Keith McDonald, MD
Keith McDonald went to Cambodia on a medical mission in 2001 and has returned two times since. There he learned of the plight of girls in that country. “Many streets are lined with brothels, home to girls in their teens, who often have been kidnapped. I wrote A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance to help people understand.” He also learned how foreign and Cambodian Christians work to alleviate the plight of these girls. “One such project was a school where the young people achieved literacy and, at the same time, learned traditional Khmer dance. And the idea for the character of Devi was born.” Dr. McDonald also established “The Salt of the Earth” program (more info below) through The Cambodian Medical Mission, a division of Global Connection International.
About the Salt of the Earth Project
When Dr. Keith McDonald first traveled with GCI (Global Connection International) on their first medical team visit to Cambodia in 2000, he was surprised to see so many women with goiters, and came home determined to do something about the problem. He established the Salt of the Earth project, by which thousands of 1-Kilo bags of iodized salt are provided through the GCI Pastors network, with instructions printed in Khmer and the scriptural reference, “You are the Salt of the Earth.” Each church member receives two bags of salt—one for themselves and the other to give to a neighbor as a witness and to encourage them to use iodized salt. You can underwrite a 1-kilo bag of salt for 30 cents. Why not be a part of making a difference globally?