Wes and Cynthia Palla2019-10-22T14:51:54-05:00

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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 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.


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Wes Palla Prayer Letter: A Month of Wonderful Blessings

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  A Month of Wonderful BlessingsThis past month has been a month of wonderful blessings. God has been so good to allow us to continue to serve Him and to see His hand at work. A couple of weeks ago, I received word from the church we planted in Guarulhos that they’d had a special Children’s Day that Sunday, with many first-time guests and 18 people making salvation decisions. I love to hear how that church is continuing to work to reach their Jerusalem.

Here locally during our time in the U.S., we have also been blessed to continue to see souls saved. Recently one Saturday, Cynthia and I knocked on the door of a lady in her mid-70s. She invited us in from the cool weather, and I began to show her from the Bible how she could have the certainty of eternal life and a personal relationship with the Lord. About 20 minutes later, she asked Jesus to be her Saviour! In another church where we were, I was able to preach both Sunday morning and Sunday evening. The pastor shared with us in the evening service that after the service that morning, a man had come to his office needing to be saved. He’d gotten it settled that morning. Praise the Lord!

The last bit of news that brings me great joy is the birth of our healthy firstborn son, Wesley Michael, Jr.! He was born on October 17. I drove all night from a Missions Conference to make it in time for his arrival, and by God’s grace, I made it. I had some help from the nursing staff, who delayed inducing just so that I could be present. Momma and Baby are both doing very well. Thank you so much to all of you who lifted up Cynthia and our son in prayer throughout the pregnancy. Our hearts are full when we think of all the wonderful things God has done and is doing in our family and in our ministry. Thank you so much for partnering with us.

I look forward to sharing a little bit more in our next letter about the preparations for our next church plant in the northeast of Brazil. We are honored to represent you and to carry the message of the Gospel to the thousands of towns that are waiting to hear of God’s salvation.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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