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

Ten on Ten- September

Ten photos a day on the 10th of the month to...

Final Days…

Growth!    The week is just starting at the...

Ten on Ten- August

Ten of Ten– 10 images on the 10th of 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 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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August 1, 2016 |

Expect the Unexpected… July 2016 News

Expect the Unexpected…    That’s what we tell all people coming out to Madagascar, whether to visit...

July 11, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- July

For years I’ve had the burning desire to participate in a little exercise called Ten on Ten…....

July 1, 2016 |

The good, the bad and the ugly…. June 2016 News

Life as we all know it is sometimes a mixture of good, bad and ugly… at times, all three are wrapped into a...

June 24, 2016 |

A Special Invitation to Create Lasting Impact…

New Life Abounds…     We’ve received dozens of visitors over the last few years as they come to...

June 10, 2016 |

Growing Up (an update in pictures!)… May News

Growing Up… Five and half years into ministry here and we’re so thankful the various ministries are...

May 2, 2016 |

Putting Out Fires– April News

Deforestation in Madagascar is estimated between 88-90%– quite the staggering rate!  The two largest...

April 14, 2016 |

Unsurpassed Love… March News

You may remember towards the end of 2015 that many of you gave generously for necessary renovations at the...

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