False beliefs can have tragic and fatal consequences. Although Zambia is ostensibly a Christian nation, many people remain tied to the tenents and practices of traditional animistic belief. In the area around Chitokoloki, river-users are regularly lost to crocodile attacks. Perhaps surprisingly, the response of the villagers is not to modify their bathing behaviour, but to mount a witch hunt for the local who must have turned into a magic crocodile. Even those who profess a Christian faith, there is great fear around the world of spirits and curses. It has been clear to us on many occasions that loving the people around Chitokoloki means not only addressing their physical health problems, but addressing maladies of the heart, mind and soul.