By Amanda Compton
The Eagle Flyer conducted interviews with the new families at Twin Oaks Christian School.
Over the next few weeks, we will introduce these new faces to the broader Twin Oaks community – telling what brought each family to Twin Oaks and how they are adapting, thus far. You will also learn about their hobbies outside of work and school, what they do for a living and their favorite Bible verse.
Our first interviewees are Kyle and Michelle Cope. They have two sons, Hudson (Kindergarten) and Grayson (Third Grade), who came to Twin Oaks after a couple of challenging years in the public school system.
Outside of work and school, the Copes enjoy going to parks, playing baseball and kickball and taking long walks and bike rides. They also enjoy worshiping the Lord together at home where they sing songs of praise, read and study scripture and watch their favorite Bible teachers on Christian television.
Read the Q&A below to learn more!
Eagle Flyer: First, what brought your family to Twin Oaks Christian School?
We were brought to Twin Oaks because of a challenging couple years at our public school. During that time, when I would drive by Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church I remember wondering if they had a school. Then one day I happened to see something about the school as I drove by. I called shortly thereafter and scheduled a tour.
Eagle Flyer: Why did you decide that Twin Oaks was the place for your family?
We were confident in our decision to send the boys to Twin Oaks after we came for the tour. The head of the school read a beautifully written letter from a mother of a student at the school. Her struggles with her own child and their public school sounded so much like ours. She went on to say that her son’s life had completely changed after his first year at Twin Oaks. She saw a heart on fire for God and hope and joy return in her child. We immediately thought of our kids and knew this was the place where God would nurture their spirts, and guide them in their walk with Him. Any doubt slipped away. We are so thankful for Twin Oaks.
Eagle Flyer: How are Grayson & Hudson adapting to their new school? Is there anything in particular they enjoy most about their school days, favorite subjects? If so, please tell.
Gray and Hudson are doing so well. I was a little apprehensive of course, but I feel that God is such a huge part of everything that we do, and He is there with the boys giving them strength and comfort. Both of the boys love that the Bible is now something they get to learn and study at school! We have never had that with public school.
Eagle Flyer: What do you and Kyle do for a living?
Right now I stay at home, and Kyle just got a new job as a Manufacturing Engineer at Boeing.
Eagle Flyer: We know you volunteer at Hot Lunch. Tell us what you enjoy most about this time at the school?
I really enjoy volunteering for Hot Lunch! I love meeting the teachers and other parents when I’m there. Of course I also love getting to eat lunch with my guys!
Eagle Flyer: Where is your favorite vacationing spot and why?
Our favorite vacation spot is definitely Branson. We love the beautiful scenery, being on the lake, and going on outdoor adventures there!
Eagle Flyer: Do you have family pets?
Our family just recently got a puppy! Her name is Ruby and she is a Cavapoo (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and mini poodle)
Eagle Flyer: What is your favorite Bible verse?
What is our favorite Bible verse?! Well there are quite a few:
- For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
- The peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus. Philippians 4:7
- For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that everyone believing in him should not perish, but should have eternal life. John 3:16
- He who dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God in Him I will trust. Psalm 91
Twin Oaks Christian School, a ministry of Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church