The Gash Family consists of Jim, Joline, Jessica, Joshua, and Jennifer. We live, work, and worship among the Pepperdine University community in Malibu, California. Jim is a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. Joline keeps everything going at home and gets the kids where they need to be, when they need to be there. She also coordinates a women’s Community Bible Study of nearly 100 members.
Jessica is a senior at Oaks Christian High School and is heading to Pepperdine in the fall. Joshua is a freshman at Oaks and runs cross-country and track. Jennifer is a seventh-grader at Oaks Christian Junior High and likes to hang out with her friends and go to youth group events.
In January of 2012, we moved to Uganda, Africa for six months. It changed our lives in more ways that we are able to fully understand. Jim was on sabbatical from his responsibilities at Pepperdine and worked for the Ugandan judiciary on a variety of juvenile justice projects. Joline and the kids spent their days doing medical mission work with the Gregston family.
While we were in Uganda, and since we have returned, we began sharing our experiences and memories on this website as we sought to serve the people of Uganda in whatever ways we could.