Wes and Cynthia Palla2020-03-31T09:23:03-05:00

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Wes Birthday 11/24
Cynthia Birthday 05/16
Wes & Cynthia Wedding Anniversary 09/01
Mia Birthday 11/22
Mahaela 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 St, Hammond, Indiana 46320

(219) 932-0711


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.


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Wes Palla Prayer Letter: An Amazing Year!

Wes Palla Prayer Letter: An Amazing Year!Another year is in the books, and what an amazing year it has been! We have added another child to the family. God has moved us to transition from our work in São Paulo to start a new work in the northeast of Brazil. We have had to say goodbye to all of our friends there in Guarulhos. These are exciting times, but definitely challenging ones as well. Through it all, you have supported us, prayed with us, and sent notes and letters of encouragement. Many have allowed us to come by your churches while we are in the States to update all of our supporters about the new area of our focus in Brazil. Thank you for your faithfulness!

I would just like to give you a brief recap of what the Lord has done this year through our ministry, both in our main church and in some others that we have helped to start:

• Over 1,200 people were saved out door knocking.
• Almost 100 were saved in church services.
• Over 20 were baptized in our church.
• Four new families were discipled and became very involved in the ministries.
• The church in Guarulhos took on their first 2 missionaries for support by Faith Promise.
• We held surveys in 3 major cities in the northeast of Brazil and have the potential to start churches in each of them.
• We held evangelistic campaigns in 4 cities in Brazil, with many, many salvation decisions, some baptisms, and folks added to the church.

We praise the Lord for every soul and for the open doors He provides to further the Gospel. Thank you so much for partnering with us to reach more souls in Brazil. Our desire is to see God do even greater things in the coming year as we plant a church in the northeast of Brazil and begin training several men for full-time Gospel ministry.

Please keep us in your prayers. We will be traveling in the U.S. for a few more months, trying to meet with each of our supporting churches to update them on the vision for the northeast of Brazil. We thank God for each of you. We are honored to represent you on the foreign field.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

January 30th, 2020|Tags: , |
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