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: Lessons Learned, Blessings Gained

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  Lessons Learned, Blessings GainedIt has been a very busy couple of months since our last letter, but I have good news for those who have patiently waited—I just saved 15% on my car insurance! No? Okay . . . I’ll move on to actual news then to get everyone caught up on what is going on at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Guarulhos, Brazil.

About two months ago, our church/personal vehicle was totaled in a flash flood. This was a pretty devastating event, because it left us without transportation and it left us without an effective means to get some of our people to church. Well, about a month ago, I mentioned in a couple of Facebook videos on our ministry page (The Pallas) that we needed to raise about US$15,000 to purchase a church van. We left it at that, and since that time, we have received just under US$13,000 towards that pressing need. Wow! An even greater blessing was seeing our church people here step up. We now have two men who are volunteering themselves and their cars to help pick folks up. And I think that it is no accident that we have seen a growth spurt in our attendance and in people’s involvement at the church. God reminded me yet again that He is the One Who gives the increase.

I am so excited to share with you that since the start of the year, we have had 3 adults baptized, we have had record attendances on “regular” Sundays, and we have had visitors every single Sunday night this year and all but two Wednesday nights. God is doing something in our midst, and we give Him all the glory. I am an unworthy vessel, but I get excited watching what the Lord is doing here. It makes me desire to see more done for His glory in the coming months. Please pray that God will continue to bless the work here and that He will draw many others with the preaching, teaching, and soul winning being done.

Please continue to pray about the vehicle needs. If there are any who wish to contribute to the church van need, you can designate your giving sent through our mission board towards “Church Van.” Also, pray for the growth of our new converts. We have 3 people needing to get baptized, but they have been hesitant to do so up to this point. As always, pray with us for souls to be saved and for our new converts to ground their lives in the Word of God.

Thank you for your love and support. God has been so very good to us, and we want to work hard in getting the Gospel to the lost here on your behalf.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

March 11th, 2018|Tags: , |
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