Wes and Cynthia Palla 2018-06-18T10:10:10+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: More Saved and Baptized!

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  More Saved and Baptized!God has been very good to our family here in Guarulhos, Brazil, over the past two months. We have seen Him provide and protect, and we are seeing the Holy Spirit working in the lives of our converts. In the life of a missionary, there are seasons of joy and also seasons of uncertainty. While there has been some uncertainty here in the recent past, it has been a joyful time in watching the Lord build His church. Thank you so much for having a part in the work here.

A couple of weeks ago, a Spanish couple we have known for some time approached me about starting a Bible study with them in their home. They had been out of church for some time; but they had a new family living with them, and that family had been asking about churches. There were 9 people in attendance for that first meeting, and 5 of them trusted Christ! This past week, I held the second meeting, and at least 4 of them have now committed to following the Lord in believer’s baptism.

In the Brazilian congregation, I had the great joy last week to baptize our daughter Mahaela. Our church members have truly taken a personal responsibility as individuals to find a place to serve in the church. We have people helping in the nursery, in the children’s church, and in picking up families for church. We have also had a few of them begin to come out soul winning with us as well. This is a very big step for them, as they are highly averse to confrontation.

Please pray with us for the continued growth of our people. We owe a big “thank you” to the churches and individuals who gave to help us purchase a church van; Lord willing, we will have an update on that in our next prayer letter. Also, please pray with us that the Lord will raise up laborers here from within Brazil to go out and start churches all across the country. We would also ask you to pray with us for an evangelism conference that we are going to have next month. One of the big goals we have for our church is for it to be a soul-winning, soul-conscious church. We pray the conference will be used to fan that flame.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are joyful at the fruit that we are seeing in our people’s lives here, but there is still much work to do. May God be pleased with all of us as we work in His harvest.

Declaring His glory,

Wes Palla
Psalm 96:3

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