Thursday, April 28, 2011

News Article - The Baseball Evangelist

A Little Bit of Baseball, Mixed With a Little Bit of Faith
By Matt Preprost

Actor Marc Moir is hoping his track record will help deliver a home run for a Zambian aid project a group of Winnipeggers will undertake later this summer.

The 26 year old West End actor is putting on a one man play that mixes baseball with faith and charts the path of a 1800s baseball player from the diamond and into the pulpit.

The Baseball Evangelist, which was written by Moir's father, tells the tale of Billy Sunday, a popular major league baseball player int he late 1800s who went on to become one of North America's most influential evangelist.

"During his playing days, he has to make the decision of whether he's going to stick to baseball or go into the ministry," said Moir, whose play Padre X was named one of the top five plays of last summer's Fringe Festival.

"And he really became the Billy Graham of his day. He was crazy, an absolute wild man, but boy did he ever have an effect on the people he spoke to. He's a really fun character ."

Proceeds from the play will help send 30 members of the Weston-based Cross Church to Zambia in August. The team will build a new plumbing system and security fence, provide medical treatment and hook up a computer lab at the Village of Hope orphanage. The cost of the project is about $225,000.

Alan Dunclafe, senior pastor of Cross Church, said the trip will be the first time members of the church visit the village after beginning to send help a number of years ago. The church so far has helped raise money for a school, and two orphanages for children and teens.

Moir will perform The Baseball Evangelist Sunday May 1, at Cross Church at 1787 Logan Ave.

This evening will begin at 6:30pm with hot dogs, Cracker Jacks, prizes and visits from members of the Winnipeg Goldeyes. The play begins at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling the church at 632-7322, or by emailing

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Soy Bean

I can't believe I haven't posted a baby update in a long time!

Soy Bean is now approximately 6 pounds and growing a lot each week. This week baby found my ribs and decided to get stuck in them. That was not a pleasant experience.

As for everything else, the baby's room is all ready to go. Last week we picked up the last few essentials (like a car seat) and now we are just waiting. The one thing I have procrastinated in doing is packing a bag to take with us to the hospital. I figure I still have time before that is really needed.

Marc is busy with writing and a few shows here and there. I am busy with enjoying my maternity leave! Nothing could be greater then waking up whenever I feel like it, and having a nap whenever I feel like it......I am glad I decided to take some time off of work before this baby comes to get a lot of rest and enjoy a few of life's simple pleasures.

My next few weeks will be busy with hanging out with my mom. She is off of work now until September, however not for as good of a reason as I have. Today she spent around 3 hours having her knee replaced. Anyway, since I am not working and still able to get around, I have decided to spend as much of her recovery time with her as I can. Tomorrow I will be heading to the hospital to keep her company and next week I will move in to the house to take care of her every need! (you can all now insert your comments on how sweet of a daughter I am.....I can wait for a few minutes!)

Other then that Marc and I are trying to make every quiet moment last. This baby is coming soon (hopefully sooner rather then later).