About Us


There are an estimated 31 million orphaned children in India, facing poverty, prostitution, natural disasters, slavery and more. These children live day-to-day, seemingly unnoticed within a nation so populous. While there are many hundreds of orphanages and organizations actively working to help these children, there simply aren’t enough of them.  Agapé Children’s Connection was founded [...]



Agape’ is making a crucial difference in hundreds of children’s lives. However, we cannot continue to grow and reach out to more in need without your help. Agape’ offers a variety of ways to become involved based on your level of commitment. From various sponsorships to monetary donations, you can make a difference in the [...]

Recent Trips


Our next trip is January 21-February 1, 2015 ___________________________________________ A group of 15 just spent 11 days with the children of Emmanuel Orphanage, returning home December 1, 2013.  Many life changing connections and experiences were made.  Loving on the children was a given but we also were able to take 160 children to a water [...]


 When I learned of the wonderful things Agape was doing in India, half way around the world, I knew this ministry was for me.  Equipped to serve the needs of children, a heart to love them and the willingness to make the journey is all one needs to be a part of this mission trip.  Upon your return you will find that the love and attention you gave these children comes back to you tenfold and remains in your heart.  That memory sticks with you and you will want to do more, to be available to be His hands and feet, and to continue to serve these precious little children..                             ~Anna 

“Walking away unchanged was not an option.  If these precious children who have so little, can praise and worship the Lord with such pure joy… it is humbling to think about all that we have and still many times find ourselves shamefully grumbling about what we do not have“                                                                                                                 -Karen

“The Children filled my heart with extreme love and hope. Their worship and prayer each day was awe inspiring. The children’s joy and hope in the Lord was evident each day.”

“To see the loving care given by everyone working at the orphanage was…amazing. They are Jesus’ hands and feet in action working on behalf of the children. From the minute we arrived until the waving of hands and tears goodbye, I have never felt such brotherly love and care…I may give monetary support, however what I was given in return was much more.”


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    Ray’s Story

    Agapé Children’s Connection was created in memory of W. Ray Huff, father of founder Debby Pastrana, for the countless orphaned children across the globe. Ray was born in the heart of Washington DC to immigrant parents during the height of the great depression. At the age of six, Ray lost his father unexpectedly. His mother, [...]

  • Partnerships

    Chesapeake Christian Fellowship Agapé Children’s Connection is also affiliated with the Chesapeake Christian Fellowship (CCF) in Davidsonville, MD, one of our largest supporters. After initially having helped launch Agapé in 2011, the CCF congregation remains strong supporters of the Agapé mission and continues to donate towards the benefit of the children we work to aid [...]