Wes and Cynthia Palla2018-06-18T10:10:10+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
Mariella Birthday 06/23

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: Ready for Sunday School

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  Ready for Sunday SchoolThank you so much for your faithful giving toward the work here in Guarulhos, Brazil. We are blessed to report some exciting things, and each one of these blessings is fruit to your account. It is because of your faithfulness where you are that we get to see God working and opening doors where we are. Thank you for doing your part in having a part!

At the beginning of the month, Cynthia took another Brazilian young lady, Natalia’s younger sister, to Bible college in Mexico City. We now have two young ladies there, preparing to serve the Lord full-time. One Sunday evening, a young girl who has been coming to church for over a year expressed her desire to get baptized that night. We put our homemade (read, “not OSHA approved”) baptistery heaters in to warm the water up as much as possible, but I knew the water was going to be cold, and the night was chilly as well. At the end of the service, she was more than ready and willing to get in and follow the Lord in believer’s baptism; she didn’t even shiver. What a blessing it was to see her excitement at taking that step. An added bonus was that she didn’t get sick as a result.

We covet your prayers, as in this month of July, we will begin a Sunday school hour in our main church. Our prayer is to use this time to accomplish much teaching and training with our people so that they are equipped to be participants in the work and not merely spectators. We have several of our ladies who are teaching children’s classes now and a few men who are going out visiting with me. Our prayer is to see more people become involved.

Please pray for some of our new converts to continue to grow. Some have marriage problems we are trying to help them through, so that they can continue to grow. Others are feeling pressure from whatever religion or church they have left behind, and we are trying to get them grounded in biblical truth so that they can withstand these pressures. As in everything, the Word of God is paramount to the work of God that the Spirit of God is trying to produce in people’s lives. Thank you for praying and giving. We are encouraged by the growth we are seeing in folks’ lives, and we will continue to work so that more fruit will abound to your account. God bless you!

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

July 21st, 2018|Tags: , |
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