If the Democratic party wants to learn how to court the evangelical community, they'd do well to learn from Tony Hall. As a Congressman, Tony Hall was reluctant to wear his faith on his sleeve. But during a prayer meeting on Capitol Hill one day a friend asked him, "Tony, don't you think it's time you brought God into your workplace?" He knew his friend was right. If he was to be true to the faith he professed, he must find a way to bring God into the political world in which he worked.
He found the answer to this dilemma in one of the most awful places he's ever visited-Ethiopia. He realized, as he watched a doctor combing the crowds of starving Africans looking for a half-dozen whose lives he could save, that he would travel among the hungry and bring their needs to the attention of his colleagues in Washington. He even took the step of going on a much-publicized 22-day fast to call for attention to these issues.
Years later, and after traveling to more than 100 countries, Tony Hall has seen it all. He's seen desperation, honor, starvation, redemption, and hope. He's seen the dramatic stories of people around the world who are willing to make their lives count. From the dark corners of a political prison in Romania to the barren landscape of famine-stricken Africa, people are suffering and we can help.