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Conversion

1739

Brainerd described his conversion on 12 July 1739 as an experience of ‘unspeakable glory’ which instilled in him a desire to serve God and seek his kingdom above all.

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David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born on April 20, 1718 in Haddam, Connecticut, the son of Hezekiah, a Connecticut legislator, and Dorothy. He had nine siblings, one of whom was Dorothy’s from a previous marriage. He was orphaned at the age of nine, as his father died in 1727 at the age of forty-six and his…

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