Nearing the end of another term, two more weeks.

A personal prayer request on behalf three students, Brian, Robert, and Paul. All three are in the afternoon discipleship class.

Brian, I believe is already a believer after spending about 15 minutes with him Friday and hearing his desire to grow in the knowledge of God's Word. He stated several times while I was sitting with him, "I have two years here and while I'm here I really want to know and understand all of this..." referring to his Reformation Study Bible.

Robert, who I don't believe is a believer, has also expressed a strong desire to know God's Word. He also was given a Reformation Study Bible and has been asking questions of clarification related to the Gospel. I think one struggle he has is his fiance recently died and he is quite certain she was not saved.

Paul, who I also believe is not a believerPaul was a student 03/2012 thru 07/2013, was paroled but re-offended and upon his return to Sheridan re-enrolled into SOCPM discipleship classes. This time around he has begun to show a stronger interest in knowing God's Word and expressed sincere thanks for the Reformation Bible he was given Friday.

Please pray for all the students, but specifically pray God would draw all three of these men closer to Himself and a clear understanding and need of the Gospel in their journey to salvation and or sanctification.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: The Parables of Jesus

Dixon Correctional Center

Wesley - pray for my buddy to get the materials I sent him and he can come to know Christ Jesus as his savior, his name is Ricky. Thank you. Pray for my uncle and aunt that he would come to know Christ and Jesus and my aunt would be a better person for Christ Jesus and would be able to take time to go to church and take her husband and they would grow stronger for the Lord.

James - My name is James and me and my girlfriend Kayla need prayer because we are having a hard time communicating. Thank you for your help.

Jeff - Please pray God's will is for me to be at Masters Touch Program at Wayside Cross in Aurora. That God would heal and restore our relationship between my wife, children and family. Thank you.

Douglas - Pray for the storm people down in Jacksonville, Florida and the ones that are in Texas that they will all stay enormously strong and pray for Scott's son and his wife.

Adam - Pray for my kids and family while I'm away keep them safe. Pray for any brothers going home soon, that they keep safe and stay in the Word. Pray for Scott's family especially Cameron. May he get the help he needs and allow the Lord into his heart as well. In Jesus name, amen.

No name - Pray for all the volunteers at Dixon C.C. that they and their families are blessed with prosperity and good health.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Rob - Pray for me, I need to learn how to become more forgiving. I would like for my heart to become softened, that I'll become truly humble. I need wisdom - the ability to retain what I am learning.

Robert - Pray for me please good God works and need to keep me focused.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

No name - First off it bad enough I'm incarcerated and I really spend a lot of time worrying about my wife Nakisha finding a job it's been over a year now with no job and I hope and pray she finds a job, also I pray for myself to grow better in the Bible and also I pray for my kids do well in school.

Michael F. - Hello how are you doing, my name is Michael, I've been alright. I need help to get through this hard times. Can u please pray for me that I make it through this. Sometimes it be hard for me, I just want to go home soon. Thank you and can you pray for me that I see my family soon. Thanks, God bless you so much.

Nathaniel - Please pray for my father. If you remember my father is battling cancer. Thank you for the prayers so far his affection is gone but now he is fighting kidney failure. One kidney has shutdown and now has a port going from his kidney to his bladder. He still has two more rounds of chemo left. His name is Bill Junior. Thank you and god bless you all.

Bruce - God first I would like to praise you and give you the honor. And dad keep blessing these men and their families and God please bring me in my wife and children back in contact with the relationship and bond with your will God you know my heart, God I need to get back home sooner to support my family in time of depression. I do know it's you're Time. Amen. Also got I pray that you bless Scott with his health.

No name - I pray for a better day, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who the head of my life, my mother/father sister/brother, uncle/aunt/cousins/nephews/niece, friends. I pray for the world, chaplains, warden, COs, staff, supervisor, inmates, everyone inside these walls and outside walls, I pray the Lord keep watch over my family, see that I go home when He's ready to release me to the outside world, I pray for the choice the people who's going home soon, I pray they stay connected to You and continue to guide them in life's struggles, I pray for the teachers, cellies, housing units, I pray that everyone see how God is good, I pray for the hurricane, I pray for Texas, Florida and everywhere that's need pray. Thank you.

No name - I pray for the discipleship class. I pray for chaplain Scott, his family, son Cameron continue to bless his him physically and financially. Let our light shine in our hearts to help others and tell them I wonder of God. Thank you.

James - I am writing to ask for prayers for my son's mothers Jennifer and Kourtney that they are in good health and well and that they will come to Jesus. Also, prayers for my boys Bentley and Nathan that they are healthy and behaving and respecting their mothers. Thank you.

Derrick - Please pray for every man in Sheridan and their family. Please pray for Scott and his family. Please pray for my kids and their mothers. Please pray for my family. Please pray that my wife Erin is still in love with me and still want to married me and let Brandon be my son. Pray that I love more. Thank you.

No name - Pray that I will stay the path that Jesus has called me to and that He will keep me from sin.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Father

Dixon Correctional Center

Ron - Sister get information I need for parole. Mom's health. Problem at work. I'm having trouble memorizing Ephesians. Pray I get it.

Aaron - to be a better man and father for my kids.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Sheridan Correctional Center

Noel -  I need you to pray for me and my family. God I ask you to please help me keep my mind and heart in the right direction. Please watch over my grandma and keep her healthy and safe.

Toby - Please pray that God will give me wisdom concerning where I'll be going to live upon release in January 2018. Pray that God will conform me continually to the image of Christ that I might love and serve my family.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2017 thru 02/2017  
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 09/2017  
Paroled 09/11/2017  

New Life Corrections
Danville; 07/2012
Discharged 09/11/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 09/2014
Discharged 09/11/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 12/2016
Paroled 09/12/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2015 thru 01/2016
Paroled 09/12/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 09/2017
Paroled 09/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 09/2017
Paroled 09/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; Worker in building C3 (setting up tables and chairs for classes)
Discharged 09/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 12/2013
Paroled 09/14/2017

New Life Corrections
Illinois River; 01/2013
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 03/2013
Discharged 09/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 05/2015
Admitted to R&CC Stateville 09/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Discharged 09/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Paroled 09/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2012 thru 01/2013
Discharged 09/15/2017

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 09/2017 thru 09/2017
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 09/2017 thru 09/2017
Paroled 09/15/2017

Ministry Partners

Wesley Ministries @ Illinois River Correctional Center

Roger - Please pray for all inmates and my family whom I love.

No name - Pray for the people of Florida and Texas for effects of hurricanes.

No name - For all city and states effected by floods, wind damage resulting power outages across southern U.S.A. In Jesus name.

No name - Please Lord keep me humble and from falling into foolishness or pride,protect my loved ones. Thank you.

No name - For the lost people of our nation.

Charnell - For my family who live in Tampa,FL. for safety and for God's provision in the

clean up.

No name - On Sept 25, my x and I have been apart for 8 yrs, it's been very hard and I miss my family desperately, and of course our children.