Early yesterday morning, we started our fundraising drive for Violet's reconstructive surgery. The scars from her burns have left her skin so taught that her feet are fractured every time she walks. Surgery to fix this complication is scheduled for the end of this year, and the cost is significant. We put a plan together and set a goal to raise the complete cost of the surgery.

I was so excited to come and share an update with you encourage you to buy a limited-edition t-shirt, order a Violet's Story necklace, to donate funds for her surgery, and to continue to pray and petition God on Violet's behalf. With a $10,000 goal and an impending surgery date, I didn't think we could waste any time.

Apparently, however, I was willing to waste more time than God. Because we've already raised it all...

Every single penny of the cost of Violet's surgery has been raised. Every. Penny!

In 24 hours...less than 24 hours...God moved hearts all over the world to give, and, before we knew it, the goal was met.

I smiled in my sleep last night. I've been smiling all day. God continually amazes me with the stories he's writing through The Mercy House.

So today I'm asking you to praise God with me. Watching God move mountains is such a privilege when we're standing next to you and loving mercy with you. 

To those of you who have already given to this cause, thank you! Thank you, thank you, and thank you! We can't say it enough.

If you'd still like to be a part of Violet's Story, you can. Grab a t-shirt while they're still available! Donate to Violet's Story. We'll continue to raise funds until December 31st, 2012, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Any funds we raise above and beyond the cost of Violet's Surgery will be used strictly for the future medical expenses of the girls. (Please mark your donation with "Violet" or "Violet's Surgery".) It's not too late to be part of this incredible story.