At Dixon, on Wednesday we continued with "Tactics" lessons 3 & 4. In Christian Living, we watched part 2 of Voddie Bauhman's "Love and Marriage."

At Sheridan in both Christian Living classes, Chapter 12 - The Heart of Malachi Dad's fourth book 'Family Restoration was the focus of discussion. Next week we will do Chapter 11 Inmate Challenge. I purposely swapped 11 & 12. I feel watching "Inmate Challenge" is solid to the point teaching on fatherhood from the mouths of inmates incarcerated for life and it allows the dads to have a discussion recapping teh whole curriculum of Malachi Dads.

In the Discipleship classes, a mishap of teh wrong DVD canceled the final two lessons of "Tactic," but God allowed the unexpected time for some vigorous classroom discussion.

I joined New Life Corrections in on the teaching "Life-Changing Prayer" by Jim Cymbala at Dixon this Saturday morning. Though not many prayer requests submitted, there was some powerful prayer in the class itself.

As we go into the final term week, I want to thank you for your dedicated prayer.

Thanks for your prayer support


To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship: Defending Your Faith - Part 1

Dixon Correctional Center

No name - Pray for Scott and Michelle's health. Pray for Cameron that he can overcome his addiction to drugs. God of all, please bless the Kalas family. I pray that they will put all the worries and cares in Your hands. Only you can heal us!

Rod - Prayer of praise received a very positive note from my wife. She reflected favorably upon our recent visit together. I am very grateful. She will be in touch soon. In the meanwhile, still trusting God and seeking him daily.

A. C. - Dear Almighty you're, Lord I ask that you be with Scott, his wife, and his son. Are you keep them safe and he'll them were healing is needed in their lives. If you Lord for blessing us here at Dickson with the lessons on your word. Please pray for me as I go to court next week for a sentence reduction. May I get home to my family soon. Jesus name, Amen.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

No name - I would like prayer for my wife, and family and friends and enemies, pray for safety for my wife's travels to the family unification class in the visiting room. Prayer for Scott and his family. Prayer for, Cameron, Scott's son that he chooses to give his heart to Christ.

Robert - To whom it may concern, please pray that God places people into my path in this world need me and also the ones I need. I remain sincere.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

No name - Please pray that my soon upcoming release goes relatively smoothly. That the halfway house I go to is good, and it's helpful to my needs of shelter and clothing and food. That I'm able to quickly connect with a good job with a livable wage in my reentry into society is also smooth. Thank you. God bless

No name- Please pray that Lord helps me with pain and all it takes it in dealing with that cancer that my mom has. I pray she shows/gives forgiveness, love, acceptance to me that she has taken issue with these last years with varying degrees. I beg for her forgiveness, love, acceptance and opens her heart and love to me. Thank you, bless you.

No name - Please pray that my upcoming release goes smoothly as possible. That I have comfortable shelter, clothing, food and able to adjust to society quickly and correctly and be able to find a decent job with a livable wage soon after release. Please pray my loved ones reach out to me forgive me, open up so healing can begin, people I'm related to people I pounded a past in any way (Crystal). Please pray that God helps my mom with her cancer, the pain the fear, etc. Thank you, God bless.

Javon - pray that I may receive wisdom and on that, I may have a heart that's passionate for God. Can you pray that I may become approved for many mills discipleship program? Also, pray for me that God may give me a deeper understanding of his word. Pray for our chaplain Phillips. Thank you.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing. First I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael, can you please pray for me that I can go home July, please. I am ready to go home, a lot of time I'm tired of this. I'm just ready to go home. Please pray for me. Thank you, God bless you and your family.

Michael - Hello, how are you doing. First I want to say thank you for praying for me. My name is Michael. Can you please pray for me that I can get out soon please. I've been in jail for 43 months. I'm ready to go home. Please, can you pray for me that I can get out in July? Thank you. God bless you and your family.

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

Jason - Prayer for my two daughters and my son for their health and safety in and forgiveness and understanding. I'm hoping they will get the chance to see what their father went through and how he overcame it.

Jason -I like to send a prayer out to my teacher Scott and his son for relief and God to enter and feed his son with the truth.

Jason - I'd like to send a prayer for myself to stay on track conditionally. I have been trouble lately, and I can see my doubts about myself, so I want to stay focused.

Juwan - prayer for my mom, sister, and my family and to get my good time to have better days. 

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

No name - I would like to ask for prayers about my sentence reduction. When I took my plea, it was for 50%. But when I got here, they said it was 85%. So I filed for reduction have been praying to get it, so if you would please pray with me. In Jesus name, I pray amen thank you, and God bless.

Robert - Pray for good health and relieve me of worrying. I tend to worry about things out of my control, unnecessary worrying.

Richard Dean - Please, pray for my girlfriend, Yvonne, to be clean and sober, and to be happy. Please, pray for my mom to get the resources together to get a new vehicle. Please pray for my family, my friends, my associates, and my community. Thank you.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2016 thru 04/2016
Discharged 04/30/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 04/30/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 10/2015 thru 12/2015
Paroled 04/30/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon; 05/2015 thru 05/2016
Discharged 05/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 07/2014 thru 07/2014
Paroled 05/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 08/2014 thru 08/2014
Admitted Stateville R&CC 05/01/2018

Soldiers of Christ
DeKalb Cty; 12/2016
Transferred Dixon 05/02/2018

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

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 08/2015 thru 10/2015
Discharged 05/04/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 07/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 05/04/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 12/2013 thru 02/2016
Admitted Stateville R&CC 05/05/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2016 thru 03/2017
Discharged 05/04/2018

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 01/2016 thru 01/2016
Transferred Western 05/04/2018


Ministry Partners New Life Corrections

New Life Corrections

Dixon Correctional Center

Randy - my nephew is being deployed to Afghanistan. Please pray for his safety. 

A. C. - Please pray for my court appearance on May 5th. Please pray I get a new trial or sentence reduction.

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.