ApX Helps Pastor in Kenya Overcome Fear
Sat., Feb. 1. 2020 11:00am EST
We received the email below on Monday, and we just had to share it. Thankfully, the pastor who wrote it gave us his permission to do so:
I just wanted to write because I was washing dishes and listening to APX in my headphones when "Don't Fear The People" came on. This is my one all-time favorite APX song (although there are many close seconds), because of the lyrics. Praise the Lord! That was incredible. In case you've somehow never heard the parody he mentioned, here's a lyric-video a fan made for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFEAygZ_VL0
I've been saved for 29 years and for many years, before and after, I had struggled with fear. Hearing your song for the first time years ago really challenged me and made me want to confront that spirit that had been plaguing me.
Today I can say that I have overcome my fear and now have no compunctions about preaching in front of hundreds of people here in Kenya. I now use Matthew 10:28 when I teach my students to encourage them in their faith because of the very real possibilities of death here.
I recently found out Kenya had moved up to number 40 in the list of the most dangerous countries to live. That's because of all the attacks taking place in the eastern part of the country.
Anyway, i just wanted to encourage you and tell you how much your song (and really all your songs) has changed my life and helped me to grow spiritually. Thanks for your service to the Lord Phil 1:3.
Rev. Gary "Bear" Jessen
Kenya, East Africa