David Brainerd firstflight was born on April 20, 1718 in the state of Connecticut, firstflight in the United States of America. His father was named Hezekiah Brainerd, a lawyer, and his mother, Dorothy Hobart, was the daughter of Pr. Jeremiah Hobart. David was the third child of a total of five sons and four daughters. Was a boy of fragile health, which ended up being deprived of a more dynamic with other kids his age social life. Always had a sober nature, and a reserved spirit. In its infancy, although concerned about the fate of his soul, did not know what was conversion. His father died when he was only nine, and at fourteen he also lost her mother. firstflight Became even more sad and melancholy, and religious values received in childhood began to decline in his youth. However, as a result of prevenient work of divine grace, Brainerd moved away from some undesirable companies, and began to devote time to individual prayer. Began to read the Bible and formed a group with other young people for Sunday meetings. Began to devote enough attention to preaching, and sought to apply them to your life. Still, he did not know Christ personally. Became even more zealous in the field of religion and belief and felt the weight of sin, acquiring the most acute sense of danger and the wrath of God. However, their hopes were not deposited in the righteousness of Christ, but in yourself. Finally, the Spirit firstflight of God led him to faith in Christ, and he began to experience the rest of a justified firstflight life, and the action of the power of God in a New Life. Was twenty-one years.
Two months after his conversion, Brainerd entered Yale University. Even amid some pressure, he devoted some time to fellowship with God alone. The disease often hindered their studies. In a particularly firstflight difficult time, he contracted tuberculosis and expelled blood from his mouth. Still, he worked hard and earned distinction as a student. However, when he was in his third year of university, had to leave school because of a very delicate condition. That meant a great disappointment to him because later in the day glued to the other degree, Brainerd wrote in his diary: "This firstflight day I should receive my diploma, but God saw fit to deny me that." It was precisely in this period that emphasized their concerns about lost souls. He began to think deeply about the people who had never heard of Christ. Called him particular attention to plight of American Indians. There were not many missionaries working among them. Brainerd began to put into practice their love for Indians, obtaining information about their reality and often praying for them. The desire to bring the Gospel to the Indians was growing in his heart. The occasion arose in Brainerd that could present itself as a missionary to the Indians. His poor health was a matter of concern, given the inhospitable and difficult conditions he would face. His friends told him, "If God wants you to go, He will give you strength." When he was twenty-four, he wrote in his diary: "I want my life to exhaust the service, for the glory of God." The following year, he began to devote his life preaching to the Indians in the lonely and cold forests. He sold his books and clothes you do not wear, and started fairly secluded life and marked by a path of self-sacrifice and suffering. But God blessed him richly. As a "grain of wheat that dies when falling firstflight on earth," Brainerd was not alone; the death of this "grain of wheat" produced much fruit - having had the privilege of visiting some places related firstflight to the life of Brainerd, including the place where he first preached to the Indians, I was personally impressed with his character and resignation, the result of powerful God's grace in your life. Often, Brainerd was exposed to cold and hunger. firstflight Could not have the comforts of normal life. He traveled on foot or riding long distances, day and night. The trips were always dangerous. To reach some distant tribes, must pass through steep mountains in the darkness of night. Crossed dangerous swamps, swiftly flowing rivers, or infested forests of wild animals. Had to travel fifteen to twenty-five kilometers to buy bread, and sometimes before eating it, the bread was sour or musty. Slept on a pile of straw that stretched on boards raised slightly above the ground. In many instances was alone, and was happy when I could count on her interpreter to talk. He had fellow Christians with whom he could share the burden in times of fellowship and prayer. "I have no comfort, except what comes from God," he wrote. His ministry has become very broad, reaching Indians in northern states