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

The Blind will See…

Legally blind by the age of 5, Tovo learned...

Celebrating Together…

In early August, we enjoyed our fourth annual...

Trading Spaces…

 In July we traded the greenery and the...

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 a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.

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, a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a degree in Midwifery.

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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July 16, 2019 |

Au Revoir France…

It’s hard to believe that 10 months has come and gone and our departure from France and return to...

July 3, 2019 |

Expectant Midwives…

There must’ve been something in the air in Mahajanga as up until just this month, three of our...

May 28, 2019 |

Snippets…

Home Stretch… We’ve entered the home stretch of our formal french language learning here in...

April 8, 2019 |

Celebrations…

In Madagascar… For the last three years, the employees of Eden Reforestation Projects and the...

April 4, 2019 |

Of tragedies and triumphs…

Tragedies… Like everywhere in the world, tragedies abound in Madagascar on a daily basis. The difference...

February 7, 2019 |

Opportunities to serve on the Red Island…

Half way through… It’s hard to believe that we’re over half way through our time...

January 8, 2019 |

Life on Three Continents…

A glance back… The year twenty-eighteen has been one for the books for our family. We’ve...

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