March 24, 2012

SOCPM Student Prayer Request

Greetings to all;

Thank you for your ongoing prayer for the men below;

 

I do ask that you take special note of Dean from the Sheridan Discipleship class which I've pasted directly below. His father is near death and I don't know anything that is more difficult to encounter for someone in prison than the death of a loved one and not being with the loved one and family.  Please pray that God will intervene in a way only God can and bring the comfort that Dean will need.

 

Dean – Pray for my family and myself, as my father is not good I was told “anytime now” Also prayers for my Aunt whom is battling cancer. Also pray for my work release.

I've also added the prayer request from John who is awaiting trial in Kendall County Jail who I've been dicipling one on one.

 

 

 

Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
Prayer Request Wednesday March 21, 2012

 

Demetrius – Prayer for my children, my family, drug addicts, people in poverty, aids patients, dialysis patients, children without family, everybody from every walk of life, my sentence reduction lawsuit so that I can help provide for my loved ones and mother because she’s ill.

Dylan – Please pray for my brother Jesse that he goes in the right path. He just got out of prison. Pray for my sister Emily and her newborn that they are safe and my kids; Bryden, Ella, Victoria and Clabbe, pray for them and that I et to know where they are at. God bless you.

Timothy – Pray for my daughter Antoinette and myself. Please pray that she will be a blues woman singer and a very talented one at that and that she’ll grow-up to better understand me as a man of the blues ??? or myself in being a blues artist.

Jeff – My prayer request is for the lines of communication between my children and myself to be reestablished. In Jesus name Amen

Yawfe – To be able to get closer relationship with the Lord, to be able to leave the past behind me and move forward into what the Lord desired me to be. I would like to be a better man – being a better father to my children. I want God to bless me with wisdom, knowledge, understanding, courage, love guidance, stability, etc.

Zachary – To be a better father.

 

 

Sheridan Correctional Center

Prayer Request – Friday March 16, 2012

 

Renewing Fatherhood

 

Name not given – I would like to ask for prayer on my son, that God would please keep him safe and out of trouble and to keep my parents healthy. I also ask for prayer on everyone here as Sheridan, let there be peace with each other and staff and peace through the whole world.

Robert M. – I ask for prayer for a young man named Xavier he’s going through some family trouble. He is here in prison and the mother of his child just moved to California with his child. I would like prayer for the families overseas going through problems daily. Pray for those that haven’t found Jesus and accepted Him in their life, that God find them and bring those in need of His will closer to Him. I ask for continued daily prayer that God’s will be done in my life and any other’s life that are willing.

Michael M. – Pray for spiritual growth in Sheridan so that all will hear the call of Christ. Prayer for myself to continued being strengthened by Jesus and the Word by the Holy Spirit teaching me meditation. Pray for reunification of the broken families and relationships around the world.

Paul – Heavenly Father thank you for your grace, mercy, love and forgiveness, bless my family, friends, neighbors and enemies. Help us in any court issues.

Reginald – I would like prayer for my family as a whole and for the people here in Sheridan Correctional Center and for Scott for coming out to share with us.

Name not given – I would like to put a prayer request in for Melanie for her to stay in touch with Jesus and keep going to church, a prayer request for Robyn and Jay to help them find the righteous path and to stay in good health.

Discipleship 101

 

Robert M. – Please pray for my mother and children. Carrie is my mother and Kyle, Riely, and Robert are my children. Please pray for me to be a good servant and be close to him. Also please pray that I am able to complete all my goals upon parole from here and that my relationship with my brother grows and we all are happy.

Anthony – Please pray for my mother that she continue to stay in good health and stays safe. Pray for son Stephen that he make wise choices and strive to finish school. Pray for my brother George that he find employment and continue to look after my son. Pray for my brother Pete that he at this point would just stay alive and hopefully get to the point that he sees he has a drug problem and be drawn to Jesus. Please pray for our group that we all receive what we are in search of. Pray for all the children without parents that they be adopted so that they can feel the love they deserve.  Pray for lower gasoline prices, are economy would pick-up, for a new president in November, for the men and women of war and their families. Pray for Michelle that she continue to give Scott the encouragement he needs so that he continues to help us.

Richard – Please pray that my days be a fruitful testament to the life of Christ and pray that I be reunited with my son Gabriel. God bless you and yours.

Adam – I would like you to pray for my family and loved ones to keep them healthy and safe and to keep us close. God bless you.

Antoine – I ask that you pray for me to stay strong and understand God’s word more and more. I also ask that you pray for my family. I ask that you pray for my mother, sister, son and my nephews that they all be filled with the Holy Spirit and be led by Jesus Christ and for all of us in prisons everywhere.

Lamont – I ask that you God bless Scott and his family. I pray that God continue to bless me and keep me humble in my walk with him. I pray for everyone in this class their families and loved ones.

Johnnie – I ask you to pray for my best friend forever as she calls me and ask me to prayer for her for her health and the wedge or wedges in between her path.

Dominique – Please pray for me to get a TV so I can watch church channel – Thank you and God bless you.

Jon – Requesting prayer for my cellmate who was diagnosed with heart trouble. Please pray that God will lay hands upon him and heal him. Thank you

Christopher – Pray that my daughter’s mom will figure out that she needs her around instead of her running around with another guy. Pray that she and the kids will come and visit me as soon as they can. Please pray that my significant other can handle the finances that have accrued since I’ve been gone and that I’ll be there to help again in 39 weeks. Pray that she will come to her senses and realize that we are made for each other. Pray that I continue to have patience with her in the time of need.

Kendall County Jail

Prayer Request – Monday March 19, 2012

1 on 1 Discipling

 

John – Please pray for everyone involved with my case, their families and friends for healing and support. Pray for my family and friends for strength and perseverance as we go through this horrible time. Please pray for the judges that they may show God’s mercy on me. Lastly pray for me that no matter what lies ahead for me that I may always be in God’s light and loving embrace.

 

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36 ESV)

Scott Kalas

scott@socpm.org


Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries™

 

March 20, 2012

DADS NEEDED for our ROAD TEAMS!

 

JAIL-MAIL from Chaplain Tom

March 20, 2012

New Life Corrections Ministry
Wayside Cross Ministries

215 East New York Street
Aurora IL 60505 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

"ROAD TEAMS" TAKE OUR

"DADS' CLASSES"

TO THE MEN IN THE ILLINOIS PRISONS!

On April 16 & 17, we have ZERO Dads signed up to go to Robinson Prison.

We must have at least 5 men sign up before April 2, or we have to cancel.

 

On May 7 & 8, we have TWO Dads signed up to go to Big Muddy Prison.

We must have at least 3 more men sign up before April 23, or we have to cancel.

 

We need help!  We need more Dads!

(We need at least 5 Dads per prison.)

 

Inmates are coming to the "Dads' Classes" who would NEVER come to a Bible Study or a church service.  They come even when the "Dads' Classes" are advertised as BIBLE-BASED & CHRIST-CENTERED.  These men don't want their kids to follow in their footsteps!  Many of these men are hearing the Gospel for the first time in their lives!

If you cannot come to the Prisons with us, PLEASE pray that God will raise up Dads that can come.

 

On our Dads' Classes "Road Teams," we present the same Dads' Classes we have weekly in many local County Jails, but we present them in a 2-Day Seminar.  We  visit Prisons, where weekly classes simply are not an option for us.  Our purpose is to:

  • Bring the Gospel to the inmates in the context of fatherhood,
  • Spark an interest in the men to become better Dads, break the  generational cycle of crime, reduce recidivism, and
  • Spark an interest in the Prison Staff to welcome the year-long Malachi Dads' Program.

"Road Team" members lead small-group discussions between the classes, and may lead classes (your choice).  We pay our own expenses (travel, motel & some meals).  Class materials are provided. 

We need more Dads for each of these upcoming dates!

 

OUR "ROAD TEAMS" SCHEDULE

Apr. 4 - 5, 2011 Robinson CC, completed - 60 inmates

                                        July 11 - 12, Pontiac MSU, completed - 25 inmates

                                        Oct. 17 - 18, Robinson CC, completed - 60 inmates

                                        Nov. 7 - 8, Shawnee CC, completed - 60 inmates

                                        Dec. 5 - 6, Jacksonville, CC, completed - 29 inmates

                                        Jan. 9 - 10, 2012 Vandalia CC, completed - 80 inmates

                        Feb. 13 - 14, Vienna CC, completed - 49 inmates

Mar. 5 - 6, Lawrence CC, completed - 53 inmates

Mar. 19 - 20, Stateville MSU, completed - 21 inmates
Apr. 2 - 3, Taylorville CC, confirmed

Apr. 16 - 17, Robinson CC, confirmed
May 7 - 8, Big Muddy River CC, confirmed

May 21 - 22, Shawnee CC, confirmed
June 4 - 5, Menard MSU, confirmed
July 2 - 3, East Moline CC, not yet confirmed
July 9 - 10, Danville CC, not yet confirmed
August 6 - 7, Logan CC, not yet confirmed
Sept. 10 - 11, Hill CC, confirmed
Oct. 9 - 10, Southwestern IL CC, confirmed
Nov. 5 - 6, Centralia CC, not yet confirmed

Dec. 3 - 4, Pinckneyville CC, not yet confirmed

Jan. 14 - 15, 2013, IL River CC, not yet confirmed

The "not yet confirmed" dates are "penciled in."  Please pray for their confirmation.

 

We need more Dads for each of these dates!

 

 

You may sign up for more than one trip to more than one prison.  

And, please recommend this opportunity to others!  

WE NEED MORE DADS!

(Must be 18 or older, no felony record, have Pastor's recommendation.)

 

 

 

To sign up, please email Chaplain Tom at tbeatty@waysidecross.org

Chaplain Tom will need your SSN & DOB to obtain a security clearance.

 

CLASS 1

DEFINING THE PROBLEM

  • AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF FATHERING
  • GOD'S PLAN TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
  • PRIDE, HUMILITY & GRACE
  • THE FEAR OF THE LORD
  • RE-BUILDING TRUST

 

 

CLASS 4

HANDLING ANGER & MORE

  • ANGER & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • SELF-CONTROL
  • ALCOHOL & DRUGS
  • HANDLING STRESS


CLASS 7

FATHERING

  • WHO IS THE PERFECT FATHER?
  • HOW DID I LEARN TO BE A DAD?
  • BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE
  • COMMITMENT & SECURITY

 

 

 

CLASS 2

GETTING STARTED

  • LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
  • WHAT IS A REAL MAN
  • SELF-WORTH
  • SETTING GOALS

 

 

 

CLASS 5

DISTANT DAD

  • BECOME A SPECIALIST ON YOUR KID(S)
  • EMPATHY
  • PROVIDING TREASURE
  • MORE INSIDE DAD ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

CLASS 8

LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLINE

  • DAD IS LEADER
  • DAD IS A SERVANT-LEADER
  • DISCIPLINE

 

 

 

 

CLASS 3

SPIRITUALITY

  • SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION & CHRISTIANITY
  • CHRISTIANITY & CHANGE
  • SPIRITUAL FEEDING
  • SPIRITUAL WORK-OUT
  • SUGGESTIONS ON READING THE BIBLE

 

 

CLASS 6

RELATIONSHIPS

  • S-X
  • MARRIAGE
  • LOVE
  • LUST
  • PORNOGRAPHY & MASTURBATION
  • CHASTITY

 

 

CLASS 9

"FIREPROOF" (the movie)

  • PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
     

If you're not able to join our "Road Team,"

please keep an eye on our email updates and join us in prayer.

 

We can also use financial help - please visit www.waysidecross.org and click on the "Red Heart."  Thank you!

Please email Chaplain Tom

for more information or to reserve your spot! 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

 

March 19, 2012

SOCPM Student Prayers

 

Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
Prayer Request Wednesday March 14, 2012

 

No Prayer Requests as no passes were issued for the student to attend Renewing Fatherhoods. There still is a delay in getting the Discipleship 101 class started. Please pray that the passes will start being issued on a weekly basis and the roadblocks to the start of Discipleship 101 will be removed

 

Sheridan Correctional Center

Prayer Request – Friday March 16, 2012

 

Renewing Fatherhood

 

Louis – I would like to pray for my parents that they stay healthy, also pray for Mr. A and Mr. D. families that they stay healthy, also for peace here at Sheridan C.C. and to keep my children safe and out of trouble. Thank you

Michael M. – Please pray for my continue strength in as He gives me the courage to step out of my comfort zone in faith. Also I would like thanksgiving prayer for the work God is doing to soften my wife Jessica’s heart to cancel divorce proceedings and reunify our marriage. Also pray that God would touch the hearts of more men to accept Jesus & program ideology in Sheridan.

Reginald – I would love if you would pray for my children, my granny, mother, Uncle, Auntees and cousin. And please pray for this co???y and the family here in Westcare.

 

Discipleship 101

 

Dean – Pray for my father Curtis whom is not ding well at all. Please pray for my Aunt Harriet who is not doing well either, rest of my family and friends. Bless my instructor Scott for his health, safety and all he needs and myself for work release. Amen

Jon – Requesting prayer for God to reveal to me His will to where I should parole. Also requesting prayer that God would open the minds and hearts to that of my support group. For I need all the support I can obtain to flow through some stumbling blocks that are in my way. Thank you.

Richard – Please pray that my daily walk here & my journey after release be a living testament to my faith in Christ. God bless you and yours.

Lemont – I ask that you pray that God would bring my kids and family back into my life. I ask you to pray that God will have a job waiting on me when I’m released from prison. I pray that God will continue to bless me and walk with me. I pray that God will continue to use me to do His will and help others.

Johnnie P. – My prayer request is for the recovery of Leandra she just had a heart transplant a couple of weeks ago and her body is rejecting it so I ask of you to for her healthy recovery.

Paul – Can you please thank God for allowing me to have another chance in life to glorify the heavenly father and protect my family, friends, neighbors and enemies.  Pray for my court matters my son’s court issues. In Jesus Christ I pray Amen

Adam – Please pray for me to continue to stay strong and on the right track. I also would like it if you could pray for my kids and family that they are healthy and safe. Thank you and God bless

Anthony – Please pray for my mother Loretta that she stays healthy and safe in her endeavors. Pray for my son that he finishes school and that he make better decisions in life, that he know in his heart I love him. Pray for my brother George that he find the strength to watch over my son, Pray for my brother Pete that he find some refuse out there. Pray for my Scott’s wife Michelle that she keeps Scott in line so I keep making it out to them. Pray for me Anthony, that someone in this prison hire me for a job assignment and that my blood pressure get better. Pray for all the guys in our group that they get what they are looking for. Also pray fro the 3rd world countries that the children be able to eat for Iran to chill out with nuclear, pray for our economy to pick up and lower gas prices.

Robert m. Please pray for the President and lawmakers who are dividing this country and destroying my children’s future, that I glorify God with al my words and actions. His loving servant.

Christopher M. – Please pray that everything is al right with my fiancĂ© and kids since I haven’t talked to them in a couple of weeks. Pray that Mr. Quinn brings back at least 3 months of good time.

Dominique Robinson – I’m requesting prayer in learning how to read the Bible and to know God. Thank you and God bless. (My note: Dominique joined us last week after missing previous week because of his inability to read but has a sincere heart to keep coming to class know more about God. Please pray that  God will provide a way to assist Dominique, I'm thinking of a children's picture Bible but am not sure of how well that would deliver the Gospel or the Bible on tape but the latter would need first need approval from Sheridan and then a means to purchase. I personally am not able to buy something for one student as I'm sure you can see how that would open attitudes of jealousy. 

Antoine – I ask that you pray for strength to overcome the battles of the evil one. I ask that you plead the blood of Jesus over me to be able to shield off the fiery darts of the devil. I also ask that you pray that my family’s needs be met by the Lord. Thank You

 

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36 ESV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 15, 2012

Get Excited for the Cause of Christ!

JAIL-MAIL          NEW LIFE CORRECTIONS MINISTRY

         from Chaplain Tom                         A Division of Wayside Cross Ministries

         March 15, 2011                             215 E. New York St., Aurora IL 60505

COME TO A GATHERING OF

"KINDRED SPIRITS"

 

And let us consider how we may SPUR ON ANOTHER ON toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER - and all the more as you see the Day approaching!  - Hebrews 10:24-25

One-Day Jail & Prison Ministry Seminar

April 28, 2012, 9 AM - 3:30 PM,

at Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 East New York Street, Aurora IL 60505.

 

THERE MAY BE NO

MORE PASSIONATE,

MORE COMMITTED

GROUP OF CHRISTIANS THAN

JAIL & PRISON MINISTERS!

 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

 

We want to make sure we have enough materials on hand, especially enough food for your FREE lunch and Certificates of Attendance!  

 

To register for the One-Day Seminar, please email

 

             tbeatty@waysidecross.org                 

 

 

GET "STIRRED UP,"

GET EXCITED FOR THE CAUSE OF CHRIST!

Four Sessions

presented by Rich Hines

  • An Exclusive Message for an All-Inclusive Society
  • Jesus - the Center of Everything
  • Not Ashamed of the Gospel
  • Objective Truth Over Subjective Ideas

 

One-Day Jail & Prison Ministry Seminar

April 28, 2012, 9 AM - 3:30 PM,

at Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 East New York Street, Aurora IL 60505.

EQUIPPING THE SAINTS

FOR THE WORK OF MINISTRY!

 

To register for the April 28th One-Day Seminar, please email

 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

Receive books for your ministry!

Experience GREAT fellowship!

 

March 12, 2012

SOCPM Student Prayer Requests

 

Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
Prayer Request Wednesday February 29, 2012

 

Dylan – Pray for my kids Victoria, Brayden, Ella, Clabe, that they are safe and have good health. Pray for my brother Jesse and my sister Emily that they are safe and have good health

Joseph – I ask that my family be prayed for for both health and understanding. The sick child of my friends named Megan and Noah for healing. Pray for the mothers for my children, Michelle and Sabre for health and a special friend Joann. Pray for my children

 

Sheridan Correctional Center

Prayer Request – Friday March 2, 2012

 

Renewing Fatherhood

Paul – Please pray for my family, wife Cynthia, friends, neighbors and enemies. Grant me the knowledge of God’s will for my life and for being a better father. In Jesus Christ name Amen.

Reginald – I would like for you to pray for my mother, grandma, my daughters, my sons, my aunties and uncles, cousins and this world. Thank you

Name not given – I ask that you please pray for the brothers in Sheridan Correctional Center that they stay on one accord and one mind and have no division among us. Thank you and God bless.

Name not given – I would like to put in a pray request for Marcos to settle his heart towards God and having so much turmoil with his children. a prayer for Robyn to open her heart to family not to be guided by outside influences. Pray for Jay to get his health back. Pray request for Melanie to give her the motivation to get her GED and go to school for her C.N.A. license.

Name not given – Please pray for Michael to continue in the strength of Jesus, to the frustrations of this program and the heartache of his mother being under kidney dialysis 3 times a week. Please continue to pray for unity in my marriage (Michael and Jessica) rekindled love

 

Discipleship 101

 

Richard – Please pray that my son and I become reconnected and share a good relationship. God bless you and yours

John – Pray that God bless and watch over my family, pray for my brothers and sisters, my nieces and nephews come to know and serve Jesus. Please pray for Renee and her family they begin to know and accept the Lord. Pray I will grow deeper in Christ and die to self and old sins. Pray for my teacher of discipleship Scott for teaching us.

Reginald – I pray for more strength in God’s word, more wisdom, knowledge and understanding Father for love.

Johnnie –My prayer request is for my son Justin. He’s lost his way and I’m fearful of the harm only that he might cause upon himself but to others. So I guess I’m asking for him to be strengthened, enlighten in his place what God made us for.

Dean – I request prayer’s for my Aunt Harriet and my father Curtis whom are battling cancer, my two sons both whom are incarcerated and two-daughter-in-laws who are left behind, myself for work release my instructor Scott for all his needs and his safety and health.

Jon – Seeking prayer for and that God will soften the hearts of my support group and implant the spirit of restoration, mercy, grace and favor. Amen!!

Christopher – Pray that my relationship with my spouse and me continues to get stronger and stronger even though I can’t be with her at the present time. Pray that God takes away the cussing of my tongue cause sometimes I’m a sailor. Pray that I continue to love my spouse even though she has gone astray but know in 8 months we can continue are 15 year relationship.

Lemont – I pray that God will continue to bless me as I walk with Him. I pray that God will continue to use me to do His will. I pray that God will bless everyone in this class. I pray that God will bless the poor, lame, sick abd homeless.

Adam – I would like for you to pray for my family and my kids to keep them safe and healthy and to let them know that I love them. Amen.

Robert M. – I only want a prayer for my courage and strength from Christ to guide me, so I may best serve God’s purpose, but please pray for my family as well. His loving servant.

Antoine – I ask that you thank the Lord for me for all His mercy, grace and blessing. I ask that you pray for my family and all of us in he prison and all of the families represented here. I ask you to pray for the ministry that it will continue to bring us hope in here. Thank you.

Anthony – Please pray for my mother that she stays strong and healthy. Pray for my son that he finishes high school and make good decisions. Pray for my brother George that he may find strength to act as father towards my son and for employment. Pray for my brother Pete that the Holy Spirit guide hi,. Please say a prayer for me that I continue to stay strong and continue to help others in need. Pray for our group that everyone who attends gets what they are looking for.

 

In addition please pray for a man named John who is Kendall County Jail. I will be begin mentoring/discipling him this evening (Monday). He is facing 30 - 35 years and is very distraught and has attempted to take his life once. However through some bible lessons he completed God put notice in my heart that he is sincere in his new life in Christ but is in need of shepherding. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will be present in out meetings and that though our time may be short in duration these next few weeks that God will put a peace and heart of contentment, a heart of trust and faith that despite his crime and potential length of sentence God will use him. Please also pray for emotional healing in the family victimized by his actions and John's own family of brothers and sisters that they too may find the love of Jesus Christ.

 

 

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36 ESV)

Scott Kalas

scott@socpm.org

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries™