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04.02.21This Week's ApX Radio Show: Easter Pt. 3
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03.27.21ApX Easter Top 50 Update: On the Air in Australia
03.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 46
03.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Third Single
03.22.21New Single: '69 & '84
03.22.21Get Over 1350 Tracks for $100 This Week
03.18.21Praise Report from Jeff Pakula
03.18.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Wks 44-45
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03.12.21NEW STORY
03.12.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our Second Single
03.08.21New Single: '67 & '80 and a Bonus Track, Too
03.06.2111 Letters from 8 States (and 1 Other Continent)
03.06.21Two Fans Will Match All Donations Over Next 10 Days
03.05.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 43
03.04.21Clues for 2021 Single #2
03.01.21This Week's News Bulletin
02.26.21More Music Coming Soon
02.26.21The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
02.26.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 42
02.22.21New Single: '72 & '82
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02.19.21Clues for 2021 Single #1
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02.10.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.27.21Fan Will Match Donations This Week
01.23.21ApX Weekly Radio Show Celebrates Third Anniversary
01.23.21Prayer Request from Jeff Pakula
01.23.21Bible Reading Update: Nahum 1-Matthew 12
01.22.21The Never-Ending Album Challenge: Week 37
01.21.21This Week's News Bulletin
01.21.21New CD Bogo Ends Sunday
01.18.21Songbook & Studio Update
01.17.21In Case You Didn't Know, There's a New Studio
01.17.21When Will the New Songbook be Ready?
01.15.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 36
01.10.21Some Bible Verses to Ponder
01.10.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 35
01.05.21News Bulletin: January 5, 2021
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01.05.21New CD in Stock: Get 1 of 34 CDs Free
01.02.21Links to Our Recent Newsletters
01.01.21The Expanding Album Challenge: Week 34
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12.26.20More Encouraging Responses to Our Newsletters
12.26.20The 365-Day Album Challenge: Week 33
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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
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12.03.20In Case You Missed Our New Single
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11.20.20Happy Belated Birthday, Rich!
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11.06.20Band Members Celebrate Big-Time Anniversaries
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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

Words of Encouragement from the Second Donor
Fri., Jul. 15. 2016 12:12pm EDT

The second fan who offered to match donations this week wrote us a beautiful letter afterward. Here are some excerpts:

"Obviously ApologetiX qualifies as a ministry worth contributing to. Being able to do so is a pleasure and an honor for me (as I'm sure it is to many of your fans).

"I know you can't feel like you are 'living the dream' when you face the reality of a broken down bus and past due bills. But in a way, some slice of your life is a fantasy for me and other frustrated musicians and artists. As an aside, it's kind of cool to realize that the 'normal' life I lead has its fantasy aspects for you!

"It takes a certain kind of crazy daring awesomeness to pursue the life you've chosen -- both as an artist on stage and a Christian on display for everyone to publicly judge.

"I've been really down about the world around us lately ... I worry that I'm sending my children into an adulthood that dooms them to oppression and isolation if they make responsible choices. And then I read your e-mail reminding me that not only was ApologetiX alive and kicking, but also that some random guy with a successful small business was enthusiastic about putting his $2500 on the table and challenging others to join him. It gave me hope.

"I know you dread writing those e-mails which put you in the position of 'begging' your fans for support. And I am sure there are some folks who are turned off by receiving them. But for many of us, the request is a blessing. Even when we can't respond financially, it is a weird kind of blessing to know that the need is there. Knowing that you struggle makes it easy for us to relate to what you are going through.

"You are living the hero's journey for real, and the story is every bit as compelling as Luke Skywalker's. But we can only participate indirectly in Luke's story. The ApologetiX story gives the audience the chance to join in the hero's journey in a 100% literal way.

"I feel like I can make a difference. I KNOW that I can make a difference, because you've told me so personally! And it's not just a CGI monster that we are fighting. Every step you guys take forward is a victory for God's light -- not just some made up dark side vs. light side dance.

"When you reach the point (as I'm sure you have before and will again) of asking yourself, 'Why do I do this? Why do I keep allowing the pressure to weigh down on me?' know that it is not without purpose and not without positive results. Your music may entertain us, inform us, even convict us. But your life inspires us. Keep up the fight. And keep us apprised of the steps in your hero's journey."

Wow, what we can say to that? Did we accidentally receive an email that was really meant for Billy Graham? Praise the Lord! By the way, the first matching donor said many wonderful things, too. We've included some of them in a separate article below. We'll also tell you what he said after we told him about the second matching donor.