David Archuleta, ‘Serving Mormon Mission’

David Archuleta announced in Salt Lake City on Monday night that he will put his music career on hold in order to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: ‘It’s not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because I no longer want to do music anymore,

..but it’s because it’s the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life. It’s the feeling that has allowed me to have the opportunities I’ve had, the challenges that I’ve overcome and the blessings, too.

And I’ve learned to trust that feeling, and I’ve learned that I need to answer when it calls. That’s the reason why I know I need to do this in my life.’ He is scheduled to begin during the first half of 2012.

Have any of YOU been on a Mormon mission?

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  • Taylor1

    This type of contribution the book of mormon tickets will last forever and will prove to be their much loved.

  • memi trumps sel

    this is selfish of him

  • Justinsuglyglasses

    If David were selfish, he would spend the next two years touring Asia where he had a very successful stadium tour this past summer and where his songs top the charts and are used on TV shows. That would get him lots of money and help further build his popularity. He could do the same in Latin America. You may disagree with the wisdom of the decision but no way it is selfish. David has always done lots of charity work including a visit to a leper colony in India last year to wash the feet of residents. Most people don’t know about this because unlike when certain teen stars do charity work, David does not have the media there to take HD photos and send them to media outlets to let everyone know how great he is.

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  • Justinsuglyglasses

    If David Archuleta came to my door I would scream so loud that I would scare him away lol.

  • kattt.

    Didn’t know he was a Mormon.
    That’d be weird to have him come to your house on his mission with his companion, I’m not a fan, but I’d still freak out haha.

  • stuckinthemiddle

    WTF is he crying about? That he’s realizing his next two years will be wasted on nothing?

  • Lilly

    Did anyone else instantly think “Book of Mormon” when they read this? :P

  • glitterfruitx

    Dec 20, 2011 @ 06:34 pm
    Lilly said:
    Did anyone else instantly think “Book of Mormon” when they read this? :P
    ——
    yes because i love that show…! x)

  • simpleness

    I thought he was going to sing.

  • oceanUP

    he’s taking a two year break, hopefully he isn’t forgotten!!

  • ILoveDavidArchieForever

    GOD BLESS YOU, DAVID! Glad he chose to serve the Lord. God should always come first! We’ll be waiting for you David! See you in two years! I LOVE YOU!

  • SMAD

    Um okaay

  • thisloveisours

    nope i have not been on a mormon mission

  • Lantonia

    Aw, I’m going to miss Archie. :/