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

For this reason…

Everyday tragedy…  The world over,...

Handmade with love…

While in high school, Alissa took several...

Unrelenting love…

The Unrelenting Love of a Father…...

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

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...

October 29, 2021 |

Unrelenting love…

The Unrelenting Love of a Father… We’ve known Fredy since he was a young child. At two years old, his...

September 8, 2021 |

Bandits…

The work of Eden Reforestation Projects continues to grow and flourish in Madagascar– new reforestation...

August 18, 2021 |

The Power of Education…

Invitation to Education  When we began the work of the Sarobidy Maternity Center 8+ years ago, we reached...

July 7, 2021 |

A Grim Reality, A Stark Contrast…

A Grim Reality…  In Madagascar, like many developing countries throughout the world, women die all too...

June 30, 2021 |

Traversing the Globe… literally!

Thank you for your steadfast prayers that traversed the globe with us…. quite literally! If you missed...

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