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: One Year In

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  One Year InIt has been a chilly month here in São Paulo. Last night it was 43 degrees at our house. To those of you who live in the Snow Belt, that won’t seem like anything, but I can assure you that when you have no fireplace and no central heat, 43 degrees can feel pretty brisk. Regardless, our hearts are warmed by the growth in the work here in the church. It is a blessing to see people growing in the Lord.

Two of our ladies have been working for a while to invite friends and family, and one recent Wednesday night, they brought a visiting lady and her daughter to church. During the invitation, Cynthia was able to lead her to the Lord. The family who brought her was thrilled! Another one of our families (Antonio and Renally) has been inviting their family members to come to church without much luck. We encouraged them to be persistent and keep praying and working. For the last few weeks, Antonio’s cousin Tico has been coming to our discipleship class on Sunday mornings with his 16-year-old son. While he is not ready to “commit” to coming regularly, he has been very clear that he is profiting from the material and that it has been a welcome surprise to find a church that “isn’t just after his money.” Pray that God will work in his family and that they will be grounded and show commitment to their Saviour.

Our One-Year Anniversary Services went very well, and I’d love to thank all of you who prayed. Bro. Ed Johnson from Taubaté, Brazil, preached for us; and Sunday morning we had 36 people in our Spanish services, with 3 adults making professions of faith. That night we only had about 35 people when the service started, but within 10 minutes of starting, we had 60! There were 16 first-time visitors, and half of the crowd was adults. Another 4 adults trusted Christ during the evening service, and since then, 2 new families have been attending regularly.

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and giving. We are excited to see God continuing to work in people’s hearts here in Guarulhos. Pray for continued growth in our new converts. Pray for God to raise up more workers here within the ministry, and pray for divine appointments so that we can freely share the Gospel with those who are searching. We love you and appreciate you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

August 27th, 2017|Tags: , |
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