Leadership Profile: Romjke Fountain, Trainer and Evangelist, Europe

Q. Tell us about your family.


A. I have been married to Jeff Fountain since 1976 and we have three sons, two daughters-in-law, one granddaughter, and one foster daughter.

Q. Give us a brief overview of your work and ministry.

A. I have worked with Youth with a Mission since 1971, first as co-founder of the Dutch initiative and later in legal and administrative areas. Together with my husband I am involved in Hope for Europe, with my main task co-leading the Women in Leadership network of Hope for Europe.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. It is not a quote, but it is definitely very important to me. We cannot go through life without forgiveness, first for ourselves to be forgiven by Jesus, but also for us to forgive others. It is skill that needs to be learned when one is young, but when one is old it needs to be a daily practice.

Q. Who has been the most influential person in your life/ministry, and why?

A. As a young person, I worked for Corrie ten Boom. At the time, my parents both died within three months of each other. Her influence on me was very important during that time.

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?

A. Never let the sun go down on your anger.

Q. What one issue do you believe is the greatest barrier or opportunity to evangelism, and why?

A. The fear of people. There is a great hunger for reality, but there are also great spiritual opportunities.

Evangelism. On Point.

Q. Describe a time in which you shared
your faith in Christ with someone who
didn’t know him, and then saw God
clearly work in that situation.

A. In one of the Alpha courses in which
I was involved I talked with a lady about
the importance of leaving the kingdom
of darkness behind and focus on the
kingdom of light. There was much
change in her family, especially her

Q. What book do you most often recommend to others to read, and why?

A. At different times, different books. But Corrie ten Boom's books are still my favourite because they are so deep and so simple.

Q. What would you like to be doing in ten years?

A. Continuing to be involved with my husband in the Schuman Centre for European Studies, as well as with Hope for Europe. Also, I’d like to continue to encourage young people.

Q. How can people be praying for you?

A. I would like people to pray for continued good health and the ability to look at things from a positive point of view and to have a soft heart.