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.

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

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