With the beginning of new classes at Sheridan postponed until October 12 and the attendance issues at Dixon there are only a few prayer request from current students.
However, SOCPM makes it a habit to monitor both their release for parole and discharging of their sentences for the purpose of lifting them in prayer as these important and crucial transitions in their lives take place.
In the past couple of weeks several of SOCPM's students (Charles, Andre, Reginald, Zahn, Michael Jon, Anthony, Robert) have been released on parole or have completed parole and have had their sentences discharged. This week sees 2 paroles and one discharges.
Please be certain to life these men in prayer as they continue to hopefully in Christ and take on new challenges. For those being paroled they face the challenge of finding a home church, mentor, employment, family reconciliation and much more. Some examples of their challenges are finding a means to purchase medications without insurance, looking for employment a full-time task challenging in itself but even more so if your electronic monitoring limits you to be away from your home for only four hours.
It does not take long for the joy of being free to become days filled with stress, frustrations and temptations. Please be certain to lift them in prayer.
For those being discharged give praise to God that they have successfully completed parole. Though there is no assurance they have not reoffended and not just been caught give praise for what is apparent and that they 'truly' are walking as soldiers of Christ.
Glory to Him and Him alone.
Dixon Correctional Center
Scott - Pray for my mother's good health and good with paying her bills, also pray for my sister.
Kelly - Pray that God would place me under the teachers and tutors are being by him that I may be mature in Christ come to my inheritance according to Galatians 4:1 - 7. I serve him, not because I have to, it's because I can't help myself. He is an awesome God! Pray also for restoration to my health, family and ministry. Thank you prayer warriors!
Ronnie - Keep in prayer those students who want to be a part of the class but they have other obligations that keep them away.