It was a wrap of the final term for 2018 with the conclusion of last night's class, the 127th SOCPM class. The most notable of the final term is 28 students paroled and about another six are scheduled to parole before the start of the next term of classes January 16th.

As usual with the break, I'll send alumni prayers.

But most of all I want to thank you for your continued prayer support.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - Studying, Interpreting, & Trusting the Bible

Dixon Correctional Center

George - Prayers that our heavenly Father will be done in my homesite search, that our new temp chaplain will continue doing godly work. Grace and mercy to all here at Dixon C. C.

Jesus - I have been in Dixon for five years. January I will submit a clemency petition to ask the governor to commute the remainder of my sentence eight and a half years or released on electronic monitoring. The hearing will be held in April with the prisoner review board which will then give their recommendation to the governor. I asked that you, please keep the petition, the review board, and the incoming governor in your prayers. Thank you. God bless you! Have a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.

Wes - Pray for the ones going home and that have gone home. Pray that they will stay with God and continue to grow with Him amazingly and help lead others to Christ.

A. C. - Heavenly Father, thank you for this day, Your Son Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross for us. Please bless Scott and his family and keep them safe in his travels. Bless my family and friends, wife, and children. May they be filled with love, joy, and grace. In Jesus name, amen!

Bruce - Glorious Father God, our Holy Spirit runs in our hearts each and every day, noon and night. Your Word lives in us so that we can become stronger men. And better men who will drive demonic spirits that roam in faithful men of ours, and that we will release our faithful brothers back into Your heart and we shall keep them completely holy with us, so we are all can be faithful and seasoned with salt, Lord, we love You wholeheartedly, completely and joyful. Thank you, Lord, for another day.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Jason - Prayers for my mother she is (was) going in for a blood transfusion today. Prayer for my father he is going through heart problems and today had hernia surgery.

John - Please pray for my health, my family's health and that I may and be blessed with all of my affairs.

Gregory - Prayer for my family and friends and children and myself.

William - I would like to pray for my family for me to get 85% good-time.

John - Help me walk out these gates a free man both physically and spiritually and with a purpose in life.

Jeffrey Ray - I pray with sister Roberta and brother Scott along with all of those who are in prayer for the men in prison at Sheridan. We ask the Lord Jesus to open up the hearts of men so that they may know the Lord Jesus and be saved by faith in knowing Jesus lay down His life for us all to be saved. Lord as you have blessed me to do Your will as I speak to the men as a peer educator around the prison I pray that the men and staff and the administration hear Your Word as their ears be opened and they see Your love as their eyes be opened. Lord I am your faithful servant and I do your Will so that others can understand who will deliver them. I pray in Your Son’s holy name of Jesus, amen amen amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Frank - I need prayer for anxiety, anxiousness, headaches, frustration, I need help recognizing being tempted and tested. I need help becoming a better husband and father, son and brother, a better man overall. I need prayer letting go of my sinful ways and giving God all the glory. I need peace, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom I need prayer on making better decisions. Thank you very much.

Aaron - I need prayers for understanding and acceptanceGod's will in my life. I also want prayers for relief of my loneliness and good health for my mother.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

Thomas - Pray for peace on earth and goodwill to all men; pray for the Lord to provide us laborers for this plentiful harvest; pray for Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries and Scott plus family; also, prayer for the McCall and Smith family health, love, peace, and joy this Christmas

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Frank - I would like prayer for my mother health, my grandmother and her strength, my brothers and guidance for my kids. Comfort my wife, her kids, and family. Help us to become His sons and daughters. Get closer to Him. Help us to be obedience to His Word and Will. Show us what He wants us to do to help us and help us find our purpose here on earth. Help me be a better man and my wife a better woman, father and mother overall. Help us seek the Kingdom.

Allen - I would like for you to pray for all of us who are incarcerated. And our families as well as restrengthening our relationship with our families, girlfriends, fiancés, and wives. Add our children as well, and you may you pray for the sick, healthy, poor, rich as well as our enemies. And that the good Lord keeps us criminal minded free and out of trouble. Amen!

Dwayne - Can you pray for my family, friends, kids. Thank you for waking me up this morning. Pray You to be by my side every step of my way Lord don't give up on me because I won't give up You. Blessings.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Byrant - Heavenly Father, Lord, God of Israel my prayers are going to come to You about patience and strength. I am at the stage of my life where I have an understanding of who You are Abba. Guide Father and I look forward to Your wisdom. Father enjoy your holidays and thank you, Father God, I will enjoy mine. Amen.

John - I would like to ask for prayer for my loved ones and me and that You Lord God take hold of my life and touch my parole agent’s heart to go out and see my site and approve it. Thank you.

Nicholas - I would like to ask that prayers go out for my family and me to stay safe and that my child Nova and her mother Hayley come see me soon and that we start talking again. Thank you. Amen.

Alex - Just want some prayer for the mother of my kids Melanie in hoping that she is healthy and doing okay. Prayer for her and her boyfriend Willie that they're happy and that their relationship is going well. Hope Wilie's family is doing alright in every way. Also, a prayer that the mother of my kids, Melanie, find some peace and forgiveness in her heart towards me so that we can have an agreement towards each other for the sake of our sons. Also, prayer for myself that I keep focus and stay on track with hope and faith. Also, that I keep continuing to do God’s will continue to make Him happy and try to honor Him with everything that I do! God bless. Amen.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2013
Discharged 12/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Sheridan; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 12/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2013 thru 05/2013
Discharged 12/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 08/2015 thru 12/2015
Transferred Sheridan 12/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 11/2016
Discharged 12/19/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 07/2013 thru 08/2013
Transferred Peoria ATC 12/19/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Discharged 12/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Discharged 12/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 03/2017
Admitted R&CC Stateville NRC 12/21/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 12/2018
Paroled 12/21/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 06/2018
Paroled 12/21/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2014 thru 07/2014
Transferred Western Illinois 12/21/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 12/2017
Paroled 12/21/2018

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

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