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

STOLEN at the Sarobidy Maternity Center

We’re super sad to report that the Sarobidy...

a Grace story…

This is a story of God’s grace which has...

This little guy…

Last month while the Westmont team was here we...

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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June 30, 2014 |

Westmont 2014

Just a few days ago we said veloma to four wonderful Westmont College students that were with us for four weeks...

June 13, 2014 |

Genotine’s Story

Genotine recently delivered her second baby, a sweet little girl named Marigette.  At 19 years old, this is...

June 11, 2014 |

Lakana at Sunset

The crew of 4 students from Westmont College are with us this month and we’re joining efforts with a team of...

May 28, 2014 |

TCK love

I’ve been thinking a lot about TCK’s lately… third culture kids.  You may or may not be...

May 26, 2014 |

Signage

I can’t help but to love the signs on the roads in Madagascar.  They’re mostly made of cement with...

May 12, 2014 |

Happy Anniversary!

Today we celebrated the 1-year anniversary since opening the Sarobidy Maternity Center.  As a staff team, we...

April 28, 2014 |

Home Visits…

Postpartum care for a new mama and baby is unheard of in this country.  I’ve witnessed on several occasions...

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