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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?

She Hates Appeals But Loves ApologetiX
Thu., May. 22. 2014 1:21pm EDT

We generally get some pretty encouraging emails (and some not-so-encouraging ones) when we sent out appeal letters, but this one was pretty special, because it's encouragement from a fan who hates appeal letters:

I just want to encourage you to do what you know God is telling you to do. I am in the same financial situation and every day I ask God if I'm missing something that He wants me to do or going against Him in any way. Money has never been this tight ... but there are few times I can remember when I felt God so near or been showered with so many small miracles.

I know He's working on something big, and cannot wait to tell people the story when it unfolds ... and He's keeping me focused on plugging along, moving forward, and staying in step with Him. I suspect that's what He wants for you, too.

When I've received your emails where you've talked about the financial strain, I have never thought them inappropriate or seen it as "begging", and I hate appeal letters. I hate them so much that I wish there was a stronger word. But anyone who listens to your music and reads your newsletters should be able to see your heart, and I assume that most of us do. You also make it very clear that your first request is for people to pray for you and, in my humble opinion, you do not beg or manipulate.

I discovered your music through a friend on Facebook during a difficult time in my relationship with Christ, and it was a huge gift to me. I wanted to hear music that was honoring to Him and pointed to Him, but couldn't listen to praise music or the usual Christian fare (it just made me mad or sad). I loved the Biblical content as well as the creativity and wit, and was thrilled to be able to sing lyrics that were more in line with who I am than the original ones.

I even named my rescue kitty with the long hair Samson partly because I couldn't get "Enter Samson" out of my head. I tell everyone about you, and the lucky ones get to borrow a CD or two. I'm looking forward to the day when I have the freedom to buy from you again so that I can support this vitally important ministry.

God bless you and the work that you do!

Julie Grant