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05.27.17Your Donation Makes a Difference
05.26.17Fan Mail from a Science Teacher in MI
05.26.17Send Us Your Video for the 25th Anniversary Show
05.26.17ApX Lapel Pins: The Next Generation
05.26.17Fans from 25 States Coming to 25th Anniversary Show
05.26.17Catch Up on Your ApX Collection with 1 Donation
05.26.17New USBs in Stock
05.23.17New Single is a Sequel: Poisonous Scorpions Vol. 2
05.20.17Keith Haynie Returns from Nashville, Rumors Abound
05.20.17Seats Filling Fast for 25th Anniversary Show in August
05.20.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.18.17Custom ApX Lapel Pins Available
05.15.17Autographed CD Sale Ends Tuesday
05.12.17New Single is Our Most Creative Ever
05.12.177 Autographed CDs (Ends Tuesday)
05.12.1710 Little Opinions: Brief Notes from Fans All Over
05.12.17Happy Birthday, Moose!
05.08.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
05.05.17Some Scriptural Thoughts About Cinco de Mayo
05.05.17Clues for Our Next Single
04.28.17Bible Quizzers Celebrate with ApX Victory Song
04.28.17How About New Shirts and a New DVD?
04.28.17New Single Spoofs Van Halen & Loverboy
04.24.17New Single Spoofs 2 Bands That Epitomized the 80's
04.22.17New Zealand Fan Listens to ApX Several Hours a Day
04.22.17ApX as Big in Japan as in the United States
04.21.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
04.21.17New CD BOGO Deal Ends Sunday Night
04.18.17The Latest News from ApologetiX 4-18-17
04.14.17More ApologetiX Easter Videos on YouTube
04.14.17Prayer Request for Longtime Fan in Alabama
04.11.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 80s
04.05.17Happy Birthday, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner
04.05.17Clue for Replacement Song on Next Single
04.05.17ApX Plays Moon, Venus, and Mars
04.03.17Why Does ApologetiX Need Help Now?
03.30.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.30.17Air India: ApX Interviewed by Radio One India
03.30.17Come to Our 25th Anniversary Show in August
03.30.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
03.27.17New CD in Stock, ApX 25th Anniversary Today
03.24.17Moose Music: Rieger Releases Solo Project
03.21.17New Single Spoofs 70s & 90s
03.21.17What Songs Are on the New CD, Very Vicarious?
03.17.17Australian Fan Encouraged by ApX Song
03.17.17Clues for This Weekend's Single
03.16.17ApX Fan Battles Pancreatic Cancer
03.16.17Apolo-Vet-iX: Dog's Doc Digs ApX
03.09.17"1000 Tracks for 100 Bucks" Ends Sunday
03.09.17The Title and Theme of Our Upcoming 47th CD
03.09.17Jewish Believer in Wyoming is a New ApX Fan
03.09.17ApX Supplies Soundtrack for Sunday Shift
03.07.17Bill "Moose" Rieger Set to Release New CD
03.06.17New Single Spoofs the Swingin' 60's
03.04.17ApX Fan Moving to Nepal for Missions
03.04.17Good News from Peewee Valley KY
03.04.17ApX Singer Does Radio Interview in Clearwater FL
03.04.17Todd Waites Back in States from Nicaragua
03.04.17Clues for Sunday Night's Single
02.22.17Amazing Terry Bradshaw Football Card Testimony
02.22.17Longtime TX Fan Takes ApX with Him to OK
02.22.17Pardon Me, Boy, Was That the Chattanooga New Two?
02.22.17New Single Spoofs Foreigner & Spin Doctors
02.22.17Fan Will Match Your Donations Through Tuesday
02.20.17New Single, Lapel Pins & More
02.16.17From Longtime Fans in California & Alaska
02.16.17From a New Fan in Missouri
02.16.17Virginia Fan Likes Latest CD and Fan Testimonies
02.16.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.16.17Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
02.13.17We Need Help But We Have a Gift For Our Helpers
02.09.17California Fan Echoes Our Sentiments
02.08.17New Single Spoofs Classic Rockers & New Wavers
02.08.17Who Says Pittsburghers Can't Be Oilers Fans?
02.08.17From a New Fan in Florida
02.08.17Missionary Wears ApX Shirt in Nine Nations
02.06.17New Single (70s & 80s), New USBs, 1000 Tracks Deal
02.01.17Clues for Our Next Single
02.01.17ApX "Sirens" Video Impacts Cleveland Congregation
02.01.17Wyoming Woman Uses Us for Sunday School
02.01.17Fan Has Message for Other ApX Fans
01.25.17ApX Keyboardist Becomes a Grandfather
01.25.17Sharing ApX (and the Gospel) on the Job in Oregon
01.25.17"Alexa, Play ApologetiX"
01.25.17Introducing ApX to Apaches in AZ
01.25.17Filipino Pastor is an ApX Fan
01.23.17Prayer Request for Fan's Wife
01.23.17New Single Spoofs '90s & 00's
01.20.17Clues for Sunday's Single
01.16.17Half Off & BOGO Specials End Tuesday Night
01.13.17Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
01.13.17ApX is Standard Missionary Equipment in Mexico?
01.13.17Pastor Encouraged by ApX Song & Songbook
01.13.17"Buy 1 Get 1" New CD Special Ends Tuesday
01.13.17Half Off Ends Tuesday Night
01.05.17Half-Off Sale Ends Soon
01.05.17Songbook Helps Canadian Fan with Daily Devotions
01.05.17One-Year Bible-Reading Plan for Late Starters
01.05.17Wisconsin Fan Gives Away Hundreds of ApX CDs

Friday in Elburn IL: A Special Anniversary & Testimony
Wed., Feb. 23. 2005 10:20pm EST

This Friday we'll be in Elburn IL, an hour from Chicago, 70 minutes from Rockford IL, and 85 minutes from Janesville WI. Longtime ApologetiX fan Shaleigh Sugden plans to be there, celebrating the third anniversary of her first ApologetiX concert. Shaleigh didn't come as a fan to her first concert, but a couple big changes occurred that night, as she recounted to us in an email earlier this week:

"Three years ago at about this exact time I was 13 and ready to see my very first rock concert. My friend's dad was going to take us to Janesville to see a band called 'ApologetiX.' I knew DelRay (my brother) had seen the band before and he liked them, but I thought they seemed a bit boring and not very cool, but I went for the heck of it ... So I sit there watching this band that I don't really listen to, and they're up there, and I think to myself 'hmm... these guys aren't half bad.' Turns out I had a really great time! I didn't realize Christian bands could be that fun ...

"So, after the music, J. came up onstage and talked for a while ... something inside me told me I should be listening to this guy, he may have something important to say! He was talking about how much trouble he got into as a college guy, but in 1988 ('same year as my birthday!' I thought. 'How cool!') he went into an empty church and broke down and cried out to God, and he was changed ever since that day. I was wondering how a person could change just like that just by asking God to do something. I went to a 'plastic' church, and they'd never told us that we could be saved or anything just by asking Jesus into our heart. But J. told me.

"J. put it in ways that my church NEVER did. I mean, I'd always been the good kid who knew just about every verse and story in the Bible, but didn't really try to understand them. He went through some verses that I now know was the Romans Road. I realized that even I, the good kid who still sins at times, could be saved, and I could make it into Heaven, and I could actually be a friend with Jesus! I could actually have a relationship with God! Instead of Him being a God up in the sky who I never see, never talk to, never think about, I learned that He's with me at all times, and I can go to Him and He can guide me.

"J. told us that Jesus was knocking at that door, and we can let Him in and He will come into us. He said the sinner's prayer, and I went right along with it. It was so true for me, and at that very moment I had finally truly accepted Jesus into my heart. J. told us that if that spoke to us, to go see him during autographs, but I was too afraid to at the time. But those words really stuck with me. I didn't really tell my friends about it, and just kind of kept it to myself. So after that experience, this band played a few songs and then went down for autographs. I thought to myself 'Wait... we actually get to... talk to them?!' I thought it was so cool. I remember riding back home and thinking about the whole concert, and what I had done while J. was speaking. I didn't realize it then, but my life had been changed forever.

"And now, three years later, you guys are still one of the biggest influences in my life. Ever since the first concert, not only did I want to learn more about the band, but more importantly I wanted to learn more about God as well. You guys have helped me with so much, from giving me advice about important parts of life, down to just making my day a bit brighter by emailing. You all mean so much to not only me, but to so many of your fans all around America ... Thanks for everything, guys."

Thank YOU, Shaleigh!