David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut. He had 9 siblings and was orphaned at the young age of 14, as his father died in 1727 at the age of 46 and his mother died 5 years later.
David Brainerd pursuited missionary work because of having an experience of 'unspeakable glory' that prompted in him a desire to exalt God setting him on the throne and to "seek first his kingdom"
David Brainerd got accepted into Yale University and just later that year, got expelled for getting into an argument with a professor. The next year he got accepted back in, getting into the same argument with the same professor and got expelled once again.
On April 1, 1743, after a brief period serving a church, David began working as a missionary to Native Americans. He spread the gospel from what is now Maine all the way through to New Jersey.
David Brainerd started a school for Native American children and began translation from the book of psalms. He was known for spreading God's word, which was a very fruitful ministry, to the Delaware Indians of New Jersey.
David Brainerd did not receive any monumental rewards but he did have a huge impact on the church and ministry and an impact on higher education.
"We should always look upon ourselves as God's servants, placed in God's world, to do his work; and accordingly labour faithfully for him; not with a design to grow rich and great, but to glorify God, and do all the good we possibly can."-David Brainerd
On October 9 1747, in Northampton Massachusetts sadly David Brainerd died at the young age of 27 because of an illness that he was diagnosed with called tuberculosis.

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