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About This Blog...

Family of 5 
from Gabon, Hong Kong and the UK   

Living in Impfondo,   
Republic of Congo   
Since April 2012 

Blog by Joyce the mum, 
Homeschooling novice, 
Eye Charity founding doctor / director. 
Reluctant domestic goddess 

Passionate about sashimi, 
helping people see 
physically and spiritually,   
and Jesus   


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P.S. This is the personal blog of the Samoutou family  
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NEWS - the kind that you have to share!
May 14, 2016

Some exciting news for the new year!
December 11, 2015
Here is our end of year newsletter with some truly extraordinary news on page 2!  [READ MORE]

Newsletter August 2015!
August 31, 2015
The August Newsletter is out and, in-keeping with some of the stuff I have written as Guest Blogger, its all about the Congo! Check out the link for some top tips and information from the Samoutou kids on life in the jungle...

Guest Blog by

Rowan Cassels-Brown

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New Sight Newsletter: Edition April 2015
May 1, 2015
Read the latest news from New Sight Congo, as well gain access to past issues and newsletter subscription. Please click here. Thanks. 

New Sight Newsletter Presents Edition Dec 2014
January 8, 2015
Our latest news from the Congo jungle!  Please click here.  Thanks! [READ MORE]

New Sight Newsletter Snap Happy Edition August 2014
August 22, 2014
Thrilled to share with you our latest developments via New Sight August Newsletter (English version / Chinese version)!

Samoutou Family Health and Travel Update (2 July 14)
July 2, 2014

Thank you for your love, care and prayers.  Our family is thrilled to announce that Joyce saw the hospital specialist again this morning and has been given the go-ahead to return to Congo!  We will be able to leave the UK on 14 July.  If you would like to pray […] [READ MORE]

New Sight Newsletter Special Travel Edition
June 10, 2014

Hi.  They do say, 'Better late than never!'.  Here is our latest newsletter albeit released in April 14.  Please click here for the English version and here for our very first Chinese version!Thank you for your support  […] [READ MORE]

Samoutou Family Health and Travel Update (8 June 14)
June 8, 2014

Up until a week ago, we were all getting sad to leave the UK and excited to fly back to Congo today.  However, due to some very unexpected problems with Joyce’s health, we had to follow the hospital specialists’ advice and remain in the UK for another 6 weeks.  We […] [READ MORE]

New Sight Newsletter November 2013- Special Announcement
November 23, 2013
To read our special announcement and much more, please click here.

New Sight Newsletter August 2013 - Reality TV edition
July 23, 2013
To read all our latest exciting news, please click here. [READ MORE]

Newsletter April 2013: First Anniversary Edition
April 17, 2013
Like our patients, our newsletter is getting a total make-over.  Here is the new look in our Special First Anniversary Edition! [READ MORE]

Newsletter October 2012: Developmental Milestone Edition
October 15, 2012

Samoutou News October 2012: Developmental Milestone Edition   MBOTE (Hello in Congolese dialect)!   Welcome to our Developmental Milestone Edition!  Please come with us as we journey our significant never-the-same moments!     FIRST UP, SOME BREAKING AMAZING NEWS!   Guess who just won the international eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA) and received a 50 000 Euros […] [READ MORE]

Newsletter July 2012: Guinness’ Edition
July 15, 2012

New Sight / Samoutou News July 2012: Guinness’ Edition   Welcome to the Guinness’ Edition of our newsletter where we attempt to break the world’s record to fit the largest amount of great news in one letter!  It is time to celebrate! Bring on the Party!   The Commencement of our Eye Service: As […] [READ MORE]

Newsletter April 2012: Location, location, location
April 27, 2012

Samoutou Newsletter April 2012: Location, Location, Location     Hello from CONGO!   Yes, we are here at last!  After 28 months of prayers, 13 months of intense preparation and 3 flights, we are finally here!  We are finally here because of you!  We do not say this lightly:  We would not have made it […] [READ MORE]

Newsletter December 2011: Puberty Edition
December 1, 2011

How is your year going?  Can you believe that we are in December already!?   At the beginning of the year, we had no idea about the roller coaster ride we were in for!  To think that we have yet to reach Congo!   Growing pains cum the Wonder Years!   Last time we wrote […] [READ MORE]

Newsletter August 2011: Elastigirl!
August 19, 2011

Hello from Sunny England!  What a whirlwind it has been since we last wrote!  So much to update you on!  God is STRETCHING us in so many ways - mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually!     New opportunities for Henri! Henri started a full-time honorary contract under an amazing consultant ophthalmologist with a big […] [READ MORE]

Newsletter April 2011: Happy Easter!
April 22, 2011

Our Easter newsletter is out with a bit of an update!  Here it is... [READ MORE]