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Treasures for Tots and Teens

In South Africa

In memory of Anna, Given in Jesus' Name! 
TREASURE FOR TOTS was first initiated after a friend, Sandy Brown, gave a gift in memory of Sondra's daughter Anna. An entire set of Walt Disney Encyclopedias was purchased, which teach preschool children ABC's, counting, shapes, sizes, colors, weather patterns and more.Pastor Thomas in Alexadra Township 

This small token of love sent to the children of South Africa has grown into a project providing both Christian and Educational books and materials. 

We need to reach the youth now, while there is time. Today's youth in South Africa are tomorrow's leaders.  Will you help us make a difference? You see, education for black children is very difficult in South Africa. Some classrooms have as many as 50-60 children. Many in rural areas cannot afford to buy textbooks. 

Rhema Paradise for Street ChildrenTREASURES FOR TOTS is a program in memory of Sondra Berry Young's daughter, Anna Berry, who was killed in a tragic auto accident. Anna, who had dropped out of high school, later decided that school was very important. She attended Bible school in the mornings, did her high school work in the afternoons and worked a job at night as well. She sent her school work all the way back to the USA to be graded, and finally graduated from both high school and bible school in South Africa in the same year. 
Maunie Eraumus, Randburg.  90 new devotionals for youth!After her death, the TREASURES FOR TOTS project was started to help the poorest of poor children in South Africa learn to read. Anna loved children in the South African townships. Many cannot read, or have no books available. Teachers and parents need books to teach the children. Libraries have been stocked with books sent overseas in Anna's memory. This program currently reaches into Malawi, Kenya, Namibia, soon to be in Zimbabwe, and has been active in South Africa for five years. 

We hope you will donate a book of your choice which will tell children about God or Bible education.  Or, you may choose learning and educational books.  Let's bless those who are less fortunate than ourselves.  When you give to the poor you lend to the Lord and the Lord will repay you! - Prov. 19:17   

           Educational Books Needed for TREASURES FOR TOTS   

  • Books about God and Jesus 
  • Books about the Bible
  • Bible Education
  • Dr. Suess Books 
  • Musical Books 
  • Talking Books 
  • Discovery Books 
  • Science Books 
  • ABC Books 
  • Number Books 
  • Shapes & Sizes Books 
  • Children’s Picture Dictionaries 
  • Children’s Encyclopedias 
  • Devotional Books for Kids and Youth 
  • Educational Books 
  • Children’s Books of Heroes or Virtues 
  • Educational Curriculum ages 5-l7 
  • Youth and Children

      Books may be New or Used Please NO coloring, Ink Marks or Torn Pages in used books donated 


Thanks to Walt and Ann Britton, 2 containers of toys shipped to South AfricaTony Louch also helped

TOYS Needed   

  • African American Dolls (Good Condition or New) 
  • Doll Clothes and accessories 
  • Jump Ropes 
  • Musical Instruments 
  • Keyboards (New or Used) 
  • Tambourines/Shakers 
  • Drums and Xylophones 
  • Small Toy Cars and Trains 
  • Log Cabin Building Sets 
  • Plastic Building Squares 
  • Shapes and Sizes Toys 
  • Balls - Soccer, Football, Baseball, Tennis, Golf 
  • Pens, Felt Pens, Pencils (New) 
  • Crayon and Color Books (New) 
  • McDonald's Little Plastic Toys 
  • Wooden Educational Toys 
  • Wooden and/or Boxed Puzzles 
  • Wooden or Plastic Blocks & Numbers 
  • Lego's and Tinker-Toys 
  • Children’s Games (ages 5-17) 

Toys can be used, however we appreciate no broken toys. All items should be boxed and taped closed securely.


Sondra visiting the Outbound Mission Nursery SchoolChildren expressing Praise and Worship, Outbound Mission

  CHILDREN'S VIDEOS Needed (Ages range from 5 -17 years old)

  • Jesus Video 
  • Bible Cartoons or Bible Movies 
  • Matthew or Acts 
  • National Geographic 
  • Educational Video & Crafts 
  • Beginners Bible Video Series 
  • Adventures in Odyssey Videos 
  • Story keepers Videos 
  • Duncan or Donut Man Series 
  • Music Videos 
  • Greatest Adventure Videos 
  • Veggie Tales 
  • Animal Videos 
  • David and Goliath Videos 
  • Pick a Video of Your Choice from a Local Bookstore 
  • Color TV & VCR needed for children's home 
  • Focus on the Family Video's

Now Here's Your Chance to Help: 

"By this we know love, because he laid down His life for us.  And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoever has this world's goods and sees his brother in need and shuts up his hear from him, how does the love of God abide in him?" - I John 3:16 & 17 These children, from this village in Malawi all gave their heart to Jesus!  Toys, food, and Bibles were given to them 

Won't you please allow God's love to flow from you to help these less fortunate children.  Please send your TREASURE directly to South Africa. Or if you wish to sponsor an item please send the appropriate funds to do so with your name and address. 

Thank you again, for what you are doing in Jesus Name in memory of my daughter Anna! 

This is what happens when you Give! 

"...and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help. So, two things happen as a result of your gifts - those in need are helped, and they overflow with thanks to God.  Those you help will be glad not only because of you generous gifts to themselves and to others, but they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your doctrine. And they will pray for you with deep fervor and feelings because of the wonderful grace of God shown through you" - 2 Corinthians 9:11a-15, Living Bible 

"While at Bible School, I will continue to go out and do one on one witnessing, whether at the store or in the neighborhood. My heart goes out so much to the poor.  I just want to give them everything and show them how to get a job and live right - show them JESUS can change their lives. All people should have a heart for the poor" - Written in Bible school in South Africa by Anna Berry just before her life was taken in a car accident. Age 20 

  One Life to Live Will Soon Be Past  Only What is Done For Christ Will Last!  Let Your Life Make a Difference. 

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