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01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.09.21Bible Reading Update: Daniel 7-Micah 7
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Buy 1, Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
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01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
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01.01.21How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
12.26.20New CDs in Stock Tuesday (Buy 1, Get 1 of 34)
12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
12.26.20ApX Keyboardist Has Gifts for You (2 New Songs)
12.26.20More from Micah, ApX Alum on Amazon
12.22.20Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
12.22.20This Week's News Bulletin: New USBs
12.19.20New CD BOGO & Other Updates
12.16.20This Week's Mini-Bulletin
12.11.20Enthusiastic Responses to Last Week's Newsletter
12.11.20New CD Coming in December
12.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 31
12.11.20 ApX Alum's Amazon Store Has Great Holiday Gifts
12.09.20Will There Be a Another CD?
12.04.20New Single & Other Updates
12.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Weeks 26-30
12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
11.20.20ApX Episode 146 This Weekend
11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
11.06.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 26
11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
11.06.20ApologetiX Needs Prayer and Help Now
10.29.20New Songbook Expected by End of Weekend
10.29.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 25
10.29.20New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.26.20This Week's News Update: CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Sunday
10.22.20Bible Teacher Reacts to New Single
10.22.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
10.22.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 24
10.22.20New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
10.19.20New Single: '74 & '79
10.17.20The Story Behind the Title of Our New CD
10.17.20What's on the Decent Alternative CD?
10.17.20Prayers for Jeff Pakula's Brother
10.16.20Clues for 2020 Single #18
10.15.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 23
10.12.20Weekly Email Update
10.09.20New ApX Digital Songbook Almost Ready
10.09.20New ApX CD Coming Soon
10.09.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 22
10.02.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
10.02.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 21
09.28.20New Single: '85 & '96
09.25.20Keith Haynie Is a Grandpa Again
09.25.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 20
09.18.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.18.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 19
09.18.20New Donor Will Match All Donations This Week
09.18.20New Single: '69 & '77
09.15.20New Single, Another Matching Donor
09.11.20Fans in Kansas Will Match Donations Thru Wed.
09.11.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 18
09.11.20New USBs on the Way
09.11.20ApX USBs Contain Complete Catalog
09.04.20The Stories Behind the Songs on the New Single
09.04.20How to Donate Online or by Mail
09.04.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 17
09.02.20New Single, 2 New Matching Donors
09.01.20New Single: 2 Groups We've Never Spoofed Before
08.31.20We Need Help but Fan Will Match Donations
08.28.20From a New Fan in Virginia
08.28.20ApX Reaching Kids in Canada
08.28.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 16
08.28.20Clues for 2020 Single #15
08.21.20Encouragement from FL, SD, TN, TX & VA
08.21.20Fan in Kenya Reacts to New Single
08.21.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 15
08.17.20New Single: East Coast 80's, West Coast 90's
08.14.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 14
08.13.20Clues for This Weekend's Single
08.11.20Weekly News Update
08.11.20New Video from Our 25th Anniversary Show
08.08.20Alphabetical ApologetiX IV: The Final Frontier
08.07.20The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
08.07.20Get All of Our Parodies at Once on Download or USB
08.07.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 13
08.02.20New Single: Old Testament Ladies, 90's Style
07.30.20New CD BOGO Ends Friday
07.30.20He's Heard ApX Played on Five Continents
07.30.20ApX Lead Singer Interviewed on Philly Radio Show
07.30.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 12
07.30.20Wonderful Words from MI
07.30.20Touching Testimony from TX
07.27.20New CD BOGO Ends This Friday
07.24.20Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner Recovering After Surgery
07.24.20Former ApX Sound Man Needs Prayer
07.24.20Fans React to New CD
07.24.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 11

An Appeal from ApologetiX
Tue., Jun. 30. 2009 1:30am EDT

Monday, June 29, was the second anniversary of the maiden voyage of the ApologetiX tour bus, something many fans can point to and say, "I was a part of that." We have raved to many people about how our fans were instrumental and vital in building our bus -- both with labor and with finances.

We've traveled many thousands of miles in the past two years, and those miles have taken a severe toll on our 1986 MCI bus -- structurally and mechanically, internally and externally. It has needed many repairs, and it still needs many more, as does our trailer. And those are only part of our financial needs.

The bus has been an unbelievable blessing to us, allowing us to play many places we wouldn't have been able to play otherwise. We can (and often do) even use it to power the sound and light system at the venues we play. But it costs an enormous amount of money to fuel, maintain, and insure -- let alone repair -- a 40-foot bus with a 16-foot trailer.

Just as the bus is much bigger than an ordinary vehicle, it costs much more to repair and to replace parts. Whenever possible, we've done it with used or reconditioned parts. And it only gets 5 miles per gallon. Last year when diesel fuel was about $5 per gallon, it was costing us a dollar a mile.

Those of you who were fans before the bus know we had many woes with our previous vehicle -- a 15-passenger van pulling that same big trailer. We had to replace numerous engines, transmissions, fuel pumps, etc. It's just a part of life when you're on the road as much as we are.

We've tried to avoid discussing anything negative about the bus over the past two years. We didn't want to trouble our fans with it after they gave so much to build it and get in on the road in the first place. In this economy, we know that everybody has their financial burdens to bear.

After our struggles this past weekend, however, we're really can't afford not to bring it up, because we really can't afford to continue to repair and refuel the bus on our own. Like you, we've had to cut corners in the past two years. We totally understand if you can't help us, and we never want our fans to feel pressured or "guilted" into helping us out. Please pray for us. We really do believe God hears and answers your prayers on our behalf.

With that having been said, we know that some fans have both the desire and the finances to help. If you are one of those fans, please consider giving a donation of any size. You can do so via PayPal, credit card, bank card or straight from your bank account by clicking the link below to our secure site:

http://www.apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php


If you wish to donate by check or money order, you can make them payable to "ApologetiX" and send them to ApologetiX, 208 Charlemma Drive, PIttsburgh PA 15214-1414. Thank you and God bless you.