Wes and Cynthia Palla2021-05-27T12:02:44-05:00




Wes Birthday 11/24
Cynthia Birthday 05/16
Wes & Cynthia Wedding Anniversary 09/01
Mia Birthday 11/22
Mahaela Birthday 05/15
Mariella Birthday 06/23
Michael Birthday 10/17

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 of Hammond
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711

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Charleston, WV 25312
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Vilas do Atlântico, Lauro de Freitas BA




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.


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Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Momentum Building for the Winter

Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Momentum Building for the WinterThis year, we promoted the month of May as Family Month here in our church. All month long, our prayer services and every preaching service was centered on the home, and the Lord did some wonderful things during the month.

Our attendances were up all month long, the altars were full of people praying after many of the services, and we had a few wayward folks get back to being faithful to church. We dedicated 5 little ones and also recognized 9 folks who have completed the first phase of discipleship. It seems that many of us were genuinely helped and strengthened by the Word of God. Almost every Saturday while out soul winning, we would see someone saved, and we also had new families begin to attend services regularly as a result of the special emphasis.

The month of June saw some of that momentum carry over, for which we praise the Lord. We had over 20 first-time visitors for the month, and we had 4 more who completed our discipleship program, two of whom will be getting baptized. Earlier this month, we baptized a lady who has been attending regularly for several months now. We are so thankful for your prayers and giving. The encouraging growth here is to your credit.

Please keep us in your prayers as we head into July. Cynthia will be having a Ladies’ Meeting, which usually allows us to meet new people and share the Gospel with them. We will also be holding our three-day Winter Bible Club for kids at the end of the month. Our prayer is for souls to be saved and for families to be added to the church. Thank you for partnering with us. We love and appreciate you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

July 15th, 2022|Tags: , , |




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