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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May
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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.

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May 14, 2018 at 11:40 PM

Hi Barb, A little early ...but I'm usually late. I hope you have a great birthday and a healthy happy year to come!!!! Last reunion Aug 2020. I hope you will be there!

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May 13, 2018 at 10:33 PM

Ann, I hope your day was wonderful and I hope you have a healthy and happy coming year. The last reunion will be Aug,2020 I hope you will come! Blessings!! Darlene

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May 10, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Posted on: May 09, 2018 at 11:30 PM

Hi Randy, I hope you had a fantastic birthday! Blessings for a happy healthy year ahead!!!!

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May 09, 2018 at 11:03 PM

Dear Elaine, So sorry I missed your birthday!!! My computer has been giving me fits since November!!!!!! I hope your day was wonderful! Have a happy healthy coming year!

May 09, 2018 at 11:00 PM

Hi Marlene, So sorry I missed your birthday!! My computer only works when it wants to. Blessings to you dear one. I hope you have a wonderful healthy year!

May 09, 2018 at 10:37 PM

SO SORRY I DIDN'T SEND YOU A GREETING. I got online again and then it quit and I just got it going again. So sorry dear one. I hope you had a great birthday! Much love to you!

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May 09, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Posted on: May 05, 2018 at 9:12 PM

I'm back online again. Never know for how long but living in the moment...I'm here!

Apr
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Apr 10, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Hi Dan, So you have a birthday coming up! One of the classmates recently said , " I'm glad I'm at least vertical" or something to that affect. Well I 'm glad you're vertical and I hope you're enjoying life to the fullest. My best wishes for a wonderful birthday and a happy healthy year!!!!! We're having our last reunion in 2020. I hope to see you there! Just for the sake of an opinion would you like to have both nights at the Swiss Club or have a little fancier dinner for Sat. at somewhere like the Casino or some place like that? Let us know. Blessings! Darlene

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Apr 08, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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Apr 02, 2018 at 12:45 PM

I hope your birthday was great. Sorry this is so late. Blessings to you !!!Darlene

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Mar 26, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Hi Randy, I have been thinking about Jackie so much lately. I am so sorry I didn't even talk to her at the reunion. I feel bad about that! Please tell her I'm thinking about her and have said some prayers! Love and blessings to both of you! Darlene

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Mar 27, 2018 at 10:45 PM

Posted on: Mar 26, 2018 at 5:31 PM

I'll read your note about a quick reunion to the gang o April 3rd.

lunch meeting. It's harder than you think but we'll see what they say. I hope you have a great birthday! Blessings and great health in the coming year and those after too! Blessings, Darlene

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Mar 25, 2018 at 11:00 PM

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Blessings for a great healthy year!
Darlene

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Mar 20, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Hi Don, So sorry I missed your birthday. My computer has been down for months and so have I with shoulder surgery. All is well now. I hope you are staying warm in this miserable winter. I hope your birthday was great! Blessings, Darlene

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Hi Ralph, so sorry I missed your birthday!!!! My computer has been down and so have I with shoulder surgery . Both are well now. I hope you had a great birthday! Blessings, Darlene

Mar 20, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Hi Ron, Soooo sorry I missed your birthday!!!! My computer has been down for months and so have I with shoulder surgery. Both are better now. I hope you had a wonderful day and did something fun! Blessings! Darlene