Wednesday, February 29, 2012

David Archuleta Takes a Break for a Mission

David Archuleta
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2008 runner up American Idol David Archuleta, 21, who plays a Fil-Am singer in the TV5 soap Nandito here in the PH leaves the TV show for a missionary work as a form of spiritual sacrifice, as a form of being grateful for the Lord's goodness and blessings.

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:


  1. Thanks for the article! Lots of us have been fans for four years and will miss David a lot. David is hardworking, humble, honest and kind. But he's also fun. His smile can light up a room. BTW he is @DavidArchie on Twitter if any readers want to follow him.

  2. David Archuleta you're such a great example of the church !! That was the biggest and awesome decision you made..and i know that was heavenly father and Jesus Christ planned for you !! You're the best ..ELDER ARCHULETA

  3. Good thing David is not just a handsome singer but also has a heart and God-fearing! Thumbs up!

  4. watched his concert before! :) david truly has a good heart! :)

  5. That's how you give thanks for having a wonderful talent :)

  6. I was really surprised when I heard him doing a Filipino soap opera here in the Philippines. I was not so sure if he can pull it through. Maybe I should try to watch some episodes sometime.

  7. oh yeah, I heard it from the news the other... he is taking a break from his local soap here to do something for this church but it didn't say for which church though...

  8. Yes, I have heard this news before and it is amazing how David is solid to his faith. very nice.!

  9. Nakakabilib naman ang dedication ni David for his church :) Ang bait! Perfect example nga!

  10. It's always nice to see a celebrity doing something for his church. Makes David a good role model.

  11. Wow, I never knew David is part of the Mormon church. It's so nice of him to still know his spiritual responsibilities despite all his fame. He's definitely a great role model.. :)

  12. This is one thing I admire about David Archuleta! He's a very good example to all artists and also to the fans.. :)
    - sionee

  13. Wow.. He's really special. he has the talent and the charisma that can charm millions of people, and he is also God-fearing. It's really nice that he did this.. a very good example.

    Kodus, David.. :)

  14. I am not updated to Phil showbiz and not heard of DA but this article answered my long time question about the missionaries of Mormon Church. Back home,I have seen lots of young missionaries knocking at every houses door/gates sharing the God's words.It is really a sacrifice.God Bless them.

  15. i'm a fan of his music and i think he has a beautiful soul too

  16. Hindi ba he's in channel 5 now doing a soap! But that's good he is making a great example

  17. good to know about his strng faith..every teen and young adult out there must emulate him. Such a great model!

  18. This reminds me of my Mormon students back home who belong to this church. One student of mine talked to me about his undergoing a mission in the future just like what David Archuleta is going to do. May God all those who work for the expansion of God's kingdom here on earth.

  19. He is a good singer and I think he can go a long way with his outlooks in life. David is i bet an inspiration to many.

  20. I didn't know about him being in the show. Woah he's such a sweetie! <3

  21. inspiring to youth like him..he will be blessed more for sure...


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