I sent the pre-enrollments sheets to the chaplains of Dixon and Sheridan this past week. The list consists of 113 returning student names, of those returning students 51 enrolled in more than one class. With an already known 56 students on the wait-list for Malachi Dads at Sheridan, there is the potential of 220 students. Add in the unknown number of the first-time student not on the wait list the 220+ students will be by far SOCPM's largest student body.

A lot of administrative work was completed last week and will continue into next week. This upcoming week I also begin prepping for the weekly class lectures for three curriculums; Malachi Dads classes include two classes of Psalm 1/The Heart of Father and Family Restoration and three Discipleship classes of 'Defending Your Faith.'

The start date of January 24th will seem to arrive a lot quicker than it does. Thus I covet your prayers that I use the time in the upcoming weeks wisely but still allow myself to rest.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Defending Your Faith - Part 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Class begins 01/24/2017

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class begins 01/26/2017

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class begins 01/26/2017

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Dixon Correctional Center

Class begins 01/24/2017

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Psalm 1 / The Heart of a Father

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Class begins 01/26/2017

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Class begins 01/26/2017

SOCPM Alumni

New Life Corrections
Lawrence; 08/2013
Paroled 01/02/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged to 01/02/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 09/2015 thru 11/2016
Discharged 01/02/2018

Soldier of Christ
Sheridan; 03/2015 thru 04/2015
Discharged 01/02/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 01/2016 thru 05/2017
Paroled 01/03/2018  

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 05/2015 thru 04/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville 01/04/2018

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 my daughter, and granddaughter who I've never met, I sent them a Christmas card.

Anthony - For all the inmates in this state. for me and my family to stay strong in Christ

Billy - I've spent 28 yrs inside and now see light @ end of tunnel, I get out in less than 2 yrs, I hope to be w/ my mom in Florida, I've learned a lot about myself and the importance of Jesus in my life, how He carried me through many trials, kept me from harm, spoke to me to save me from doing stupid things that would have caused me great harm, now I see His Grace daily and look forward to a time of peace @ home w/ my mom and our family. Praise God!

Bro Curtis - For the king family, the father has cancer, also bro bell, they both need healing and for families everywhere @ Christmas season.

No name - God bless you, please pray for me and my family and that I remain @ peace w/everyone.

No name - For me to get to go to school here and for my family to contact me here.

Jerry - Dear Lord, please watch over my family while I'm away, bless them w/ their needs.

Ken - Keep praying for my wife and son, I've not heard from them in more than 2 months
and miss them really bad.

No name - Our church needs spirit filled speakers to help us to desire that personal relationship w/Jesus, this can only come by giving up our old life and truly seeking Him through prayer & study of His word. No one can pump God into you except by your own searching, that's what makes it personal!