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.Sheila
@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.
@justsevenupCHEHALIS, WA"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.
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.
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.
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
Welcome back. I salute your service!
Thanks, FYI, for responding I'll look into it.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
A role model at a time when it's desperately needed. He has his priorities
in order. I'm very happy for him.
Goll I'm so excited for more of that great music!
@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.
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.
Celebrity has its rewards....
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?
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Welcome home!
His Christmas concerts while on his mission were incredible.
I appreciate your service.
@ Star BrightYou can see his performance in Chili on You Tube.
Bienvenido a casa David!We, your fans, are still here for you! Cant wait
to hear from you and your experiences.
Anyone know where we can listen/see his songs at Christmas in Chile?
A great spirit. Thanks for your service. Can't wait to hear you again.
Gotta tip my hat to a person who puts fame and influence on hold to serve in