the Lord and boast on the Lord who strengthens me. Mike thanks for salvation first to do works for the Lord, second as my light shines bright for our Lord Jesus. Thank you, Lord to praise you and give you glory every day. The Lord follow every one of us worthy when We are not worthy, and we are thankful. This prayer is shared with all of you. In Jesus name Amen.

Max - pray for right context to open up DeKalb/ Sycamore/Sycamore Illinois for me to get involved.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Hello, how are you doing, first I want to say thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael. Can you please pray for my family. Also, can you please pray for my kids. Also, pray I can get out and do good and stay focused on doing good. Thank you so much, God, bless you your family. Also, please pray for the building I'm living in C-26 in Sheridan Correctional Center. Thanks.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing first I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I could get out of this place find me a great job and apartment. Please thank you so much. God bless you and your family.

James & Angelina (wife) - I need prayer for the Hopkins and Harding families. For us to be able to come together as a family in my wife and I can stay faithful loyal, loving each other loving each other in our marriage, also, to get my drivers license and get a job that I can support my family on.

Jacques -Pray for me that they (Cook County) drops the case I'm going to court for 10/ 4/18. In Jesus name.

James - I ask for prayer for Sheridan that the warden, officers, and inmates be more loving to each other. Better care, healthcare, food, commissary, clothing, boots, heat, air conditioner.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Burkett - Dear brothers I'm asking for prayer directions, insight, Father I'm seeking prayer that I may become more involved in Your Word. Please pray that I can comprehend the teachings of the Word. Please pray that I accomplish my goals in school. Pray for my kids, and my family. Present God changes this broken situation between myself and Mike child's mom. Please pray that I learn to forgive wholeheartedly. I pray that God removes all the anger And bitterness from my life. Please just pray that God changes me changes my heart. Thank you.

Cordell - Pray for me so when I come home, I will not come back to jail so I can be the father I need to be for my kids and being the son and brother I need to be without the streets in my life.

James - For me to see my three boys and hopefully be a part of their lives to become a better father figure to them.

Cordell - Please pray for me to pass my school test and for me to see my son and please pray for my uncle to come home from the feds.

Bob - Please pray for the health of Grannie Loretto. As well, pray for the strength for me to follow the path of my higher power rather than my own selfish self-will.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Bryant - dear Abba, I humbly ask for your guidance. My ways have not been the ways you would like for my life. With my growth, slowly but surely, I am getting a better picture of how and why you should be first in my life. A trusted journey ahead and I'm sure you will have more in store for me in my future.

William - I pray that God continues to work on me once released. I pray that everything goes accordingly with my support system, that were holding my outside world together. I pray that they have kept there were. I also pray that Scott and my family are continually covered in gods hands. Amen.

Gregory - Prayer for my family and friends and my kids. Also, day and night I lay down in wake pray for people that coming and going and also for my big bro Gregory and his family Gregory and his family. Just keep our family in a prayer of God's hands. Thank you.

No name - pray that the Lord God Almighty uses me to advance his Kingdom. Pray that Jesus strengthens my resolve in apologetic goal situations. Pray that the Lord presents me with a godly wife that loves God as much or more than me. Pray God allows me to raise confident children that love the Lord. Praise the Lord blesses my parole site that they may be accepting of me and that I might progress in the services presented there. Pray the Lord blesses me with a good church home and that I may be used to edify the church and give God glory.

Louis - I'm requesting prayer for my family for the brothers and sisters the faith that they grow in Christ. I also request prayer God desires become my desires, and that I grow spiritually. Thank you. God bless.

Clayton - Asking prayer for God to continue to find his way in my heart, my kid's mother, Kelsey's heart and kids Carson's and Lilly's heart. Work miracles in our lives and reunite us as one unit and heal our relationships make us whole. Continue to give me courage strength and wisdom to fight addiction.

John - I would like to pray for my family and my friends. Also, I ask that this class be blessed in that I go home to my family a better man.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 06/2015
Transferred Menard 09/25/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Discharged 09/26/2018

New Life Corrections
Lawrence; 08/2013
Transferred Lincoln 09/26/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Discharged 09/26/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 05/2015
Discharged 09/26/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Transferred Sheridan 09/26/2018

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 02/2013
Discharged 09/27/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 09/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 09/27/2018

New Life Corrections
Western Illinois; 03/2013
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2017 thru 09/2017
Admitted Stateville R&CC 09/27/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2011 thru 09/2012
Transferred Illinois River 09/27/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 08/2018
Paroled 09/28/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 08/2018
Paroled 09/28/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 07/2017
Admitted Stateville R&CC 09/28/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 09/2017
Discharged 09/28/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

Ronnie - For my appeal and my family and my uncle's death.

No name - For a breakthrough in my faith so that God can help me focus

on His will

No name - For my wife's health.

No name - For everyone's family.

Harry - My family.

No name - For all inmates, my family and my walk w/Jesus.

James - For my daughter and her husband for their child on the way.

Brandon - For my fiance' court date.

Dwayne - For my family and my son.

Curtis - For Mrs. Downing's granddaughter that she makes better decisions.

Steven - Please pray for God to show me a way to work a job here in the prisons. That our family be restored, for my victims family, for my cellmate to accept Jesus.

Curtis - Pray for my family and my health.