Glory of the Last Days wow EL fans at gala dinner honouring women
Gospel outfit Glory of the Last Days left fans yearning for more during their performance at East London City Hall on Saturday.
The KwaZulu-Natal-based group blessed the audience during the Women of All Seasons gala dinner.
Led by founder Faith Khanyile, the group performed their popular songs, such as Umoya Wam Uyakudinga and Ebenezer, among others.
They also gave the audience a taste of their new album, titled Umhlengi Wami.
Khanyile said they were happy to return to East London “after a very long time”.
“People of East London have loved our music since our early days and during our performance, they were singing along. They made us feel at home and welcome,” she said.
Khanyile has kept the group together since they started off in the music industry almost two decades ago.
“The journey has been wonderful because although we had challenges, we were able to overcome them through the grace of the Lord.”
Khanyile said, although the music was keeping her away from her family, she made sure not to neglect them.
“God has given me wisdom as a woman to balance my life.
“It is my responsibility as a mother and a wife to keep my family together.
“I cannot, just because I have a calling for preaching the gospel through music, neglect them,” she said.
“Although they are not directly involved in the music industry, I involve them so they understand my schedule and responsibilities.”
Khanyile said the respect she had for her husband and children meant they, in turn, supported her calling fully.
“I pose a challenge upon all women who are called to win souls for the Lord, whether through singing or preaching, to respect their husbands. That is the only way they will get their full support,” she said.
She said women had power within themselves, “either to build or destroy”.
“But a wise woman builds her house and keep it together.”
Organiser of the event, pastor Dumisani Sileku, said the purpose of the event was to “acknowledge and honour women for their undying spirit”.
“Women are pillars of their homes and society. They rise above every storm and carry on,” he said.
Sileku said through the event they wanted to encourage women to be strong and to never give up.
“The wisdom that is within them is beyond measure. We are here tonight to remind them that they are strong and must never give up,” he said.