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.

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.

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 helping mark out the building. Once our engineers from EMI2 had finished marking out the building our team of

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 what it is today. Jai Hind! Rajesh patriotically cheering for India! Morning Assembly A dance

Unleash The Kraken!

46 degrees Celsius. 115 Fahrenheit! For anyone who has experienced this kind of suffocating heat before, you know there is nothing better than the bracing chill of an air-conditioned room. Short of this, a hearty fan will do the trick. Short of this...it can be a long day and an even longer night. With the summer