David Brainerd by: Josie jaeger

where he was born

David Brainerd was Born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut

childhood hobbies

Completely orphaned at the age of 14 David's hobbies were reading the Bible, farming, and praying


Enrolled at Yale one of best of class but got dismissed for criticizing a tutor saying "you have no more grace than a chair."

Adult Experiences

After being expelled from school, Brainerd went to study with pastor Jeddidiah Mills to later be licensed for preaching.

when he perished

David Brainerd died on October 9, 1747 in Northampton Massachusetts at the very young age of 29.

what inspired him to serve in his missions

When he didn't finish his education Brainerd got a job as a preacher. One day, one of his friends told him about the Indians.

Brainerd worked with the Kaunameck Indians which were located in between Stockbridge, Massachusetts and Albany, NY. He worked as hard as he could to be able to reach them; he even learned their language. But he had no success. So he went to the Denver Indians of Pennsylvania. Still, he had no success. His next group of Indians, that were located near Trenton, listened intently to him. He was amazed at the immediate response they gave him. He poured out all his knowledge to these Indians and soon built them a church, school, carpenter shop and informatory

Legacy left behind

Brainerd's diary got published and influenced many different missionaries.

awards achieved as a result

Sadly David Brainerd achieved no awards while he was alive but he did get the pride of having planted a seed in the Native American's hearts by his sermons.

Bible verse

"Let us not become wary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" Galatians 6:9

interesting facts

Brainerd suffered from tuberculosis

MLA citations

"David Brainerd." Christianity.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2017

Believersweb. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2017.

"David Brainerd." Gospel Fellowship Association Missions. N.p., 26 Apr. 1997. Web. 25 Apr. 2017.

"Galatians 6:9 - NIV - Let Us Not Become Weary in Doing Good, for at T..." Bible Study Tools. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2017


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