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About Clifton

Clifton is the grandson of Maxton D. Strong the founder of The GSAM. In 2004 at 19 years old he moved out from Australia to India with his parents to continue on his grandfathers work. Today he is working as the Deputy Director of the orphanage and the Chairman of the Maxton Strong School. He is married to Priscilla, a former child of the mission and together they have 3 sons.
29 01, 2017

Building Up, Tearing Down

Over the last 8 months we have been saving up funds with the support of HADA Australia and some friends and family; the time has finally come. Rick has been out with his measuring tape,

22 01, 2017

Brick by Brick

We have great progress to report on our Learning Resource Center. This library/computer lab for our school will be completed later this year, but like all buildings, it goes up one brick at a time.

1 01, 2017

Happy New Year!

Days turn to weeks, weeks turn to months, and before we know it, another year has passed by once again. We'll be putting together a little look back on 2016 in next week's prayer letter,

26 12, 2016

Happy Christmas!

Christmas is a special time here on the Mission. Not only do we see the return of many old friends and family members, including old farm children now living off on their own, but we

30 11, 2016

High Praise

Let me start by saying, we don't do what we do for any type of recognition... but it sure does feel nice when we get some. We mentioned a few months ago in this blog

29 11, 2016

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving, the US National holiday, is not normally celebrated here in India, for obvious reasons. But because our founder, Rev. Maxton D. Strong, was originally from the USA, he brought the tradition with him. Though

28 11, 2016

Breaking Ground

Construction on the Samartha Saxena Memorial Learning Resource Center has kicked off with the digging of the foundations! It is such a wonderful thing to see this dream becoming a reality! Engineers from EMI

21 11, 2016

Learning Resource Center

We are super excited to announce the beginning of a new chapter in the story of our school, the Maxton Strong School. With the support of the Samartha Saxena Foundation (who helped us to build

23 10, 2016

Rice Paddy Harvest

Harvest time happens two times each year, and it's a critical part of our success here at the Mission. When the crops are ripe and the weather cooperates, there's no time to waste and our older

15 08, 2016

Jai Hind!

To all our Indian family and friends around the world, Happy Independence Day 2016! We had an amazing day in our school celebrating our Independence as we remembered those who fought to make this country

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