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.