Edward Dima
NEATS President

“This institution called NEATS is the heart for the ministry. It’s a tool we are using as a production for a brand new leadership who will be able to plant healthy churches. We are teaching these men sound, solid Word of God and to go and plant sound churches all over.”

Edward Dima Leju doesn’t know the exact date he was born. There are no official records, but he says, “I was born probably in 1969 January. My parents don’t know when I was born unfortunately.”

Dima’s parents both died when he was only five years old. He was adopted and raised by Reverend Henry Leju who “stood the gap as a dear father.” Dima calls the village of Longira in Kajo Keji South Sudan as his home.

Dima heard the gospel during an evangelistic family convention conducted in Juba in 1992. It was a time of hopelessness at the middle of the civil war in South Sudan. “We were confined in Juba and the entire city was besieged with no food and there was little hope for living and that was the turning point for me to surrender myself to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of my life,” Dima recalls.

In 1997 Dima’s family fled to Uganda to the Oliji refugee settlement in Adjumani. Later they crossed over to Moyo. In Moyo he met a missionary from Kentucky as well as David Kaya.

“The Lord had been so faithful to me, my family and the ministry. My big vision is for God to continue to use me in reaching out, planting churches, equipping leaders and to go beyond the ten-forty windows.”