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Video: David Archuleta Announces Plans To Serve LDS Church Mission

David Archuleta

David Archuleta is putting his music career on hold in order to serve out a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The 20-year-old crooner gave the emotional announcement during a concert in his hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah on his My Kind of Christmas Tour last night (December 19).

“I feel very blessed in my life. While I’m home in front of you guys tonight, I would like to make a special announcement that I’ve chosen to serve a full-time mission,” David told the audience. Before completing his announcement, he was interrupted by thunderous applause and cheers which caused him to cry.

“It’s not because someone told me I was supposed to do it. Not because I no longer want to do music anymore, but it’s because it’s a feeling that I felt I needed to do next in my life.”

An LDS mission, according to Wikipedia, usually lasts for two years. David could be assigned to any of the over 300 missions the church has around the world.

Watch David make his announcement below:

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  1. violet4ever says:

    Wow what an emotional moment. I’m still stunned. But I’m very proud of David for always following his own heart. It will be a long wait but we’ll be here waiting when he returns.

  2. I’ve been a fan of David’s for nearly 4 years and I don’t think I’ve ever been as proud to be his fan than I am right now. I’m certainly going to miss him, but I’ll still be here when he comes back home! Good luck, David. We love you!

  3. I’ve been to many concerts and most recently to the Christmas Tour in Ventura. I’m thankful that my 92 year old mom could go with me this time. The joy it brought her!! She was wearing his T shirt to breakfast at her residence this very morning. It’s been so strange being a fan of someone when I’m in my 60’s, and I do get teased about it, but there has always been something very special about this young man that transcends his incredible vocal gifts. He amazes me with his humility, selflessness, and courage. It’s something I haven’t seen very often, and I’m not too old to learn from the example. Good luck on your mission and come back sing to us again, David.

    • I feel the same with you. There is something so special about David that no other singer can be compared to him. Two years without him around and sing for us will be a long, long time, but I wish nothing but the best for him and he will be back to us, sing again better and stronger, because God will be guiding him and help him tobe a better person and singer. Love him and proud to be his loyal fan.

  4. Here’s a very up-close version of that announcement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBhHhGuXMLY
    Made me cry when I thought I wouldn’t.
    I’ll be waiting for David’s return.

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