Wes and Cynthia Palla Prayer Letter: Initial Phase for Next Church PlantWe thank the Lord for your faithful prayers and support. It has been an encouraging time to minister in this part of Brazil. We have seen souls saved and families added to the church since our last prayer letter, and while the days have not been without adversity, the Lord’s goodness is always evident.

Recently, we have been dealing with some paperwork headaches regarding the church’s legal status. It was a big deal to get these things ironed out because this affects several areas of future ministry, things like sponsoring in new missionaries, deeding donated land in the church’s name, etc. Right about the time I was ready to pull my remaining hair out, the Lord brought a new lawyer across our paths who very quickly explained everything, got it all sorted, and got it ready for submission to the local government office. What a relief!

As soon as all the bureaucracy is squared away, we will be able to put the new land in the church’s name, and we can begin construction of a church building on that site. As a reminder, this land will actually be an all new church that will be planted in the next town, which is about 25 minutes away from our first church. We are very eager to see how the Lord will bless the new work. A family that has recently begun attending our church lives very close to the second location. They are anticipating being part of the initial launch of the new church and have already been reaching out to friends in the area, letting them know that a fundamental Baptist church will soon be established in their town. Our prayer is that Lord will move this new work forward in a powerful way.

On the prayer-request front, we are grateful for those who have been praying for Cynthia’s health. We have seen noticeable improvement, and there are some ongoing tests to help the doctors know how to treat her moving forward. By God’s grace, she hasn’t missed a beat. Please pray for our Family Month this month and for our Vacation Bible School next month. Thank you so much for partnering with us to reach the northeast of Brazil. God bless you.

Declaring His glory,

Wesley Palla
Psalm 96:3