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11.19.18New Single: Top 10 Hits from the 70s & 80s
11.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
11.16.18Keith's Daughter to Release EP This Month
11.16.18The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 53rd CD
11.16.1843rd ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
11.16.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
11.16.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
11.16.18New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
11.09.18Encouragement from Fans in Five States
11.09.18ApX Airing Again in Australia
11.09.18New Single Brought to You by the Letter L
11.07.18Time for an Update on Our Songbook Update
11.05.18New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
11.02.18We Need Help (Tales of Tall Strangers)
11.01.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
11.01.18Clues for Our Next Single
11.01.18More Musical Reasons to Be Optimistic
11.01.18Encouragement from TX, MO, SC & CA
10.31.18Parody Plans for the Next Three Months
10.29.18Buy Any CD, Get 1 Free (Ends Friday)
10.26.18The Stories Behind the Songs on This Single
10.23.18New Single: Two Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
10.20.18Free DVD with Any CD (Ends Sunday Night)
10.20.18Where Have You Gone, Joe Cataneo?
10.20.18Clues for Tomorrow Night's Single
10.12.18Update on Last Week's Prayer Request
10.12.18Revisiting Last Week's Clues
10.12.18Math Tutor Gets Music Lesson from ApX Fan
10.08.18New Single Should Be Rated G
10.05.18Prayer Request & Praise Report from Louisville KY
10.05.18Here's Our Sequel to "The Borean Identity"
10.05.18From a Pastor, Teacher, and Dad in Duluth MN
10.04.18Over 1150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
10.04.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
10.01.18Following Up on Last Week's Newsletter
09.28.18Unfortunately, We Still Need Help and Prayer
09.28.18What's on Tap for October
09.25.18New Single (Alphabet Soup)
09.20.18The Borean Identity: A Family of Fans in WA
09.20.18BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
09.19.18Something for All You Completists Out There
09.19.18Clues for Our Upcoming Single
09.17.18New CD Deal Ends Sunday: Buy 1, Get 1 of 28 CDs Free
09.14.18There's Something About Nichey
09.14.18ApX & Timmy D Back on the Air in Philly
09.12.18New Single: 2 Smashes from the 70's
09.07.18Encouragement from Fans in 22 States
09.07.18Clues for Our Next Single
09.04.18ApologetiX Needs Help & Prayer Now
08.30.18Sensational Sentiments from 7 States
08.30.18Watch Tom Milnes Preach Online
08.28.18New Single: All-American 80's
08.27.18ApX on NPR? That's Twisted
08.24.18ApX Alum Launches New Church
08.24.18Clues for This Wkd's Single
08.24.18Multitudes Pay Respects to Keith Harrold
08.23.18What's on the New CD?
08.22.18New ApX Video: We Will Walk Through
08.17.18More Memories of Keith Harrold from a Band Wife
08.17.18In Memoriam: Keith Harrold
08.17.18ApX on the Go in New Jersey
08.14.18New Single: Summer of '83
08.10.18Three Big Reasons We Do This (from TN, IN & CO)
08.10.18More Fans Respond to Our Last Single
08.10.18Catch This Cool Colorado Correspondence
08.10.18Clues for Our Next Single
08.02.18He's Not a Fan of Those Bands, But ...
08.02.18Request from a DJ in WA
08.02.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
08.02.18The Stories Behind Our Next Single
07.29.18This Week's News Items
07.27.18Good Fan Response to "Bad Foreign Girls"
07.27.18Fans Make Fans Who Make More Fans
07.26.18New Single: Both By British Bands
07.20.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
07.20.18Minnesota Fan Finds New Use for ApX Music
07.19.18Happy Birthday to the Boys in the Band
07.19.18APX Guitarist a Grandpa Again
07.19.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.15.18We Need Help, Las Vegas Sends Encouragement
07.13.18What Happened in Toledo Stayed in Toledo
07.13.18Fans React to New Single
07.10.181150 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18Half Off CDs, MP3s, & DVDs (Ends Sunday)
07.10.18New Single: Guns N' Roses & Elton John
07.07.18Praise Report on Last Week's Prayer Request
07.07.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
07.03.18Half Off CDs & MP3s (Ends Monday)
06.30.18Prayer Request for Lee & Lois
06.30.18Recording Update: Lots of Good News
06.30.18Here's the Latest Goody in Our Australian Mailbag
06.25.18New Single: Resurrection Collection (70's & 80's)
06.20.18It's a Nice Day for a Non-ApX Wedding
06.20.18Corny Commentary on Our Last Single
06.20.18Clues for This Week's Single
06.15.18Quebec Pastor Plans 8000-Mile ApX Marathon
06.08.18Urgent Prayer Request from African Missionary
06.08.18Recording Update: You Can't Make This Stuff Up
05.29.18Fan Will Match All Donations This Week
05.24.18Update: What's Going On & What's Gone Wrong?

No Bus, More Fuss
Wed., Apr. 13. 2011 12:10pm EDT

In case you missed it, our bus has been in the repair shop since last Monday, because it no longer has the power to climb hills or pull our equipment trailer.

Our mechanic says it needs a new turbo and some other parts (at least), and the cost for those parts is almost $3000. That doesn't include labor, and he isn't sure that's all we'll need. We really couldn't afford the repairs, but we didn't have any choice, and we believed God would provide. And He is doing that.

However, because the parts/repairs couldn't be guaranteed in time, we had to postpone this weekend's concerts. That left us with even less money to pay the many bills involved in keeping ApologetiX afloat. Plus, we'll lose an extra weekend this summer, because we'll be rescheduling concerts instead of scheduling new ones. That also set us even farther back in our trailer-replacement project.

Now, enough complaining. We need to take David's example from the Psalms and talk about our troubles and then give thanks and praise to God. He has always been so good to us, and we know He'll supply all our needs (Philippians 4:19). He has already been doing that mightily with an incredible initial response from fans to an email we sent out earlier this week. Thank you and praise Him!

One good thing that comes from us not playing this weekend is that our mechanic will have more time to make sure the problem is fixed. Next weekend, we're off for Easter, and the following weekend, we're flying to our concerts in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado. So we now don't need the bus to be in working order until May 6.

Once the bus is fixed, we hope to get to concerts faster and get better mileage. Right now we get about 5 miles per gallon, and diesel costs more than $4 per gallon, and that's been killing us. It cost us almost a dollar a mile when we travel. The bus itself is a blessing, and we're thankful for it. It just needs repaired, not replaced.

We only ask that you would all pray for us. Please do not feel pressure to help financially. We know times are tough, and God has given us many fans and friends, and He always provides.

If you do feel led to help financially, please go to: http://www.apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php

If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please make it out to "ApologetiX" and send it to:

ApologetiX
208 Charlemma Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414

Thanks again. God bless you.