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

Ten on Ten- March

On the 10th of the month, a photo an...

Of turf wars and helping babies breathe…

Turf wars… Just 30km north, Antsanitia is a...

Ten on Ten– February 2017

Ten images a month to catch the beauty of the...

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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February 6, 2017 |

“I never thought it possible…” January News

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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...

January 6, 2017 |

In Closing…. December 2016

2016 by the numbers… Yet another year is drawing to a close and the hopeful anticipation of a new year is...

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...

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