David Archuleta returns home from LDS mission in Chile


Pop star David Archuleta  has returned from his two year mission in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A video was posted on Archuleta’s YouTube channel on Monday, March 24, where Archuleta announces his official homecoming.

“Hola, everyone. It’s Elder Archuleta here, and I’m home,” a smiley Archuleta said.

Archuleta announced he would serve a full-time misson for the LDS Church in a December 2011 concert during his “My Kind of Christmas” tour in Salt Lake City.

“It’s not because someone told me to do it. It’s not because I no longer want to do music anymore,” Archuleta said at the concert. “It’s because it is the feeling that I’ve felt I need to do next in my life.”

While on his mission in Chile, Archuleta was still involved with music. He sang at the Santiago Chile Christmas Concert two years in a row.

Archuleta released a cd, “No Matter How Far,” while he was on his mission, which was pre-recorded.

Archuleta became famous when he was the runner-up on season 8 of “American Idol.”

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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  1. AvatarAstrid Reply

    So grateful that David let us know right away, he’s home. What a guy! Looking forward to new music and live performances when he is ready!

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