It was a day of sadness for SOCPM on hearing of the death of Dr. R. C. Sproul. I love and read the works of many theologians but R. C. was by far has had the most impact on my own spiritual growth.

As I posted on Facebook of my 1,000+ students through my years in prison ministry, maybe 10 ever heard of R.C. Sproul before attending a SOCPM class where R. C. Sproul is the teacher in a majority of the Discipleship curriculum. He has become a favorite to many and through his teachings, many have turned from the false prosperity gospel to the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Though not a personal friend DR. R. C. Sproul I had a personal fantasy of having an opportunity to meet personally with R. C. Thus God never opened the door in large part is because I would no doubt have been lost for words to have a sound discussion on theology.

There are many tributes to R. C. from many of the significant teachers and theologians of God's Word. The one that I've savored the most is the one by Sr. Steven Lawson.

If you wish to share a personal appreciation of R. C. Sproul visit

R. C. Sproul as he did to me is I'm quite certain will continue making an influence of change for the glory of God in many of SOCPM's students. Thanks to God his many teachings will still be available for Lord willing another 1,000+ SOCPM students.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Developing Christian Character

Dixon Correctional Center

No name - pray for the wellness of Cameron as she walks into a new beginning. Lead and guide him as he walks the streets of Arizona. Strengthen the cables family with your grace period keep their faith and love strong.

Rod - 18 days - Still seeking God with His help intensely each day. Pray that God brings long-term change to me in the most critical areas of my life that He reveals and even prioritizes. Pray for God to help my wife give her losses and hurt to God and trust that He can redeem and change sinners. Help me to share with God's help exactly what God wants me to say when we connect after these 40 days. It must be His revelation and spirit led. Pray God's  hope can break through all hurt and despair. Help us not to dwell on the loss, but what is left and all He will have in store for us if we have faith to believe and surrender all to him.

James - y name is James and could you please pray for me and my girlfriend to reconnect again. You're having trouble talking and could you also please pray for me to find a way to do my job without any problems and thank you for praying for me. Could you also please pray for my son and that he is able to live with my stepmom thank you!

No name - Prayers please for our church brother Rich who fell on the ice and is in ICU. May God bless and heal him.

A. C. - dear heavenly father, pray for all of us here at Dixon. Maybe have a joyous holiday. Pray for Scott and Cameron, that he gets the help he needs. Pray for all those who need the Lord but don't know how to go to him, may the Lord use us as he needs to bring His and Word to the ones who are lost. May everyone have a blessed holiday. In Jesus name, Amen!

Carl - Please pray for my court date on March 7, 2018, that God's final call be with me and my hearing on this date and He continued to develop us to grow. Amen.

Alexander - Please pray for my sister who is recovering from surgery and pray that God strengthens my determination to tell all people about His goodness and glory.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Erick - I would like to pray for all the children to grow in the name of the Lord. To have the Word of God in their hearts. God's Word to spread abundantly throughout the world. For His Word to be expressed through me and the next man. I would like to pray that God would bring my mother's heart close to Him and repent so she'll be accepted into the kingdom of heaven. To be able to have a relationship in the next life as well. As this life in the flesh. Amen.

Paul - Prayer for my wife, family, friends, enemies, etc. Prayer for myself for except the things which are out of my control. Prayer for Scott and his son Cameron.

Richard - Please pray for my girlfriend, Yvonne, as she was a heroin addict before I got arrested and sent to prison here at Sheridan C.C. Please pray that she finds her way to drug and alcohol rehabilitation and finds happiness and most important please pray that Yvonne finds Spiritual fulfillment through Christ, so that the happiness that I pray for her to have in her life is a happiness that's Spiritually founded that way she would never ever have to experience spiritual pain anymore. Also, please pray for my mother to find funds necessary to get her dental work done, and for her vehicle to be repaired or she finds the funds for her to acquire a new vehicle.

Steve - I pray for my continued faith in the Lord. Also, to assist in my studies of the Bible and prayer. Pray for the health of my family,  Merup (??) family and that Calsey can find her way out of her heroin addiction. Amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, how are you thank you for praying for me and my family. God bless you and your family. Can you please pray for me that I can get out early to go back home with my son and wife, please. I have been on my best while I've been in jail, I have got myself and my life together. Thank you so much.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing. First I want to thank you for praying for me and my family. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can get out this coming year, please. Thank you so much. God bless you and your family.

No name - Please pray I'm forgiven by my loved ones. That I'm reached out to (Crystal) by my loved ones. Please pray that six months SSC,"good" time goes through for me and that things on the outside world are lined up to accept me and help me to transition to outside World in regards to shelter, work, contacts, friendships.

James - Would like to pray for my friend Jill and I to reunite and learn from each other, remain people that do love each other. Also, for me to remain 100% honest, open and the ability to be her best friend, someone she trusts. I do cherish her friendship and what she has done for me. I also would like to be avid in her daughter Ava's life and be able to show her how a woman is to be treated.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of a Man

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Sheridan Correctional Center

Derrick - I would like to ask God to keep me safe keep me on the right path. Please help my wife to stay strong with everything and help her to do what she needs to do, hopefully if it's my time I can get some good time ,if it is God's will for me to come home early or when its set for me too.

Toby - Please continue to pray for my family. Toby Jr's mother has expressed interest in me, although I'm not exactly sure to what degree. Nonetheless, she will be here with my family to pick me up and drive me to transition house. I suspect that she thinks or wants everything to continue as before, intimately speaking. Again, please pray for us. In The past I have been wildly influential in her life. My intentions are to communicate to her my three most important things. My relationship with God, my recovery and my family. My world will revolve around these things if she is on board great if not we'll need to part ways. Please pray that God will establish me well at the transitional house for 3 to 4 months. Pray that I'll get affiliated with a solid church and other believers as well as new friends within the AA community. Pray that He will help he establish prayer times, reading of the Word and fellowship on a regular basis. These disciplines are essential ingredients for my success. Also praying, that God will give me wisdom and discernment in regards to my relationship with her. Thankfully, while at transitional house we will be one hour apart from each other. Time to pray and observe. Regardless of the status of our intimate relationship, please pray that God would help me to model and pattern the life of Christ to both Kristen and Toby Jr.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 07/2017
Paroled 12/11/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 12/2017
Admitted Stateville 12/11/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled to 12/11/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 12/11/2017

New Life Corrections
Dixon; 03/2016
Transferred to Pontiac 12/12/2017  

New Life Corrections
Shawnee; 03/2016
Discharged 12/13/2017

New Life Corrections
Graham; 02/2013
Transferred to Taylorville 12/13/2017  

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2012 thru 02/2013
Transferred to Centralia 12/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Discharged 12/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 01/2016
Discharged 12/13/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 10/2012 thru 02/2014
Paroled 12/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 09/2014
Paroled 12/15/2017

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 02/2016
Paroled 12/15/2017

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 name - for myself to be ready to serve the Lord, sometimes I fail so I need strength to perform as I should, also for my mother and sister.

Jalance - For my parole site to be approved, my out date was today.

No name - For my sister amber and my dad and the rest of my family for everything to be alright and God will save their souls and that I will follow Jesus.

Dustin - For strength, guidance so that I make good choices as I walk. for those around me
that are alone this Christmas season for the 1st time away from loved ones. that can fill the "yard with the love of Christ. for my family to know Jesus. that my kids know I love them.

Jeff - For my x wife and our children, I haven't heard from them in a long time. I miss them dearly for my father as he gets older.

Marrick - I need prayer for my mother for healing and also for me.

No name - For healing of my left eye and for my siblings. For my church in Mt. Pleasant to grow in Christ Jesus.