Wes & Cynthia Palla2023-09-11T10:49:04-05:00




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


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: Biblical Truth Bringing in New Families

Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Biblical Truth Bringing in New FamiliesWe are so grateful for your partnership with our ministry. Your prayers and financial support have contributed to souls being saved, baptized, discipled, and added to the church. In our last letter, I asked you to pray for our Vacation Bible School that was coming up. Praise the Lord, we had a great turnout! Everything ran smoothly, and we had over 20 salvation decisions by the end of the 3 days.

I wanted to share a quick story to highlight why your prayers are so important. Over the past several months, we have been praying daily, asking God to send more families to our church. About two months ago, we had a family begin attending that had spent years in a different denomination. They had reached a breaking point concerning some doctrinal issues, and when they sought to leave the church quietly, the pastor “cursed” them for their unfaithfulness. It was a spiritually traumatic time for them. They found our church and attended two services a week apart. They then started to let some friends and family know about this Baptist church they had attended and enjoyed. Over the next month, we had five new families visit the church because of the invitation this gentleman had given them. Four of these families, including the original one, are faithfully attending church. We have seen several of them saved and one baptized, with two more lined up to be baptized. Several are currently going through our discipleship program to learn what our church’s core beliefs are. God answers prayer!

Please continue to pray for the church here. We are training new workers and teachers to serve in the church. We have our 3rd anniversary service coming up at the beginning of September. Then my family and I will be Stateside for four weeks for a quick round of meetings. By God’s grace, we have people in place who are capable of leading in our absence, but there is just never a convenient time not to be at our station. We rejoice at the recent numerical growth the Lord has blessed us with, but there is so much more work to do. We are eager to keep pressing forward. We want to see more souls saved, more lives transformed, and more laborers sent out into the harvest.

We love you, we appreciate you, and we are praying for you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

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