After God grants us repentance, our baptism along with the receiving of God's Holy Spirit is a profound experience. But this is only the beginning of the process of salvation. Then begins the most intensive training and educational program in order to fulfill our calling to become part of the family of God.
Ellis La Ravia serves the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.