Certificate week for Dixon's Malachi Dads, 27 dads received a SOPCM certificate for completing the 'Family Restoration' book; 8 dads also received Awana Lifeline certificate for completing the full Malachi Dads curriculum of four books.

Sheridan Malachi Dads classes are two weeks from completion. All five Discipleship class viewed special programming sessions.  'Apologetics in the 21st Century' with Ravi Zacharias and Tactics Session 1 The Columbo Tactic, by Gregory Koukl.

I'm out of town next week at T4G. Looking forward to networking and planned to meet with a pastor who is partnering with SOCPM in opening his church's doors to paroling inmates.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Defending Your Faith - Part 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Wes - Pray for my mom that she can let God take all control and can freely give God some amount of money every week and not expect anything in return and pray that I can stay on the right path cannot fall off the path with God.

Juan - Can you, please pray for me, that God may give me the strength that I need to overcome the sexual sin that I'm having trouble with.


Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Robert -please Pray for me. Especially regarding my focus and my ability to learn and retain information. I would also pray for an increase in speed of reading. Lead me to those I need, also, to those that need me.

Jason - Pray that my mom would contact me soon in we have the godly respectful hearts to respect and respond correctly to each other.

Jason - I would like to send prayers out to my teacher Scott and his family with their time together as he is on his break.

Jason - I would like to send prayers out to my family to keep forgiveness and in their heart.

Jason - send prayers out to my ex-wife and our son. Hope they're doing well, and I hope and pray God finds their hearts. And there is forgiveness in their heart.

Paul - I would like prayer for my wife, family, children and friends, and enemies. I would be asking for a prayer of working through the doubt prayer for endurance patient and willing submission to the Holy Spirit. 

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Michael - Hello, first I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can go home soon. Please, I am tired of being in jail. I'm just ready to go home. Thank you so much. God bless you and your family thank you.

Michael - hello, first I want to say thank you for praying for my family and me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for my wife and me that God can restore our relationship. Also, can you pray that she can do better, she been struggling? I really need to go home by next month for June; please pray for me. Thank you so much for doing this. Thank you. God bless you and your family.

Ryan - Please pray that I receive help for my struggle with pride and also a lack of willpower. Also, pray for the happiness and well-being of my ex-wife Kerri and my daughters. Thank you.

Steve - I pray that through my continued and growing faith in You that my feelings of remorse and guilt of the past can be relieved. Also, my worries of the future will subside as I know that through You all I need will be provided. I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Dixon Correctional Center

Ron - I need prayer for a parole site, please. Thank you.

Aaron - I thank you for all your prayers, and for God answering our prayers; I pray God will continue to hear our prayers thank you for your commitment, dedication and service and love for God's will. Stay encouraged and God bless you.

A. C.- Dear Almighty God, thank you for your everlasting love and grace. Thank you for the sacrifice Jesus gave to us from our sins and our transgressions. May You continue to pour Your blessing upon my family and me. Keep them safe while I am away and close to You. May You continue to help Scott and his son Cameron wherever they may need You. I love You wholeheartedly Father. In Jesus name, Amen.


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

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Dustin - Thank you for Your grace in Word which is taught me a lot over the past year. My family is doing well, and kids are growing fast so thank you for that. I finish school with an 'A,' and I'm now trying to get into a different class if it is willed buy You. If I don't get into a class that I could work on myself a little more salt win-win either way. I have been sending out for a penpal with no response so if you could please send me a friend I can connect with that would be sweet. Thanks again Father for all you have blessed me with. Amen. 


Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Cornelius - Pray for my son that he continues to be a smart boy. Pray that Khari (my son) behaves in school. Pray for the safety and health of my family and I. Pray that I can get some good time so I can finally be with my family. Pray that I find a God loving spiritual woman to marry.

Taurus - I'll like a prayer for help to get my mind right because I am thinking wrong (wrong thinking) (my temper). Prayer for my family, I haven't seen them in 13 months and my son and mother in seven half months, and she said it's killing her on the inside. Thanks, please.

Robert - Bow in the peace for my grannie's (Loretta) health. Also, made by amends be taken seriously and my Health.

Sir - Prayer that the Lord continues being faithful in our covenant marriage. Pray that I find a church home. A faith-based, Bible teaching church. Pray that the Lord rescues me from the lust of my addictions. Pray that the Lords will my life become revealed to me; I believe that is in the Gospel (hip-hop), so I'll out avenues to be assessable to me because I barely know where to start.

Shannard - For guidance in my journey through life. The will to say no and self-control from evil. For strength mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Clayton - please pray that I can repair my relationship with my kid's mother, Kelsey. Pray, I can repair my relationship with my kids. Pray for another chance to put my family back together. I believe my kids deserve the chance to have their mother and father in their life. Pray for my freedom from addictions drugs.

Derrick - Thank God for helping me make it through another week dealing with these COs. Thank God for giving me a supporting wife and that she is staying strong. God help me get home soon and make sure all family is okay.

SOCPM Alumni

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

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2016 thru 08/2016
Discharged 04/02/2018  
Soldiers of Christ
Dixon 06/2016 thru 11/2016
Paroled 04/02/2018  
New Life Correction   
Transforming Incarcerated Dads; 03/2016
Transferred Joliet Treatment Center 04/02/2018
Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 01/2013 thru 02/2013
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2014
Discharged East Moline 04/03/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2017 thru 01/2017
Discharged 04/03/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 104/2014 thru 12/2014
Discharged 04/05/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 01/2018
Paroled 04/05/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 03/2018
Paroled 04/05/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 04/06/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 03/2018
Paroled 04/06/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2018 thru 03/2018
Paroled 04/06/2018

New Life Corrections
Taylorville; 04/2012
Paroled 04/06/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 05/2015
Paroled 04/06/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2013 thru 02/2014
Paroled 04/06/2018

Ministry Partners New Life Corrections

New Life Corrections

Dixon Correctional Center

Class resumed but there was no means to transcribe and forward me the collected prayer requests.

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer request received from ministry partner.