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Updated on 6/27/19 11:00 AM by Billy Hallowell Billy Hallowell

‘Life Changing’: NFL Star Gets Baptized in the Jordan River

It’s always inspiring to see celebrities turn their lives over to Jesus — a paradigm that sometimes seems all too rare when it comes to the world of fame and fortune. 

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson revealed some exciting news this week: he was recently baptized in the Jordan River.

Watson took to Instagram to share photos of the inspiring event, noting that his trip to Israel was filled with many “life-changing experiences.”

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“Went to Jesus’ hometown. Got Baptized in the Jordan River. Went tubing in the Sea of Galilee,” Watson wrote. “Took a trip through Mary Magdalene’s hometown. Saw the first church in [Capharnaum].”

See photos of the baptism:

Watson was in the Holy Land during a trip organized by America’s Voices, a nonprofit that brings celebrities, faith leaders and politicians to Israel to see the sites, KTRK-TV reported

The NFL star told the outlet in a statement that the trip was a chance for him to go “beyond the headlines” and to see Israeli history and culture firsthand.

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"I have been blessed to visit many countries around the world, but the chance to visit the Holy Land, see the sites and meet the people of this special place, truly is a special blessing and an amazing opportunity,” Watson said.

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