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Author: Laura Nickel

Laura is a mother of five, an author, artist, teacher, Child Development Specialist, and equestrian. She has always had a heart for kids and has worked in schools, hospitals and camps designing activities for educational and therapeutic benefits. Laura’s ministry began with Teen Quest when she felt called to bring her pottery wheel and clay up to the Ranch. Laura says, “It’s at that time I saw the impact of being able to share the Gospel in the context of outdoor activities with the teens.” She has jumped in with both feet and has not looked back.

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Horses Can Teach Us Emotional Strength and Courage!

March 29, 2017 0 Comments
Horses Can Teach Us Emotional Strength and Courage!

We learned in my last blog, The Way of the Horse about equine behavior. Now, let’s get into some of the things horses can teach us. Emotional strength and courage are essential components to having a nice trail ride. Having these strengths in your character will make you successful in all you do! Keeping in […]

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The Way of The Horse ~

March 17, 2017 0 Comments
The Way of The Horse ~

“Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called faithful and true…”                   Revelation 19: 11   The way I see it, if Jesus returns on a horse, with His army on horseback, then the horse is pretty important to God. At Teen Quest, I have seen the […]

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6 Ways to Fundraising in Just 60 Days

April 16, 2016 2 Comments
6 Ways to Fundraising in Just 60 Days

Raise Money for a Retreat in 60 Days ! Would you like to take your students to an event at the Teen Quest Ranch or another Christ-centered event?   But, there is no money? Money is available!  You can indeed, raise the needed funds in less than 60 days. First, let’s focus for a minute on […]

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7 Steps to Avoiding Youth Leader Burn Out

November 11, 2015 0 Comments

Recently I attended a panel discussion by some experienced youth leaders at the Pittsburgh Youth Workers Conference* on how to avoid burnout. This is a very important topic since youth leaders have a high burn out rate. Here are some tips to prevent burn out: Surround yourself with mentors, people who will support you, and […]

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