David Archuleta announcing that he's serving a full time 2 year mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints at his My Kind Of Christmas tour in Salt Lake City, Utah on 12-19-11.
*******Transcript of David's special announcement (courtesy of
"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