Wes and Cynthia Palla2018-06-18T10:10:10+00:00

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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 : High Attendance and a Couple of Birthdays

Wes Palla Prayer Letter : High Attendance and a Couple of BirthdaysIf you have ever gone through those times where you feel like you’re working your tail off but have little to show for it or when you seem stuck in a fog and aren’t getting things accomplished at the rate that you wanted to, but then your results are better than anticipated, then you know exactly how I have felt here recently. The days I’ve been expecting a big turnout have fallen flat, and the days that I’ve been certain we will have a down day have ended up being some of our highest. God is so good to give us encouragement when we are not expecting things to turn out that well. Oh . . . and Mia and I both celebrated our birthdays at the end of November.

In the past few weeks, we have not had any special events here at the church, but our attendances have been high on both Sundays and Wednesdays. We recently baptized two young ladies and have seen some new adults begin attending as well. After the services one night, one of those new men remarked to a lady in our church that the preaching had “fed his soul” and that he had forgotten what that felt like. He had been out of church for several years, but he saw us out soul winning in his neighborhood one day and decided to visit the church with me the following day. His name is Milton. One of our faithful men in church brought a visitor out of that same neighborhood on the same day; that is the third adult visitor he has gotten to come to church in the last month. Praise the Lord for growing Christians!

This past week I was privileged to help preach in an evangelistic conference in the northeast of Brazil; this is the second one of these we have held in the last few months. The results were better than we hoped for, with a packed house every night of the conference, people saved each night, and nearly 100 adult visitors over the three evening services. Amen! I’m rejoicing for the members of that church who labored to make it a success. I believe that we are seeing a great door opening to challenge more Brazilian churches to be soul-winning churches. Please pray with us that God will bless future conferences we want to have. We have already gotten another invite to hold a conference in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, sometime next year.

Thank you all so much for your prayers and for your giving. You are a constant encouragement and a vital part of this ministry. Please pray that the work continues to grow, that more will be saved, and that we can see them baptized and discipled quickly. In the coming year, we want to see more families added to the church here, we want to start holding evening Bible Time at a local orphanage, and we want to hold an evangelistic conference once a quarter to encourage more churches to get active in evangelizing the lost in their city.

Have a Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year. We love and appreciate you.

Declaring His glory,

Wes Palla

December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |
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