Rachel and I were recently featured on the podcast "World to the Wise: Home of the Culturally Curious" in an interview that we recorded in January, just before leaving the US. The proprietor of said podcast is a long-time friend, David Durham.
Our lives and work continue to intersect with David's in curious ways. I grew up singing his songs at our mutual home church in Nashville. I knew that he had invested many years working to write and produce worship music for the Francophone world. When I moved to France, I found the local congregation singing his songs in French. Even now, I'm assuming the Banks and Baskins (our teammates currently in language school in Albertville) have become familiar with his song "Mon Ancre et Ma Voile" (My Anchor and My Sail), among others. David is perhaps the most prolific linguist I know, speaking seven languages. While we lived in France, I would skype with him weekly, glad to have his help as my virtual language partner. Top it all of with his son marrying my sister, and I guess you could call our paths inextricably woven.
As I listen to it, I think the podcast has turned out as a distinct way to share different facets of life here, unique from our writing on the blog. David's focus being the crossings of cultures, there are some good opportunities to go beyond talking about mission and work, but also about cultures and cross-cultural family life. Click here to listen.