Demi Lovato Gets Baptized in the Jordan River: 'I’ve Never Felt More Renewed in My Life'
By Leena Tailor
Demi Lovato is sharing how “renewed” she feels following a trip to Israel, where she was baptized in the Jordan River.
The 27-year-old singer took to Instagram on Tuesday to share photos from her trip and open up about the life-changing experience.
“I am an American singer. I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors,” she captioned a slideshow of images showing her embracing someone in the water and visiting local sites. “When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes.”
“There is something absolutely magical about Israel,” she continued. “I’ve never felt such a sense of spirituality or connection to God … something I’ve been missing for a few years now. Spirituality is so important to me … to be baptized in the Jordan river – the same place Jesus was baptized – I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”
Lovato added that time away had revitalized her heart and soul.
“This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul,” she wrote. “I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel ?.”
Lovato also shared photos from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Jerusalem.
“My heart was absolutely broken in Yad Vashem,” she wrote. “This was such a beautiful tribute and a reminder that we can never forget.”
She then posted an adorable snap with a young girl that she met at a non-profit in Jerusalem.
“While I was over there I fell in love with this little beauty at the Shalva National Center,” she captioned the pic of the two. “What an amazing center for children with special needs ?.”
She was also captured in a video posted on Twitter, meeting with musicians who reportedly competed in a Eurovision contest.
Demi Lovato meeting Shalva, a musical band of eight musicians, all of them live with some degree of disability. The band were contestants in Rising Star to the Eurovision 2019 in Israel. https://t.co/gMre3DolWh