Thursday, March 29, 2012

David Archuleta

Yesterday, David Archuleta left for his 2-year LDS mission to Chile. I really admire a young man who loves the Lord enough to put his career on hold; who is willing to sacrifice and dedicate two years of his time and talents to serving others, to teaching what we believe and to prayer and communion with God.

Last night, KSL news flashed photos of three other LDS celebrities who chose to serve "in their profession" instead of leaving on a 2-year mission. While I respect their decisions, I also think it's a shame they missed the opportunity to truly devote two whole years to God.
Archuleta is a shining example to all the young men of the church who aren't sure they want to serve. I'm so proud of him, even though I've never met him. I wish him all the best and I expect his career will be waiting for him when he gets back. I appreciate that he's 22, not the standard 19. In his profession, in his situation, that is totally understandable, and frankly, makes it all the more commendable that he's going! I imagine that he has taken the time to really ponder this decision, to really be prepared.

So good for David! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for this genuine, kind, talented young man.


Anonymous said...

Did you see him singing in the MTC choir during the second session of General Conference today. We looked and looked and looked and finally spotted him during the last song . . . twice. Hehehehe! So exciting!


Steph said...

NO! I've been at work. I'll have to look for it on Youtube. :)