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

“Sorry Madagascar, Your Problems Aren’t Hot Enough…”

ISS- AKA the Institute for Security Studies,...

Creating Beauty… September News

Thank you so much for your prayers as Jamie...

On Transition and Re-Entry…

Transition and re-entry.  It’s become a...

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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September 1, 2015 |

The Living Proof… August News

In the last 6 weeks, we’ve been in Madagascar, Paris, California, Colorado, Idaho and as I write this, Jamie...

August 2, 2015 |

Replanting the Forests of Madagascar – a featured article

We’re excited to share with you that our work with Eden Projects in Madagascar was the recent featured...

July 31, 2015 |

World’s Apart… July 2015 News

It’s a bit of surreal process to travel half way around the world… leaving one world in which...

June 30, 2015 |

Building Up… June 2015 News

If we had to pick a theme to describe the last 18 months here in Madagascar it would be that of “building...

June 3, 2015 |

Finding Freedom from Debt Bondage– May 2015 News

Jean Paul is a character– full of life, witty and quick to offer a heart-warming smile.  For years, this...

May 22, 2015 |

Our Happy Place…

A couple months ago I was telling Jamie how much I would love it if he swept me away someplace as a surprise.  At...

May 3, 2015 |

Mother’s Day Campaign 2015

Mother’s around the world are pretty much amazing!  They are our mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts and...

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