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

Ultrasounds, Reuniting and Shopping with a Purpose…

Ultrasound Training… In 2016, the Sarobidy...

We’re Learning…

Over these many years, the Lord, in His mercy,...

Education for Life…

Thank you for all your prayers for our family...

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

November 26, 2023 |

Ultrasounds, Reuniting and Shopping with a Purpose…

Ultrasound Training… In 2016, the Sarobidy Maternity Center received a partial grant for a beautiful...

October 1, 2023 |

We’re Learning…

Over these many years, the Lord, in His mercy, has grown us and taught us through various trials and hardships,...

August 25, 2023 |

Education for Life…

Thank you for all your prayers for our family during our time home in Madagascar. It was full and fruitful, and...

July 15, 2023 |

After God’s Own Heart

It’s 10pm on Friday night here in Madagascar. As I type this, voices of our kids and their Malagasy friends...

June 10, 2023 |

2 Countries, 3 Ministries, All 4 Christ

Raising Up a Generation of Healthy TCK’s… Upon returning to Kenya from Madagascar, Rift Valley...

May 15, 2023 |

Join us in CELEBRATING!!! ❤️ (+video)

Thank you all for your prayers as we traveled home to Madagascar last month. It was far too short, but what we...

May 13, 2023 |

The Sarobidy Maternity Center Celebrates 10 years!

From dream to reality: A look back at the first 10 years of the Sarobidy Maternity Center in Madagascar....

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