Fantastic Fan Follow-Up to Last Week's Newsletter
Sat., Mar. 9. 2019 12:04pm EST
In last week's newsletter, we shared a recent email from ApX fan Shaleigh Sugden, who came to Christ at her first ApologetiX concert, on February 22, 2002. The next day, we received this cool email from longtime ApX fan Jon Eklof, who has seen ApologetiX in 13 different states:
I just finished reading your most recent email with the comments from Shaleigh. When I read that Shaleigh accepted the Lord at a concert on February 22, 2002, I went back to website to check and see which concert that was. I may have been there.Praise the Lord! That's awesome! And God has blessed us with a continued friendship with not only Shaleigh and Jon but also with their respective families. What a blessing!
I remember meeting Shaleigh and (her brother) DelRay more than once when our paths crossed at concerts. As soon as I saw the venue where that concert on February 22, 2002 was, I remembered very vividly that event. Why? Because I was at that concert also, standing in the back. :-)
At the time, we were living in Chicago, although both my wife, Carol, and daughter, Melissa, were back in St Paul on that specific day. I was headed back to Saint Paul to meet up with them, and I took in the concert on my way back.
What makes this story even more amazing for me, is that it was my very first ApologetiX event! After that concert, of course, our paths crossed many, many times over the next several years. :-)
Even though that concert brings back special memories for me as my very first one, it is far more impressive that Shaleigh began life as a believer that night. The Bible tells us that the angels rejoice when someone's name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.
So, in Heaven, there was rejoicing that night because of Shaleigh's decision to follow Christ; I really don't think there was a big deal made of that night being my first ApologetiX concert. It is an interesting coincidence, though. :-)