Couple the prayers with the vivid and very well developed account of ten years of team work in Belo Horizonte, and you will know a great deal about the heart of the missionary and the effect of his life. There's No Nut Like a Brazil Nut is an evaluation and a summary of work; it is also a re-living of experiences. "Speaking of family, a strange series of events happened one time at our suburban house. One morning we discovered that a Voodoo hex had been placed on us. In our tiny front yard was a partially burnt candle perched in a saucer, and beside it a glass of pinga, Brazilian 'white lightning'. I felt that this was a good opportunity to teach the community a lesson, so I placed a rose in a glass and near it a sign saying, 'A rose with love, in the name of Jesus.' My little sign was read by everyone who passed, with some grinning and some reacting with fear. Interestingly, not a single Brazilian would touch, or even approach, these pieces of tableware which remained there until we finally removed them. A few days later we found a second hex, this time a cigar, part of a dead chicken and several other items buried in the flower bed. Finally, we came home late one night to find..." (from There's No Nut Like a Brazil Nut).