First, a praise the Sheridan temporary Chaplain was extended through the end of July. The interim chaplain at Dixon still remains in his temporary assignment with no end date yet.

The UGH, another week of pass issues for Sheridan Malachi Dad classes and a few remaining for the Discipleship classes.

Update on Michelle's job hunt; she had her 2nd interview at Northwestern face to face that she feels went well, but she will not get any feedback for another 2 - 3 weeks.

A potential consequence of Michelle's job outcome is whether my continuing SOCPM as a full-time ministry. A possible reduction in salary may require my having to return to full-time or part-time work affecting my ability to schedule a work schedule around SOCPM's ministry hour in Dixon and Sheridan. Please keep in prayer regardless of Michelle's job situation, I will be able to maintain my current hours dedicated to SOCPM.

Thanks in advance for your ongoing prayers for the students, Michelle, me, and Cameron.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Discipleship - The New Birth

Dixon Correctional Center

Wes - Pray for my mom to stay with the Lord and to have blessings from God to help her not to worry about the house stuff that needs fixing, that she can have someone or be able to come up with the money to fix it, so it does not cause her problems.

Alan - Pray for me to be and stay in the spirit. Also, for Jesus to direct my every step to the will of God. Also, for renewal of mind, heart, eyes, ears, tongue, mouth, and act with the spirit.

A. C. - Heavenly Creator, thank you for each day. Thanks for all that You provide us whether asked for or not. Thanks for the work done bringing my wife, Anika, and daughter, Jenna, together and may You continue to do good works in them both. I ask that You, please help Scott and his wife may they get their prayers answered and needs to be met. Please bless and help me to spread Your love and words for others to come closer to You and to love You as I do. Please help me to plant more seeds in my son Xander so that he may come to You also. In Jesus name Amen.

Randy - Nephew Bradley deployed overseas to Afghanistan. My sons; Troy and Alex for protection and salvation. Reconciliation with all my family members.

Wayne - Please pray for my girlfriend in the area of her health, invention that she is trying to get pattened and getting ready for me to come home and also that I trust God to fulfill his calling on my life. In Jesus name Amen.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Javonshay - Pray for me and my family and friends and the many trials and tribulations we go throughout here in this crazy world we live. As my time gets shorter and shorter on me and my need to recovery.

Dwayne - Pray for me, Lord watch over me why I am in here. Watch over my family and my loved ones. Stop worrying and put everything things in God's hands. I know you got me no matter what. Every day I get closer to home God is good all the time God is good, amen. Pray my Lord. You answer my prayer..

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

Frank - I am struggling with myself; I need help with my anger, my thinking, attitude, pride letting go, giving it all to God. Becoming a better son, father, brother, and overall. I need help with these double-minded ways, my negative speaking. I need control, humbleness; I want to be obedient to Christ respect his Word live by his Word. I have anxiety, weariness anxious, staying focused, conflict, and confusing in my life. Please pray that I get closer to God. I need Him and want Him.

Brother Jeffrey Ray - Lord, thank you for this day to be blessed with your spirit of Jesus the Son living in my daily life. Thank you, Lord, for Your forgiveness and grace and mercy. I asked that brother Scott will be blessed to continue coming in to share Your Word and the light of his life and doing your will. Lord bless all volunteers to come in the prisons everywhere to give of Your love doing Your will. Touch those who are living wrong and bless them to feel Your healing. In Your Son's name. Jesus name I pray amen.

Manny - Please pray for my daughter Cecilia, she just moved to Texas for her job, that she will be safe and find what she is looking for. Also, pray for my wife, she be blessed and happiness and love in her heart. God bless.

Darnell - I would like prayer for my wife, that God continues to work in her life. And God for putting me in masonry. Pray that my relationships with my children will be strengthened. Pray that everyone in and out of Sheridan will know the peace of God.

No name - for the meeting this coming week with my IDOC consular in regards to work release submittal. For my son Miguel to find a halfway house that will help him complete his probation conditions and successfully complete probation. For my wife and children to have a safe trip back home from Mexico. For my father to find competent workers to travel to areas of work. For the speedy recovery of my father-in-law. For the speedy recovery of my Aunt Josefina, for an answer to whether I stay or move to a different building.

Aaron - I would like prayers to rid me of the anger I feel towards several non-believers in prison for how they degrade the woman that our counselors here and treat everyone around them with disrespect. IM in a situation where I am forced to be surrounded by evil fruits and need God’s help to use tact to deal with it and to be productive in Christ. Thank you.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - Psalm 1 & The Heart of A Father

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted.

Christian Living: Malachi Dads - The Heart of A Man

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Frank - I would like prayer for my children and that they have the desire for God at an early age. Their mothers give themselves to God wholeheartedly and letting go of things that don't mean them any good. Also, my mother, brothers their health and mental state, my grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Sheridan needs prayer, the staff here also the inmates here. They need guidance I do too. The whole world needs God’s truth, love, and secureness.

David - Scott's family; son, finances, jobs, ministry. My kids; safety, peace of God, provision, health. My freedom; work release good-time school, job. Peace here everyone and with my cellie. My walk; showing Christ in word and need to grow in my relationship with God and desiring his will for my life over my mine. Health. Thank you. God bless you.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

No prayer requests submitted.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan; 02/2018 thru 06/2019
Discharged 07/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 12/2016 thru 01/17
Transferred Graham 07/03/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2014 thru 09/2014
Transferred Menard 07/03/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Dixon: 03/2018 thru 09/2018
Transferred Menard 0703/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2019 thru 06/2019
Paroled 07/05/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 08/2018 thru 04/2019
Paroled 07/05/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 07/2018 thru 08/2018
Dixon: 05/2019 thru 06/2019
Paroled 07/05/2019

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer request received from ministry partner