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As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or commonly known as Mormon, David Archuleta has left his TV show for a 2-year mission to serve the Lord as a test of his strong faith and obedience. Every young man and young woman in the Church upon reaching the missionary age of 19 to 25 shall go out for a mission for 24 months for the male and 18 months for the female..
Besides, he had already made a personal announcement sometime in December 2011 in his Utah concert saying that it's the feeling that he felt that he need to do next in his life by taking a break for music for two years.
Missionary work is one of the 3-fold missions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The scriptures are so clear that the word of God will be proclaimed to all nations, kindreds and tongues.
Recently while he is about to leave the PH to heed his missionary call, David was interviewed by Ricky Lo of Funfare.
Ricky Lo : "You’re doing a two-year mission for the Mormon church. Will it cut you off from showbiz?"
David Archuleta : “I will be in seclusion but not totally. I can use the computer once a week. I can write letters to my family and friends. I can tweet my fans to update them on what I’m doing. Mostly, I’ll be doing community service and help bring people closer to Christ. There’ll be time for to reflect on myself and my relationship with God.”
RL : "Why did you decide to do that service?"
DA: “It was more about the sacrifice. I was raised a Mormon and I think my parents did a very good job in teaching me to remember what’s important in anything that I do. God has given me so much. Time to give back, time to share with others what I’ve learned about my relationship with God.”
RL : "As a Mormon, what are you supposed to not do? Does it limit the kind of songs that you choose to sing and now the kind of roles that you have to portray?"
DA : “It’s more up to you to choose the right songs and the right roles for you. When people look up to you as a role model, you have to be careful with what you do and what you say. I try to relay a positive message in my songs.”
Here watch David live while making his special announcement in serving a 2-year full-time mission as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his December concert at Utah: