David Brainerd (1718-1847)

Missionary David Brainerd ministered in the 1700s to native tribes on the American frontier. He introduced the gospel to the Mohican tribe, then to the Delaware tribe. He endured health problems and other hardships. But he served faithfully for as long as he could.

David Brainerd kept a journal. After the young missionary’s death, his father-in-law Jonathan Edwards edited the journal which he published as “The Life and Diary of David Brainerd.”

For answers to the following questions, follow the link below—

  • What caused him to be expelled from Yale University?
  • Why did he turn down an offer to pastor a church on Long Island?
  • What event caused him to write in his journal, “Amazing change this! Affected by nothing less than divine power and grace!”
  • What illness took his life at age 29?






About William E. Richardson

I'm married to a wonderful woman named Deb. We're the parents of a son and daughter who bring great joy to our lives. I currently pastor the Assembly of God church in Afton, Iowa.
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