Better to love God and die unknown than to love the world and be a hero; better to be content with poverty than to die a slave to wealth; better to have taken some risks and lost than to have done nothing and succeeded at it. --Erwin Lutzer

Recent Blogs

Come read about the adventures of our family of five as we seek to Restore Health, Forests and Hope in Christ on the red island of Madagascar

Even in riots and betrayal… (and a video update!)

 In all things and in all ways… give...

Ministry Video Update– October 2016

It’s been a really, really long time since...

Ten on Ten- November

This month, ten on ten iPhone edition.  Ten...

About Red Island Restoration

Red Island Restoration is a response to God’s leading in our lives to see Madagascar restored in Health, Forests and Hope in Christ.

Jamie was born and raised in Madagascar as a missionary kid and as a result, has a deep understanding of Malagasy culture and language as well as a powerful love for his home country and the Malagasy people.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Studies at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena.

Alissa was born and raised in Santa Barbara and while serving on a short-term mission trip to Madagascar in 1999, fell in love with this island nation and it’s people.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Alissa recently completed a degree in Midwifery and is now a Licensed Midwife as well.

We met while attending Seattle Pacific University and later fell in love while working beside one another in Madagascar in 1999.  After a few years in Madagascar serving together, we returned to the States in 2002 to get married.  3 kids, a few degrees and 8 years later, our family of five returned to the great Red Island in January 2011.



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November 1, 2016 |

Surprise! October 2016 News

Surprise!! Earlier this month our kids experienced the largest surprise of their young lives to date when both my...

October 12, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- October

Ten pictures on the 10th of the month to document this little life of ours… This Monday morning was spent at...

September 30, 2016 |

It’s so much more… September 2016 News

More than just trees… September has proved to be most likely our busiest month this term in Madagascar....

September 18, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- September

Ten photos a day on the 10th of the month to capture the beauty in the daily life. This month on September 10th we...

August 31, 2016 |

Of babies and ambulance rides… August 2016 News

First Births… More than three years ago we opened the Sarobidy Maternity Center with a 3-Phase approach. The...

August 23, 2016 |

Final Days…

Growth!    The week is just starting at the Sarobidy Maternity Center and already the place is full! This...

August 13, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- August

Ten of Ten– 10 images on the 10th of the month to capture the beauty of the simple dailies.  This month a...

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