Wednesday, October 26, 2016

YAY Marietta!

"Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
John 16:20

I'm thrilled to announce that Marietta has been found by her family!!!


for praying with us for this precious little girl!

Dear Lord I thank You for Marietta's new family,
And for allowing us to be part of her story.
We release her back to You now.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen.

Farewell precious girl!
We love you!
And are celebrating for you!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Peterson Family Update!

The Peterson Family is excited to share with you the updated photo they got of their little boy! His face looks so sad and they are eager to get him home.

Thank you for your prayers!
They are also excited to share about the progress of their matching grant!
So far they have raised nearly:
toward the $4000!
Thank you to everyone who has invest financially and prayerfully into little Matthew's life!

I also want to thank all of our faithful Treasures of the Secret Places readers!
Thanks to all those who have purchased books recently and to the real Minnie Cooper who gave so generously to the cause of my books, Pages for the Dark Horses in partnership with Rachel Peterson's Books was able to donate:

Thank you!
We're not done yet and would appreciate your continued prayers for Matthew, the matching grant, and the Peterson family!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dark Horse of the Week: Hunter!

He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
"For the pillars of the earth are the LORD's,
And He has set the world upon them.
1 Samuel 2:8

This week's Dark Horse is 9 year old Hunter!
He is waiting right now for his forever family.
Please join us in prayer for him!
You can check out his pictures and VIDEO by visiting his personal page!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Dark Horse of the Week: Marietta!

"Most assuredly, I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
John 16:20

This week's Dark Horse is 6 year old Marietta!
She is waiting right now and wanting a family of her own.
Please join us in prayer for Marietta!

Dear Father I thank You for revealing Marietta to us.
For allowing us to love her and surround her as a family in prayer.
May You rescue Your precious little girl, and find hands willing to be Yours.
In Jesus Christ' name, amen

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Marietta please visit:

The Lord put this song on my heart for Marietta and perhaps it's for her future family too.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Prayer for the Peterson Family's Matching Grant!

Pages for the Dark Horses is all about prayer and was inspired to be an outlet for those who long to care for orphans with the love of Jesus, but for reasons cannot, adopt, foster, travel internationally, or give financially. 

Thus it is always hard for me to ask for financial support for our featured families, because it's a weight I never desire to place on you. I am humbled that you would stand with us in praying for these orphans and families. This world applauds the goers and the doers, but no one can go and do without a prayer behind them. You are a hidden treasure just like these children. No one sees you, no one knows your name, but someday in heaven there will be a lot more people there because of what you've done.

Please join us in prayer!

The Peterson family have been given a $4000 matching grant from Lifesong for Orphans (through the generous donation of We Care For Orphans.) That means they have the possibility of raising $8000 which is just about what they need to cover the cost or their travel and in-country time! 
$4000 is a lot of money to raise and I know the Peterson's would appreciate your prayers for the funds to come in!

Mrs. Peterson shares:
"When a child is abandoned it is a declaration that their life is of no worth. I learned through our matching grant with Aaron's adoption the power of people coming forward to invest in a child's life. When the first donation came in I suddenly started crying. I was not really sure why I was so emotional but then the Lord impressed upon me that each donation was a new declaration that "his [Aaron's] life was valuable and worth investing in!" I cried every time someone gave no matter the amount, be it $5 or $500 as it was not about that, it was about the declaration! I also know that prayer is vital and each person who prays for Matthew is making that very same declaration that his life is valuable and worth investing their time in prayer for.
Please stand with us in prayer and or giving to declare Matthew's life valuable and worth investing in!"

Ways you can help!


Please join us in prayer for the $4000 that need to be raised in order to the grant to be fully matched!

Give financially!

 Give By Check
Please make checks payable to Lifesong for Orphans.
In the memo please note (6336 Peterson)
Please mail checks to:
Lifesong for Orphans
PO Box 40
Gridley, IL 61744

** Lifesong has been blessed with partners who underwrite all U.S. administrative and fundraising costs. That means 100% of your donation will go directly to the adoption.

2. Select “Give to an Adoptive Family.”
3. Complete online form and fill in Family Account# 6336 & Family Name Peterson

**Your donation is processed by STRIPE with a 2.2% + $.30 (3.5% for AMEX) per transaction fee. 100% of your donation received by Lifesong will go directly to the need.

**NOTE: In following IRS guidelines, your donation is to the named non-profit organization. This organization retains full discretion over its use, but intends to honor the donor’s suggested use. **Individual donations of $50 or more and yearly donations totaling $250 or more will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Receipts for donations under $50 will gladly be sent upon request. Lifesong is a 501(c)3  tax exempt organization

>All donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $4,000.
>>Any donation above that amount will also be given to our adoption and tax deductible.

Buy a Book!

The profit from any book(s) purchased from my site: Rachel Peterson's Books will go to the matching grant and thus be doubled!

Check out my newest release in the Treasures of the Secret Places Series!

Thank you for always standing with us!