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

Around Town…

You know how it is… after living someplace...

Ten on Ten- January 2017

Ten photos throughout the day on the 10th of the...

In Closing…. December 2016

2016 by the numbers… Yet another year is...

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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December 20, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- December 2016

Ten pictures on the 10th day of the month to capture life’s little joys.  Thankful that the 10th of...

December 6, 2016 |

Even in riots and betrayal… (and a video update!)

 In all things and in all ways… give thanks!    Give thanks… even in the riots    The month...

November 30, 2016 |

Ministry Video Update– October 2016

It’s been a really, really long time since we ourselves have created a ministry video update.  We both...

November 27, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- November

This month, ten on ten iPhone edition.  Ten images on the 10th of the month to capture the beauty of the life...

November 1, 2016 |

Surprise! October 2016 News

Surprise!! Earlier this month our kids experienced the largest surprise of their young lives to date when both my...

October 12, 2016 |

Ten on Ten- October

Ten pictures on the 10th of the month to document this little life of ours… This Monday morning was spent at...

September 30, 2016 |

It’s so much more… September 2016 News

More than just trees… September has proved to be most likely our busiest month this term in Madagascar....

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