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04.02.22New Health Update on ApX Guitarist Tom Tincha
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03.31.22The Stories Behind the Songs on Single #5
03.28.22New Single: 70's Rock Classics
03.26.22ApX Top 10 from Rockford IL
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Powerlifter Pumps Up ApX with Encouragement
Thu., Sep. 14. 2017 10:04pm EDT

Wikipedia describes powerlifting as "a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift." This week we got a ton of email encouragement from a Christian powerlifter named Dave Heintzel. Here's what he said:

I use some of your songs in my Sunday school class. My first class this year is next week, and I like to start off with "Pray Now." I also use "Look Yourself" on the DVD. I have been collecting your CDs for over 20 years now. I pray for you guys all the time that God blesses your ministry.
Dave's not the kind of guy to boast about himself, but we asked him to tell us more about his powerlifting experience, and then we got his permission to share it with you:
I've lifted weights most of my life, but when I was 34, l joined a powerlifting gym (I'm 56 now). And I started doing competitions. I didn't get a trophy my first few meets. Then I started getting some. And some records.

I remember one time I heard my name announced and received a trophy, and it didn't feel right -- like I was being glorified — I'm not worthy. I still enjoy doing the meets, but the trophies are in the basement. I do try to bring glory to God with my lifting. I say a prayer before every lift, asking God not for power but for courage.

One of the highlights was when I squared 360 lbs. for a record for my age group. A few minutes later a young teen came up to me and asked me to pray for him because he was nervous about his deadlifts — first time that ever happened to me.

We prayed right then for courage. Then I told him that God was coming with a giant dump truck ... beep beep beep. He backed up and dumped all the courage on top of him. He smiled and did well on his deadlifts..

When I think about Jesus, I think about how courageous He was. And I think about a young man who had the courage one day to share the gospel through some pretty amazing parodies and continues to have the strength to continue despite financial difficulties. There can be no more important mission then sharing the gospel. May our Lord provide all of your needs.

Just to let you know, you have had a positive influence on me. One way is that I read the Bible cover to cover and plan on doing it again. Also you talked about being an apologist, which I have taken to heart. I have written dozens of letters to the editor in our newspaper, mostly in response to a writer bashing God and Christians.

Thank you for all you do. You will always have my support. Buying your CDs is one way I can help spread the gospel. Peace.

Dave Heintzel
Erie PA
Wow! Pardon the pun, but that was some heavy stuff! We are honored that Dave feels that way, and we are glad he ended his message with the word "peace." It seems to us that it would be wise to remain at peace at all times with all powerlifters if at all possible. :)