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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Nov 29, 2020 at 4:33 AM
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Posted on: Nov 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Darlene,with all the early Birthday wishes on our site I thought I had missed your special day.So,I hope you have a very Happy Birthday on Sunday.Stay healthy and I hope to see you at our reunion in August.God Bless You for all your Christian work.
Gary

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Nov 25, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Happy Birthday Donna! I hope you have a wonderful day !! Wear a mask and gloves!!!! We hope to see you in Aug.2021

Darlene W Askey Zink has left an In Memory comment for George C Kelchner.
Nov 25, 2020 at 6:18 PM

I just found out today George had passed. Sweet memories of him playing in the band in AHS, and even more recently being part of the 1960 Class Reunion Committee.

Thank you for all the special love you had for Altoona and for the things you did to help us.

You will be missed!!!

Darlene Askey

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Nov 20, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Happy Birthday Tom! I hope you are well and have a great day with family and friends.!!!!! Blessings!!!! darlene

Nov 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020 at 10:04 PM

Hello Darlene. Sending Happy Birthday wishes for a fantastic day. I hope you get to do something to pamper you. I am so glad we get to be together with the class stuff but lately I sure miss you. Please stay safe and healthy and enjoy your special day

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Nov 17, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Posted on: Nov 16, 2020 at 11:23 AM

Hi Bill Happy Birthday!!!!!! Thought I better get this one in before it's too late. I hope your day will be great!!!!!!! Blessings!
Darlene

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Nov 10, 2020 at 4:18 PM

Thought I'd better get this to you early so I don't forget. I hope your day will be wonderful but knowing you and the family I'm sure it will be. Love and Blessings
Darlene

Nov 10, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Happy Birthday dear one. I hope you are with friends and have a blast!!!
See you for sure at the reunion I hope. Love you darlene

Nov 10, 2020 at 4:08 PM

Hi Sweetie,
Well knowing how untimely or maybe never sending a card anymore thought I better get on this and wish you a very wonderful birthday!!!!I'm going for a covid test tomorrow but Ps.91 is what I believe. Love Love Love you dear one.XXOO darlene

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Oct 24, 2020 at 12:20 PM

Boy you got a nice greeting from Alfie...that 2nd. kiss hummmmmmmmm sounds good to me! :-) Happy Birthday dear one!!!!!Darlene

Oct 24, 2020 at 12:16 PM

So this is your big day. How are you celebrating????
best wishes for good health and happiness for this coming year!!!! Love ya! darlene

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Oct 08, 2020 at 5:34 PM

Hi Greg, I hope your b-day will be wonderful! I miss seeing you and everyone! Stay safe and masked! Love you! Darlene

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Sep 25, 2020 at 12:52 PM

Hi George, Hearing voices might be debatable but talking to God should be completely normal. He's our heavenly Father who loves his kids and wants us to communicate with Him. Nope I'm really not crazy!!!! Just a child of God! Blessings !!!!
Darlene

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Sep 25, 2020 at 5:13 PM

Posted on: Sep 25, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Hi Barbara, So sorry this is so late. I hope your day was wonderful. Great health and many blessings this year for you dear one! Darlene

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Sep 11, 2020 at 3:19 PM

Sorry I missed your day :-( I hope it was wonderful and blessed. Darlene

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Aug 23, 2020 at 10:06 PM

Hi Janet, I didn't realize we graduated together. I drove past your house in Hbg. the other day and wondered what happened to you or where you went. I hope you have a wonderful birthday and a healthy happy year!! Blessings too! Darlene Zink

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Jul 12, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Gotta send you a message or your b-day will come and go and I'll miss it! Have a great day dear one!!!! Stay safe!!!!! Love you!!!!!!

Jul 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Hi Sweetie I just smile when I see your name. Fun memories! HAPPY BIRTHDAY wear a mask, wash your hands, stay safe! Darlene Askey

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Jun 19, 2020 at 5:26 PM

So sorry I missed your b-day dear one. I hope it was great? Love you!!!!