Classes were back in full swing this week with several new students in all the classes, praise God.

Sadly the week ended with great sorrow. I received notice that Thomas a SOCPM student at Sheridan from August 2015 through March 2016 was deceased. As I can best recall Thomas was either very young in his Christian walk or was seeking. I pray the former but if the latter I pray he did indeed come to know Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Developing Christian Character

Dixon Correctional Center

Wes - Pray for the victims of the Walmart shooting and the church shooting and their family and the shooters.

George - that I will slow down in hear the words of the Lord!! Bless the discipleship Bible class.

Adam - Pray for all the men being released and not being released from Dixon. We stay close to God in His word to grow stronger in our journeys. Pray for Scott and his son, may their relationship grow stronger each day. Pray for this country, may God help us and bring unity and love back to the world as it once was. God bless us all. In Jesus name, Amen.

Bruce - heavenly father God, the sun in the Holy Spirit all of which lives in me. I pray that Scott and his wife and son become closer. I also pray that each man here in Dixon receive the blessings of release from here so that they can be reconnected with the families and loved ones. And for those that still have much time, I pray that they come closer to the Father and they too will be released, for a betterment of helping others. And know that their lives will be no more of evil, and love flows all the way through and through them. And no evil in them. Amen.

Seth - Please pray that the world will come to know Jesus and also my grandpa (Gary) who is having open heart surgery on November 16.

William - please pray for my mother get her testicles well. Thank you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Brian - prayer for strength and encourage courage to study more in prayer.

Erick - I would like to pray for every child living without their fathers and mothers. That they don't think that their father or mother has forgotten them or don't love them. That they don't feel as though they don't matter to that parent especially to my two young children that look to their father so they can tell him about their day and how they are doing. I pray to send their love through the Lord. Amen!

Dave - Please grant me the strength to build and keep a relationship with God. Let no pass pain I've caused be brought to the present. Help me strengthen my bond with my family and my ex-fiancé. Amen.

Steve - I pray for my continued faith and the development of my Christian character. Also, for the health of my parents, children and close friends. Also, that Calsey could find her way of overcoming her heroin addiction.

Richard - Please pray for my girlfriend, Yvonne, who has been a heroin addict for a long time, to find your way to drug and alcohol treatment, if she already has it done so. Pray that she knows the manifest love that I and others have for her, and our desires and prayers for her to go to drug and alcohol treatment. Pray that she finds the strength and courage to go to drug and alcohol treatment. Pray that she rediscovers God's love. Pray that she writes me ASAP. Pray that my mother maintains faith, and that she prepares the way for my arrival to her house for parole, and that she's prepared for the move to a new resident when I get there if to her house it is that I am to parole. Pray that mother knows that I love her and miss her very much. Pray for my father to find to forgiveness in his heart for whatever it is that he believes that I've done to him. Pray for me to understand my father's anxiety toward me that I can repair that damage. Pray for lost souls to find God.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

No name - Pray that things start lining up for me towards release.such as SSC, work, shelter to help me keep from falling court dark, wrong thoughts, actions.

William - I would like to ask for my family to be prayed for. They are ill and have drug problems. I would also like you to pray for myself. I have an ongoing problem with anger and am working on changing myself. I pray every day for this. Thank you.

Ainsley - I would like you to pray for me on this prison term that I stay focused and pray that my family stay safe and focused.

Ryan - Please pray for my kids Todd, Kurt, and Jimmy all have long prison terms. My ex-wife Kerrie, stepdaughters Savannah, Makayla, and Maggie and daughter Joselynn. Scott and his wife Michelle and son Cameron and Pastor Dennis. Thank you.

Ni name - For my father's health and my girl and my baby and my family.

Michael - Hello my name is Michael, first I want to thank you for always praying for me and my family. I have really been going through something, I'm tired of being jail, I have been in jail 38 months, can you please pray for me that I get out on 10/13/18 and that I talk to my family and see them. Thank you, God bless you and your family. Thanks a lot.

no name - Pray that my loved ones forgive me, open up to me, reach out to me including Crystal. Pray for health and happiness for my loved ones and keep them safe.

Michael - Hello, how are you, my name is Michael, first thank you for praying for me. Can you please pray for me that I talk and get to see my sons in that I hear from them. Also can you please pray for me that I and my wife's relationship get better and stay close together. Thank God. Bless you, and your family.

James - I would like to pray for our brother Toby, that he will make it to the halfway house in which she desires to end up. Also, that his child is well then we'll be together soon.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

Cedric - My prayer request is for more understanding and loving relationship between my kids and myself since we're currently facing some turbulent times in our life walks together.

Juan - Can you please pray for me, my Christian brothers and sisters in Christ. Can you please pray for the sexual lust that I'm having, that our heavenly Father may give me the strength I need to overcome that sin.

Aaron - That God would send me some true friends, with good character and trustworthy and I too will be their friend. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center

Derrick - I would like to pray for my wife. The father of her daughters died and the girls are going through a lot and I'm not able to be there I want to pray that day are all okay and hope everything works out and that they learn to live with the death of their father.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2015 thru 02/2015
Paroled 11/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2014 thru 10/2014
Transferred to Jacksonville 11/06/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2013 thru 05/2013
Paroled 11/07/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 09/2014 thru 10/2014
Transferred to Dixon 11/07/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 11/2015
Paroled 11/08/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 10/2016
Discharged 11/08/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 11/2012
Transferred to East Moline 11/08/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Transferred to Shawnee 11/08/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Paroled 11/09/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2017 thru 10/2017
Paroled 11/09/201

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2015 thru 03/2016
Received notice deceased 11/10/201

Ministry Partners New Life Corrections

New Life Corrections

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests received from ministry partner.

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer requests received from ministry partner.