Wes and Cynthia Palla 2017-04-18T13:27:26+00:00

Project Description




Wes Birthday 11/24
Cynthia Birthday 05/16
Wes & Cynthia Wedding Anniversary 09/01
Mia Birthday 11/22
Ariah Birthday 05/15

Wes and Cynthia Palla are missionaries serving in São Paulo, Brazil. They have been married for nine years and have three daughters:  Mia, Mahaela, and Mariella.

Upon graduating from Bible college, they spent two years working with Missionary Kevin Wynne in Mexico City. They worked in various ministries there and also helped to plant churches in South America. After their time in Mexico, they returned to the States to raise support for Brazil. Upon completion of deputation, they moved to São Paulo, Brazil, in the spring of 2014.

During the last two years, they have helped to plant churches in several South
American countries, learned Portuguese, and made yearly trips into the Amazon Basin to evangelize unreached people groups. In the summer of 2016, they founded the Maranatha Baptist Church of Guarulhos, Brazil. Their prayer is to see God build His church there in Guarulhos and to see it become a pattern church involved in starting scores of other churches across the city of São Paulo and the nation of Brazil.

Their long-term goal is to see the people and churches of Brazil grow beyond being missionary “receivers” and become missionary “senders.”

Ministry Goals Moving Forward


  • Soul winning and discipleship
  • The growth and grounding of Maranatha Baptist Church, Guarulhos, Brazil
  • Eventual Bible institute to provide doctrinal and practical training


  • Send out pastors, preachers, and teachers
  • Continue Amazon outreach, using medical/dental clinics to get the Gospel into tribal areas
  • Strengthen the churches in the Amazon Basin


  • Send out missionaries to other Portuguese-speaking countries (19)
  • Continue to assist in planting churches across our continent (12 churches to date)
First Baptist Church

473 Sibley Street
Hammond, Indiana 46320

Information Packet


(219) 803-4133
75 Foxfire Lane
Charlestonm, WV 25312
Rua Belo Jardim 509
Santa Clara Guarulhos SP 07123-100




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #154.



Wes Palla Prayer Letter: A Great Mother’s Day With Many Saved!

Wes Palla Prayer Letter: A Great Mother's Day With Many Saved!

This is one of those months where it is easy to write a letter to you. Sometimes there are difficulties or trials, and other times we are sailing on calm seas with a favorable wind. In either situation, God is always working, and I have found it best to follow His leading. He has always been very good to us.

Because of your prayers, there are several encouraging things to report. We have seen several folks saved while out door knocking, and three Sundays ago we had three new adult visitors in the morning service, whom I was able to lead to the Lord after church. We have two new families that have started to attend our Portuguese services regularly. We had Baby Dedication Sunday, with five babies dedicated (one of whom was our youngest daughter Mariella). One of the older ladies, who has attended our church since its inauguration, was telling me this past Sunday night after church about three friends whom she has been inviting each week to come to church with her. Thank the Lord for people who get a burden to reach their friends and neighbors! Even our attendance numbers have been creeping upwards over the past two months. Our goal is to be averaging 50 in every service by our one-year anniversary.

Our Mother’s Day service was a huge success. We had over 80 people attend, and two-thirds of the crowd were adults. We had over 30 first-time visitors, and 12 adults made a profession of faith. Thank you all for praying! Please pray that the follow- up visits go equally well. It would be wonderful to see some of the new families stick.

Would you pray with us for some men I’ve been visiting and whom we’ve been praying for? We want to see the Lord get them into church and attending faithfully. Please pray for one of our men, Antonio, who is 32 and has been diagnosed with leukemia. His treatments have been going well, but as many of you know, he has a long road of treatment ahead of him.

We appreciate your prayers and faithful support. You are in our prayers, and we always get a blessing when we see or hear about what God is doing in your churches. What a great time to be alive and spreading the Gospel!

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

June 4th, 2017|Tags: , |
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