Ground was officially broken for a gymnasium expansion at the corner of West Sunrise and West Oldham for Dayspring Christian Academy on Thursday, December 18.
Administrator Rob Burress said, “We thank the Lord for those who have partnered with us in prayer and financial support. Without you we could not do the ministry to which God has called us. Looking back over the past fifteen years, we are amazed at what the Lord has done here. We serve a big God and believe there is much more He wants to do in Knoxville’s inner city.”
Dayspring Christian Academy started six years ago with two students enrolled to provide a Christian education for inner city children. It currently has an enrollment of twenty-four students in K-5 through high school.
An estimated $50,000 will have to be raised to make the new gymnasium a reality, not counting gym equipment and a concrete slab for an outdoor basketball court.
“This gymnasium will mean so much to the under privileged children of the inner city. We believe it is God’s will to construct it and we will continue to work on it,” said Burress.