Darlene W Askey Zink

Profile Updated: May 5, 2018
Darlene W Askey
Residing In: Altoona, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: NONE
Occupation: Retired/still a missionary if the Lord calls me. I'm writing a book about my missionary experiences :-)
Children: Shelley born 1962; Michael born 1964; Amy born 1967
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I had 3 beautiful children, was married for 22 years then got a divorce.

I turned to the Lord and He has taken me on a great journey, as a Missionary, serving Him in Russia, Romania, Ukrain, Hungery, China, Hong Kong,( smuggled bibles out of Hong Kong into Mainland China. Scary but exciting and fun!) Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique Africa. In Africa all the children that I worked with were in an orphanage and all had AIDS or were orphaned because their parents died of AIDS. Then India, Costa Rica and 5 years in Turkey, where I worked in an orphanage with 500 disabled and abandoned children. Had 17 that I loved on and cared for. Also started a ministry for homeless street kids.

I graduated from a bible school in Mpls MN. Antioch Christian Training School, with a degree in Ministerial Studies and was licensed as a minister in 1997 and ordained in 2001.
May 12,2013-I just returned from Jaipur India. Of all the places the Lord has ever taken me I have always wanted to return. India is not one of them! I taught a seminar at a bible college there on Praise and Worship. We also took 21 puppets for the children's bible stories in the villages. Terrible sex trade of 12 year old little girls and I saw that in action. It's a God forsaken land with 330 million gods. Bless the missionaries who are called there!
Feb.2014 Went on a wonderful mission trip to Costa Rica. The missionaries there actually live in the jungle. It was wonderful teaching 185 children! Our final day we went zip lining and no I never want to do it again!

School Story:

Soon we will be coming up to our 55th. year from graduation and our reunion. I spent last year in the hospital and nursing home and so many of you sent me wonderful cards. Some even sent me more than one. I received 177 cards. Thank you all so much for the cards and prayers!!!!!! I can't wait to see you at the reunion. Love and Blessings to you all!

THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU, WHO WERE ABLE TO COME TO THE REUNION! WE HAD A REALLY FUN TIME AND IT WAS SO WONDERFUL SEEING ALL OF YOU!
WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PLAN ONE IN 2 YEARS. MAYBE JUST ONE NIGHT WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHAT THE COMMITTEE WANTS TO WORK ON BUT IT WILL BE SOONER THAN 5 YEARS.
HAVE A WONDERFUL HEALTHY DAY!
WITH LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!
DARLENE

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Jan 26, 2019 at 8:47 PM

Hi Tom, I'm sending this to you early because unfortunately I won't remember till March 1 and then I'll feel terrible. I hope life is going good for you!! Did you get married again? Just being nosey. Well I hope you have a wonderful birthday with lots of love and laughs! Blessings to you!!!!! Darlene

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Dec 28, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Looks like we made it...well to 76 anyhow!!!!!!!!!!! So glad to hear and hope you have a wonderful day!!!!!!! I hope you are well and have a great year with love, good health and many blessings! Love and blessings!!!! Darlene

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Dec 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Posted on: Dec 27, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Dear Kay, So sorry this is so late! I think I'll be ready for Christmas tomorrow. It is tomorrow isn't it? HELP!!!!!! I'm glad life is good for you! We are truly blessed for sure! I'm sure you're birthday was great and I pray 2019 will be the best ever!!!!
Love to you dear one!!!! darlene

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Nov 29, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Nov 26, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Hello Darlene, stopping by to wish you a very Happy Birthday along with many more HEALTHY ones. So glad we can see each other often and I am blessed to have you as a friend. Enjoy your special day.

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Nov 24, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Hello Darleme.sending Happy Birthday wishes. I hope youn have a fantastic day. So glad.

We can continue to have many friendship memories. Enjoy your special day

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Sep 06, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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Jun 21, 2018 at 10:41 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL. It's 10:45 and somehow I feel you're still celebrating YOU GO GIRL!!!! I hope you have a wonderful and healthy coming year!!!! Blessings!
OOPS YOUR BIG DAY ISN'T TILL TOMORROW. OH WELL PARTY ON!!!!

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Jun 17, 2018 at 11:17 PM

Hi Sweetie, So sorry I'm a day behind!!!! I've been grand-dog sitting and one thing for sure I haven't had this much exercise in a year! That's a good thing. I hope your day was wonderful. You are so precious and deserve the very best! Blessings and good health for the coming year!!!

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Jun 10, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I hope your day was great! Blessings to you! Darlene

Jun 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM

So sorry I missed your birthday!!! I hope it was great!!!! looks like you'll be visiting Sandy in the fall. I hope I can see you while you are there1 Blessings dear one!
Darlene

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Jun 01, 2018 at 1:15 AM

Posted on: May 31, 2018 at 11:03 PM

Hi Dear One! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!. It's just great to be alive!!!! Last reunion planned for Aug. 2020. I hope to see you there!

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May 29, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I went to Sandy's viewing and funeral with other 1960 classmates. The flowers were beautiful and we all know she is line dancing with Jesus!!!!!!!!! She's in the gory and would never want to return!  God Bless you Jack!!!!! You were a most precious couple! Very loving and sweet! You are in our prayers and thoughts!!!!! Darlene

May 29, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Hi Nicki, Wow you've had interesting life. I was in Malaysia too for a short time as a missionary. Sure is a beautiful place. I loved the people and the palm trees! Anyhow, I hope you're having a wonderful birthday! It's just great to be alive. We're having our last big reunion Aug. 2020 I sure hope you will be able to come. Blessings to you!! Darlene

May 29, 2018 at 2:24 PM

Hi Sweet Girl!!!!! I hope you are having a wonderful birthday. It's great to be alive isn't it! We're planning a reunion (probably the last big one) but maybe one day ones later. Anyhow it is Aug. 2020. I hope you will be there but I sure would like to talk to you waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay before that! Please try to come to the lunches we have. Every first and third Tues. at 12:00 at Perkins in the back room. Life is way too short! Please come and enjoy your time with us. You are loved! Darlene

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May 28, 2018 at 11:12 PM

Sorry I missed your day!!! I hope it was wonderful and you have a great happy healthy year ahead! Blessings Sweetie!

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May 23, 2018 at 12:25 PM

oops I missed it . Sorry! I hope you had a great day celebrating life!!!! Have a healthy happy coming year! Last reunion Aug 2020. Hope to see you there! Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 23, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Hi Al, I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration! Get ready we're now planning the big one. Aug.2020 reunion time. Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 23, 2018 at 12:20 PM

Hi Judy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie and I hope you have many more happy healthy ones too! Have a great day!!!
Blessings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 23, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Oops I missed it. Well I hope you had a really great day celebrating to be alive! I saw you at Donny's funeral but had another meeting after so couldn't go to lunch with all of you. Blessings to you dear one and have a happy healthy coming year. Get ready for the reunion. Aug. 2020. We're planning it now.