Pop star David Archuleta begins 2-year Mormon mission

Published: Wednesday, March 28 2012 5:00 p.m. MDT

"American Idol" star David Archuleta pictured with his mother, Lupe Mayorga, Sunday, March 25, 2012, at his house in Murray. (, Family photo)

David Archuleta is about to leave on his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and on Wednesday posted the following statement along with a 7-minute video on his YouTube channel:

"Just one more vlog from home for a while before I leave on my mission. It has been an emotional week with family and friends. Just wanted to thank all of you for the support you have giving me for the last 4 years. Will see you all in 2 years."

While the exact details of his mission are unknown, a family friend has confirmed he will be serving in Chile, but the specific mission and location were not released.

Read ksl.com's report from Josh Furlong: David Archuleta begins 2-year missionary service

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