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.”