Wes and Cynthia Palla2019-04-16T09:33:33-05:00

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: God’s Blessings in the Midst

Wes Palla Prayer Letter: God's Blessings in the MidstThank you so much for praying for us and for supporting this ministry. It has been an interesting few weeks here in Guarulhos. Even in a difficult situation, though, it is possible to see God’s blessing and working. Here are a few examples:

A month ago, our car was totaled while Cynthia was driving with the girls to church. An inattentive driver T-boned her, whereupon she lost control of the vehicle and hit a telephone pole. The following week, our church van had a piston and piston ring go into early retirement, which, as some of you know, caused extensive damage to the engine.

On their own, those bits of news would seem to be a downer, but praise the Lord for His goodness! Cynthia and the girls all had seatbelts on in the accident and were all completely fine—nary a scratch. When the van went down, church members volunteered to pick people up for all services. We have had new people getting involved in getting folks to church, and we now have two men who are almost entirely responsible for the van-route families getting picked up. These events have brought growth and God’s blessing to the work here, so we praise Him for using every event for our good.

Cynthia recently took a group of our ladies to a Ladies’ Conference in a nearby city, and it was a help to all. We have had two young people and a married couple complete our discipleship program, and we have the aforementioned men working on the van route picking people up. We praise the Lord for souls saved while out soul winning and for new families attending church. This is fruit to your account!

I would like to mention that we will be spending some time in the States later this year and the first part of 2020, visiting churches and sharing some exciting future ministry opportunities that God is bringing about. Please pray for the church here in Guarulhos to continue to grow and reach more souls. Please pray for our family and for some upcoming big days on our church calendar. May souls be saved, families restored, and lives transformed by the power of the Gospel. Thank you again for loving us, praying for us, and supporting us.

Declaring His glory,

Wes Palla
Psalm 96:3

April 12th, 2019|Tags: , |
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