Last night, pop star Demi Lovato took to Instagram to tell fans about how life-changing a trip to Israel has been. While in the Holy Land, she got Baptized in the Jordan River.

She explained, “I am an American singer. I was raised Christian and have Jewish ancestors. When I was offered an amazing opportunity to visit the places I’d read about in the Bible growing up, I said yes.”

Lovato continued, “There is something absolutely magical about Israel.  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. This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul.  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.”