Dan Fountain, MD
April 22, 1930 – February 12, 2013
“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”John 11:25-26
With heavy hearts we report the death of MedSend co-founder Daniel Fountain, MD, on February 12, 2013, after a long illness. Dr. Fountain was a general surgeon who had a distinguished career as a medical missionary, health development expert, author and educator. He and his wife Miriam, a nurse, served at Vanga Hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo from 1960 to 1996. In 1992, Dr. Fountain co-founded MedSend with Dr. David Topazian to help alleviate the critical shortage of healthcare professionals on the mission field. Until his death at age 82, Dr. Fountain was a devoted and tireless supporter of MedSend, serving on the board of directors and as executive vice president, as well as developing and conducting specialized training programs for MedSend grant recipients and other healthcare missionaries.
After the death of his beloved Miriam in March 2011, Dr. Fountain wrote: “Last Sunday morning, Miriam’s first Sunday in heaven, as the organ played ‘Holy, Holy, Holy,’ my spirit could see her dressed in white, waving a purple banner, and dancing with holy grace amongst the millions of others singing ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’ in the language of heaven. So I must keep practicing my singing and my serving now, so that I will be prepared to join the eternal chorus and, with her, give praise to the Lord who made us and loves us.”
Dr. Fountain is now singing in that eternal chorus! Please join us in praying for his family and friends as they mourn his loss and in thanking God for the life of this remarkable servant.