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

Project Description




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

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.


Subscribe to our prayer letters.


Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Summertime Blessings

Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Summertime BlessingsIt has been an encouraging month of ministry. It has been a challenging month of ministry. (There’s my Charles Dickens impression for the month.) We have seen some good steps of growth over the past month; we have also had to deal with challenges that are typically associated with helping new Christians grow. We finished up one group of discipleship a few weeks back and then had five more people sign up for the next round. We were able to baptize two of our people, and now we are trying to encourage three of our folks, who need to be scripturally baptized, to take that step of obedience. We have seen several souls saved and have welcomed about a dozen first-time visitors to church.

Two weeks ago, we had a young man, who has been attending with his dad, ask me what was required to participate in the choir. I asked if I could meet with him one afternoon to chat, and he agreed. When we met, I asked him about his salvation, and he didn’t know what I was talking about. I was able to take about a half an hour to share the Gospel with him. At the end, he bowed his head and, in his own words, asked Jesus to save him. After that, we spent another hour or so talking, just responding to numerous spiritual questions that he had. He has since started participating in our Sunday morning youth meetings as well. Pray for Italo to follow the Lord in believer’s baptism soon.

Speaking of which, a little over a month ago, we started a youth meeting on Sunday mornings after the service. We have had a handful of young people start attending, and one of them has also started to attend our prayer service as well. Interestingly, it is all young men who are attending. Pray for their spiritual growth! It is exciting to think of their potential to impact Brazil for Christ.

I want to thank you all very much for your faithful prayers and support. For numerous reasons, this past month was one of our most challenging months financially in a long time, yet every week, the Lord always met all of our needs—on time, every time. Over the years, I have seen how God has never failed to meet our needs, and I genuinely believe that your prayers play a major part in that. Please pray with us for our upcoming evangelistic conference. We want to see souls saved, people baptized, and folks added to the church. I look forward to sharing some wonderful testimonies with you in next month’s prayer letter. May God continue to bless you as you serve Him where you are. We love and appreciate you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

March 26th, 2022|Tags: , |




Go to Top