Daryl and Carol
Director of Broadcast Operations – Europe

The VanDykens have been with TWR since 1988, serving on Bonaire (the Caribbean), in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Johannesburg, South Africa and in the Americas. They now serve on the island of Cyprus with the TWR Europe team.  Daryl is the European Technical Director, and Carol works with recruiting for the Americas region, remotely, and administration in the Cyprus office.

Daryl is an electrical engineer and has worked through the years on various technical projects, overseeing transmitters, towers, studios and TWR's digital platform, TWR360. He continues with those responsibilities in this region.  Carol works in the TWR Mobilization (recruiting) department, contacting potential missionary applicants and assisting aspiring missionaries through the application process.  She also has administrative responsibilities in the Cyprus office, interfacing with our local accountant and assisting staff with visa issues. Their four children are married to wonderful spouses and follow the Lord.  They have three sweet granddaughters, Harper, Bennett and Nora (in heaven with Jesus), and two grandsons, Rowan and Holden, who are two months apart in age.

Children: Scott (3.15.87) married to Rachel, children Harper, Bennett and Holden, Audrey (4.13.90), married to Eric, Julie (11.18.91) married to Gage, children Rowan and Nora, and Charlotte (5.16.93) married to Brandon.

Prayer Letters

Prayer Requests

May 2018 Please pray for all the logistics surrounding our upcoming relocation to Cyprus.  Also please pray for Daryl as he begins to learn about the various responsibilities he will take on in his new role as European Technical Director.  Lastly, please pray for our Ministry (relocation) fund to come in.

Prayer Requests

Oct 2018  Please pray for us to be able to find an economical house and car here in Cyprus, and that the paperwork for our work permit would go through quickly and seamlessly.  Pray for us as we adjust to life far away from our children, grandchildren and parents.

Prayer Requests

July 2019 Thank the Lord that we are settled well here!  He has graciously provided us with a wonderful apartment, a car, a great church family, and fulfilling and exciting work with TWR.  We are so thankful!

Please continue to pray for Daryl as he oversees transmitting locations in this region; that they would be able to accurately tell if the signals are reaching where intended.  Please also pray for Carol in her role on the recruiting team - that God would bring more missionary staff into service with TWR around the world.

Thank you so much!

Prayer Requests

Please pray for Daryl as he continues to oversee technical aspects in the Europe, Middle East and Central Asian regions.  He is struggling with reports of poor signal reception in a number of areas and needs to figure out how, why and what is causing these reports.  Please also pray for us relationally with the various people God has placed in our lives.

Prayer Requests

Oct 2020  Please pray for a quick and profitable sale of our house in the US.  Please pray that the various transmitter sites would continue to work well even though the TWR engineers cannot travel to them due to COVID.  Thank you!

Prayer Requests

December 2020 Please pray for our family as we mourn the loss of our seven month old granddaughter, Nora Marie, on December 5, 2020, daughter of Gage and Julie.  

Prayer Requests

Sept 2021 Please pray for Daryl and the technical team as they seek to expand the programming on TWR's PANI transmitter (Pakistan Afghanistan and N. India) to bring more hope into the hearts of the beleaguered Afghani people.

Please pray for our family as we expect three new grandchildren this fall!