Uplands Reach Testimonials

“My wife and I had the great pleasure of meeting Neal this morning. What an awesome message of the cross. We rededicated our lives and our marriage to God. That He use us as He see’s fit. Thank you so much for this message and God bless you and your ministry.”
Bryan and Karen Clines
 
“I asked the Lord to come into my heart…It was the best decision I have ever made.”
 
I have been a Christian since July 3, 2015. I got saved at Uplands Reach on the last day of Teen Camp. I asked the Lord to come into my heart because I realized I wasn’t saved. I thought I had been saved for years, but I realized that I was living in sin and was extremely far away from Christ. I spoke with Neal and Sue the night before I made my decision. They told me to read the Romans Road and really listen to what God was saying to me. The next day we were in JAM time. I was reading Romans 5:1, and it hit me. I had never had peace or ever felt like I was good enough. When we were called to the stage, I ran to Sue and told her that I wanted to be saved. She brought me outside, and I asked the Lord to be my everything and take over my life. It was the best decision I have ever made.
— Teen Camper, 12/15/2015
Your teens, like ours, will beg to go to his camps…
 
The ministry of Neal and Sue Hatfield extends far beyond the Uplands Reach Conference Center. They are true servants of those who serve the church. Neal’s preaching has inspired vision and evangelism each time we have hosted him. I was in my new church after sixteen years in one location and his messages helped me to set a tone of momentum and truth that, five months later, is still framing my ministry. (20 baptisms in eight months in a church with 100 in attendance!) Parents were baptized with children. Backbiting and fear all but disappeared. Life and focus came to a place that had been scattered for lack of a Shepherd. Revival is real and the Lord is not finished with country churches! The one word I would like to share about Neal is: trustworthy. He is always prepared and sensitive to the atmosphere and prompting of the Holy Spirit. He will bring passion to your meetings and leave pride at the door. Your teens (like ours) will beg to go to his camps so they can catch the enthusiasm Neal has for Christ. You will find his camp to be anointed and prayed over, the grounds homey and not overly institutional. If you are struggling with ministry and need prayer partners, you can find no better than Neal and Sue. They have a habit of building into lives. I encourage pastors to take advantage of Neal’s multifaceted ministry. Your church will grow and God will smile!
— Joe McKnight, FBC Roby, TX, 08/31/2015
I love camp, and I love you all very, very much.
 
Thank you so much for being such a special part of my baptism. I love camp, and I love you all very, very much. Just remember, I want your job some day! Thank you again! See you next summer.
— Keenan 12, Junior Camper, 11/18/2014
We had great fun!
 
Thank you for letting us come to URCC. We had fun shooting guns and bows-and-arrows. We had fun riding horses and playing in the pond. We liked the marshmallows too. We had great fun!
— Dinah 8, John 7, Ruth 6, Junior Campers, 11/18/2014
We love all of you, and are blessed and privileged to call you all friends.
 
“Just wanted to thank Sue, Neal, and all the Upland’s phenomenal crew and staff, for being more than wonderful to our family! We love all of you, and are blessed and privileged to call you all friends. Our family has certainly added to its numbers by counting all of you as part of us now!”
— Cindy, Parent, 07/28/2014
You are what makes my summer great.
 
“Dear URCC, Thank you for my awesome experience at Tween Camp. I can’t wait until 2014! I love going to camp and seeing your ready to serve faces. You are what makes my summer great. Neal, thank you for preaching to us about being a Josiah. I am really thinking about that. God bless you guys.”
— Katie, Camper, 09/2013
Thank you again for everything that you all put into me and for teaching young people to walk with Christ with no excuses.
 
“The URCC crew has influenced my life beyond measure. Last Sunday, the interim pastor at my church spoke for the last time as our leader. He left me with one thing: “Say thank you to those who have influenced your life for the glory of God.” So, I want to thank you and the Uplands crew for allowing God to use you, for being obedient to His calling, and for having such a heart for young guys and girls like me. I want to make sure you all know how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to spend those three summers with you. ……Thank you again for everything that you all put into me and for teaching young people to walk with Christ with no excuses. Thank your for raising up warriors for Christ, and a big thank you for the influence you placed and continue to place in my life. I love you guys and miss you all like crazy!”
— Kennedy, Former Camper, 2013
Thank you for the invitation to come and share in God’s ministry…
 
“To the Staff, Thank you for the invitation to come and share in God’s ministry here at Uplands Reach. As we intercede in prayer on your behalf, we stand amazed at your dedication to share your spiritual gifts to reach those who are hungry to know Christ and those who want to draw even closer in their personal walk with Him. May God bless you individually and collectively as you serve Him!”
— A.D. & Judy, Prayer Team Volunteers,
We can’t thank you enough for giving our child this opportunity.
 
I just want to let you know what a blessing you all are. My daughter attended Junior Camp this week, and when she came home the first day she was already asking if she could come back next year. She has had such a wonderful time and has come home every night very excited to tell us all she has learned. We can’t thank you enough for giving our child this opportunity. When my younger daughter is old enough, I know she will enjoy it just as much.
— Courtney, Parent, 2011
Just so you know, you have graduated another WORLD CHANGER!
 
“I want to share with you what an incredible Boot Camper you have raised! You would not believe the people who have told me and my husband what a change they see in Kaila. Not that she was ever a bad person—she’s always been very sweet and giving—but it’s the difference of Jesus beaming through her. She is getting baptized Sunday night and sharing her testimony at church. She has become VERY bold in witnessing and soul-winning. I could never thank you enough for what you pour into these kids. Just so you know, you have graduated another WORLD CHANGER!”
— Janie, Parent, 2011
I thank God for what He did in my life this week.
 
“Dear Neal, I am one of the souls that was saved at this week’s revival. I am so thankful that God led you to hold our revival services. I thank God for what He did in my life this week. I now have peace that only He could’ve provided. God bless you and your Team.”
— Heather, 2011