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




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: A Busy Spring

Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: A Busy SpringIt is good to send greetings to all of you and to thank you for all that you do to participate in this ministry. We thank God for your prayers and support of the work here. Thank you so much for praying for our Spring Campaign. We weren’t really sure what to expect since it was the first one we have ever done, but I am grateful to share with you that it went amazingly well.

We had over 50 first-time adult visitors during those 5 weeks. We had many salvation decisions, and we had 2 people baptized during the campaign as well. On October 12, Brazil recognizes Children’s Day as a national holiday. It fell on Wednesday this year, so we modified our service times and planned a special event for the kids and families in our area. There were over 100 people who came through that afternoon, and we had at least 11 salvation decisions that day. One of the greatest parts of the day was to see how many of our adults and teens signed up to help and how they all got involved in making the day a success.

In November, we held our Missions Conference, and we hosted 2 Brazilian church planters and their families. The services were well attended. Our people responded at the altar every night, and at the end of the conference, we had 4 people surrender their lives to serve God full-time. Praise the Lord!

Please keep our church in your prayers as we follow up on new visitors and as we encourage our people in giving to missions. Our goal is to take both of these church plants on for financial support. Also keep our upcoming Christmas services in your prayers. We hope to see people saved and families added to the church.

From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! We love you, and we are so thankful for your faithful prayers and support throughout this entire year. May God be honored by your sacrifice and investment in the work.

Declaring His glory,

Wes Palla
Psalm 96:3

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