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.

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

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. The footings are now complete and by the end of the week the whole foundation will be done. Columns are

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, but for now, here's what's happened during the last week leading up to our annual New Year's celebration. One fun

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 get to celebrate once again the birth of Jesus, a miracle that inspires and renews our faith each year at

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 post that we had received a surprise visit from three members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). During the

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 there may not be any turkey, the last 68 years have seen Thanksgiving become an important part of our culture.