Wes and Cynthia Palla2021-05-27T12:02:44-05:00

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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
Michael Birthday 10/17

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 of Hammond
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711

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75 Foxfire Lane
Charleston, WV 25312
Rua Praia de Itamaracá Qd. B8, Lt. 18
Vilas do Atlântico, Lauro de Freitas BA




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 and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: New Growth in Spring

Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: New Growth in SpringIt always seems odd to be sending Thanksgiving and Christmas wishes when it is late spring, early summer in our part of the world. Instead of cold weather and snow, we have high 80s and oppressive humidity. Oh, the travesty! Regardless, we have much to thank the Lord for, so allow me to count our blessings.

We have seen several people saved recently, both out soul winning and in services. We had several weeks in a row this month where four to five hands were raised for salvation each Sunday night. Several of these new brothers and sisters in Christ will begin discipleship this week. Two men have followed the Lord in believer’s baptism this month, and we have two other people who need to take that step of public obedience.

We are gearing up now for a special outreach for Christmas. We will have a live nativity again this year, and we are going to have a short Christmas program. Our prayer is to see many visitors come and hear the Gospel. Along with that, we will be going out into the destitute/homeless communities with some Christmas care packages (mostly food and hygiene items), trying to spread the Gospel. We would appreciate your prayers for these endeavors.

We covet your prayers for the church to continue to grow, both in number and in spiritual maturity. Pray for the upcoming outreach opportunities during the holiday season. Please continue praying for safety and provision. God has always met our needs on time, every time, but we do not ever want to take for granted the role of God’s people in meeting those needs. We love you and appreciate you, and we are praying for you. Merry Christmas from the Palla family.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

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