Karla Saavedra

I am a 34-year-old, Brownsville native. I am happily married to a wonderful man for the past 16 years, and the Lord has blessed us with four beautiful children. I have been an educator for almost 11 years. I hold a Master’s degree in Education and am pursuing an administrator’s certificate.  We came to BCF by chance. We were looking for a new church, and as we drove by, my husband said, “This one. We will come to this one.” Since then we have rarely missed a service, and are members of a great small group. 
God called us here, and here we are. We have strengthened our bond with The Lord, and we are glad to be part of BCF


Every good gift . . . . comes down from God. - James 1:17


    My husband recently became unemployed, and money has become tight in our home. As the holidays are approaching, anxiety hit us. How can we provide a sensible Christmas for our children?
    As we pray for financial guidance, slowly but surely, God is answering our prayers. This year, we are participating in BCF’s Christmas Angel program to help with providing gifts for our kids. This was a huge help to us with our four children. And that was just one of the ways God has been taking care of us.
    Recently, a thought kept coming to mind to call the bank about the truck we had financed. The bank offers forbearance programs—delaying payments for clients who are 60 days past due. While we were not past due on our payments, we knew how much this could help us in our current situation. Although our chances of obtaining this delay of payments were very slim, I felt prompted to call and ask. 
    The representative at the bank told me she would do as much as she could to help because she was in a similar situation. She put me on hold and when she came back, told me, “It took some time, but I convinced my supervisor to approve a forbearance. Your next payment will not be due until January 23rd.” 
    At first, I couldn’t believe it! Then I looked up, smiled, and said, “Thank You, Jesus! I know that was You!” 

Every good gift. . . . comes down from God. (James 1:17, TEV) 

    The Lord has blessed us over and over again, and in turn, we must show God’s goodness to others. And then show our gratitude to God through our faith, our actions, and our praise.