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- May 2017

Ten images on the tenth of the month to capture...

Can you imagine…?

Can you imagine… The medical system in...

Ten on Ten- April 2017

Ten (or more) pictures over the course of 10 (or...

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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April 14, 2017 |

Many Hands… (and pictures!)

Many Hands… It’s simply amazing to witness the many hands of the numerous talented, passionate and gifted...

March 23, 2017 |

Ten on Ten- March

On the 10th of the month, a photo an hour– over ten (ish) hours. This month the 10th fell on a...

March 6, 2017 |

Of turf wars and helping babies breathe…

Turf wars… Just 30km north, Antsanitia is a small fishing village and is Eden Projects closest dry...

February 12, 2017 |

Ten on Ten– February 2017

Ten images a month to catch the beauty of the everyday for us… occasionally the everyday is in America, most...

February 6, 2017 |

“I never thought it possible…” January News

“I never thought it possible…” Those were the words spoken by Josy nearly four years ago when he...

January 17, 2017 |

Around Town…

You know how it is… after living someplace for awhile all the sights become part of the normal scenery that...

January 16, 2017 |

Ten on Ten- January 2017

Ten photos throughout the day on the 10th of the month to capture the beauty of the ordinary in our day.  The...

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