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.

Getting Plastered

Work continues up at our Learning Resource Center with most inside and outside plastering work nearly complete. As the monsoon winds down and the weather continues to cool, we look forward to even more progress in the weeks and months ahead. This project is really coming together! More than half of the exterior is

The Monsoon

Let’s talk a little bit about the monsoon this week. You may wonder why there is so much rain in India in the summer. It works like this. In the warmer months, the sun heats both land and water...but land temperatures rise more quickly. As the land heats up, the air above it expands and

Laying Bricks

Up at our school, big changes have been happening at our Samartha Saxena Memorial Learning Resource Center with new walls appearing and quickly being plastered. Thanks to a secure roof on top, the monsoon can't stop this progress, enabling us to potentially complete all work short of the painting. That we will have to

Funder Down Under

OK, let's start with something big and fun.  This week while the summer cooked away here in Banbasa, Clifton was living winter down in Tasmania. Aside from celebrating a friend's birthday, the big draw was the S. Group Fundraising Party for the new staff housing accommodations here at the Mission. S. Group is an

Project Banbasa

A few months ago we mentioned that Launceston design company S. Group had been out spending some time with us working on an upcoming project. We hinted at what it was, sharing that it was an exciting step towards a long-standing goal. Well we are finally able to announce that S. Group is

Raising The Roof

It's been a truly mammoth week of working hard and playing hard. And though we are exhausted and (to be honest) feeling a little bit uninspired in front of the computer at this moment, the results of all of our labor have been well worth the effort. If this week's prayer letter feels a little