Wes and Cynthia Palla2020-10-16T11:42:21-05:00

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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

473 Sibley St, Hammond, Indiana 46320

(219) 932-0711


Information Packet


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 Palla Prayer Letter: Church Planting in the Pandemic

Wes Palla Prayer Letter: Church Planting in the PandemicWe thank the Lord for each one of you and for your faithful prayers for the work here in Salvador, Brazil. Each need has been supplied, our health has been blessed, and our work is seeing fruit produced. While no one is thrilled with all of the restrictions and limitations brought on by COVID-19, we have chosen to act rather than react to our circumstances, and the prayers of God’s people have opened great doors of opportunity.

Each week we have seen visitors come to the services, and several are making return visits. We have two families and a few individuals that are faithfully attending and have completed our four-week Foundations class. In spite of the pandemic, our soul-winning times are producing encouraging results. Each week we have seen multiple people trust Christ as their Saviour! Just today, I went back to visit a lady I met three weeks ago. Her name is Celinha. She was very friendly the first time we met her, but I was not able to share the whole plan of salvation with her. The second week when I visited her, she was very busy with work and asked if we could come back the following week when she would have plenty of time. Well, that was today, and true to her word, she gave us all the time we needed to share with her how she could become a child of God. After talking with her for several minutes, she bowed her head and prayed, asking Jesus to be her Saviour. Praise the Lord, there are still people open to the truth of the Gospel!

This month both Mia and I are celebrating our birthdays. It is hard to describe how quickly time has flown by. Many of you have been supporting us since before Mia was born, and she is now a ten-year-old!

We have hit a snag with our auditorium construction, and we would ask all of you to be praying for the Lord to give us wisdom with how to proceed. If I may, I would also ask you to be praying for the following:

• For open doors to share the Gospel with several who have visited a service but left without making a decision to be saved
• For our converts to begin faithfully attending all the services
• For the building construction to move ahead quickly

As always, we are grateful to represent you on the mission field. You are in our prayers as we realize that many of you have been greatly affected by the virus. May God grant you wisdom, and may He protect you from further harm. We love you, and we are grateful for faithful churches that have stood by us during what has most assuredly been a trying year.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

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