Praise God for weather that was much more accommodating to students as they walked to the classroom this Friday, at Sheridan, and attendance was up. However, there is still an ongoing issue with students not receiving class passes or a CO, not letting them attend.
The temporary chaplain at Sheridan has been reinstated since one else is available.

Dixon hired a new Chaplain. I had lunch with him Wednesday, along with the current temporary chaplain. He was quiet, so it was hard to get a read on his character. He will be in training for the next several weeks. Pray he will be an advocate for both volunteers and inmates.

On a personal note, my mom continues to adjust to her new way of life at the rehabilitation facility. I ask for prayers for her continued healing and to continue to find strength and comfort in Jesus Christ. Pray that Medicare will cover all the medical costs and that she gets a private room. Ideally, pray that she can return to Prestige.

Pray, that I can find time to begin a fundraising campaign and place my trust in God to bless me with the right words. If you are interested in knowing how you can support the ministry, send an e-mail to info at socpm dot org.

As always, thanks for your prayers for the men and my family.

To Him be the glory!

Scott Kalas
Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries


Dixon Correctional Center

Ernest - Hello, my heart and prayers are for Scott's mother and son. My fiancé had a car accident and totaled her car; it's rough for us now. Can you lift her and our daughter up? I have a petition in the OR at the Illinois Supreme Court it's been 131 days so far. They usually do it within 60 to 90 days. It's been there 51 days past 90 days. I believe this is good news, that they are going to either give me a new trial or throw my whole case out. If they do, I will be out of prison as late as March 4, 2020, and if I get three months good time, I will be leaving December 4, 2019. Thank you.

Wesley - Pray for me to stay and grow in Christ's and help my family to do the same thing and help me keep doing God's work when I get out that He wants me to do.

Wayne - Please pray that Lena, Tony, and I get on track and start living up to our full potential as children of God. Thank you, PS I am praying for Scott's family.

Sheridan Correctional Center Afternoon

Ramone - Pray to keep me hungry for the word of God. Pray to give me the ability to spread the word of God to a younger generation. Pray to put forgiveness in my son's heart for me leaving him for most of his childhood. Pray to find a Bible-teaching church once I'm released. Pray to find a decent job, home, wife, car upon my release.

Richard - I would like the division in my family to be broken. As well as addiction holds and binds to be broken. Pray that the mother of my children (Tyra) would be strengthened and that she would allow this trial and tribulation to shape her character rather than break her down.

Sheridan Correctional Center Evening

David - Thank you for doing this for me and everyone else. Please pray for my family and me our relationship with God, for protection, forgiveness, and love. For me to go to work release and for that to go well for my family and I. Pray for Noah and Jamie. He knows peace here. Direct my walk. Please pray for my cellie; he is a Jehovah's Witness, so for him to learn the truth for me to know how to help.

Brother Jeffrey Ray - Lord, I thank you for your grace, mercy, and forgiveness you blessed me with. I am thankful to serve Your will in my life. Lord, I pray for brother Scott, wife Michelle, his son, and mother as you bless them with continuing hope with healthy living in the faith of Your Son Jesus. Bless Scott and his family with the love of Your spirit that is unlimited and everlasting. Lord, You bless brother Scott to come in every Friday to share your word with us men thank you in Jesus name, amen.

No name - Can You please pray for me staying strong in my Christian walk? Can you please pray that I become more humble, patience, understanding, loving, self-giving, and selflessness, and all things that are pleasing to God? I want to be a better father, son, brother, and man overall. I would like the courage to let more people know about God's glory. We need prayer here in Sheridan for our kids and families, also redemption and salvation.

Justin - Pray for my family, my seven kids, best friend Elizabeth, and all the mothers of my kids.

Juan - A prayer for Scott for coming to teach our study. A prayer for my mother and family may our God bless them and a prayer for my Gesenia and to the rest of my family.

Christian Living

Dixon Correctional Center

No prayer requests submitted

Sheridan Correctional Center Early

Demond - I need prayer for my family and me.

Sheridan Correctional Center Late

No name - I want to pray daily for my kids and family for understanding and strength.

Everett - Pray for my children; Rose Rileigh, Ramsey, Cash, Wyatt. Pray for God to bless and restore our relationship and guide and protect them.

Jeffery Ray - Lord, we thank you for your son Jesus living, dying, and rising from the grave so we all can be saved. Your grace, mercy, and forgiveness, we are thankful. I pray for the spirit of love that we all can share with one another and have the loving forgiveness for any and all trespass against us. Lord, the younger Brother Brandt Jean displaying loving forgiveness toward sister Amber for murdering Brandts brother, displays the love and forgiveness of your son Jesus. I pray for these two and their families. In Jesus' name, amen.

Chris - I would like for you all to pray for me. I'm going home on October 18, 2019, and I'm dealing with a lot that I really don't need to, and it's messing with my attitude extremely. So please pray for me to release this anger.

Aaron - I want to put a prayer request in for Louis. He has been very good at teaching skills for employment here and was in a very bad car wreck a few weeks ago. He is not a believer, so I would ask for prayers that God would use the struggle to draw his family to salvation in Christ. Thank you.

SOCPM Alumni

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 10/2018 thru 08/2019
Paroled 10/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2019 thru 08/2019
Paroled 10/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 08/2018 thru 03/2019
Admitted Statevilee NRC 10/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 02/2018 thru 08/2018
Discharged 10/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 11/2017 thru 12/2017
Paroled 10/01/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 07/2018 thru 12/2018
Transferred 10/02/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 05/2016 thru 07/2016
Admitted Stateville NRC 10/03/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 06/2016 thru 03/2017
Discharged 10/04/2019

Soldiers of Christ
Sheridan: 01/2016 thru 04/2016
Admitted Hill 10/05/2019

Wesley Ministries

Illinois River Correctional Center

No prayer request received from ministry partner