Building a Cross Culture
David Brainerd was an American missionary to Native American people groups in Delaware, New York, and New Jersey. Converted at the age of 21, he began his ministry right away and would only minister for eight years before passing away from Tuberculosis, a disease that he dealt with during most of his missionary endeavors. Brainerd is known for his ministry to Native American people groups despite their initial reluctance to receive the gospel. He was persistent in his ministry and teaching and would eventually see many come to understand the gospel, be saved, and get baptized. Despite ongoing battles with depression, loneliness, and sickness, Brainerd was faithful to gospel ministry during his life and an inspiration to some of the most well-known missionaries in the modern era.