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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Feb 25, 2021 at 5:18 PM

Hi Bob, Isn't it great to be having another birthday!!!! I hope yours is filled with love and laughter!!! Blessings! darlene

Feb 25, 2021 at 4:55 PM

Happy Birthday Linda! I hope it is full of love and laughter. Blessings to you!
Darlene

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Feb 17, 2021 at 6:21 PM

Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 at 11:25 AM

Maynard what instrument did you play in AHS? Just went to your homepage and read it! Interesting and congratulations!!!

Feb
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Feb 12, 2021 at 8:18 PM

Hi Carolyn, I hope you celebrated with love and laughter. Happy Birthday stay safe!! Blessings Darlene

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Feb 11, 2021 at 11:48 AM

Hi Ed, Just read all the military service you gave. Thank you so very much! We have wonderful heros in our class and you are one of them!!!! I hope you have a wonderful celebratory birthday with lots of love and laughter! Stay safe!
Blessings, darlene

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Feb 16, 2021 at 4:21 PM

Posted on: Feb 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM

Hi Al!!!
Such great pictures!!! Thanks for posting them!!!! Also thank you for all the years of service you gave!!! You are one of our heros!!! Now for your birthday, I sure hope it is great!!!! Are you going to do anything special? Well I hope whatever it is will bring you laughter and love!!! Take care, wear a mask, and wash your hands hahahaha. Blessings to you always!!!! Darlene

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Jan 31, 2021 at 12:20 PM

I remember Jon from AHS!  I think I had a couple classes with him. I didn't know him very well because he seemed very quiet. We always said hello. He seemed like a very gentle and a sweet person.

Rest In Peace Jon!

darlene

 

Jan
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Jan 28, 2021 at 2:52 PM

Hi Larry! I hope you are happy and healthy!!!!! Birthday blessings to you!!!
darlene

Jan
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Jan 25, 2021 at 1:26 PM

Hi Tom, Wow the heading on my email page said Memorial Page and Thomas Nevel!!! :-0 I just about jumped out of my chair!!!! We've had 2 deaths in the past week and I just about flipped thinking you might be the 3rd!!! Thank God YOU WERE NOT!!!! It was only a birthday notification!!!! whoohoo! Soooo I hope you have a wonderful birthday. Who will you celebrate with? Does you're family live there? Well, I just hope it is great and you will be blessed and healthy!!
Gods Best For You!!!! darlene

Jan
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Jan 23, 2021 at 9:15 PM

I was so very sorry to hear about the death of Patty!!!!  It was great having her come to the reunion lunches and see her enjoy herself!  I would like to know if she died of covid19.

She always had a beautiful smile and was so willing to help.

You will be missed Patty, but you are also blessed because you've seen the face of God.  I know you are enjoyng Paradise. I'll see you once again!!!

darlene

 

 

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Jan 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Happy Birthday Bob! I hope you have a happy and healthy year! Blessings darlene

Jan 20, 2021 at 2:58 PM

Happy Birthday Larry! I hope you will have a happy healthy year. Blessings, darlene

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Jan 20, 2021 at 2:54 PM

Oh my, Dear FLO.  How I wish I would have known you were sick. You were always a precious friend and Assistant Treasure for the 1960 Class Reunion Committee. Thank you for all you did!!! I'm so glad you were always able to come to the committee meetings and I thank you for often buying my lunch! You were so precious and I'm sure you will be missed at your church that you were devoted to! I'm so glad I will see you in heaven. I know you are enjoying seeing and being with JESUS!!! You are missed!!!! darlene zink

 

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Jan 12, 2021 at 2:48 PM

So sorry I missed your birthday Jane. I hope it was a good celebration because we're still having them. Much love to you!! darlene

Darlene W Askey Zink posted a message on Annette C Weld's Profile. New comment added.
Jan 12, 2021 at 2:43 PM

Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 at 5:22 PM

Hi Annette, Thank goodness we're still having birthdays!!!! May your's be healthy and happy!!!Blessings darlene

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Jan 10, 2021 at 5:19 PM

Hay Theresa I need a good deal on Jenny Craig :-) let me know. Well blessings
to you dear one for this birthday!!! So glad we're still having them!!!! Stay healthy and happy!!! darlene

Jan 10, 2021 at 5:13 PM

OH NO not another birthday. Hey we're just glad we're still having them!!!!Love and blessings to you dear one. I miss you! Happy healthy birthday!!! darlene

Jan 10, 2021 at 5:11 PM

I Hope you have a fantastic birthday. I also hope your year will be happy and very very healthy! Blessings t o you!!!! Darlene

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Jan 05, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Love and God's best for you dear one on your birthday!!!! Blessings and more blessings!!!!! Darlene

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Dec 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Hi Kay, So happy you are well and will be celebrating your birthday! This year has definatley been a challange TO SAY THE LEAST!!!! I've sure spent more time on my knees than ever!! Maybe that's the only good thing about it. Well anyhow ,dear one i hope this will be a happy, healthy year for you and your family! Warm hugs! darlene