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War Room star T.C. Stallings shares his winning playbook. Virginia rappers unite to save children in South Africa. And go behind-the-scenes of The Zookeeper's Wife. Read Transcript


Efrem: JUST SECONDS

AWAY...

SOME THINGS ARE JUST

NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

Efrem: ...FROM

FOOTBALL TO FILM, T.C.

STALLINGS IS IN "STUDIO 5"

WITH A PLAYBOOK FOR LIFE.

AND IN GOD'S PLAN, IT

TELLS YOU.

Efrem: AND THEN A

STORY THAT FLIPS THROUGH

THE PAGES OF HISTORY.

OKAY, READY, ACTION!

Efrem: GO BEHIND THE

SCENES OF "THE ZOOKEEPER'S

WIFE."

AT THE END OF THE DAY

IT IS ABOUT HOPE, ABOUT

FAMILY, AND ABOUT LOVE.

Efrem: PLUS...RAPPERS

RAISING MONEY TO RESCUE

CHILDREN FROM TRAFFICKING.

IN OUR CURRENCY, ABOUT

$100,000.

IN THEIR CURRENCY, ABOUT

$1.2 MILLION.

Efrem: THE

HEARTBREAKING STORY BEHIND

THE UPLIFTING MUSIC

MISSION, ON "STUDIO 5,"

STARTING NOW.

*

Efrem: AND WELCOME TO

"STUDIO 5," YOUR WEEKLY

COUNTDOWN OF THE

TOP-FIVE-TENDING STORIES

AND UPLIFTING

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS.

LET'S BEGIN WITH THE FIRST

TWO.

AT NUMBER FIVE...

I MAY OFFICIALLY

RETIRE.

SO WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR

YOUR PARTING GIFT?

Efrem: AFTER FIVE

YEARS AND 11 SEASONS,

"DUCK DYNASTY" AIRS ITS

SERIES FINALE.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH ONE

MEMBER OF THE FAMOUS AND

STILL QUITE BUSY ROBERTSON

CLAN.

> WE'RE JUST ABOUT AT

THE END OF THE "DUCK

DYNASTY" SEASON.

ARE YOU MISSING IT?

WELL, YOU KNOW, WE JUST

WRAPPED FILMING, SO THAT

IS KIND OF CRAZY.

IT IS A NEW SEASON OF

LIFE, BUT, OF COURSE, IT

IS SAD TO LEAVE THE OTHER.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...THESE ARE IMAGES TO

PHILADELPHIA'S ANNUAL LOVE

HALF MARATHON.

BUT IT IS THIS ONE AND THE

STORY BEHIND IT THAT HAS

GONE VIRAL.

THREE MEN STOP TO HELP

ANOTHER RUNNER MAKE IT TO

THE FINISH LINE.

THIS IS ABOUT 100 YARDS

FROM THE FINISH LINE.

I WAS COMING UP, AND I SAW

HER LEGS WERE GIVING OUT.

I JUST GRABBED HER JUST

BEFORE SHE FELL.

AND I TRIED TO HELP HER

ALONG.

WE GOT HER JUST BEFORE THE

FINISH LINE AND LET HER

CROSS ON HER OWN.

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

JUST THE FIRST TWO IN THE

COUNTDOWN OF THE WEEK'S

BEST HEADLINES IN

UPLIFTING ENTERTAINMENT

NEWS.

> T.C. STALLINGS WENT

FROM BEING A FOOTBALL

PLAYER TO BEING AN ACTOR.

HE CAN OFTEN BE HEARD

SAYING, "A GOOD THING IS A

GOD THING AND IT CAN'T BE

STOPPED."

WE'RE SITTING DOWN WITH

HIM IN A MOMENT TO TALK

ABOUT HIS NEW BOOK,

"PLAYING ON GOD'S TEAM."

FIRST A LOOK AT SOME OF

HIS WORK ON THE SCREEN.

ALL RIGHT, I SAID IT.

I'M TIRED OF HER JUNK.

WHAT DO YOU WANT, MAN?

YOU MEAN RIGHT NOW?

YEAH.

WELL, I WOULD KILL FOR

A HOT FUDGE SUNDAE.

JUST FUDGE EVERYWHERE,

WHIPPED CREAM, JUST MOUNDS

OF WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP.

DAD, YOU CAN GO IN THE

FREE STYLE COMPETITION.

THEY'LL LET YOU.

LET ME TELL YOU WHAT,

LET ME THINK ABOUT IT.

Efrem: AND THOSE ARE

JUST A FEW SCENES OF T.C.

STALLINGS AT WORK ON THE

SCREEN.

HE JOINS US RIGHT HERE IN

"STUDIO 5" TO TALK MORE

ABOUT HIS LATEST BOOK,

"PLAYING ON GOD'S TEAM."

WERE YOU ALWAYS PLAYING ON

GOD'S TEAM?

WELL, I THINK I WAS

ALWAYS ON IT, BUT I WASN'T

PLAYING -- DEFINITELY

WASN'T PLAYING THE WAY HE

CALLED ME TO PLAY.

I LIKEN IT TO WHEN I WENT

ON MY FOOTBALL TEAM.

I GAVE IT ALL I HAD, BUT I

CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT MY

CAREER WOULD HAVE BEEN

LIKE IF WHEN I JOINED THE

TEAM, WHEN THE COACH SAY,

GET IN THE GAME, AND I

SAY, NO, I'M FINE.

AND I DO WANT I WANT TO

DO.

THAT WAS MORE THE TYPE OF

PLAYER I WAS BEING ON

GOD'S TEAM.

I BELIEVE IN MY COACH,

JESUS, BUT I WASN'T

LETTING HIM BE LORD.

Efrem: PEOPLE HEARING

THAT WILL SAY, WELL, DOES

THIS MEAN IF I ACCEPT AND

MAKE JESUS LORD OF MY

LIFE, THAT MY LIFE IS

GOING TO BE SMOOTH

SAILING?

THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO

KNOW YOUR PLAYBOOK.

THE BIBLE IS SO IMPORTANT

IN THE GAME OF LIFE.

I COULD POINT BACK TO

PROMISES AND SCRIPTURE,

THAT THIS WILL BE THE ROAD

I'D BE FOLLOWING.

HE SAYS, IN THIS LIFE,

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE

TROUBLES.

SO I KNOW IT IS COMING.

AND IT SAYS, ANYONE WHO

CHOOSES TO LIVE A GODLY

LIFE WILL BE PERSECUTED.

SO IN GOD'S PLAN, IT TELLS

YOU, IT IS GOING TO BE

ROUGH.

BUT WHAT MAKES THE SMOOTH

PART ABOUT IT IS HE HAS A

PROVISION FOR ALL OF THESE

THINGS.

IN THIS LIFE YOU WILL HAVE

TROUBLE, BUT TAKE HEART, I

HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.

SO IT'S LIKE I HAVE A PLAN

FOR YOU.

SO ALL OF MY BUMPS AND

BRUISES MAKE SENSE.

AS OPPOSED TO WHEN I DO MY

OWN THING, I'M HURTING

MYSELF OR PEOPLE ARE

HURTING ME AND I DON'T

EVEN KNOW WHY IT IS

HAPPENING.

THERE AREN'T PROVISIONS

FOR THOSE THINGS.

YOU BETTER JUST HOPE HE

HAS ENOUGH GRACE TO GET

YOU BACK.

I HANG IN THERE BECAUSE I

KNOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO

HAPPEN.

THAT'S WHY IT IS WRONG AND

FALSE TO TELL PEOPLE THAT

A LIFE IN CHRIST IS SMOOTH

SAILING BECAUSE THEY COME

IN WITH THESE FALSE

EXPECTATIONS OF NO ISSUES,

AND THAT IS NOT EVEN

BIBLICAL.

THAT'S HOW I KEEP WITH IT.

Efrem: WE BEGAN THIS

SEGMENT LOOKING AT SCENES

OF YOU ON SCREEN.

YOU ALSO HAD A

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC

CAREER, FOOTBALL PLAYER.

HOW DID YOU MAKE THE

TRANSITION?

WAS ACTING ALWAYS IN YOU?

IT WAS IN MY AS A

HOBBY.

IT WAS IN MY AS FUN.

IN CHURCH WHERE YOU DO THE

SUNDAY PLAYS AND THE

EASTER PLAYS.

I WAS THE GUY THAT LIKED

THAT KIND OF ATTENTION, TO

HAVE FUN, BUT WASN'T

SOMETHING LIKE FOOTBALL,

WHERE IT WAS A DEEP

ASPIRATION.

Efrem: I WANT TO GO

BACK IN TIME FOR A SECOND,

IF I CAN GET THIS TO WORK,

AND LOOK AT SOMETHING

EARLY ON AND SEE IF YOU

REMEMBER THIS AND WHAT YOU

DO REMEMBER.

[LAUGHTER]

NEXT TIME AND "KING OF

THE JUNGLE," THE NEWLY

CROWNED "KING OF THE

JUNGLE" WILL HEAD OUT ON

HIS VERY OWN ADVENTURE.

ONCE AGAIN, HERE WE ARE

AND THIS IS 2005.

I HAD PLAYED PRO FOOTBALL

FOR FOUR YEARS.

AND ANIMAL PLANET WAS

SOMETHING I LIKED TO

WATCH.

AND I THINK, THAT'S A FUN

WAY TO FILM, AND ON A WHIM

I AUDITION AND THEY PICKED

ME.

SO I HAD A DECISION TO

MAKE.

IN THE MIDDLE OF MY UP

COMING SEASON, I DECIDED,

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO GO

AND DO SOMETHING LIKE

THIS.

SO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE

SEASON, THEY ANNOUNCED TO

THE TEAM THAT I WAS

HEADING TO ANNUA ANIMAL PLANET

TO DO A SHOW.

Efrem: BEFORE I LET

YOU GO, I KNOW YOU'R YOU WERE

BUSY IN 2016, AND I WANT

TO GIVE YOU THE TITLE AND

IF THERE ARE ANY UPDATES

YOU CAN GIVE US.

"A QUESTION OF FAITH."

"A QUESTION OF FAITH,"

WE SHOT THAT IN ATLANTA.

KIM FIELDS IS IN IT.

RICHARD T. JONES IS IN IT.

IT IS A NICE CAST, A GREAT

CAST.

Efrem: AND "THE

PASTOR."

"THE PASTOR," I JUST

WRAPPED UP ON THAT FILM.

AND I PLAY A DETECTIVE AND

A PASTOR.

AND HE COMES TO THE TOWN

AND HE IS HELPING TO

RESURRECT A CHURCH IN A

CITY THAT IS REALLY READY

TO GIVE UP.

I'M THE ONLY DETECTIVE

LEFT THAT HAS A FEELING

THAT THINGS COULD BE

BETTER.

SO I'M BATTLING CRIME, BUT

HE HAS AN INTERESTING WAY

OF REACHING SOME OF THE

FELLOWS IN THE CITY.

HE IS NOT YOUR EVERYDAY

PASTOR.

THAT'S THE HINT THERE.

ALL OF THESE ARE REALLY

GOOD STORIES.

AND, MAN, FOR ME TO BE

ABLE TO CHOOSE SIX IN

2016, IT WAS CRAS AND CRAZY AND

BUSY, BUT THAT'S WHAT I

WENT THERE FOR.

Efrem: IT'S ALWAYS

GREAT TO BE IN YOUR

COMPANY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Efrem: AND STILL

AHEAD ON "STUDIO 5"...A

CHRISTIAN COUPLE IN

1930s POLAND AT THE

CENTER OF AN HISTORICAL

FILM WITH A TIMELESS

MESSAGE.

THERE ARE REFUGEES

EVERYWHERE.

AND THIS IS A STORY ABOUT

TRYING TO HELP THEM AND

SAVE THEM.

Efrem: WELCOME BACK.

WE ARE CONTINUING OUR

COUNTDOWN OF THE TOP FIVE

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

STORIES.

HERE ARE NUMBER THREE AND

NUMBER TWO.

AT NUMBER THREE...CHIP

GAINS IS THE MOST POPULAR

CELEBRITY AMONG

CHRISTIANS.

AN ENTERTAINMENT MARKET

RESEARCH GROUP POLLED

FAITH AUDIENCES FOR THIS

LIST OF TOP 20 POPULAR

CELEBRITIES.

AND CHIP IS NUMBER ONE.

WHOA!

THIS IS DEFINITELY WHERE

YOU KEEP THE DEAD PEOPLE.

Efrem: HIS WIFE,

JOANNA, IS NUMBER EIGHT ON

THE LIST, AND THE GOLDEN

COUPLE IS AT WORK ON A

FIXER-UPPER SPINOFF.

> NOW TO NUMBER TWO.

IF YOU HAVE EVER WATCHED A

MOVIE OR TELEVISION SHOW

AND WONDERED, COULD THAT

REALLY HAPPEN, A NEW SHOW

ON THE OUTDOOR CHANNEL IS

SERVING UP THE ANSWERS.

IT IS CALLED "HOLLYWOOD

WEAPON."

IT IS LIKE JAWS OR

DIE-HARD.

HEY, WELCOME TO THE

PARTY, PAL.

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND

THE UGLY, AND TV SHOWS

LIKE "CRIMINAL MINDS," AND

WE'VE GOT TERRY OUT THERE

OBVIOUSLY HAVING A SHOW.

Efrem: THE SHOW, JOE,

YOU CALL IT MYTH-BUSTERS

ON STEROIDS.

IF YOU LIKE

MYTH-BUSTERS, THIS TAKES

IT UP ABOUT 10 NOTCHES.

Efrem: THERE IS NOW

ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE

COUNTDOWN AND IT IS A

GREAT ONE.

"THE ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE," IS

BASED ON THE NON-FICTION

BOOK OF THE SAME NAME.

IT IS ABOUT TWO WARSAW

ZOOKEEPERS WHO MAKE IT

THEIR BUSINESS TO SAVE THE

LIVES OF PEOPLE AND

ANIMALS DURING WORLD WAR

II BY HIDING THEM IN

ANIMAL CAGES.

HERE IS YOUR FIRST LOOK.

AND ACTION!

THE STORY OF THE

ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE IS ABOUT

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE ZOO

DURING THE SECOND WORLD

WAR, DURING THE NAZI

OCCUPATION.

GOOD MORNING.

ENJOY YOURSELVES TODAY.

ANTANINA WAS MARRIED TO

A ZOOKEEPER, AND THEY

COULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT OF

THE CITY DURING THE

BOMBING, BUT THEY CHOSE TO

STAY AND SAVE JEWISH

REFUGEES.

JESSICA CHASTAIN IS

PLAYING ANTANINA, AND SHE

IS IDEAL.

THERE ARE PEOPLE I

KNOW, PEOPLE TRYING TO

HELP.

AND THEY HAVE GUNS.

AND THEY WANT TO USE THE

ZOO AS A WEIGH STATION.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

A PLACE TO HIDE JEWS

UNTIL SAFE HOUSES CAN BE

FOUND FOR THEM.

A FRIEND IS DIFFERENT,

ONE FRIEND.

BUT MORE THAN ONE IS

DANGEROUS.

TWO KILOMETRES AWAY

THEY ARE TRAPPED LIKE RATS

IN A CELLULAR.

I THINK ANTANINA SHOWS

THAT COMPASSION AND AN

INCREDIBLE FORM OF

STRENGTH.

YOU CAN NEVER TELL WHO

YOUR ENEMIES ARE.

YOU HAVE TO TRUST.

MAYBE THAT'S WHY I LOVE

ANIMALS SO MUCH.

ANTANINA'S STORY HAD

SLIPPED BETWEEN THE SCENES

OF HISTORY, AS RADICALLY

COMPASSIONATE STORIES

SOMETIMES DO.

AND ESPECIALLY STORIES BY

WOMEN.

AND I COULDN'T ALLOW THAT

TO HAPPEN.

SHE WAS TOO IMPORTANT.

OKAY, READY?

THANK YOU.

AND ACTION!

THE FACT THAT IT WAS SO

INTRIGUING TO ME BECAUSE

IN A WAY IT IS REALLY

DISCUSSING WHAT IS HUMAN

AND WHAT IS ANIMAL.

AND WHAT IS A CAGE AND

WHAT ISN'T A CAGE.

AND SO IN DIRECTING THE

MOVIE AND WORKING WITH THE

SCRIPT, I WAS ALWAYS

THINKING ABOUT THE TENSION

BETWEEN THOSE TWO THINGS.

I SEE A WAY OUT OF

THIS.

THAT'S WHY I'VE COME.

YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO ME

NOW.

YOU NEED TO TRUST ME.

I COULD TAKE YOUR PRIZED

ANIMALS TO GERMANY AND

GIVE THEM SANCTUARY.

AND WHEN THE WAR IS OVER,

I CAN RETURN THEM TO YOU.

WHAT IF THE WAR COMES

TO GERMANY?

A TERRIBLE THOUGHT, I

KNOW, AND A PERSONAL

NIGHTMARE FOR ME.

I MUST TELL YOU THE ALLIED

FORCES ARE VERY WEAK.

I EXPECT THIS TO BE OVER

VERY SOON.

I WANT TO RESCUE THE BEST

OF YOUR BREEDS.

YANAND ANTANINA

SHELTERED JEWS, OVER 300

OF THEM OVER THE COURSE OF

THE WAR, AT GREAT RISK TO

THEMSELVES, JUST BECAUSE

IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO

DO.

I THINK THIS IS A

TIMELESS STORY.

I THINK IT IS UNIVERSAL.

THERE ARE REFUGEES

EVERYWHERE.

AND THIS IS A STORY ABOUT

TRYING TO HELP THEM AND

SAVE THEM.

FRANCE IS COMPLETELY

OVERRUN.

THEY ARE FORCING JEWS OUT

OF THEIR HOMES.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE

DYING.

THE LITTLEST OF CHILDREN.

I WAS SO MOVED AND

INSPIRED BY ANTANINA, AND

THE EMPATHY SHE HAS FOR

OTHER PEOPLE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT

IS A MOVIE ABOUT HOPE,

ABOUT FAMILY, AND ABOUT

LOVE.

WHAT IT SHOWS IS NO

MATTER HOW DARK LIFE CAN

BE, HOW DARK IT GETS, LOVE

WILL ALWAYS BE THERE, AND

YOU CAN FIND IT.

AND THERE IS SOMETHING

BEYOND THIS MOMENT.

> BRING AS MANY AS YOU

CAN.

Efrem: STILL AHEAD ON

"STUDIO 5"...

WE REALLY NEED A SAFE

HOUSE FOR THESE KIDS WHEN

THEY'RE IN CRISIS AND VERY

VULNERABLE SITUATIONS,

THAT THEY HAVE SOMEWHERE

TO GO.

Efrem: THE

HEARTBREAKING STORY BEHIND

THE UPLIFTING MUSIC

MISSION.

WE'RE GOING TO SHOW THE

WORLD.

Efrem: WE HAVE RUN

DOWN FIVE THROUGH TWO OF

OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

HEADLINES THIS WEEK.

DRUMROLL, PLEASE, IT IS

TIME FOR NUMBER ONE.

AT NUMBER ONE...

*

Efrem: CHANCE THE

RAPPER CONTINUES HIS PUSH

TO IMPROVE HIS CITY'S

STRUGGLING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I'M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE

THE CREATION IN

COLLABORATION WITH THE

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS, THE

NEW CHANCE ART AND

LITERATURE FUN.

Efrem: AND THAT FUN

COMES WITH SOME MAJOR

SUPPORT FROM A CHICAGO

TEAM.

I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

TODAY THAT MY HOME TOWN

BASKETBALL TEAM, THE CHEK

BULLS, HAVE DONATED $

$1 MILLION TO C.T. F.

Efrem: AND, BY THE

WAY, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE

TO WORK FOR CHANCE.

HE RECENTLY TWEETED: "I'M

LOOKING FOR AN INTERN,

SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE IN

PUTTING TOGETHER SETS AND

WRITING PROPOSALS."

> THREE VIRGINIA RAPPERS

ARE USING THEIR MUSIC TO

HELP END SEX TRAFFICKING

WITH A SAFE HOUSE PROJECT

IN SOUTH AFRICA.

THIS IS OUR "STUDIO 5"

BRIGHT SPOT.

THIS IS JUST A SNAPSHOT OF

A TRIP THAT CHANGED THE

WAY THESE RAPPERS SEE THE

WORLD.

TAKE ME TO SOUTH AFRICA.

YOU VISIT SOUTH AFRICA,

WHAT HAPPENED?

WE WERE ABLE TO GO TO

AN ORPHAN CARE CENTER, A

MINISTRY WE PARTNERED

WITH.

AS THIS ORPHAN CARE CENTER

WAS THE BIGGEST TOWNSHIP

IN THE WORLD -- THE SMALL

COMMUNITY IN THAT TOWNSHIP

SET UP AN ORPHAN CARE

CENTER.

ABOUT 146 KIDS COME TO

THAT PROGRAM AFTER SCHOOL.

Efrem: WHEN THE

CHILDREN LEAVE THE CARE

CENTER, MANY FACE A

DANGEROUS JOURNEY HOME,

AND THE CONSTANT THREAT OF

SEX TRAFFICKING AND ABUSE

AND ABANDONMENT.

WE ASKED THEM WHAT IS

NEXT, AND THEY SAID WE

REALLY NEED A SAFE HOUSE

FOR THESE KIDS, SO WHEN

THROUGH IN CRISIS AND IN

VULNERABLE SITUATIONS,

THEY HAVE SOMEWHERE TO GO.

Efrem: THE GROUP MADE

IT THEIR MISSION TO

PRODUCE AN ALBUM TO RAISE

MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR

THE SAFE HOUSE.

HOW MUCH IS NEEDED TO MAKE

THIS HAPPEN?

IN OUR CURRENCY, ABOUT

$100,000.

IN THEIR CURRENCY, ABOUT

$1.2 MILLION.

Efrem: A BIG GOAL, A

CALL FOR SOME BIG TALENT.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH MEMBERS

OF THE RENAISSANCE MUSIC

MOVEMENT AT ONE OF THEIR

FUNDRAISING EVENTS,

FEATURING GRAMMY

AWARD-WINNING ARTIST K.J J.

SKIVENS.

> WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE.

THERE IS TALK OF A SAFE

HOUSE, AND I IMAGINE

THAT'S WHY YOU SAID YES?

ABSOLUTELY.

I'M BIG ON THE BIG

COMMISSION, TO LOVE GOD

AND MY NEIGHBOR.

THE SAFE HOUSE AND WHAT IT

STANDS FOR, I WAS WILLING

TO, LIKE, STOP WHAT I WAS

DOING TO BE HERE FOR THAT.

BECAUSE IF IT HAPPENS TO

ONE KID, IF ONE KID GETS

CAUGHT UP IN SEX

TRAFFICKING, AND WE CAN

HELP WITH ONE, THAT'S

ENOUGH.

THERE'S A LOT OF

FAMILIES WE WANT TO

RESTORE AND BRING BACK

TOGETHER.

LET IT BE SALT AND LIGHT

IN THIS WORLD.

Efrem: YOU CAN CHECK

OUT MY "STUDIO 5" BLOG TO

LEARN HOW YOU CAN HELP

MEMBERS OF THE RENAISSANCE

MUSIC MOVEMENT.

> UP NEXT ON "STUDIO

5"...

* WALKING DOWNTOWN

* AND I'M HOME NOW

* AND I NEED YOU

Efrem: FUNNY MAN

TERRY CRUZ DELIVERS AN

UNFORGETTABLE FINAL WORD.

Efrem: WE ARE JUST

ABOUT OUT OF TIME FOR THIS

WEEK'S SHOW.

SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AHEAD

TO NEXT WEEK.

Efrem: YOUR SON,

ALVIN THE THIRD --

YES.

Efrem: -- DID A LOT

OF THE PRO PRODUCING ON THIS

AND WRITING IT.

YES.

AS A MOM, I WOULD WORK

LATE AT NIGHT, AND WHEN I

WOULD GET HOME, I WOULD

JUST WEEP AND SAY, GOD,

YOU'RE SO FAITHFUL.

AND I SAW HIS FAITHFULNESS

TO THE NEXT GENERATION

THROUGH WORKING WITH MY

SON.

Efrem: AND YOUR SON

HELPING YOU AND YOUR

HUSBAND AT YOUR CHURCH AS

WELL?

YES.

MY SON AND DAUGHTER.

THEY'RE BOTH VERY

INVOLVED.

THEY'RE PREACHING AND

TEACHING.

IT IS A FAMILY MINISTRY.

WE'RE ALL DOING THIS.

WE WERE ALL VERY SURPRISED

BY THE CALL, BUT WE'VE ALL

EMBRACED THE CALL.

Efrem: TIME NOW FOR

THE FINAL WORD, WHICH

TODAY IS INSPIRED BY ACTOR

TERRY CRUZ.

HE REMINDS US THAT ACTIONS

SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

SOME PEOPLE CALL ME AND

SAY, MAN, YOU SHOULD BE A

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER.

MY THING IS TO BE A

MOTIVATIONAL DOER.

PEOPLE DON'T REALLY LISTEN

TO WHAT YOU SAY.

THEY JUST WATCH WHAT YOU

DO.

I'VE BEEN VERY VOCAL ABOUT

MY OWN STRUGGLES AND VOCAL

ABOUT MY PROBLEMS WITH

PORNOGRAPHY IN THE PAST.

MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN

THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT

YOU CAN NAME.

WE'VE HAD KIDS; WE'VE LOST

KIDS.

WE'VE HAD HOMES; WE'VE

LOST HOMES.

AND OUR THING IS REALLY IF

YOU DON'T SHARE THE STORY,

IF YOU DON'T SHARE THE

STRUGGLE, IF YOU DON'T

SHARE HOW YOU OVERCAME,

THEN YOU DON'T HELP

ANYBODY ELSE.

AND IT GIVES A MEANING TO

THE STRUGGLE.

IT GIVES A MEANING TO

EVERYTHING YOU HAVE GONE

THROUGH.

THAT'S WHY WE FIND -- WE

DON'T HOLD ON TO ANYTHING

LIKE IT IS SOME BIG

SECRET.

BECAUSE IT REALLY IS NO

SECRET.

I LEARNED LIFE IS SIMPLE,

BUT IT IS JUST NOT EASY.

Efrem: THOSE WORDS

FROM TERRY CRUZ REMIND ME

WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO

FOLLOW SCRIPTURE AND BE

DOERS OF THE WORD AND NOT

HEARERS ONLY.

THAT'S THE FINAL WORD FOR

THIS EDITION OF "STUDIO

5."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT

AND TOUCH ME ON

FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND

INSTAGRAM.

AND THEN COME ON BACK AND

SEE WHERE "STUDIO 5" TAKES

YOU NEXT WEEK.

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