Ken and Cindy West began serving in the Asia-Pacific region in 1978. After learning the national language, they ministered in the Da’an people for six years. The Lord gave the Wests, along with their missionary team, the privilege of sharing Christ with these precious people who had never heard of Him.
Moving into field leadership, Ken and Cindy lived in several locations from 1986 to 1999, serving on the field leadership committee and administrative team. This involved mission administration, coordination of tribal teams and representation to national mission board members. Along with this they ministered in several additional areas: small group Bible studies with international groups, in an international church, and in personal discipleship.
In 1998 the Wests helped establish an NTM presence in another province, preparing a foundation and giving guidance to the new NTM families who began ministries in this isolated region. From there they moved to Pennsylvania, where they spent four years training new missionary candidates. Today, Ken and Cindy are Southeast Regional Representatives for NTM. They also continue to be involved in an itinerant ministry to the country where they served. Ken and Cindy have two grown daughters, Liz and Anna.