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 Work

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

Here and There…

Here in Kenya…. Thank you all for your...

Exponential Impact

A Time for Celebration…  Each year,...

Banding Together…

There is something unique and really special...

More About Our Company

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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Recent Blog Posts

May 26, 2022 |

Here and There…

Here in Kenya…. Thank you all for your prayers over these last few weeks of packing, traveling and...

May 1, 2022 |

Exponential Impact

A Time for Celebration…  Each year, within the first few months of the year, the staff of...

March 6, 2022 |

Banding Together…

There is something unique and really special about pregnancy, birth and the early newborn period that has banded...

February 6, 2022 |

Under Normal Circumstances…

Anything but Normal… Under normal circumstances, we would be writing this update from Madagascar. Under...

January 10, 2022 |

It Takes a Team…

New Life… The first baby of 2022, a little boy, was born at the Sarobidy Maternity Center early...

December 15, 2021 |

For this reason…

Everyday tragedy…  The world over, there’s a massive disparity in maternal mortality with higher...

November 25, 2021 |

Handmade with love…

While in high school, Alissa took several jewelry classes which she quickly fell in love with. The process of...

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