Amish Author Kathleen Fuller & Finding Strength Within

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My guest today is Amish Author Kathleen Fuller who is offering a GIVEAWAY and speaking to us about something we all find necessary to do. Here’s Kathy:

“Finding The Strength Within

In my latest release, Letters to Katie, the heroine, Katherine Yoder, may seem weak on the surface. At times she even considers herself weak, unable to free herself from her attraction to Johnny Mullet, a man who has never returned her affections. Throughout the story, Katherine is faced with several challenges that cause her to examine her faith and identity. Through those trials and by trusting God, she finds the strength she’s always possessed.

To purchase, click cover.

Women all over the world face a variety of challenges and trials that push them to the breaking point. At times these women need outreach, not only to help them become independent, but to discover the God-given strength within.

Zimele is such an outreach program.

Their mission is “To confront the root causes of poverty and remove the barriers to self-sufficiency by working with one woman and one community at a time until we reach all of South Africa, through the empowerment of these women with the skills, resources, and support networks to start businesses and social service projects to sustain not only themselves, but their families and communities.”

The scripture at the core of Zimele is 2 Corinthians 5:17-18—“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

According to volunteer Tera Moore, she works with Zimele “because

of my love, appreciation and respect of women. All the women of Zimele want is an opportunity to be self-sufficient and support their community for themselves and future generations. Due to circumstances beyond their control, the ability to do that has been stripped away from them and we have an opportunity to help them get it back.”

Independence. Respect. Strength. These are qualities God has given us, and as Christians we are to support and care for one another. We see examples of that in our society, in Amish culture, and in other world cultures. But there is more work to be done, and we can accomplish it through the power of Christ and our love for others.

For more information about Zimele, visit their website at

Blessings,”– Kathleen



Twitter: @TheKatJam




Thanks, Kahtleen, I had not heard of Zimele before but it sounds like a worthy cause.

To enter the drawing, click the link to Zimele and find out one fact such as what Zimele means and post it here. Also if you scroll down, you’ll see Compassion International that I strongly support.

PS-Melanie Pike and Jane B won Jan Drexler’s Amish book!



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23 Responses to Amish Author Kathleen Fuller & Finding Strength Within

  1. Laurel says:

    It means “To stand on one’s own two feet.” 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Maryann says:

    Zimele means to stand on owns own feet. What a wonderful organization that empowers women to be self sufficient.

  3. Susan Fletcher says:

    It means to stand on your own 2 feet. Thanks for the give-away!

  4. amyc says:

    Zulu for “to stand on one’s own two feet”

  5. Tammy Courts says:

    Zimele is to confront the causes of poverty so they will be able to be self-sufficient so they can build a brighter future for themselves and their family! Thanks for the chance to win Kathleen’s book! Know it is a great book!

  6. Susan Collins says:

    Zimele’s philosophy revolves around the goal of becoming self sufficient.

  7. Ronda Ferry says:

    Zimele means “to stand on one’s own to feet” this is great to learn so many need to learn these words.

  8. Ola Norman says:

    “Zimele” means “to stand on one’s own two feet”. And helping others to stand on their own feet is awesome!

  9. Allyson L says:

    Thank you for this opportunity to win and for introducing me to Ziele.
    This is a very profound thought as far as I am concerned and one that seems to describe some of what Ziele is doing:
    “Empowering a life for tomorrow, not just sustaining a life for today”

  10. Jackie Tessnair says:

    It means to stand on ones on two feet.Great post Lyn.I love Kathleen’s books.Thanks for

  11. Sandra Kaczanowcke says:

    It means the fair treatment of women and helping them to stand on their own two feet. I really want to win Letters to Katie!!! 🙂

  12. Nat Homgren says:

    Zimele Teaches people to be self sufficiant. People who are given a reason to believe they can make a better life for themselves…be self sufficiant and to rise above adversary! The devil likes to keep us weak and dependant….thus crushing our spirits. Compassion Int’l helps install teaching and skills to do this and more! Christ’s messengers in person!

  13. Barbara Thompson says:

    Means to stand on one’s own two feet. They are empowering them with the resources, skills, and support networks to help their families and build their communities. It gives them hope, shows that someone cares and helps them become a independent person.

  14. Jade Yarwood says:

    to stand one ones own feet. Cant wait to see if i won so i can give it to my mom, avid amish book reader!

  15. Ruth Swartz says:

    would love to win your book,thank Kathleen

  16. Brittany McEuen says:

    They want to promote the fair and righteous treatment of women and children.

  17. Donna Taylor. says:

    Zimele program focus is to do an internal journey of the people. Helping them to live a life of abundance in their communities.
    Would love the chance to win your book. God Bless.

  18. Sonja Nishimoto says:

    To stand on one’s own 2 feet. Would love to read and have this book. I am just amazed at the wonderful books about the Amish Culture. Will be headed East soon and try to visit some Amish communities. Can’t wait!

  19. Timber L. says:

    I like that Zimele is confronting the root causes of poverty and helping the women become self-sufficient. And I also support Compassion International. 🙂

  20. Laura Pol says:

    Wow what an awesome organization! This is the first time I have heard about it and I think it’s so fascinating that Zimele means to stand on your own two feet! It’s even cooler that this is their hope for Africa to be able to stand on their own feet! I think with them working with one woman at a time as well as community is the best way for an internal transformation with Jesus!

    Thanks for sharing this!

  21. Jackie Smith says:

    My e Mail is jackie.smith{at]dishmail[dot]net

  22. Jackie Smith says:

    It means to stand on one’s own two feet…..sounds like a great ministry.
    Anxious to read Kathleen’s book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Megan Parsons says:

    I’m so excited about this post! I am reading my first book by Kathleen “A Man of His Word” and will be starting An Honest Love today! Can’t wait for Letters to Katie!!
    “Zimele” means “to stand on one’s own two feet”
    Zimele has empowered over 1,200 women in the past 5 years with the skills, resources, and support networks to build a brighter future for their families and communities
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com