Wes and Cynthia Palla2019-04-16T09:33:33-05:00

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Wes Birthday 11/24
Cynthia Birthday 05/16
Wes & Cynthia Wedding Anniversary 09/01
Mia Birthday 11/22
Ariah 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


(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.



Wes Palla Prayer Letter: Meet Flavio!

Wes Palla Prayer Letter:  Meet Flavio!I would like to introduce Flavio to everyone. Flavio’s kids have been coming to our church for a while now and are some of our most faithful kids. About six weeks ago, Flavio came to church during our Evangelism Conference and rededicated his life to the Lord. You never know how serious someone is when they make a decision like that, and the Devil will always fight to knock them back down. From that point on, however, Flavio came to church every Sunday. He began asking questions to figure out where Baptist doctrine was different from what he grew up hearing. After a month of attending, he asked if we could start discipleship. Two weeks ago, he asked what he needed to do to get baptized. Last week I was able to baptize Flavio, and the whole family, including his unsaved wife, was in church to see it. This week he joined the choir. He is not a “polished gem” yet, but I am a witness of the fact that God is working in this man’s life. We are grateful to those who pray and give so that we can reach men like Flavio here in Guarulhos.

This month I was also able to speak at a Missions Conference and an Evangelism Symposium for a Brazilian pastor who has become a dear friend. It is a blessing to see him catching a vision for reaching his Jerusalem and beyond. On the Saturday of the meeting, there were over 20 ministries represented there—some to learn more about evangelism and others to share ideas on how to be more effective—all because we want to fan the flames of soul winning in Brazil.

Thank you so much for praying for us. Please pray for Cynthia during her pregnancy; pray that her health and the baby’s health will stay strong. Please pray for continued growth and for more souls to be saved at our church here in Guarulhos. And please help us by praying for God’s direction concerning future ministry plans for starting more churches in Brazil.

For those who are interested, we will be taking a furlough that will begin this September and go through the first part of 2020. We would love to come and give a report at your church. Thank you to the many who have already reached out and scheduled us. For those who would like to check our availability, you can contact us via email (pallas2brazil@gmail.com) or cell (219) 334-5148.

May God bless you and use you to reach your Jerusalem, wherever that may be. We love and appreciate all of you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3

June 27th, 2019|Tags: , , |
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