Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Rachel Young

Director

I came to Mary’s Song in 2011 after a twenty-five-year battle with mental illness and drug addiction that led to a suicide attempt that nearly took my life. I knew I needed help but I had no idea what God was about to do. To my surprise, I encountered the love of Jesus and the chains of mental illness and addiction were totally broken off of my life. For the first time, I began to experience true peace and overwhelming joy and I just wanted more! After completing the program, I was asked to join the staff and in 2019 I became the Director. In 2018, I received my Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies and became a licensed minister. I have also had the pleasure of becoming a chaplain at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center, a certified belief therapist through Therapon, and I am currently enrolled at Bethesda Bible College pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. On the eight-year anniversary of my life-transforming encounter with the love of Jesus, I had the honor of marrying an amazing man who loves the Lord with all of his heart. It has been over 10 years now and I have fallen in love with Christ more and more every day! In Him, I have been healed, restored, and given a brand-new life! Today it is my great joy to be able to share the love of Jesus with other women just like myself and encourage them to partake of the newness of life offered to them in Christ.

Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress
and He answered me. He freed me from all my fears!
Gaze upon Him, join your life with His, and joy will come.
Your faces will glisten with glory.
You’ll never wear that shame-face again.
When I had nothing, desperate and defeated,
I cried out to the Lord and He heard me,
bringing His miracle-deliverance when I needed it most.
The angel of the Lord stooped down to listen as I prayed,
encircling me, empowering me, and showing me how to escape.
He will do this for everyone who fears God.
Drink deeply of the pleasures of this God.
Experience for yourself the joyous mercies He gives
to all who turn to hide themselves in Him.
Psalm 34:4-8 TPT