Classes resumed at Dixon, and in Discipleship, students began a special 6-part series 'Tactics' by Gregory Koukl of Stand to Reason, on methods of apologetics. In Malachi Dads the dads began a special 4-part series 'Love and Marriage' by Voddie Bauchman.

SOCPM visited Stateville's NRC to do cell by cell visits. Unfortunately, the one SOCPM student I had hoped to see was not in his cell due to a physical. I did, however, met several other men and one, in particular, is hoping to be transferred to Sheridan and now knowing of SOCPM's classes increased his desire to go to Sheridan.

This weekend (April 20 - 21) SOCPM continues the conference circuit by attending the Doctrine & Devotion Conference in St. Charles, IL. This one has particular significance; the hosts are my church's Senior  Pastor Joe Thorn and Elder candidate Jimmy Fowler. SOCPM is humbled to be one of the conference's sponsors.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Defending Your Faith - Part 1

Dixon Correctional Center

Bruce - Dear Father God I keep your name on my lips daily and in my heart. Even when some days maybe not as positive as I would like it to be, but let the amazing day you allowed me to see stand always in You. I thank you, God, for another gifted day so that I can get it right, and stop repenting so much all because I took my eyes off of Your will. But repentance is possible; it shows I was wrong and I love you. Thank you Lord for Scott and his wife and help his son Cameron receive the help he needs. In you're gloriest name Amen.

A. C. - Dear heavenly Father, you are an amazing and gracious Father, and I love you very much. Thank you for giving your Son to go to the cross for our sins. Lord, I come to you today to ask that you, please be with Scott's son, Cameron. Help him with his addiction and bring him closer to You. Thank you for bringing my family together closer to you while I'm away. Please be with the judge and prosecutors as I go to the court next month. May I get my reduction to get home soon. Thank you, Lord and I love you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Randy - Cameron 's celebration, Scott and ex-wife's perseverance and guidance of the Holy Spirit with Cameron. Family for salvation, protection, and guidance for Bradley being deployed overseas in June, Scott's ministry, Kent's ministry.

Rod - I met with my wife this past week on day 136 of seeking God. Think it went well as best I can tell. She will process key things I shared. Pray God leads her to process as we continue to seek God.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Class canceled, scheduled to resume 04/27/18

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Class canceled, scheduled to resume 04/27/18

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Family Restoration

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer request submitted

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

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Class canceled, scheduled to resume 04/27/18

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

Class cancelled, scheduled to resume 04/27/18

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ  
Dixon; 12/2016 thru 05/2017
Admitted R&CC Stateville 4/16/2018  

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 01/2015 thru 07/2016
Transferred Sheridan 4/17/2018  
New Life Corrections  
Dixon; 11/2014
Paroled 04/17/2018

Soldiers of Christ  
Sheridan; 07/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 04/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 06/2016 thru 03/2017
Discharged 04/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 11/2015 thru 12/2015
Discharged 04/18/2018
New Life Corrections  
Menard MSU; 06/2012
Admitted R&CC Graham 04/18/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2013 thru 09/2015
Transferred Sheridan 04/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 03/2017 thru 05/2017
Transferred East Moline 04/18/2018
Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 08/2018
Transferred Pinckneyville 04/18/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2016 thru 04/2018
Paroled 04/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 09/2017 thru 04/2018
Paroled 04/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 11/2015 thru 03/2016
Admitted R&CC Stateville 04/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 04/2017 thru 09/2017
Paroled 04/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Discharged 04/20/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 02/2013 thru 05/2013
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 07/2015
Paroled 04/20/2018

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

Gerald - I ask prayer for better days along w/ prayer for my family to stay out of harm's way.

Jerry - Lord, I thank you for looking out for me as I have lost both parents now within two months of each other, please keep praying.

No name - Please pray for all inmates everywhere and my family and that I have God's strength to make it day by day.

Enrique - Pray for early release and 'good-time' to return to us and my wife's health.

Ronnie - Pray for me!

Charley - For my brother in law's cancer and he lost his job, he doesn't know God!

Raymond - Would you please pray God watch over my family and me, the officers and staff & Mt. Pleasant Baptist church, for my brother who had knee surgery in his recovery. And for those lost in a house fire in January.  Your brother in Christ.