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David’s Special Announcement

David’s Special Announcement

Dec 20, 2011

A special announcement to tell everyone at the Salt Lake City show during the My Kind of Christmas Tour.

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  1. AlwaysAnArchAngel /

    Oh David! You are truly amazing!!! Have you ever considered doing an album of Hymns?? I think you should! I know I would buy it(: And if i feel the spirit so strongly just listening to pop music by you I know I’d be able to feel extremely strongly with you singing hymns(: Love always(:

  2. daforever /

    I so agree with you @alan! :)

  3. daforever /

    Can anyone explain me LDS and what David actually mean! Please.. A reply would highly appreciated! :)

    PS- I am really proud of you David! <3
    I am a great fan of yours..!!

  4. David, I very much like your music… You always are original… Always remain such, never change!

  5. i am proud of you too, david. i’ve been hoping that you would be able to serve a mission because you are my favorite singer and my idol. i want to marry a guy just like you.

  6. VindicatedMe80 /


    Thank God that before you start your mission, you’ll be coming here in the Philippines again for a project.

    Way to go David! we’ll keep on supporting you.

    You really are a good example to all of us :)

  7. Caique Silva /

    Another brazilian fan here! Girl, you said all the things that I think about this boy, he is awsome. His voice helped me to do the hardest decisions in my life. I truly hope that he find himself and what he’s looking for.

    You’ll be always in our hearts Archie and we’ll be wanting for you when you are ready to come back to us. God bless your steps David Archuleta. ♥

  8. searay /

    David, I have mad respect for you. Have you read The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom? It’s a short book about how our lives affect and impact others’ without our knowledge. You’ve touched more lives than you’ll ever know, and you’ll continue to do so in this next chapter of your life. I wish you all the best always and God’s continued blessings. (I’ll see you at your first 2014 concert)

  9. TravlinFool /

    David, I can’t begin to express how impressed I am with how you have lived your short life. You are a exceptional example to young and old. And I believe that your decision to set aside everything else to serve God for the next two years will be the best decision you ever made.

    If you’ve banked some songs in these past 4 years that have not made your albums, perhaps your team could release one every other month or so while you’re gone. You could call the album something like “While I’m Away”.

    Regardless, you won’t be forgotten. And I can’t wait to hear what you learn during this once-in-a-life-time pilgrimage.

    “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  10. DorkAngel-GBW /

    Now I know why you didn’t care if Jeff Fenster was calling, lol. You heard the higher calling of Heavenly Father. To say you will be sorely missed is an understatement. Although my heart is breaking at the thought of your being MIA for two years, I know in my heart that this is something that you must and really desire to do. I believe it is a tremendous opportunity for personal as well as spiritual growth and enrichment. Go with God and fulfill your mission. Then, I pray, you will return and resume your musical mission that has already blessed so many, many lives these past four years. My prayers will be with you as you begin the next chapter of your life as a missionary and God willing, I’ll be here when you get back eagerly WAITing to hear what you have to share via music, book, or movie–The David Archuleta Story:From Musician To Missionary;it has a nice ring to it, haha. Well take care and…♫God Be With You Till We Meet Again♫

  11. Noelle /

    I’m sad and slightly depressed about this, but with that being said, I’m also extremely proud of him. If this is what he feels like God is calling him to do, then he needs to do it. I’m glad he’s doing this. I’m curious as to where he’ll be going! I’ll be here ,as I know the rest of us will, waiting for him these next two years and when he gets back, I’ll still be supporting him!

  12. NorthCarolinaGirl-Marylee /

    David~I can’t believe I haven’t commented on your mission announcement earlier & there’s no way I could possibly express all that I feel in my heart right now but I do want you to know, even though I would much rather have you here with us, I am forever grateful to you for all that you have given us in the past four years. You’ve been so good to your fans..more than we ever imagined. Please always remember that you will be in our hearts for the next two years & we will all have virtual candles burning brightly for you until you return & sing for us once again. God Bless You on your journey~♥

  13. David, can you please let us know if there’ll be anymore concerts? We really really really need to see you again before you leave for two years, PLEASE! Thank you so much!

    Hope you’re having fun celebrating with your family and friends on your big 21st Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  14. We Filipino’s love Archie!

  15. I agree with you Jaze I hope every word you say will come true:)

  16. We are so PROUD of you DAVID, you have chosen to serve a mission. I just want to know where will you be assigned? I hope that you’l be assigned here in the Philippines. We saints were surprised about this BIG announcement. We’re glad that you still followed the Lord’s will in-spite of your popularity. We WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. I know that in the MISSION FIELD the spirit will manifest all things to you and will guide you in every way. I remembered what my aunt, our seminary teacher told us that “…I assure you that you won’t regret the day that you decided to go on a mission and follow what the Lord has planned for you…” I WILL someday go on a mission, not because I want others to be proud of me but to fulfill the Lord’s will and to bring and help more souls to come unto Christ. :)))), PLEASE let me know where are you going to be assigned!!!. THANKS

  17. Allan Gentle /

    Dear David,

    Merry Christmas to you! I was really touched and mesmerised with your announcement. Although I’m not a member of the LDS Church, I’m so proud of you because at such a young age, you have chosen to answer the calling of the Lord; you have chosen to sacrifice the fame that you already have and because of that I have a much bigger reason to be your fan.

    During your days on the American Idol, I have already told myself that I will support you because of your talent in singing. When you came to the Philippines for the first time, you have captured the hearts of the Filipino people because of your angelic and sweet smile. From that time on I know that you have a massive followers in my home country and I am one of them. Now, that you have chosen to dedicate your two years to go on a mission to preach the Good News, I will proudly say that I, together with your teeming fans will support you with our love and our prayers. Our Faith maybe different, but one thing I know, that we are serving the King of Kings.

    I cannot hold back the tears as I watched and listened to your special announcement but deep inside me I thanked the Lord for calling you to serve in the mission. You know what David? You have given a good and Christ-like example and you have made all Christians so proud of you!

    Thank you for sharing your music with us, thank you for being part of our lives. Rest assured that all of us will pray for you and support you. Until we meet again. Hasta la vista y que el Señor te bendiga y te guarde! Mabuhay!!!

  18. katiearchie /

    David, I am so excited for you! You will be a great missionary for the Church! I support you wholeheartedly in this decision that you have made! I will pray for you and know that you will do great serving the Lord!

  19. My mood changes constantly, 1 minute I’m ok and happy for you the next I freak out from anxiousness! Please let us know where you’ll be going, better be some place safe!
    Can’t thank you enough David, I’m forever your fan! Good luck and take care.

  20. northernangel /

    I’m so proud of you, David. This was very emotional, but you handled it with such grace. Your spirit & love of Christ is meant to be shared throughout the world. Please be safe on your journey & know that you are loved by many. God bless you!

  21. canarchaudry /

    Howdy David..I have watched your video vlog several times now and just finally got the chance to come here to congratulate you on your decision to serve a full time mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter days Saints. really happy for you for pursuing your calling David.
    I must say thou that there was a sense of sadness with the thought of not being able to hear from you for two years. Your special announcement came unexpected and a total surprise. as a result, lot of tears came with it specially upon seeing your emotional speech on stage.

    Having said that,I believe everyone has a purpose in being here on earth. Blessed are the people who have found the answer to their purpose. God bless you David for following your heart in what you feel you need to do next in your life. I know you are already serving your mission thru your music and just by being who you are, a compassionate and caring human being. You are the light of the world David. May God be with you and keep you safe in wherever you are going on a mission. keeping you in my prayers always.

    In the meantime, we will just keep ourselves busy while you are away haha…will wait patiently for your return David:)

  22. just want you to know David that whatever you do,we’ll always be here for you,we will not go,we’ll wait for you,we’ll just wish you goodluck and keep safe always,I really admire you for prioritizing God first,whatever happens,I am still an Archie!

  23. elder Daluman /

    I’m a MISSIONARY here in the Philippines. I was amazed about it. I know how he felt for serving a full-time mission. It’s a great opportunity for him. Going on a mission is such a great privilege that you could only have once in your life. David is inspired of God for me because he’d helped many through his talent even as I. He will surely makes his best time in his life. He will leave to help many to bring souls to our Father in Heaven. I remember when I wasn’t a missionary before. I used to sacrifice many things just to come here but my sacrifices are worthwhile. I hope you could do your best for your mission. God will bless you as you serve Him. You’re great. You’re definitely a great example to all of us members. You may inspired those young men to serve a full-time mission. My friends are so grateful for your special announcement. The members here in my area did cry when they heard about your desire. I’m so excited to know what will happen about your mission. Keep doing it my brother. Jesus Christ will help you. I would like to greet you a wonderful journey to your mission. I know that, the same with us, you’re a child of God. He has sent you here not just to sing for everyone but to save souls. Thank you for your good example. I HOPE YOU COULD READ THIS MESSAGE FROM me. LOCK your HEART from everything before you leave.

  24. katrina_cacal /

    I’m so proud of you, so proud! It takes so much courage to make a special announcement, but you delivered the news so well. I’m incredibly happy that you’re following this “feeling” and it’s wonderful to follow that because God will guide you along the way. What you’ve done has truly been inspiring, and I’m inspired by what you’ll be doing next. You’re going to be doing great things, and I know this will be a wonderful experience for you! I will continue to pray for you as you prepare for your mission, and I will always pray for your safety. Your fans will always be here supporting you, and we’ll still be here when you return. I will miss you, and I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done. Thank you for all your tours, and especially your meet and greets. Thank you for helping us in certain ways. Thank you for allowing us to come together and form bonds and friendships that will last a very long time. Thank you for being you. Thank you for your music! Good luck and God Bless! See you soon!

  25. c_ninah /

    David, I am a huge fan from Brazil who have nothing but a deep respect, admiration and love for you… so I´ll patiently wait until you come back to us, fans. Meanwhile, I´ll keep praying for your safety and well-being while on mission (I feel a pang in my heart just thinking about it). I wish you the best and I congratulate you for following your heart. It takes a great amount of strength to leave something you love as much as music, not to mention your family, friends and fans who love you tenderly. But I have now mixed feelings: I am completely heartbroken, I already miss you, I fear for your safety… and I truly believe that you were already on a beautiful mission, just being who you are and doing what you´ve already been doing, touching people´s lives through your music and through your example. Being on the media gives you a major exposition and a great opportunity to reach so much more people than being a LDS church´s missionary. I think you could do a better job for people, for your church and even for The Lord if you keep doing what you do better: writing songs and singing, reaching and touching people´s hearts and souls, supporting your charities and motivating so many fans to do the same. I am pretty sure you are a fine ambassador for the LDS church, even better than it could ask for. And I´m even more sure that The Lord are very proud and happy with all the great work that you´ve been doing so far. You really make a difference in this world.

    But I think you have to follow your heart and I hope this mission brings you valuable experiences that can enrich even more your life and music. I´m also so proud of you for your selflessness and courage to follow your heart even if it can put your career on hold (and maybe on risk).

    Thank you so, so much for the awesome years that I had so far being your fan. I already miss you… you´ll be always in my heart and in my prayers!
    God bless you!

    Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones! :)

    PS. I apologize for my English, since it isn´t my native language. I learnt it from the books, so… I hope it is good enough.

  26. I reallllllllyyyyy hope he can keep his twitter open too

  27. Gotta be honest, this made my heart hurt. I hate goodbyes. With a strong burning passion. lol.

  28. padmango /

    Better than letting them go to waste haha. The first post on this website was David getting his Costco card so I’m pretty sure he still has a bit of time on his membership. Even if there are Costcos where he’s going, I doubt he’ll need those massive tubs of mayo and peanut butter they sell.

  29. Were you planning on being the one who gets custody if no one else does? :)

  30. padmango /

    I’m curious. Who get’s custody of David’s Costco card and Prius when he’s gone?

  31. oneilike /

    Oh yeah Happy birthday next week.

  32. oneilike /

    Screams Noooooooooooooooooooo! I wish I knew how to find you so I could slap you upside the head and tell you your committing career suicide. That being said, David I love you,and I support you in all that you do. From the moment I saw you on American Idol, I knew you were going to be something special. I think we all did. Your already serving God on a mission, David. He gave you the voice of an Angel to touch the world. Your mission is healing thru music. Just look at all the post on here. I myself along with millions of others have been healed of thier depression, or brought out of a funk, by your music, or your incredible positive outlook on life. You see, you dont have to leave music to serve God your already doing it. My heart is breaking to know that your not going to be performing again for awhile. I know you have to do what you have to do, and as I said I support you, and I will pray for you. Would it help if I begged? LOL. Follow your heart David, and I hope it leads you to you. Good luck, and God bless you in all that you do. Send me your email so we can keep in touch while your away. Ha ha I know. Cant blame a guy for trying eh!

  33. Good luck to you David in your journey, Follow your heart and I will pick up mine. It’s in pieces. God bless you always. Goodbye

  34. Jacinda /

    That is such an incredibly hard decision! I thank you for your steadfastness. You built a “house upon a rock” and that is incredible! I am proud of you! I don’t usually comment on stuff like this but I had to say how happy and proud I am! Ahh! PS You would be the top person on my list to meet one day because you are a great example to me!

  35. skyangel /

    you are so awesome! I will be here for you if you choose to come back after your mission. Love who you are ♥

  36. David so happy you continue to listen to that still small voice> That voice brought you to AI and to us. I wish so many blessings for you as you set out on this chapter of your life and will be here when you get back…. you have done so much for me with your voice and your spirit and have brought wonderful lifelong friends into my life! Go with God and be a blessing. You will be in my prayers and in my heart
    Nancy from Canada

  37. Diana92 /

    Does anyone know if David has a fanmail address? I’d really like to write him a short note before he leaves.

  38. I hope you know what a great example you have been to all of us over the past years since we became your fans! You are such a beautiful human being inside and out!! I admire, respect and love you so much for the decision you have made to become a missionary. It would be so nice if you would do a vlog and let us know when you are leaving and also reassure us that you will return to music when you come back from your mission. Much love and happiness to you!!

  39. P.P.S. Just by looking at the comments below I know that you will always be in the hearts of many. I still watch your music videos. I still think you are the best singer in the world. I still listen to your music from American Idol. I still watch your American Idol audition on youtube. I am still “Waiting on the World to Change” and I know that you will help that happen on your mission. Love Ya!

  40. Hi David,
    I know this is just one comment out of many, but I just want you to know that I fully support you in your choice to go on a mission. You will be an awesome missionary. I know that I will be buying tickets to your next concert in Salt Lake City no matter what happens. I was kind of hoping that you could do one more concert as a farewell concert in Salt Lake City since we can’t all come to your farewell… Just an idea.
    P.S. I heard you were going to Boise, Idaho:) Just Kidding… You will be a great missionary!

  41. dear david
    good luck and godspeed. may the lord watch over you, bless you with good health and keep you safe as you embark on this mission. you will be in my prayers as i await your return to your music career.
    i don’t know where you are being sent but i hope it’s a spanish speaking place so that you will have the opportunity to learn to speak the language more fluently, write songs in spanish and make a spanish album when you return.
    i hope you can take a guitar with you, learn to play it well so you can perform on it in your comeback concerts.
    i hope that you would take the time to write songs while you are away, awesome songs that would become mega hits when you record and release them after your mission.
    i hope that you would keep a detailed journal of your experiences so that you can share your journey with us by writing another book at the end of this next great adventure in your life.
    much love from your singapore fan.
    p.s. i still have my ticket for the concert that never was. i am keeping it as a memento to remind me that one day i will be buying another ticket to your concert and really be able to see you perform again.

  42. LyLuvMusic /

    I support whatever you decide David, although it hurts me a lot to think that I’m gonna live without my biggest inspiration for 2 years. But please….. just…. please…. come back when your mission is completed! ok?! I’ll always be here waiting for your return.

    Love from Vietnam.

  43. Best wishes to you, David, as you start a new adventure! I have no doubt that serving a mission will further deepen your faith, confidence and knowledge of the ‘real’ world. You have provided such a good witness to your faith in such a short time,and, on a personal note, you have lifted my spirits at a difficult time in my life.

    I look forward to seeing how your singing & song-writng skills evolve with these life-changing experiences. Be well!

  44. hayastin /

    i will always support your decision, David. Thank you for this three years, thank you for your music . Good luck for your mission! God bless you more and more! looking forward with a smile :)

    see ya later :’)

  45. alexharchie /


    My name’s Alexha & I’m 17 years old. I’m mexican-american. Maybe that’s one of the reasons I relate so much with you, cause we’re LATINOS xD
    Well, I just wanted to say:
    You came into my life literaly as a lifesaver, I was going thru really hard times & you just showed me, I have no idea how, to love life, to be thankful for what we have & most important, to be close to God, always. With your voice & music, you encourage me to be a better person each day & I just want to spread the word about it to the whole world. I’ve found that like you have a certain love for music, I have it for theatre, actually for the whole meaning of “arts”. I would really love to thank you for opening my eyes to all that. You are not leaving us, I can assure you that we will not forget about you in two years, it might seem like a whole eternity, but we’ll wait, you’ll see♥
    I haven’t really got the chance to meet you in person, I’ve been to 3 of your concerts, in 2008 with the AI top ten, in 2009 when you went to Del Mar Fair in San Diego, & on 2010 when you went to San Diego, too. I feel like I had the chance to meet you this year, but I lost the oportunity. ANYWAY… you are my inspiration & role model for EVERYTHING & thanks to you I feel like a better person & want to become even better everyday. God Bless You, Love!

  46. lesarchie /

    David, when I heard that I feel so sad. But I thought this is your decision. I just let you know I always support you.Thank you for the past few years you given to me. You are a great person. And I know God telling you to do something ,He needs you too. You’re always on my mind. I still listen your music and the videos. So GO ARCHIE, love you forever. I’ll wait for you get back.
    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.

  47. alexharchie /

    Totally agree with you♥

  48. brix ventura /

    You,David, is really exceptional.. I salute YOU with that decision. Only few people can risk such blessed career for GOD..

  49. brix ventura /

    DAVID ARCHULETA!! hOnestly, it made me VERY sad when I heard your announcement ’cause lots of people(especially me) will miss not just your music but also THE WHOLE DAVID ARCHULETA who has this something that touches our hearts and soul..

    Man, I really don’t know if you’re gonna read this but, I want you to know that even though it made me so emotional, I STILL SUPPORT YOU ON WHATEVER ENDEAVORS YOU WANT TO PURSUE..

    David, YOU’RE SUCH AN ANGEL TO GIVE YOURSELF TO GOD.. HE WILL BLESS YOU MORE FOR SURE.. May you find happiness with your decision.. and SEE YAH SOON! :))

    (I actually want more music from you but, sigh.)
    GOOD LUCK! :)

  50. your*, and don’t worry even if your return after 5 years so will sill be loved just like now! :)

  51. David no doubt we will all miss you..check out soooo many comments on youtube,facebook,your official site and everywhere..we wish you great success and return soon with a bang!! :) Please at least leave some songs for those two years..yours songs really are a way to courage and hope!! Love Your Work! :)

  52. raelovingangels /

    Love and support you David as you take this exciting journey. Will there be a way to post occasional updates/letters from you on your official site?

  53. David, just want to say how impressed I am with your incredibly strong and steadfast character. Not many in your position would be able to put aside all of the “glitz and glamour” of a celebrity lifestyle to serve the Lord and their church. Most “normal” people wouldn’t be able to give up all their “wants and needs” for a simple life of serving a mission. Though I am not LDS, I am a Christian who believes in following the callings and promptings of God so I can understand why you are going to follow these promptings to participate in a mission. I definitely will miss hearing or seeing info from or about you every day. I will not forget all of the wonderfully important things you have taught me since those days on Idol. Just a few days ago I posted a new poem on my blog talking about all the things I have learned from you just this year. I spoke about compassion, patience, courage, fearlessness, commitment, optimism, gratitude, perseverance, humility, caring, virtue, and joyousness. Now you have taught me one more thing – Faithfulness. Thank you for all that you have given me and helped me through these past 4 years without even knowing that you were doing it. I think that is the most amazing thing about you, just being who you are helps people. I’m sure you will be able to touch many more lives while you participate in your mission and in the years to come after that. And if you were wondering if your fans will still be here when you get back, well, just try to get rid of us. We’ll be here, waiting to see what new lessons you have for us.

    On a personal note, my 20 yr old daughter has taken your example to heart and has decided to participate in a mission trip with our church over spring break to Harmons, Jamaica. It will be way out of her comfort zone, but so worth the sacrifice to help rebuild a devastated village.

    Thank you for being a shining example for people of all ages.
    Margy Moore (PandasMama) Austin, Texas

  54. archftw /

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer 29:11 Thank you, David, for continuing to listen and follow God’s calling for your life. You’ve got a light that never seems to fade, David. May you shine ever so brightly, as you have with us, wherever He leads you.

  55. TrudyFOD /

    David…I will have a candle in a window today after your show…and I hope some day you will find yourself back to us. We will miss you terribly…but will be “wait, wait”ing until you hopefully return. I do understand you need to follow your dream. I love you and will so miss your music and smiling face…and also your vlogs… well, let’s face…all that is you David. Bless you…and I hope our path will cross again some day.

  56. David, thank you for making this last tour such a memorable, beautiful one. I know that was your intention. Everything we could have wanted or needed or asked for. And you didn’t have to do it. You just did. ♥ I will never forget you singing Good Place in that small conference room in Verona. My favorite thing, ever.
    Following your heart seems like the most natural thing you could do. Keep doing it.
    You will be missed.
    You will always be loved.
    See you when you get back. ♥

  57. Heidijoy /

    David, I wish you well on your mission. Thank You for all you have done for me through your music, life and soul. Your kindness and humility in all you do is wonderful to experience and witness. The people you serve will be blessed to have you. I am honored that you announced your decision at a concert that I was at. I’m from Iowa and joined with the SLC family in supporting you and honoring your decision. I will celebrate with you at Beaver Creek and send you off in grand style. I will be here when you get back and in the meantime follow your example of giving to others and continue developing my spiritual life. Those are the gifts you have given to me along with a Big family of supporters. Bless you always! You are special indeed.

  58. CricketluvsDavid /

    Dear David this is just a little note to tell you a few things about how I feel about you and this big step in your life. First Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday. Second I am not LDS but I am a Southern Baptist and I know that these religions do have a few similarities. One is doing good to help others. And I know that when you serve your mission you will be helping others. But you have also been helping others (your fans) all along. 2 years is a long time and I hope that wherever you go in you mission that God will help you and keep you safe. I am proud of you for following you heart and doing what you feel is right and good, and it is. But I will miss you for the 2 years that you will be gone. I will miss your daily tweets and your vlogs. I will miss “Hi guys, David here…” I will miss you so much, but I will be here waiting for you when you return. I hope so much that you will return. I look forward to the day when I see that you have tweeted or made vlog. I have a son your age and I love you as if you were my own. Good luck on your journey and I will be praying for you and your safe return.
    I am “Wait”ing for you. Love always!

  59. Best wishes to you, David as you begin this new chapter in your life. While I’m not LDS, I do not doubt that serving a mission will give you the real-life experiences, confidence, and faith needed as you build the life that’s truly your own!

    And, should you return to the music industry, I look forward to the added depth, wisdom and ‘soul’ that will find its way into your music. You are a great example of a man who walks his talk! Congratulations!

  60. ArchieLove101 /

    OMWord! I am soooo happy for you David!! when I watched this, and I heard you say that you were going to full-time missions, my heart basically jumped out of my chest! I am so glad that you are doing what you feel God wants you to do. I am praying that He will use you for great things while you’re away from us. I know that if this is what God wants you to do, then He will help you through anything and everything. :) I can’t help but smile as I’m posting this. This is probably my longest message, and I’m glad that I saved my longest message for THIS particular vlog. We’re going to be sad to see you go, but it’s going to make me even happier to know that you’re out serving the lord. Here are just some words of wisdom for you while you’re away:
    “They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.” ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich.
    “One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is the only opportunity to more inteligently begin again.” ~Henry Ford
    “I wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” ~Francis Bacon
    “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~Confucius
    These are just a few quotes that I thought might be helpful to you. Missionary work can be tiring and stressful. It is very easy to give up. But just keep trusting that God will help you through this, and never forget that He’s the reason you are doing this. philippians 4:13 – ” can do all things through CHRIST which strengtheneth me.” We will all miss you and will be prating for you over these few years. :) MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

  61. afifahcm /

    to be honest, im so deeply sad, especially when i see you cry. but as your fans, i must support what you want to do. maybe this is the best for you. i guess you’ve thought about this one, and you sure to do this even it’s so hard, leave the fam and fans for a while :'( i will miss your update twitter, VLOG, music, and many more :'( but i’ll wait for you, i always support you, i love you :’)

  62. padmango /

    Good luck David. I’m happy that you’re happy. I will miss the new music, concerts, book signings and TV appearances that you would have made in the next two years. However, I think that what I will probably miss the most is the 100 vlogs and 616 (minimum) quirky tweets that you would have made over the next two years. I always found these to be so uplifting and fun and I know that they brought joy, happiness and insight to many of your millions of fans around the world on a daily basis. Thanks for everything.

  63. RaquelArchie93 /

    Simply I can only say that you when you get back I will be here for you.Two years without you will be very hard,but we’ll be here when you come back and pray while you’re there for you.You’re very important in our lives :’).You’re my angel,my hero and my inspiration since 2008.Be strong David!and don’t forget…We’ll be here until you want ;).Te queremos muchísimo!<3 :)

  64. wojhceh /

    Me and my family became members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 2009. Me and my son had the opportunity of seeing you at the Fireside that was held in Kirtland, Ohio. Unfortunately, my daughter could not come because she was not a YW yet, she was so disappointed. It was a wonderful fireside and very inspirational. I commend you for shaking the hands of everyone who attended. It was amazing. We have been through a whirlwind these last two years. Receiving endowments and being sealed as a family and visiting Utah and the missionaries that knocked on our door. The whole family thinks it is wonderful that you are serving a mission. My husband believes you are serving a mission with your music currently. I hope that your mission will fulfill more blessings than you have received during your singing. I would love to write you while you are on your mission. Wish you the best of luck and God Bless.

  65. iamflying /

    David, thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for that 4 years of singing and teaching us. For making us feeling better with your music. I guess you underestimate yourself, you wouldn’t leave us if you knew how important you are in our lives. But anyways I think it’s a best decision you could have made, for you and for God. God bless you. And I still hope you come to Europe for a concert someday ;) And please tell us more details about your mission, it’s very important to us!

  66. prd9601 /

    Cindy, that is an awesome post! You said everything I have been feeling. Thanks for putting it into words for me!

  67. sondra9229 /

    Hey David I will miss you very, very, very much. I think you are making a big mistake,you are the music,the music is you.There is god in all of us and we make decisions everyday,to be holy or not.Whether we go to church and say prayers,we all do what we have to do.I know that music is what you do,and you do it well. i wish you would change your mind,I can’t make you do this,I just want you to know, that I will miss you. I have one child she is my daughter Sondra V.,I am the Mom.our family wishes you luck, I don;t have a son just a daughter. When we met you at the meet and greet, at fm97,after I posted it on facebook ,someone asked if that was my son.That was so neat, they thought you were my son. You are a good person David,I am glad we met you.I check your blogs all the time, I will miss them. I hope you change your mind,and check the blog and see you again,all over again. Good luck in what ever you do.Please do the right thing, come back to music,and come back to the fans,who luv you.love Sondra and all

  68. Ash_archie /

    can david pre-record 24 short video blogs, and someone can post one each month on that first month he leaves?

  69. heartsong /

    I love this song and it’s so fitting. Thank you so much for posting it. This truly is one of my many prayers for you, David.

  70. empath2809 /

    David, I am so proud of you and full of joy for your happiness. I saw last night more clearly than ever before how great your love of God is. It helps me understand so much. So proud and full of love for you. :))))

  71. Diana92 /

    David, I hope you know that you broke all our hearts when you made that announcement… haha joking, (or am I? lol)

    But seriously, we’re all so proud of you for making this decision, it definetely couldn’t have been an easy one. I’m really happy that you’ve found your purpose in life for the next little while. You’re going to be such a blessing to all those you come in contact with while you’re gone, and I’m sure they’ll bless you in return. We’ll all be waiting when you get back, so don’t think your vlog days are over! :P

    I hope and pray that I’ll take all that you’ve taught me throughout the years, your humility, positive outlook on life, and to always lean on the everlasting arms of faith, and reach out to others, so that I might be able to influence their lives, just as you have influenced mine.

    I’m going to miss all your positive tweets, vlogs, and especially your smile. I’m already counting down the days till your return! God bless you David! I’ll be praying each and every day for you.

  72. David, the fact that you posted this announcement under “awesome” says it all to me … I’m happy and proud that you’re following your heart (but not gonna lie, weeping at the same time…. going to miss you like crazy).

    Your courage and integrity — along with your incredible music — are what helped make me your fan in the first place, thanks for always being true to yourself and for bringing joy into all of our hearts over these 3+ years.

    Love and support you always.
    Deb (Toronto)

  73. skyangel /

    I am sad, and I cried alot. I am gonna miss you brother. I’ll miss your food tweets, blogs, tours, music, song stuff, everything about you. Admire your courage for following your heart tho. I hope you come back when you return. Idk.. if you’ll feel like it then. Or how you will want to go when you return. It’s not in my hands. the fear of losing you was always there. At least if you go, you will live with no regrets. I hope we have some kind of contact in the future. Maybe I shouldn’t put that pressure on you. You’ve had enough already. You’ve given us tons of stuff. Missing you is an understatement, it’s like losing someone and not knowing if they will ever come back. I’ll wait if you plan to return. If not, I will have to let go. I love you so much David Archuleta, and I also believe your music is meant to be heard. I am fortunate to be one of those who got to witness your light. thank you so much for sharing your heart and soul with us. Love Cindy

  74. davidsfuturewife /

    When I found this out, I couldn’t help but smile. David has withstood so much. He is an example of being steadfast. Even though he’s famous, and he’s living in a world with all kinds of garbage, he’s always remained worthy. Words can’t describe how proud I am of little Davy. I had friends tell me that David wasn’t a good person because he wasn’t serving a mission. I always knew that David would do the right thing. He has been representing the Lord from day one. Even before this announcement, he was representing the church. I’m so proud of you David! Good luck in all that you do! I will always be your number one fan! Thanks for your example and for being a good role model to people all over the world. I love and appreciate you! I have never given up on you and I always knew that you’d do the right thing. Thank you so much! It makes my heart sing to know that you love God and that you’re willing to obey his commandments. Seeing you cry tears of joy over this is indescribable. You are awesome. Thanks, kid. You’re amazing. Thanks for always staying strong! We’ll be here when you get back! Best of luck to you and your family! Merry Christmas and God Bless You!

  75. DianeFOD /

    David, you have filled my heart enough the last 4 yrs to sustain it for the next 2 yrs. I love, respect, support, & admire you so much. I will forever remain your loyal and devoted fan. God Bless you in this new step of your life David and know that you will be in my heart and prayers each and every day. Diane

  76. TheNZArchAngel /

    Hey David, wishing you congrats and all the best on your mission! I will truly and deeply miss you, but at the same time, I am so happy for you for following your heart. You give me so much inspiration and strength through who you are as a person and through your music. I can’t thank you enough. I feel so blessed to be your fan. I had never thought I’d get to meet you in my life but something really made me come to India from New Zealand at that right time in January. And I don’t think it was coincidence. I feel so grateful. You are the most kind hearted, genuine and courageous person ever, and your inner strength is a light in many lives. Just want to say that I love you, I will always be your fan and support you! Take care of yourself wherever you go. You will certainly continue to touch the lives of the people in the community that you’ll serve, with your person and this purpose that the Lord has placed upon you. God Bless you David. {{{HUGS}}} So proud of you!!

    — Aish from New Zealand

  77. Scott_NJ /

    Not sure I can express how much I admire and respect you for always
    following your heart and doing what you feel is right. You are such a
    light for this world and I am blessed that you have shined it on me
    the last 4 yrs. Now it’s time to shine that light on others who need it.
    I said from day one I will always be here for you and that still holds true.
    I’ll be here in 2 years and I’ll be here in 10 yrs or 20 yrs ! You have
    brought so much joy to my life and have inspired me more than you can know!
    So Elder Archuleta go spread the word . I’ll be right here when you

  78. Kfurnell1988 /

    Return with Honor, Elder Archuleta! You and your family will be blessed through your service. While you received a very heartfelt standing ovation from your fans, you were receiving an even larger one from your family in Heaven. Announcing your decision has touched many lives, mine included.

  79. TrudyFOD /

    Hi David…I just want you to know that as sad as I am feeling right now…I’m sure this was a hard decision to make. You had me at “Imagine”…and I had never looked back…been a fan and tried to support you with all my being. I so loved your music, your voice, and respected you as a person. You have inspired me in so many ways and I have met the most amazing new friends/your fans along this journey. Thank you for the Christmas tour and I’m glad I got to see you one last time. Wish I could predict the future and know if you will return back to music & the fans…but if you do, I will be here “wait”ing. I hope our path will meet again some day. It’s too hard to say goodbye..so I’ll say “see ya”…take care…I Love You David and best of luck.

  80. JonasArchieBTR /

    Hey, David. I hope you read all these comments because a lot of them are really touching. You have been blessed to have such great fans. When I heard this announcement, I was so proud of you for following your heart and being so dedicated to your faith. You are the ultimate role model for your fans. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t sad when I saw the video. I have gotten used to seeing all your video blogs and your random tweets, and I’m really going to miss them. The thing about you I think I will miss the most is your amazing smile. Just seeing you puts me in a good mood. I just want you to know that I’m not going to forget about you, and I’ll be waiting for you when your mission is over. I hope you don’t forget about your fans and how much we care about you. Life is going to be different without you, but your fans will make it. God bless you, David.

  81. k1d1m1j1j1a1 /

    David, thank you so much for your wonderful decision.
    You are a wonderful example, and a great person!
    You are setting a fantastic precedent! I’m very proud.
    I can’t wait to hear about your incredible experience!
    Thank you for all you do,
    ~Katelyn from UTAH!

  82. David, I’ve blogged today about your admirable decision. The post can be read at MormonSoprano.com –
    Best wishes as you go forth to serve in the footsteps of The Master – Love, MoSop

  83. inspiredbydavid /

    Forgot to tell you earlier, I love you because Christ loves me, and I always feel his love through you and I will miss that. I look forward to new songs from you still…can you please let us know if you have any thoughts of continuing music when you come home? Or is it going to be a day to day or year to year decision? I know I am selfishly sorry you will be gone, and I can’t keep from crying. But I am going to use this time to work on my relationship with God. I have needed to for some time now and this will be a good time to do it. In Loving Respect and Love in Christ, Linda from Lodi

  84. David, just want you to know how happy I am for you, I have to admit I was sad to begin with but realized that I was being selfishly sad for myself not for you. As a fan from the beginning I know how important your faith is to you and this is a natural path for you to take. I will be sad, I will miss you, I will worry about you but I know that God is taking you where you need to be. My prayers and love will be going with you and I’ll still be here when you get back. God Bless

  85. David, I haven’t been able to stop the tears from flowing with deep sadness of the thought of being with your “Hi, It’s David here”, your food tweets, your site seeing vlogs, your voice, your songs, your messages, your quotes. But know that I love you, respect you and admire your faith and the courage you have to follow and to listen to those gut feelings that come through prayer.

    I pray that this mission will uplift you and is everything it’s meant to be. I hope and pray that we will somehow know how you’re doing and that you know that we are not going anywhere. You have had such an impact on my life, you can’t even imagine.

    As much as I intellectually understand the why my heart and soul is having a hard time. I’m going to miss you terribly. I believe that your voice is meant to be heard, a God given gift and we will be right here waiting for you to share it with us upon your return.

    David, I’ve lit a candle that will remain lit until you come back to us.

    You will be in my prayers with much love,

    Patty (djafan)


  86. pringle3 /

    I’ll miss you more than I can say. You’ve given me strength and kept me going through some tough times these last several years. It’ll be hard to not have you in my life on a daily basis; your sweet smile in pics and vlogs, etc and your sweet, spirit in everything you do. I will hold you and the memories you’ve given me close to my heart until you come back. Hold the following prayer in your heart while you’re away and know that we, your fans, will always be right here waiting for you.
    I pray you’ll be our eyes
    And watch him where he goes
    And help him to be wise
    Help us to let go
    Let this be our prayer
    Don’t let him lose his way
    Lead him to a place
    Guide him with your grace
    To a place where he’ll be safe
    I pray he’ll find Your light
    And hold it in his heart
    When darkness falls each night
    Remind him where You are
    Let this be our prayer
    When he’s far away
    Lead him to a place
    Guide him with Your grace
    To a place where he’ll be safe

    We are so proud of you and will love you always, David :hugs:

  87. Amy Gomez /

    So, I never knew that you were a Mormon. I think it’s really cool to finally have a celebrity let people know what the true church is and to set a good example. I was planning on being the first but you beat me to it. :P I am also serving a mission but gotta wait until I turn 21. 3 more years -_- My missionaries tell me its the greatest time of their life so I know you’ll be okay. Just pray of course and study those scriptures. Its time to save the world David.

  88. David, I commend you for your courage and your conviction. I know that you need to do what is in your heart and I wish you only the best, for your happiness, your health and your safety. Will be in my prayers while you are away. It would be an understatement to say that you will be missed. You have touched so many lives. Thank you, thank you for everything! You have some very grateful fans. I know that you will be touching many more lives and I hope that when you return you will continue to share your incredible gift of music. It is a healing force in itself, more than you know. I will be here, always a fan. God bless David and all the best to you. We are all so proud of you!

  89. Benjamin /

    David, this is very conflicting. I am such a fan of your music and have been hoping you would come to Minnesota again sometime soon. I met you and your Aunt last year and you couldn’t have been nicer–you and your Aunt treated me as though I were in your family. Not like a fan. I have people ask me daily what you are doing and where you are–you are a big part of my life even though we barely know each other. Whenever I see you on tv, I am proud. And today I am proud. I will miss you terribly but will be here when you come back. I hope you are at least as happy as you have made me and I fully support your choice to do mission work. I had the pleasure of saying this to you in person and I will say it here again….I love you Bro!

  90. we are so blessed to have someone like you David…INCREDIBLY blessed. And i really to thank God for that of course…you’ve done so much for us and what you need right now is our support which you definitely have…you helped me over come my hard troubles that are personal to me with your music…cuz that’s what you do… and I chatted w/ amazing people because of you. You inspire me to improve myself a lot more which I need. I admire your voice, personality, faith heck just the whole YOU.. :’) I know I’m not going anywhere…

  91. hannahmations /

    David, I am so happy that you made the decision to go on a mission. I will pray for you and keep you in my heart. Your music will continue to be my favourite while you are gone as it has been since idol. I will miss you, but I would rather you go on a mission for 2 years rather than stay home for your career. It will still be here for you when you come back. Your dedicated fans will wait for you. Heavenly Father is going to bless your singing because you have chosen him over the world. I have faith you will have an amazing experience wherever you go, through the trials and the blessings. Your singing brings the spirit to the stage, and you will have the ability to bring it to the mission field. May the best two years of your life begin! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

  92. irene septiriana /

    i have watch your announcement until ten times.And i’m always cry. i’m crying because you’re cry too. i’m not bear see u cry :’ i’ll happy if you’re happy too :) although you’ll dissapear for 2 years but you always in our hearts:) hope you come back fastly. we’ll miss you so damn :) we’ll support you and always in your side :) we’ll pray for your mission! Thank You for everything! thanks u has make us smile. thanks you has give us a spirit. thanks you has give us some inspiration, thanks you has give me a life:)you are a complement for my life ;;)i’ll loss someone who very important to me, and really hope he can come back to music world fastly! i’ll waiting you although until 2014 and it’s so long! i’ll miss and thinking about you everyday! but i’ll love you forever. i want to you you may dissapear from music world and from us! but i hope you’ll not deactive your acc twitter and can active in twitter. i’ll thinking ’bout you continous :”” i miss u, i’ll loss the person who make me smile, give me spirit and insipiration. we all really love you so much. you’re always in my heart. we’ll miss so you so bad. come back fastly. i’ll keep love you, your song, your face, your smile, your voice, your eyes, your laugh, and everything about you♥♥ thank you so much David Archuleta for everything:)

  93. MaggieFOD /

    Transcript of David’s special announcement:

    “I can’t tell you how special it’s been being able to come back here and do this Christmas tour and sing these songs that just mean a lot to me and to have all of you here tonight with us. There’s no place like home. I always say that. Looking back through these last few years and all the support we’ve had and all the amazing experiences we’ve had and I’ve had, I feel very blessed in my life. While I’m home in front of you guys here tonight, I would like to make a special announcement that I’ve chosen to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It’s not because someone told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that 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 just the same feeling that I’ve always followed, tried to follow, in my life. It’s the feeling that’s allowed me to have the opportunities I’ve had, the challenges I’ve had to overcome, and the blessings, too. I’ve learned to trust that feeling and I’ve learned that I need to answer when it calls. That is the reason why I know that I need to do this in my life. I just wanted to thank you guys. I’ll be going the first half of next year. I just wanted to announce that while I was home here in front of you guys because you mean so much to me. Thank you so much.” ~David Archuleta 12/19/2011

  94. Jessica /

    David! I can’t tell you how absolutely proud I am for your decision to serve the Lord. You are truly an amazing example, you are going over and beyond the extra mile. I know that so many lives will and already have been blessed by your sweet spirt and strong testimony. I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for the amazing spirt that was felt at your SLC concert last night I will never forget it. I have heard so many other people sing those songs but when you sing them it is only about Christ it makes me really remember what Christmas is all about. THANK YOU THANK YOU! We will always be here for you!

  95. David, thousands of LDS Mommies are so thankful for you well-timed and excellent example to our sons and daughters. And we will be praying for you, you’re never alone. Our family loves you!!!

  96. joyluck /

    Hello David
    As sad as I am to hear you will not be here for the next two years, I admire your courage and conviction to always follow your heart. I have been a fan of yours since I first saw you on AI. Your presence and your music have been a big part of my life since that time. I will continue keeping your spirit alive within my through your music while you are gone. I wish you well and may the Lord keep you safe until your return to us. My hope is that you fulfill what’s in your heart and when you return, you can once again fill our hearts with your beautiful music. I for one will be here waiting.

  97. Nie Archie /

    Archie, I appreciate the decision you take and I will still always support you :)

  98. Rohdegirl /

    David, How can your fans explain to you just how important you have been in their lives. You have shared with us so much more than just your beautiful voice. Your gifts have been many; your smile, your compassion, your hope for a better life for others,your love for children, your LOVE of food haha, your zest for life and yes, your deep love for our Lord. Know that you will be in our hearts and prayers as you follow your calling. Thank you for all you have given us, may God continue to guide you and walk with you down the path you have chosen. Can’t wait to see what God has in your future for you David and know we will be here for you.

  99. DBSandra-VZLA /

    I forgot to write : THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for everything! I will forever be grateful to you! ETERNAS GRACIAS!!!! Dios te bendiga David!

  100. emilyluvsarchie /

    David, I’m so very proud of you. I can’t explain what these last few years have meant to me and my family. You are an extraordinary young man and have done so much good for so many. I will be praying for you, and will be here when you return. God Bless you always.

  101. DBSandra-VZLA /

    I am soooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you!!! I was waiting for this! I’m not a Mormom but I know this is what you needed to do, what you wanted to do! I’m so happy for you David!!!!! You will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be in our thoughts and hearts!!! We will respect your decisions. Whatever makes you happy, we’ll make us happy. We will ALWAYS be here for you. God bless you David! Dios te bendiga cada segundo de tu vida David!!!

  102. I am filled with overwhelming joy… You brought us so many joy and happiness in our lives through your music.
    I am so thankful that you are always following your heart. There are so many people are waiting for you to hear the light of truth.
    We will be there for you during your mission.

  103. I am very sad to hear about it. I am cry, and I am shock. But I know that your choice is the best for you. I just pray to God so that you can get a lucky in your mission. I sad but I supported you. I will waiting you for coming back here. I hope you will be have back after your mission. I will waiting…!!!

  104. You know you’re pretty cool David for going on a mission. You’ll be a pretty sweet missionary. Good luck! You can do it.

  105. inspiredbydavid /

    David, I won’t say that I won’t miss you and your music. Sorry I can’t. But I will say, as I have said before, I admire you for following your heart. If your heart is telling you to serve a two year mission with your church then that is what you need to do. I will pray that your service will be meaningful and everything you hope it to be. I will be here when you get back and hope someone, somehow will let us know how you are doing. It is going to be strange to have you not a part of my life, but I am grateful for all the songs I have to listen to and especially for the opportunity to meet you and to get to know you through your songs, your book, and your interviews. I will be hoping you will still pursue your music career when you get back, but trust God will continue to guide you where you need to be. Thank You so much for these past 3 years. I will be praying for you.

  106. ziggymarley /

    That is so cool!

    Can’t wait to hear about where you’re going! You’ll be an awesome missionary – especially because you’ve had so many extraordinary life experiences already.

    You’ve got legions supporting you here and beyond. You’ll do really well.

  107. Krizia Sandra /

    it does hurt me knowing that u will be away for two years time. but i know that your leaving will be for the good reason; you are leaving us to pursue your christian life which is an amazing act. this just shows that you are really a role model for every youth, especially to me. just keep up the good work David, and we know that God will always be beside. God bless! and just don’t forget us! :))

  108. joelynecanda /


  109. David I have supported you in your carer since 2008. I will be here waiting when you return from your mission. I have always said you were an ambassador of peace and love. The location that gets you a a missionary will be forever changed for the good. I know this.

    You are The Voice. We will be here when you return. Waiting to hear your voice and know your words in song.

    Abrra http://thevoicedavidarchuleta.com

  110. joelynecanda /

    seeing you cry melts my heart!i know that you are happy for your decision so please just keep SMILING,because that is one of the reasons why my day is always complete and your smile always makes me smile too!iLoveyouDAVIDJAMESMAYORGAARCHUKETA! <3

  111. Rachael /

    David, I have really thought about how you have a desire to do what the spirit leads you to do. I got back from a full time mission very recently. This will be soooo good. I know it’s what the Lord needs for you to do to better build His kingdom. You will be a bigger inspiration than all you’ve done even so far. My thoughts. It’s really cool to see how the spirit leads you on your mission. Keep doing your music while you’re out there! So much happens with that….it teaches them so much. You will rock it.

  112. joelynecanda /

    great decision Dearest David..every Archangel/Archies will miss you and will always love you!..we are all very proud of you..you are such a great person..I am so happy for you..always take care,Godbles you and you whole Family! <3

  113. Thank you David for always being honest with your fans. You will be the most awesome missionary. Continued growth, continued prayers, and continued success in all your endeavors.You have enriched our lives now it is someone else’s turn. Please know we are here for you. Jana

  114. anabel.rguez /

    Was a very Shocking News for me, I feel Sad because i will miss u a lot!! But Im happy Cuz you are doing what you think its correct!! God gonna be with u always dont forget that!! I know That i dont really know you but you are really awesome person i love to see your video blogs Cuz in those videos you’re show who you really are!! Thanks For share that big news with Us!! I really love you a lot!! And I care about you!! God bless u! and always remember that God never leave his Sons, his always by you side :)

  115. stephdanielle /

    David, you have had such an impact on all of our lives in so many good, positive ways, you truly are an amazing inspiration. Thank you for all you have given to us over these past few years, we will miss you but are so very happy for you that you are following your heart and soul. We will always support you, God Bless you always David. Looking forward to seeing you in CO. :)

  116. You’ve inspired your fans to listen to that inner voice when it speaks. We love you David and support your decision. So proud of you! We will be here waiting.

  117. MaggieFOD /

    David, you are an angel sent from heaven. The world is so blessed to have you. You’ve played your drum for Him and now you will serve Him on a mission. I will still be here when and if you return to music. Thank you for the past three years. Good luck to you and God bless.

  118. heartsong /

    Oh…and I am not saying goodbye. I’ll see you when you get back. :)

  119. heartsong /

    David, I know you are doing what you hear God telling you to do. Please know that I (and many others) will miss you and pray for you while you’re gone. And I will BE HERE for you when you get back. God bless you, David. I will be praying for you.