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

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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

Celebrations…

In Madagascar… For the last three...

Of tragedies and triumphs…

Tragedies… Like everywhere in the...

Opportunities to serve on the Red Island…

Half way through… It’s hard to...

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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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...

January 2, 2019 |

An opportunity, a job, a transformed life…

An opportunity, a job, a transformed life.. Half of Madagascar’s population is under the age of 15 years...

November 23, 2018 |

Thin line between life and death…

Thin line between life and death… We thank you for your prayers this last month for the women that were due...

October 29, 2018 |

Ten on Ten– a catch up…

Ten on Ten– a chance to capture ten images (ideally every hour for 10 hours) on the tenth of the month....

October 29, 2018 |

Meanwhile in Madagascar…

Le passé composé et le futur proche… Four weeks ago neither of us would have been able to tell you what...

September 11, 2018 |

Bonjour from France!

Of God’s goodness… Two weeks ago we left our beloved home in Madagascar… it was a hard and...

August 10, 2018 |

Building for the future…

In recent months we’ve been growing our program at the Sarobidy Maternity Center in order to provide safe...

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