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

Traversing the Globe… literally!

Thank you for your steadfast prayers that...

Across the Generations…

Maman’i Pao and her family are one of the...

You Can’t Make this Stuff Up!

Grace Abounds…  As many of you know,...

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

June 30, 2021 |

Traversing the Globe… literally!

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

May 5, 2021 |

Across the Generations…

Maman’i Pao and her family are one of the longer standing families in our community. Historically,...

April 7, 2021 |

You Can’t Make this Stuff Up!

Grace Abounds…  As many of you know, in January, our oldest daughter, Isabella, began Rift Valley...

March 19, 2021 |

Leading with Grace…

…At the Sarobidy Maternity Center Rota is the National Director for the Sarobidy Maternity Center....

February 18, 2021 |

Courage… every second of every day

Thank you for your gracious prayers, emails and messages of encouragement since sharing the news last month about...

January 6, 2021 |

A New Chapter after 10 Years…

Ten Year Anniversary… On this day, 10 years ago exactly, we arrived in Madagascar as a family of five. At...

December 9, 2020 |

4 Lives, 3 Generations, 1 Maternity Center…

In September 2014, Patricia delivered a beautiful baby girl with Rota, the national director and one of the...

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