David Archuleta announces his return from Mormon mission on YouTube

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  • Old Lady Salt Lake City, UT
    April 4, 2014 9:33 a.m.

    How wonderful. I served a stake mission in 1957 and it was a very spiritual experience. I can only imagine how wonderful it was to serve a full time mission as you did and I reaally admire you putting your career on hold to serve the Lord. I look forward to hearing you sing again. God bless you.


  • uintahutefan Altoona, PA
    March 29, 2014 8:39 a.m.

    @gmacochrane....I think what Mister J is saying is that it's a "look at me" moment of self-promotion. I do applaud David for serving a mission, but to announce it on YouTube is totally self-promoting and detracts some from what he has done.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 26, 2014 8:54 a.m.


    "Mister "J" .....Where did you serve your mission..."

    Umm...what makes you think Mister J served a mission, or that he's an LDS member for that matter? If he is a member, then he's probably just pre judging David's intention for announcing his return on You Tube to all his followers. Not sure if his intention was to say to the world "Look at me" as Mister J insinuated but I doubt that was Archuleta's intention. I'm thousands of his fans were awaiting his return after a successful mission.

    March 26, 2014 12:04 a.m.

    I believe high school graduation is required for an 18-year-old to receive a missionary calling. Once a young man is 19, I think worthiness and a desire to serve are the only requirements.

    Welcome back David, and thank you for your service.

  • mhilton Lancaster, CA
    March 25, 2014 11:05 p.m.

    This young man is much more noteworthy than Justin Bieber. Compare the two years of both of these young men. You can't tell me that mission hasn't done some good for Elder Archuleta. Maybe Mr. Bieber should take note and follow the example of his counterpart. Welcome home, Elder ARchuleta. I'm glad that you decided to serve the Lord for 2 years. You will be blessed for your service.

  • ForAlways Mechanicsburg, PA
    March 25, 2014 4:30 p.m.

    I hope you had a memorable mission. Your a faithful servant and an example to all men who are talented who put off to serve the Lord. America can't wait to hear your next album.

    We love you Elder Archuleta

  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    March 25, 2014 3:33 p.m.

    Welcome back. I salute your service!

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    March 25, 2014 3:10 p.m.

    Thanks, FYI, for responding I'll look into it.

  • AL The Younger Gilbert, AZ
    March 25, 2014 3:01 p.m.

    This is a good story in every way. What an example he is to teens around the world. Especially young men who need someone like this to be an example who are tremendous athletes or musicians. I decided to go and play pro sports instead of a mission and now that it is over I am going to go serve. I wish this guy was around 5 years ago when I should have went on my mission.

  • my two cents777 ,
    March 25, 2014 1:35 p.m.

    So happy for you, David. You served with honor and, now, the world is your stage. Best of luck- we look forward to hearing your beautiful voice for many, many years to come!

  • O'really Idaho Falls, ID
    March 25, 2014 1:30 p.m.

    Aww, glad he's back. I'm also glad that one from Utah has acquired fame because of his talents that enrich and not because of the appallingly negative stuff that degrades ala Miley-style. Thank you David for representing the Lord, the LDS Church and Utah so well. Looking forward to hearing your music again.

  • justsevenup CHEHALIS, WA
    March 25, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    Mister "J" .....Where did you serve your mission....Having served on our local high council for the last eight years and because of that, having been part of every missionaries return and reporting to the high council from their mission we have experienced the joy in their service and desire to be able to say "I am home"....Oh how wonderful home is when you have been away for two years. May you someday be able to enjoy and celebrate the return of your sons from a dedicated mission experience.

  • gmacochrane south Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2014 11:32 a.m.

    MrJ, are you for real? If there was ever anyone who was not concerned only with his celebrity it is David! The very mission he served for two years is testimony of that at a time when he could have been a big name in the music industry! He is truly a role model to be admired!

  • CindyH woods cross, UT
    March 25, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    A role model at a time when it's desperately needed. He has his priorities in order. I'm very happy for him.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 25, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    Goll I'm so excited for more of that great music!

  • AronnaC Murray, UT
    March 25, 2014 9:41 a.m.

    @Mallie64 David had to withdraw from Murray High School while he was on American Idol. It was required by the school since he was out of state and not able to physically attend classes in Utah. Then he was on tour, traveling all over. He did school online and finished his HS equivalency before going on his mission, as is required of all missionaries.

  • BCA Murrieta, CA
    March 25, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    David Archuleta coming home from his mission is news for Deseret News. Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees coming out as gay is news for Salt Lake Tribune. The stars are aligned this morning.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 25, 2014 8:19 a.m.

    Celebrity has its rewards....

  • Mallie64 Provo, UT
    March 25, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    I am glad you served a mission, My son wonders why you were allowed to go without being a high school graduate, Can you help me out?

  • Cubsfan Magna, UT
    March 25, 2014 6:53 a.m.


  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 25, 2014 6:40 a.m.

    "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Welcome home!

  • Ranch Here, UT
    March 25, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    Big deal.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    March 25, 2014 5:34 a.m.

    His Christmas concerts while on his mission were incredible.

  • Dr. Lynn Tullahoma, TN
    March 25, 2014 12:55 a.m.

    I appreciate your service.

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    March 24, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    @ Star Bright
    You can see his performance in Chili on You Tube.

  • pickles321 o town, UT
    March 24, 2014 5:00 p.m.

    Bienvenido a casa David!
    We, your fans, are still here for you! Cant wait to hear from you and your experiences.

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    March 24, 2014 4:40 p.m.

    Anyone know where we can listen/see his songs at Christmas in Chile?

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    March 24, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    A great spirit. Thanks for your service. Can't wait to hear you again.

  • IQ92 hi, UT
    March 24, 2014 4:13 p.m.

    Gotta tip my hat to a person who puts fame and influence on hold to serve in relative annonymity.