OAKLAND -- Stellar Award-winning gospel artist Jason Nelson will perform May 10 at a pre-Mother's Day concert to benefit children in South Africa and East Oakland at Allen Temple Baptist Church.

For several years Allen Temple's Global Ministries has sent volunteers to South Africa, where they donate blankets, beds, playground equipment, educational materials, appliances and clothing to a nursery in Soweto.

The youth volunteers have participated in bilateral workshops where they discuss challenges, such as HIV/AIDS, violence, educational deficiencies, drug and alcohol abuse. Youth in East Oakand and South Africa collaborate via the Internet and develop community service projects designed to address similar problems they face.

Nelson is the pastor at Greater Bethlehem Temple in Randallstown, Md.

Tickets to the concert are $20 advance and $25 at the door. Allen Temple is at 8501 International Blvd., Oakland. For more information, call Rev. Theophous Reagans, Allen Temple Minister of Global Missions, at 510-544-3962.