David Archuleta - David Archuleta Says Goodbye, Begins Mormon Mission

David Archuleta has posted a goodbye message on YouTube, telling his fans that he's going away for two years, to serve as a Mormon missionary. The American Idol runner-up told his fans "it's been a very emotional last week," as he has given his final farewells to his neighbours and family members.
David explained that his decision to become a missionary has been "a very personal thing" and that he wished to keep it that way. "I hope you guys respect that and you guys have so I appreciate that." According to E! Online, David will serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's unknown where he will be working - though he does say that it will be in South America - but he is understood to have entered a Missionary Training Centre in Utah today, to prepare himself for the trip. "I'm gonna miss being able to talk to all of you," he told his fans "and sharing the weird random things that I'm doing or thinking about. you guys have brought me on this journey and I appreciate being able to share everything that I have learned. with you guys." Archuleta ended the video by saying "I'll see you all in two years. God Bless, take care."
The 21 year-old became one of the youngest American Idol finalists, back in 2008. He finished runner-up in the final round, having received 44 per cent of the votes, eventually losing out to David Cook.


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I love David's voice and he's a really kind and humble person. He worked really hard the last 10 weeks to make stuff to leave for fans - he was filmed in the 5-week Philippines miniseries Nandito Ako as leading man (subtitled DVDs are in the works), a classic Philippines album Forevermore (shipping now and music video real soon), and a US album of classic or inspirational songs that he finished up the day before he left. Plus some new photoshoots. He did all of that and more in 10 weeks. Gonna miss him. BTW David's official site and many fansites like fansofdavid and archuletafanscene and more will stay open. David's twitter is DavidArchie and his manager Kari will post any messages from David there. #DA2014 I'll Be Here
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I admire David for following his heart and for working hard to record music for his fans before he left to be released while he's gone. Amazing guy. I ordered his new CD "Forevermore" from Amazon and love what I've heard so far. Beautiful melodies and that signature voice of his.
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