YOUR BEAUTY and splendor have everyone talking; I compose songs on YOUR wonders. Psalm 145:5 9 (Msg)


Islimela – 

Islimela is the fine arts division of 1 Old Note. We dance, we sing; we put together words and melody, translated in our bodies and lived out in our lives as an offering unto the Most High God – the LORD.


Worship – 

We offer sacrifices of praise and worship to God through the talents and giftings that He has given to us. 



God is God who hates robbery and oppression. We are His anointed hands and feet to bring awareness and freedom

Lathitha in Autumn

Chapter 1

The wind blew through her cotton shirt, Lathitha held it down hurrying across Rick Turner Road. She tilted her head backward, fighting the edge to spin around at the whistle of the wind while making her way through human traffic mapping her way home. Tuscan villas ornamented with still fountains of clay and stone, carrying a warm presence of tranquility and a sense of home wrapped the whole neighbourhood.

Giggles and conversation of children walking home from school, random people taking their afternoon jog and old men walking their dogs filled the streets. The trees swayed to and fro in their majestic splendour of brightly coloured leaves - rusty leaves flying all over the place. It was exactly what she needed after the long day she had had.

Today they were released early from work due to load shedding. Everyone dreaded load shedding at home, yet loved it dearly at work. There was not much she could do at work without electricity. She was the Assitant Program Manager at the Research Council. For a twenty-five year' old, she was way ahead of her peers, most of them envied her. Although she had never imagined herself doing this for the rest of her life - or ever, she still gave it her all, sleepless nights and overtime. The thrill of a job well done was like a drug...

About the Book

A fictional story about a young girl named Lathitha who, following an unplanned path, discovers overwhelming love through courage and trust.

About the Author
Lithakazi Mkombe

Lithakazi Mkombe is a passionate believer of Jesus and a mother of one. She was bred and fed in the town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She realised her call to fulltime Ministry while she was part of the staff at Christian Revival Church in Durban. She later worked for different ministries such as Hand of Hope (Joyce Meyer Ministries Missions) and Every Nation Durban. She is passionate about Visual Anthropology – the origins of mankind and their creative expression within their culture and spirituality; she seeks to understand the Theology of Ancestralism as a means to reach out and bring the gospel of Christ to Africa.

Her love for all forms of art and God led to her pursuit of Architecture and Theology Studies at the Durban University of Technology and the South African Theological Seminary; she continues to study other disciplines. Her heart beats for helping fellow Christians grow by getting them discipled as she digs deeper in God. My only aim is to leave everyone I come across with answers, new questions to explore or at least a simple change for the better; shaping minds and hearts through art and words. Ultimately, to improve the lives of women and children in Africa.

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