Dr. Aila is the founder and president of Lifeway Mission International (LMI), and also serves as East Africa Regional Director for New Generations. Aila is a Muslim background believer who founded LMI in 1993. LMI is an indigenous mission organization that works among unreached people groups in East and Horn of Africa. They catalyze Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) as they develop leaders, engage communities with holistic ministries, multiply churches, and serve persecuted believers. Aila leads DMM trainings around the world. He also gives much of his time to mentor and coach DMM leaders, especially in 14 East African countries that range from Sudan to Malawi. Aila was born in Kenya. He is married to Tiru and has two boys and a girl. Aila has two master’s degrees in missions and leadership and a Doctor of Transformational Leadership degree from Bakke Graduate University in Dallas, Texas.