The end of the term is fast approaching.

The big praise is a good number of 1st time students in all the classes especially at Sheridan's Discipleship classes.

A praise for a few students but a bittersweet for SOCPM. Those few have received "good time" (SSC) and will be going home soon. Some for Christmas, some after the New Year. One is James, he will be going home December 28th, six months early. But I can clearly see how James received 6 month "good time."  James is definitely one of those students who has been transformed. From a non-believer to one of the most mature and solid believers that SOCPM has had the blessing to be a vessel of God's transforming work.

A area of prayer for SOCPM. It is possible a second concurrent class of Malachi Dads will begin in January at Sheridan. Per Chaplain Phillips it is the most popular class and as a result there are 56 men on a continuous growing wait list. If the logistic of an 8 AM start time are approved by administration, SOCPM will launch it. It will be a long day 7:30 AM gate arrival   to a 7 PM departure, but with prayers of it being God's will. SOCPM is all set to go.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Developing Christian Character

Dixon Correctional Center

No name - please pray for our Christian brother Ofc. Straham to get the LTS (Leisure Time Services) officers job.

Carl - Please pray for my sister Sherese's health and strength in the Lord. My wife's strength and God Behind Bars volunteers to visit us, also Dixon Correctional Center inmates, also Scott's son and his family as a whole. Amen. God bless this class and each individual and their families.

A. C. - Pray for my brothers here at Dixon C. C., their families, Scott, and his family. God bless us all through the holiday. Thank you for your Son's great sacrifice for going to the cross. Please be with my father, that he gets good news with his test results. Be with my children and keep them far from the devil reach. In Jesus name, I pray, amen!

George - Chaplin Merrandino (Dixon C.C.) that the new sentencing bill will be a just and fair bill.

Wes - Pray for me and my family and that we could be blessed this holiday season in the Spirit and how God would like it to be.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Steve - Pray for my continued faith in the Lord and my continuance in the teachings of God. Also, for patience and forgiveness of others, I am surrounded by. For the health of my family and Mary's family. Calsey can find her way through her heroin addiction and get back to health. Amen.

Brian - Pray for spiritual growth and understanding.

Richard - Please pray for my girlfriend Yvonne that she finds her way to God if she hasn't already done so, and that she finds her way also to AA/NA so that when I get released from prison, her and I can be reunited better, more stable and loving terms that will be God based and happiness oriented!!

Jason - To my family their health and joyful holidays, in Jesus name. Humankind for wisdom and the fill of love. To my children Emma and Maddy for wisdom, strength, and forgiveness.

Erick - I would like to pray for the children that feel left out over their father's life, either their incarceration or their passing. That the children don't blame themselves or feel responsible. That the Lord gives them the power of love and know their Father's are thinking and loving and loving them no matter where they're at in this world and beyond. Lord, I ask you to bless all the children going through this struggle. In your name amen!

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Richard - Pray my mother's ability to have her dental work done with no discomforts and no problems.

No name - Please pray that my family and loved ones have health and happiness and give me forgiveness and open up to me reach out to me sooner rather than later (hopefully Crystal also). Pray that as my release date draws closer that things start coming together like "good" time, SSC, shelter, work, friends helping hands, that things programmed to help those in my situation are made aware to me. Thank you!

Mike - Dear Lord, please help me remove all of my pettiness. All of my selfishness and most of all my perfectionism. Thank you, Lord.

Michael - Hello, how are you, first I want to say thank you for taking time to pray for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I talk to my family and see them soon. Thank you so much. God bless you and your family thanks.

Michael - Hello, how are you, thank you so much for having taking time to pray for me. My name is Michael. Can you please pray for me, that I talk to my son and wife, please. Also, can you pray for me that I can get an early release, please? Thank you so much for praying for me God bless you and your family. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

Larry C. - Hi my name is Larry, I'm asking for some help. Please pray for my family and self. 18 days ago my family took a big loss. My grandma passed away, so again please pray for me and my family. I have one more thing, could you all pray for my situation with my appeal. I am trying to receive a new trial and also pray for my mother because that was her mother that passed. Thanks and God bless.

Alexander T. - Please pray for my sister who is recovering from surgery. And please pray that God gives me the right mind to make the right decisions in my life that will build my faith in Him.

Carl W. - Pray for me with profanity and from time to time slip back to my old self-behavior. Thank you for your concerns.

Larry C. - Larry again, God bless you and thanks for praying for me. I need a lot of praying. Could you pray for me and my daughters' relationship to get closer? I've been locked up for over 16 years and I know my two daughters love me. It's their actions speak out. I love my girls, Deawa and Diamond. So yes it would be a blessing to have you guys pray. Thanks and God bless.

Dontae W. - I'm facing some challenges as of now. Can you pray with me that God empowers me through His spirit that I remain humble, patient, loving and forgiving? Also, that He empowers me to sustain from masturbation. Overall help me to honor Him not only in speech but with my walk.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center

Paul - Please pray for me and my family that I may be blessed with "good time." So that I can return to my family and my granddaughter Kianna nine years old she started Bible study and wants grandpa to help her. Grandpa wants to help as well. Thank you and God bless

Toby - Please play for me in regards to my upcoming release. Pray that in making my transition that God will help me develop specific times for the essential spiritual disciplines: Scripture reading, prayer, worship. Asking for wisdom from God to help find a solid church and other believers to fellowship with. Please pray that as I develop these necessary spiritual disciplines that God would help me to love and serve my family by modeling and pattering Christ before them with the end result being the glory of God.

Derek - I would like to pray for my wife my kids and my grandmother that they are all doing okay. I have been selfish. I pray that God helps me do the right thing to stay out of this situation and help me Lord to stay on the right path. In Jesus name, Amen.

SOCPM Alumni

New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2014
Discharged 11/27/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 10/2014
Transferred to Shawnee 11/27/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Transferred to Lincoln 11/27/2017

New Life Corrections
Vienna; 09/2012
Discharged 11/29/2017

New Life Corrections
East Moline; 07/2014
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2017 thru 05/2017
Transferred to Western Illinois 11/29/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2016
Discharged 12/01/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Discharged 12/01/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2015 thru 02/2015
Admitted to R&CC 12/01/2017    

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2016 thru 05/2017
Transferred to Jacksonville 12/01/2017

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.