After Lisa, wife and mother of three, returned home from India in early 2014, she was overwhelmed by the impact that Mid India was having with children and their families. “I came home and my family was on board to do something more to support this ministry. After looking for available children to sponsor, we found Talib!” When another trip to India was announced for the following July, Lisa’s husband Tim and oldest daughter Brooke were among the first to sign up. Once Tim and Brooke arrived in India, meeting Talib was one of the first things they wanted to do. “I felt anxious and overjoyed knowing I was going to meet and see my brother that I only saw in pictures”, said 16 year old Brooke. Talib connected to Brooke and Tim immediately, and it felt as if they were meeting a long lost family member for the first time. “It was emotional and our hearts connected through the touch of our hugs and time we spent together. Meeting our child was the bond needed to allow that relationship to go from a pen pal to becoming part of our family.” Although the Barham family is 8,000 miles away, the bond they have made with Talib cannot be broken. “Now we have pictures of us together to hang on our walls, we have video of us together to watch when we miss him, and we left a piece of our hearts with him to hold on to while we’re apart “, said Lisa.
It is thanks to this family that Talib has been given the opportunities every child should receive: clothing, food, school, and most importantly, love. For only a small monthly fee, you too can join Mid India Child in bettering the lives of children in India. For more information about how to get involved, visit midindiachild.org.