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David Archuleta and the Word for the Day

Posted by Angelica on Saturday, March 22, 2014

WELCOME HOME ELDER DAVID ARCHULETA!!!

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I wish I had more words too but there just aren’t enough. I’ll let you guys come up with some of your own.

Speaking of patience, I need patience to wait for this haaaiiirrr to grow back.

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Looks like the lesson in patience was filmed the same day the rainy day collage was shot.

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So…there is sunshine always after the rain.  All we have to do is patiently wait just a wee bit longer.

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NOT!

We’ll be here all week.  Y’all have a great one.

216 Responses to “David Archuleta and the Word for the Day”

  1. bluesky4home said

    Ha, ha, Angelica! Did I not say that you are the queen of the short, quick, to the point post!? Here I came on to answer Ray, and you are already up with a new article! ^_^

    Patient? I think NOT!! (I see you in my minds eye, just ping-ponging around your house, like a little pinball machine.

    Dear Ray: per your comment: “bluesky,i realy like that band argyle,they sound better than the ,band coneck introduced last night on al..they should be on tv some time.have them on my playlist ,just behind d,s chaseing cars”.

    You are just a gentleman Ray, that is all. We are lucky to have you here to keep us in line.

    On patience: A good friend told me once that if I was gritting my teeth, that was not patience. I don’t know that there has been a lot of “teeth gritting” going on. But you know, DA always gives the impression that he knows something we do not. Yeeeeaaaaaaah. LIke, if Angelica is the queen of the rapid fire post, DA is the king of “it’s kinda under wraps”. Telling us the word is “patience”: funny, DA.

  2. Abrra said

    Great video and pic’s Ty Angelica! I like to think it’s a recognition of the WWTT done by fans last night.

    Like to see some new faces in chat tonight :)

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    Click to go http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  3. MT said

    Angelica,
    You are a graphics genius. haha That last pic looks like David is looking down on all the spazzing smilies (aka us) and trying to stifle a laugh. Perfect!

    Patience? Who, me? Who said I had any patience left?

    Well, for you David, I will try to hang on to it a wee bit longer. :)

  4. jans11 said

    My word for today is conscientious. David was so conscientious to do all the planning he has done for us for the last 2 yrs. For him to even think that we would need patience at this time just blows my mind. He is so loving and caring of his fans. At this rate, no telling what he has planned for us in the near future.

    Bluesky, I agree with Ray. Your son’s band is much better than the one on AI the other night. They have a great sound.

    #DA2014…… 2 more days til he’s on the plane home…….

  5. amb4da said

    Awwwwww–www! That video. <3 My word: Adorable.
    Ok…I need more words too, David…like: Really smart, deep-thinking, analytical and sweet.
    He made perfect sense! He's absolutely right…it takes patience to learn patience! And time. (like two years worth?!) So you kind of already need to have it to learn if you have it. Ha.
    And….I never thought of it that way before. David teaches me once again. If I had seen that video, I'd forgotten about it. Ya see, that's why too he's so good at interpreting and communicating lyrics. Since day 1 he's been telling us he loves songs "with a message"…and that's how you figure out the message, by really pondering & getting the words and meaning in the song. (Well, that and all the rest of the skills he adds to it…feeling the music, being instinctively nuanced with melody, the Vocal skills. Ok, I digress.)
    Angelica…perfect post to dig up for right now. Perfect.
    I love the little jumping emoticons …it's how I've been lately. I've been saying it's like the reverse of being in the back of your parent's car on a road trip when you were a kid….only now it's "Is he here yet? Is he here yet? Is he herrre yet?!!"
    Yes, I'm good with him taking all the time he wants before doing whatever he wants to do …I am patient. But I'm real excited too. :)

  6. Abrra said

    Sunday puzzle is an homage to the Hair!

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=0e587ea4c3ce

    Abrra

  7. ray said

    O MAN he amazes me more and more every day,to think of us two years in advance,and no what we are going threw is amazeing,

  8. emmegirl14 said

    It seems a little surreal that we are finally approaching the day – in the meantime I’m with Ray listening to Chasing Cars, his voice is haunting me.

    bluesky, thanks for sharing Argyle, they are terrific – hope all good things for them!

    (I wonder if we will get our first tweet on April Fools Day)

  9. Suzy-Q said

    The sun’ll come out tomorrow
    So you got to hang on
    till’ tomorrow, come what may!
    Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow
    You’re only a day away!

    Read more: Annie – Tomorrow Lyrics | MetroLyrics

    I think that David’s fans have shown a great deal of patience over the last two years. And I think it’s going to pay off.

  10. fenfan said

    Ok so it took me 21:39min to complete the puzzle using my stupid trackpad. But I persisted, with PATIENCE, and finished it because I wanted to see the amazing hair. It was a just reward. LOL
    He will be hair soon!

  11. jans11 said

    “♫♪Day after tomorrow, I can hardly wait….closer now, closer now…..♪♫”

    #DA2014

  12. MT said

    Fen,
    “He will be hair soon!”

    LOLOL Now that’s funny! hahaha I don’t know if that was a typo or on purpose but I got a really good laugh out of it.

    Abrra,
    Great puzzle. Thanks! 8:17 for me. :)

  13. jans11 said

    Fen, looks as if you had to excercise your patience again! :) Good girl. :) Hair soon…cute!

    Abrra, great puzzle…great hair. 8:37 for me.

    I’m getting new french doors in my kitchen that goes out on the deck. So, that is double anticipation for me today! :)

    #DA2014

  14. bluesky4home said

    6 Abrra – that puzzle was definitely a tribute to “the Hair”. Maybe you could send him a copy of the pic. Just to inspire him!

  15. Abrra said

    Happy that you all enjoyed the puzzle. I have a ton of scream caps of that hair. it’s my favorite shoot.

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    I have been pondering why the video now and why “Patience”. Could this be the title to a song he is going to release when he is back? Kari did say that there were 2 original songs written for BEGIN. We have heard just Broken so far. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Abrra

  16. emmegirl14 said

    A new song titled Patience, hmmm, I’m going with your thought Abrra. I was thinking he might be asking us for our patience in the next few weeks, months.

    h.a.i.r.

  17. Abrra said

    Emmegirl I get that patience is something that we have demonstrated and we may well need a big spoonful of more patience before we get any music. Sometimes things are not what they seem.
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    It’s just a ponder :)

    Abrra

  18. jans11 said

    Got my doors in, now David can come home. 1 down and 1 to go! :)

    Love that smirky little smile of David’s…..he’s like a breath of fresh air!

    #DA2014 ♥

  19. Abrra said

    Steno checked in on Patience. She had a prob posting, so I will post what she emailed to me.

    “I tried to post a comment on The Voice but it seems it didn’t work from this Internet connection. I was commenting on the word “patience” and how putting it into practice has been very important to me — especially waiting for David’s return — but also in other challenges in my life. And now it is in the forefront again because of where I am. You have heard of the collision of the two boats in the Houston channel and the resulting oil spill. There are about 35 boats waiting to sail but the Coast Guard has closed the channel and no ship can leave. Included in the 35 is ONE CRUISE SHIP, the Caribbean Princess. I am on that ship and we are going nowhere for a while it seems — until after the oil clean-up. It seems all the passengers are being patient as well and have decided to simply enjoy being on the ship where everyone’s comfort and happiness are the main concerns of the captain and the ship’s company. Just thought I would check in and I will be watching with the rest of the fans for David’s safe return. Hi to everyone and take care.”
    – Steno

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-galveston-oil-spill-20140323,0,5667259.story

  20. tawna21 said

    Smiles… videos…. David’s voice…. gorgeous hair…. my word for the day — ‘unconscious!’

    Steno, Good Luck!!

    Off to do a puzzle :)

  21. fenfan said

    #12 MT hahaha maybe it was a Freudian slip. But I am a good typist…lol
    #13 Jans Yes that puzzle and my trackpad really tested my patience. But David and the Hair saved the day.

    Steno – I think that’s the best way to get stuck anywhere! Have fun!

  22. Abrra said

    On the chance that Elder Archuleta is flying out of Chile sometime today, I want to post Silverfox’s prayer. She wrote this back in the early days of his career. It became a tradition to post it whenever David was expected to be traveling.

    Dear Lord,

    Please take care of David.
    Watch over him, protect him from all harm.
    Cloak him with your love and give him the strength to endure all that is thrown in his path.
    Give David the courage and guidance to say no to those who ask for more than he can reasonably give.
    Surround David with loving and supportive people who love him unconditionally as we, his devoted Archangels do.
    Separate David from those who have agendas other than for his well being.
    Give him rest when he feels weary.
    Give him stamina to sustain his hectic pace.
    Give him assurance when he feels doubt.
    Give him joy when he feels sad and never allow David to feel alone or lonely.
    Give us the wisdom to always do right by David.
    Help us support David so that it’s always in his best interest.
    Cloak him always in your protective arms during this time on his journey.
    Keep David and his voice healthy and strong as he fulfills his Destiny which was written in his Book of Life before he was born.
    Though we may be unworthy Lord, we humbly pray. Amen

    David, have a good & restful night’s sleep with sweet & happy dreams. Thank you for all you do and for who you are. Keep with you all our love, support & prayers always.

    Contigo siempre! We are with you always!
    ~ Silverfox

    Abrra

  23. Suzy-Q said

    Amen.

  24. bluesky4home said

    Wow. We thought we had heart-wrenching times when he left. (well, we did!) But wait until you catch that first glimpse, and have that first chance to look into his eyes again. Make no mistake… he will do it. He will look us in the eye and smile.

    Just sayin’

    bluesky

  25. bluesky4home said

    Gladys. I am so glad that you have your passport lined up. And that your name is “Glad”. It sounds like “glad-us”. Thank you so much for all you have shared these two years. You are a gem.
    And I feel that perhaps your journey is not yet over?
    Do not forget us. We are connected to you.
    Hugs from Utah,
    bluesky.

  26. goodkarmaseeker said

    Just saw the posting of Silverfox’s prayer for David and I got all goosebumpy.
    It can’t be real that the 2 years have passed and he’s on his way home soon.
    I was fairly patient before but now it’s so difficult to wait. Maybe that’s why we have the “patience” video!!

  27. djafan said

    When I saw the tweet and saw that it was another gift prepared in advance for us I got overwhelmed with emotion and then I watched it and didn’t know whether to sob or laugh so I did both involuntarily. I say he’s not real, how can he be? lol

    Thank you Angelica for the posting and highlighting David’s word of the day. It’s going to be an emotional and exciting time as we wait for his first contact, patiently haha.

    And today is the D day and I’m here catching up on the thread and see the prayer so beautifully written by Silverfox and the emotions. Silverfox if you read this I just want to thank you for your timeless prayer of love for David. And may all the angels bring him back safely.

  28. Abrra said

    WOOHOO!!

    @DavidArchie The words I am sure you have been waiting to hear for 2 years! >>>> http://youtu.be/yeOYCHj0kdc (KS)

    So much emotion in 10 sec. Welcome back sweet David!
    Abrra

  29. Gayle122890 said

    Aaaaahhhhh!!!!!!
    Welcome home, David! 😃
    ❤❤❤

  30. Angelica said

    Welcome Welcome Welcome home David!!!! So good to have you back!!!

  31. Suzy-Q said

    I am elated that David is finally home, safe and well. He looks just as happy too. This day has finally arrived and I am feeling all giddy inside. Welcome Home, David!!!! We love you with all our hearts!!

  32. MT said

    Grinning from ear to ear. :D

    Welcome Home David!!!

  33. skydancer1x said

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Welcome home David!!!

  34. betsy said

    <33333333333333333333333333333

  35. bebereader said

    The sun is shining!
    Spring is finally here!
    David is home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. djafan said

    OH MY HECK, TEARS OF JOY AND EXCITEMENT AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!!!! WELCOME HOME ELDER ARCHULETA!!!

  37. djafan said

    I added video to top of article!!!!! Front and center!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. djafan said

    The love is overflowing!!!

    stephanigga
    DAVID IS BAAAAAACK HES HOME!!!! #davidarchuleta

  39. tawna21 said

    I can’t thank Silverfox enough for her prayer for David. It has proved timeless. ♥ ♥

  40. Dayzee said

    That 11 second video is my favorite of all time. Hope to see it on Unplugged. I recognize the airport. He is truly here.

  41. djafan said

    Please leave a comment!!!

    mjsbigblog ‏@mjsbigblog

    #DavidArchuleta Returns from a 2 year Mormon Mission in Chile – Watch his VIDEO greeting to fans http://bit.ly/NLjB4E

  42. bebereader said

    The cat picture is actually gone from the top right sidebar!
    David is officially home!

  43. tawna21 said

    Abrra….. scream caps!!!!!!! Puh-leeeeze!!!!!

  44. djafan said

    Awww his abuelito :)

    DavidArchieVenezuela ‏@DavidArchieVzla

    @DavidArchie ‘s grandfather words about his return >>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=826026334081323&set=a.266561313361164.85368.266412606709368&type=1&relevant_count=1 … Welcome Home David Archuleta

    “Welcome to the USA mygrandson David from Chile, where he stayed for two years fulfilling his missionary asìrations. We hope to greet you promptly, Elder Archuleta.”

  45. djafan said

    Deseret News

    David Archuleta announces his return from Mormon mission on YouTube

    Recommended by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News
    Published: Monday, March 24 2014 3:51 p.m. MDT

    For the past two years, pop artist David Archuleta has been serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile (the specific location was never disclosed).

    In a YouTube video released Monday on his official channel, Archuleta announced that he has now returned home from his two-year service.

    Throughout his mission, Archuleta had the opportunity to share his vocal talents. While in the Missionary Training Center, he performed in a missionary choir for general conference. Archuleta also performed during two Christmas productions that were held on the Santiago Chile Temple grounds.

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599375/David-Archuleta-announces-his-return-from-Mormon-mission-on-YouTube.html?pg=all

  46. funfee said

    Omg!!!!!! No words!!! After two years of waiting, all I can say is YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  47. djafan said

    Nick Newman ‏@nicknewman801 1m
    . @DavidArchie announces his return from #lds #Mormon mission on YouTube http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599375/David-Archuleta-announces-his-return-from-Mormon-mission-on-YouTube.html?pg=all … via @sarah_byu

    “@nicknewman801
    Communications professional. Adopted Kentuckian. Road tripper. @Cronkite_ASU, @byucomms alum. Ticket to Ride, Madden, NCAA addict. Tweet sports, news, life.
    Tucson, Arizona · about.me/nicknewman”

    Broderick ‏@BroderickGreer 1m
    David Archuleta is back from his LDS mission http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=yeOYCHj0kdc … @hunterschwarz @mckaycoppins @MittRomney @JonHuntsman

    “@BroderickGreer
    23yo student at Virginia Seminary. I like discussing politics, theology, intersectionality, and Beyoncé.
    Washington, D.C. · huffingtonpost.com/broderick-gree…”

    Fox 13 Salt Lake City

    Video: David Archuleta returns home from mission
    Posted on: 4:02 pm, March 24, 2014, by FOX 13 News, updated on: 04:05pm, March 24, 2014

    Former “American Idol” contestant David Archuleta has come home from his two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    http://fox13now.com/2014/03/24/video-david-archuleta-returns-home-from-mission/

  48. Abrra said

    Here you go Tawna. 10 sec is not much time to get scream caps.

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    And for anyone wanting a “ringtone”

    iPhone http://www.mediafire.com/download/33f5fbbbd8373z8/Hola!++I%27am+home!.m4r#39;am_home!.m4r

    Android http://www.mediafire.com/download/44sohlp6s1yf3pd/Hola+I%27m+Home+for+Android.mp3#39;m_Home_for_Android.mp3

    Local press is on the case!!

    http://utahvalley360.com/2014/03/24/david-archuleta-returns-home-from-mission-in-chile/

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599375/David-Archuleta-announces-his-return-from-Mormon-mission-on-YouTube.html

    American Idol press

    http://cartermatt.com/114693/american-idol-notes-david-archuleta-returns-adam-lambert-queen-tour-dates/

    Abrra

  49. tawna21 said

    Abrra, you are the best! :D

  50. clairerolfe35 said

    “I’m home……I’m home” Sweetest words ever

  51. djafan said

    Libby Reynolds ‏@libbbyr 4m
    THIS IS NOT A DRILL I REPEAT THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!! @DavidArchie IS HOOOOOOOOOOME #BLESSTHISDAY

    @storminmormon16: DAVID ARCHULETA IS HOME I REPEAT ELDER ARCHULETA IS HOME #twitterstake #davidarchuleta Welcome Home David Archuleta

    sigh….

    MarthaPB ‏@mlpb3 4m
    Before and After: https://vine.co/v/MMYQz2hlDeL
    Welcome Home David Archuleta

    Ben Winslow ‏@BenWinslow 2m
    Former @AmericanIdol contestant David Archuleta returns home from his #LDS mission: http://go.fox13now.com/1m2Tsuj @fox13now #Utah #Mormon

    “@BenWinslow
    Coverer of news. Reader’s Choice for Best Local on Twitter in SL City Weekly’s Best of Utah Awards. Always imitated, never duplicated.
    Salt Lake City, Utah · fox13now.com”

  52. goodkarmaseeker said

    I’m crying with joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Yay and yay for all of us. We did, we waited! He’s back!

  53. sweetonda said

    This is a very happy day!!! Welcome home David!

    So glad to see Silverfox’s prayer again. Happy day indeed and he looks fabulous!

  54. MT said

    Does anyone else’s face hurt? :D

    I have been smiling since I got the tweet.

  55. djafan said

    Utah Valley 360 ‏@UtahValley360
    VIDEO: David Archuleta returns home from mission in Chile #LDS http://bit.ly/1oWqVIH

    Gina Orr ‏@ginaorr 14m
    .@davidarchie announces his return from Mormon mission on YouTube | Deseret News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599375/David-Archuleta-announces-his-return-from-Mormon-mission-on-YouTube.html?pg=all

    Rickey ‏@rickey 17m
    David Archuleta Is Home – Video Greeting http://wp.me/p30rIc-14GS @DavidArchie welcome home! -NG

  56. skydancer1x said

    :)))♥♥♥yep

  57. bluesky4home said

    That is so funny. Four hours after I said he would do it (#24) he did. I am laughing with joy for him and us. You are too amazing, DA!!

  58. djafan said

    This from FOD … David the Ninja :)

    CindyUT says:
    March 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm
    Hello everyone!!!! Yay, this confirms things that happened at the airport today. I have mentioned before I work at the SLC airport and while I was at lunch, I saw Kari! That’s when I knew David would soon be landing. Then later, I was talking with an airport police officer I’m friends with just to have him ask an airport ops guy who passed by if the flight has landed. He confirmed it had landed and a police officer had already escorted him to his transportation. It took all I could not to squee!!!!!

    So glad David let us know himself so I wouldn’t have to feel conflicted in letting everyone know!

  59. Bydesign said

    Yes, this is definitely a happy day!!!! So happy he is home and what a wonderful surprise that he let us know himself! He looks so happy and that makes me happy.

  60. Abrra said

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    Click to go http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  61. MT said

    I’m still in shock. I really didn’t expect anything directly from him the day he got home and especially not from the airport!

    Even though David has always been so thoughtful to his fans, I find it completely amazing that he thought enough of us to make a video FOR US at a time like that.

    The fact that he recorded a video so soon after landing, before he even left the airport, indicates two very important things to me. First, that he is really appreciative of those who have waited for him for the last two years. Second, that his career is still as important as ever, because he wasted no time in reconnecting.

    Just love him to pieces. ♥

    Bluesky,
    He did!! He looked right at us and smiled. :) What a beautiful sight to see.

  62. jans11 said

    Love watching the video! WELCOME BACK, DAVID!!!!! GRINNING!!!!!!! Sent an earlier post from my phone from work and it isn’t here….oh well. David is home, that’s all that matters! :) :) :)

    #DA2014 He is home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I said over and over once I got in my car where people at work wouldn’t think I’m bonkers! :)

  63. funfee said

    Abrra, you are the best!!! I was really hoping we could all meet up at Unplugged! We NEED to talk about stuff :)

  64. Abrra said

    Funfee

    Yes we do! I made a Super Sized video of the “I’m Home” vid. I think is has 5 copies so I wont have to reset it so much haha

    Abrra

  65. Kaycee said

    Woohoo!! Yippeee!! Hurray!! Soo excited!! We made It!! Let the party begin!! Best words ever spoken: “I’m Home!”

    Welcome home, David!

  66. gladys1961 said

    24, Bluesky4home

    my life has become an endless journey. I’ve seen a part of a beautiful country, Chile. David has awakened my appetite to know countries. My trips to Chile are not over, I’ll keep going, I have many friends there. But now a new journey begins, I’ll know a new country, the United States and also new friends. I have so many things to do.

  67. Angelica said

    Gladys, we’re counting on it!

    I was at the eye doctors when the tweet came to my phone. Got to watch it a couple of times before he put the drops in to dilate my pupils. Dang hard tweeting Welcome Home David Archuleta and spazz-texting when everything’s a big blur but I managed it anyway. lol. He is a sight for sore eyes, isn’t he? So good to see him safe and sound and happy!

  68. Abrra said

    Haha

    Ask Mormon Guy (@AskMormonGuy)
    3/24/14, 9:01 PM
    As if I didn’t have enough trouble with Mormon women, David Archuleta came home today.

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    Found on twitter by David Archuleta Venezuela FB

    Abrra

  69. bluesky4home said

    Dear DA,

    I am sure that good ol’ Utah looks pretty dry to you right now. Pretty different than Chile. The sounds of the English language all around you will be a shock. And your sisters have grown and matured. How great it is for you to be with them again. Fam-time, DA. Fam-time.

    Hush. Sacred space. Soooooo happy for you and for them. *sigh*

  70. tawna21 said

    Bluesky, “Fam-time, DA. Fam-time” …. yes it is, please take the time – we will wait!

    Found this on Facebook –
    Marie Osmond @marieosmond · 3m
    .@DavidArchie My sweet friend…WELCOME HOME!

    David is soooo loved! ♥

  71. bebereader said

    Not too late to join us in Unplugged! It’s party time! We have lots to celebrate! We’ve already danced, had chocolate covered pretzels and other goodies.

    http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

  72. bebereader said

    From the examiner.com

    David Archuleta returns from missionary work in Chile (video)

    March 24, 2014

    David Archuleta is back in the United States and the first people he let know was his American Idol fans. The entertainer posted a video of the announcement and he looked good after spending two years doing missionary work. According to the Deseret News on Monday, the artist never shared where exactly in Chile his Mormon mission was located, as he didn’t want the fans to follow.

    Now that David Archuleta has returned to America……

    http://www.examiner.com/article/david-archuleta-returns-from-missionary-work-chile-video

  73. SandyBeaches said

    I flew to Chicago from Austin yesterday and we should have been coming directly home from there to Halifax, but we met our plane on the runway as we arrived. So today we went back to the airport and sat waiting to leave.

    Then my phone made a buzz!

    Well it was djafan! What, he is home???

    So I smiled, that’s all just smiled. Now we are home and the funny thing is I don’t think I have smiled this much for a very long time!!! That’s all good and healthy and hey, it’s nice to see you all today! ;)

    SB

  74. tawna21 said

    I find it interesting that the Deseret News (one of our Utah newspapers) says that the location was never disclosed… where have they been? Am I missing something here? Doesn’t matter…. he’s home!!!!

  75. Poof said

    Oh happy day! Oh joyous day!

  76. bluesky4home said

    Tawna –
    Maybe they meant the exact location, not just the Mission title. Who knows. I have lived in Utah most of my life and it is a long time since I am impressed with either of the major newspapers here. Well, thank goodness for us there are other ways to get the news! *wink*

  77. tawna21 said

    Bluesky, yes, thank goodness we don’t ‘need’ the newspapers. :) Fox13 News just showed the video. Fox13 loves them some David Archuleta.

  78. MT said

    Chat was so much fun! Thanks guys!

    I had to come here to watch that video one more time before I called it a night.

    Welcome home David! I just can’t say it enough. :)

  79. Abrra said

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    Thanks to everyone who participated in the chat tonight in Unplugged. It was a good time for connecting and sharing our reactions to David’s return home to Utah. We danced, ate snacks, and acted silly as usual. It was a GREAT time :)

    Abrra

  80. Kaycee said

    Came back to re-watch the video…over and over…and over again! Oh, how I’ve missed that smile! He looks happy and healthy! How thoughtful of him amidst all the emotional craziness of his return to think of his fans.

    “Does anyone else’s face hurt?” Yes, MT! Definitely!

  81. fenfan said

    Happy days are here again!!!!!
    That Home vid has over 37,000 views.
    So glad I caught part of Chat to spazz over his return.
    Thanks for the fun time everyone!

  82. fenfan123 said

    The views have gone up to 44,844. Are real people watching the vid or is a machine somewhere clicking on it over and over again?

  83. Abrra said

    Fenfan

    I think its a real count. It’s at 56,108 now. The video is just 10 sec and fans are watching multiple times for sure. We are just so thrilled to have him back!

    Edit: It’s now an hour later and the count is 58,542 ;)
    Abrra

  84. Bydesign said

    I am a full time lurker but come here every day to read the wonderful posts and comments. I just wanted to say a BIG Thank You to all of the admins of this site for keeping this site open and giving David’s fans a place to gather together and keep the home fires burning while David was away. The Best is Yet To Come!

  85. angelofdja said

    I’m with Bydesign, “The Best is Yet to Come”! So, so very glad he arrived home looking so happy and healthy! Love that picture of him and his sisters too!
    Sincere thanks to everyone involved with keeping the “lights on” for David in his absence. No way this time apart would’ve been possible without you all! ;-)
    I guess I can change my avatar now…and take the candles from my window ledges. WOOT! WOOT! He’s HOME!

  86. MT said

    Bydesign & Angelofdja,
    Good morning!!

    Isn’t it wonderful that the candle can be blown out, the kitty can relax and so can we, because the wait is over. He’s Home! I am still smiling this morning.

    He looks great! I’m so happy for him. (and for us) :)

    Hope everyone has a Lovely Day!

  87. refnaf said

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Welcome Back David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *******************************waves**********************************

    ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  88. Abrra said

    Bydesign and Angelofdja Thanks for the words of support. I am happy that you chose to comment.

    Lurking puts on pounds, didn’t you know that? ;) We love to have comments as it promotes more discussion about David.

    Ref my sis! {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} right back atcha!

    I sent Steno the link to the I’m Home video and this is her response.

    “Thank you, Kara — thank you, thank you. I’m almost in tears — so happy to know he is safe, happy and healthy. He looks wonderful! Oh, happy day!

    Still at the pier in Houston. Hoping we can sail today if the Coast Guard opens the channel. It will be a short cruise but who cares? David is home!”
    ~Steno

    “I’m Home” video is now at 67,176 views
    Abrra

  89. djafan said

    Bydesign and Angelofdja, I’m with Abrra. Please stay and join us in the great times to come!

    MT, people pay to have machines inflate numbers in the social media and I’m sure David doesn’t. The count is real! It’s now at 67,483! Many familiar names I hadn’t seen in a while were out and about yesterday.

    SB, wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it!

    Fenfan, Happy Days indeed!

  90. djafan said

    David trending on facebook and yahoo!

    dondee says:
    March 25, 2014 at 10:49 am
    David is the no.1 trending topic today at yahoo US.

    Nance from CT ‏@KOKO21 1m
    Wow, David Archuleta is the #1 trending topic on Yahoo right now!!! @DavidArchie

    Cheryl #DA2014
    ‏@iteachkidz22
    Nice to see @DavidArchie trending on Yahoo! this morning!

    David Archuleta is #1 Trending Topic on FB right now :D Exciting times!!!!

  91. bluesky4home said

    Dear Admins: I LOVE seeing the pics of DA at the top-right of the page when I come to see what is happening. ^_^
    I also love the quote you put in the top-left box. We should all be so committed to bringing joy and love into the world. Well, I think you guys generally are, so ….. thanks.

    (sometimes I think those two initials: DA have become synonymous with those same emotions)

  92. djafan said

    Hello refnaf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the party begin!!!

    http://snowangelzz.com/2014/03/24/40-days-of-awwwsome-rumour-has-it-todays-the-day/#comment-35603

  93. Abrra said

    I am re posting this information from the David Archuleta Music Scholarship.

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    THE DAVID ARCHULETA MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

    is sponsoring A Thank You “Free Gift Giveaway”!

    We are celebrating David’s Homecoming,

    his great fans AND our 5th year!

    ALL DAVID FANS ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN

    INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FANS!

    NO DONATION is required to register for this gift.

    All David fans are welcome!

    The bag is large … measuring 18″ x 21″ (not including handle)

    It is made of brown denim and other heavy fabrics.

    It’s lined and has a 3 section pocket on the back.

    This would be a great traveling bag to use

    when going to David’s concerts….

    or a special container for David’s music, his book,

    and his many special keepsakes.

    It is waiting for a special fan!

    To register please email your name only to:

    highfiveforda.fans@yahoo.com (Copy/paste this email into your email program)

    You will be contacted for address info if you win.

    A name will be drawn at random.

    The winner will be notified and the bag mailed free of charge.

    A Big HIGH FIVE to David and all his special fans!

    It’s time to Celebrate!!
    WELCOME HOME DAVID…NO ONE CAN FILL YOUR BOOTS!!

    Bluesky I have been waiting to remove the cat and candle pics. So glad to have some David pics in there now. Hoping we get more new ones very soon.

    Abrra

  94. skydancer1x said

    He is trending #1… again!!!! GO DAVID!

  95. MT said

    He’s still in top trends on Yahoo. Can you believe it? A 10 second video and he’s trending.

    I guess “when you got it, you got it” :)

  96. TXNancy said

    Have been reading every word, everywhere, and kinda feel almost numb. Almost can’t believe the WAIT is over! Our GOOD PLACE has become the BEST PLACE to be…..seeing all this overflowing love for David, who so deserves all our ♥ & respect!!What a blessing that he is safely home and next part of our journey with him can BEGIN.!

    Abrra, thanks for posting Silverfox’s prayer….I’ve missed her and her beautiful words. Also, thank you for your #93 post.
    Contributing to TDAMS is a way to honor David and any donation would be a nice ‘welcome home’ gift. Campaign ends on April 9. http://www.thedavidarchuletamusicscholarship.org

  97. djafan said

    I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On Air/Ryan Seacrest ‏@OnAirWithRyan

    Welcome home @DavidArchie! Idol alum is back after two-year mission: http://onair.rs/1dKWLkM pic.twitter.com/11TZV4oK3B

  98. Abrra said

    Well more press and it’s kinda funny :)

    “Announcing his homecoming on video streaming site Youtube.com, Archuleta says, “Hola everyone, it’s Archie Archuleta and I’m home.”

    http://www.contactmusic.com/story/david-archuleta-returns-home-from-mormon-mission_4125138

    More press releases from Disney Dreaming.

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2014/03/24/david-archuleta-is-back-home-march-24-2014/

    And MIX-FM radio

    http://1047mix.com/news/articles/2014/mar/25/elder-david-archuleta-returns-home-from-mormon-mission/

    MSN Entertainment

    http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx?news=858885

    75,725 views on the I’m Home video
    Abrra

  99. Dayzee said

    Here we are drinking up that video like it was a bottomless cold drink after and two years in the desert. Even I am surprised at how many straws are in the glass.

  100. tawna21 said

    I don’t think this link is up above… Love it!

  101. MT said

    Blueberry Ice ‏@blue_berry_ice 2m
    Thanks to @CNN for Welcoming Back David Archuleta! @DavidArchie #DA2014 http://us.cnn.com/2012/05/23/showbiz/gallery/american-idol-winners-gallery/index.html?sr=sharebar_twitter

    In 2012, “American Idol” star David Archuleta decided to put his music career on hold for a two-year Mormon mission trip to Chile. On Tuesday, March 25, we were happy to see the slightly older but still baby-faced singer return home with a smile on his face. Archuleta never won “Idol” — he was season 7′s runner-up — but he’s just as famous as many of the reality show’s champs. Take a look where the “Idol” winners ended up:
    ====================

    I like this …. “just as famous as many of the reality show’s champs.” Yes.he.is. :)

  102. MT said

    Today, Judiannon FOD said they mentioned him on TV News in Omaha..What are people buzzing about on the net today…David Archuletas return to the states after serving his 2 year Morman Mission…woot..woot!!

    (Hope Judiann doesn’t mind me bringing the comment over.)

    I am loving ♥ all the buzz about his return!!! When we said The World Is Waiting For David Archuleta, looks like we were right. :)

  103. betsy said

    Hi guys, just so happy here. Seeing him trend all over the place.
    Sad to miss chat last night, I REALLY wanted to be there
    I am fighting the flu and felt a bit better after watching the video
    on my phone (from bed) several times.
    Back to the Vernors, crackers and a happy movie.
    (his welcome home video is currently at almost 108,000 views.)

  104. marlie7 said

    Over 121,000 views of the I’m Home video. :-)

    JR has collected all of the media articles in one place – read these and delight in the love David has garnered in the industry http://www.thedavidchronicles.com/2014/03/david-archuleta-im-home/

  105. Patricia Ann said

    What a sometimes strange and always wonder-filled experience to have become David’s fan just a few days before he left on his mission. Since that time, I have become a fully vested ODD victim, judging by the 130 or so performance I have on my Favorites list, which I have cycled through many times in his absence. He has been kept safe. He is more beautiful than ever. That great laugh – oh how we missed it. Can’t wait to get to know this new, even more blessed version through his music which will come. Warning! We probably all should get knee pads as I predict his singing in Spanish, will, in fact, make us weak in the knees. Do I need to say “Contigo en la Distancia”? Welcome home our exquisite minstrel. What can we do for YOU?

  106. djafan said

    Patricia Ann, He is more beautiful than ever and that laugh oh my that laugh that makes everything else go away, how does he do it?

    Marlie, so great of JR chronicling it allllll. thank you both!

    MT, the buzz has been out of this world, I just can’t keep up! It is now at 136,224. Gina Orr has been a tweeting machine. I can’t wait to see what comes next. I’m just so happy. I did see some tweets and comments from the Chilenos who are sad but happy for him.

    Betsy, hope you feel better! Watching the video helps :)

  107. bebereader said

    Welcome back to the many familiar faces that posted here today. Feel free to lurk but please know how happy it makes us feel when you post a comment.

    It’s overwhelming to read through all the YouTube comments on the video and on all the media articles. David may have been away for two years but he was not forgotten by his fans nor by people in the industry. I don’t know what I was expecting but I’m so happy to see such a beautiful welcome home.

    Betsy, hope you’re feeling better soon.

    WTG JR for her admirable compiling and chronicling skills!

  108. jans11 said

    Had fun at chat last night with all the dancing and the good popcorn! Hope your feeling better,Betsy.

    Steno, take care and hope you get home safe and sound.

    Dayzee, have to watch it over and over and still not sated! I was so thirsty, it’ll take awhile to get fulfilled…if ever! A new concert will help..I know it will! :)

    David’s homecoming was also announced on tv here in KC. A friend called to tell me she seen it and thought of me. :)

    David is home now! YES!!

  109. Suzy-Q said

    Patricia Ann, I love the words you wrote. Like poetry to a love one. I can’t wait for you to see him perform in person because if you think you have ODD bad and think you can’t love him any more than you do now, just wait. You will have ODD times a hundred more when he’s finished. David is my addiction! But, I am not going to rehab anytime soon. I am so glad that he is with his family again and enjoying some time with them before he gets into the groove again. Now we have to show patience in waiting for his next project.

  110. bebereader said

    Good Morning!
    StarryNite’s new “Welcome Back, David” video is here!
    Thank you, StarryNites for all the dedication you put into making this video!

    Do you see yourself?

  111. skydancer1x said

    awwww and yay! Thanks Bebe!!

    Steno♥ thinking of you and your fellow cruisers, and know you are making the best of your situation! (We are good at that!:)
    Hope you get some time at sea this week!

    Betsy♥ Hope you feel better soon!

    Just wonderful,all the press, and all the love coming Davids way…just have a permanent smile on my face.

  112. fenfan said

    I see many familiar names in that welcome back video!
    So many websites have picked up the story on his return. His publicist is doing a good job.

  113. djafan said

    Hello my David family please say a prayer for my dad, he’s having surgery today.

  114. bluesky4home said

    Djafan. Done.

  115. Abrra said

    Djafan Prayers for your DAD and for his speedy recovery!

    It took me a long time to go through the Welcome Back video( pause, pause, pause LOL) but it was well worth it. So nice to see the fans supporting David with much love from all over the world. I breathed a sigh of relief as I saw all the signs I had made for some of you roll by. I think the video turned out very nice!

    165,555 views on his video :)
    Abrra

  116. MT said

    Dja,
    Prayers for your Dad. Hope all goes well.

    I can’t believe Perez Hilton put up a post on David’s return. Wow! The word continues to spread that he is back.

    Love the Still Here video. Kudos to starrynites for a great job! I loved seeing all the beautiful David fans.

    Abrra,
    Pause, Pause, Pause LOL Me too. :D

  117. tawna21 said

    dja…. prayers for your Dad and for his medical team as he goes thru this surgery. ♥

    MT, is there a link for the Perez Hilton post? I’d love to read it.

    An awesome video from Starrynites… a lot of work there. :)

  118. skydancer1x said

    Dja♥
    ,Saying my prayers for your Dad, and thinking of you.Love you.

  119. Abrra said

    Tawna Here is the link you wanted.

    http://perezhilton.com/2014-03-26-david-archuleta-american-idol-mormon-mission-over-returning-to-music#.UzNibVfYHO4

    Abrra

  120. bebereader said

    Prayers for Dfafan’s Dad on his surgery. I just spoke to her on the phone and the surgery is almost finished. She will let us know how he’s doing. She thanks you for the prayers.

  121. djafan said

    Thank you al for your prayers and we’ll wishes, the surgery was a success and he is stable! Thank you thank you!

  122. Loulou said

    Ixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx I have been trying for 3 days to make a comment and havnt been able to get in !!I hope this one works. I am so happy to say welcome home David !! We are all happy to see your return !!

  123. Abrra said

    You made it LouLou! Not sure why you had a problem. Anytime you do, try clearing your browser cache and history. It will help clear up log in issues.

    Steno checks in. She is sailing, finally!
    “We finally sailed from the pier yesterday afternoon and tomorrow will arrive at Cozumel, the only port we can make on this itinerary, and then back to Houston. How fortunate we are that Princess will be reimbursing all passengers 100% of their fare — so this is essentially a free cruise. The only thing even better than that is learning of the safe return of David and being able to look forward to what the future holds for him and his fans. Just can hardly wait! I’ve been reading the comments found in all media, thanks to everyone who has posted the links. David is certainly loved and has been missed by thousands more than we even know. Hope he is getting some rest and enjoying time with family and friends. In time we’ll get to see the person he has brought back — will we be ready? Oh yes !! ”

    168,589 views on I’m Home video
    Abrra

  124. tawna21 said

    Thank you, Abrra :)

  125. gladys1961 said

    I’m in the video, in 5.19 minutes, my flag is there.

    THANKS MY SIS, THANKSSS

  126. gladys1961 said

    I’m ready,
    he is ready.
    we are ready.

    a question, the world is ready for the new david?

  127. Kaycee said

    Dja, I’m glad all went well with your father’s surgery.

    Admins, thanks for getting us all through the past 2 years! Always such great articles that inspired great comments.

    Yesterday, I had a funny conversation with my 21 year-old daughter who is away at college. We were both fans of David during AI and for a little while afterwards, but she eventually became a much more casual fan and was a bit weirded out by my continued ODD.

    Daughter: Guess who’s home?
    Me: Who? (I of course knew who she was talking about, but played innocent)
    Daughter: David Archuleta!
    Me: Oh, really, that’s great. Has it already been 2 years? (My subdued tone would have won me an Emmy)
    Daughter: It’s all over Facebook!
    Me: How nice for him to be back home. (Cool as a cucumber)
    Daughter: There’s this adorable video clip of him on YouTube!
    Me: Oh, I’ll have to make sure and check it out. (Little did she know that I had already watched it a gazillion times!)

  128. fenfan said

    LOLOL Kaycee, I want to nominate you for an Oscar for that performance!
    Abrra and MT – I did the pause pause pause too! bawahahaha

    Dja – glad your Dad’s surgery was a success. I wish him a speedy recovery.

  129. bebereader said

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  130. Loulou said

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThank you Abbra i will try that !!

  131. skydancer1x said

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS PATTY DJAFAN!! WOOT!
    (that cake sure looks good Bebe!)

    So happy to hear your Dads surgery went well , and wish him a speedy recovery!♥

    Kaycee, that was quite a performance! lol love it!

    Steno,YAY!!

    Gladys
    “I’m ready,he is ready.we are ready.” Boy, are we ever ready Gladys!!

    Dear David,
    Please hurry up and take all the time hurry up you need David, hurry up.

  132. Abrra said

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    Wishing you the best day ever, especially with your DAD and family. :)

    Abrra

  133. bluesky4home said

    A very Happy Birthday to you, DJAFAN!!! (((((((super hugs)))))))

  134. Gayle122890 said

    Happy Birthday, Djafan. 😊 Hope to meet you one day since we’re fellow Californians. Hurry up and cut that cake, it looks delish. 😋
    So glad your dad’s doing well. Keeping up the prayers.

  135. Kaycee said

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Djafan\Patty! Hope it’s a good one!

    I love all the buzz regarding David’s return! I hadn’t seen this one, but it may have already been posted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OM0zIiGh5JI

  136. jans11 said

    ♫♪♫♪Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear DJA, happy birthday to you! ♪♫♪♫ Have a great day! And so happy that your dad is doing well. ♥

  137. tawna21 said

    ♪♫♥♪♫ Happy Birthday, dja!!! Hope it’s the best ever! :)

    just a random thought here….. I would love to hear David’s version of Don Williams’ “I Believe In Love”…. a song that brings me peace when the world has me upside down.

  138. MT said

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PATTY!!

    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuuuu ♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuuuu ♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday dear Patty ♫
    ♫ Happy Birthday to youuuuu ♫

    haha I actually sang it out loud. Be glad you couldn’t hear. :D

    So glad your dad’s surgery went well. :)

    Have a wonderful day and a great year!

  139. Dayzee said

    Happy Birthday dja! Bebe does make a gorgeous cake, doesn’t she? Good to hear your dad is doing well.

    Tawna, ditto on hearing David sing “I Believe in Love”. And I am still hoping for “It’s a Wonderful World”. So exciting to ponder what David may be gifting us with in the near future.

    It was fun to see all the fan messages in the Welcome Back video, but I got lost looking at all the David pictures included there. Abrra did a great job making beautiful additions for us pictureless people. The one she did for me was just perfect.

    Kaycee, good job on letting your daughter ramble on about David. So many friends have called/texted/dropped in to tell me David is back. I just enjoy anyone who wants to talk David to me.

    Jan, hope the transition to a new facility works out well for you and your friends there. I know you are always looking at the bright side.

  140. gladys1961 said

    I wish you a happy birthday, ( con un toque de salsa).

    For you Patty.

  141. Happy Birthday Djafan/Patty!!! Also speedy recovery for your Dad.

    Although I can’t seem to thoroughly express the gratitude I feel for this site & all who contribute to keeping it going (admins & posters), I do want to thank you. It was very helpful and at times the encouragement I needed to sustain my ODD. The rainy days as well as the sunny days here showed the strength of his fanbase. I am PROUD to be associated with all his fans.

  142. MT said

    Gladys has posted one for you in Spanish, now how about one by “you know who” in English. :)

    Just for you, Patty.

  143. angelofdja said

    Happy Birthday Djafan! From a fellow Aries, I’m wishing you a fantastic day and an even better year ahead! Thanks so much for all you have done to keep David’s name out there over the last few years! (And before that, too!) ;-)

  144. Angelica said

    Happy Birthday Djafan!!!

    birthday photo:  4.gif

  145. MT said

    It says: “Archuleta grew up in Murray, Utah, but always vowed to return to music. He has been working on new material while on his mission, so expect to hear from him very soon.”

    http://linkis.com/www.sheknows.com/ent/fJtjM

    What !!??!!?? Been working on new material???

    I wonder if they’re just guessing or if they really know something?

  146. Abrra said

    MT I’d like to think that Gina Orr has been sending out these press releases and that kind of info comes from the team.

    Abrra

  147. djafan said

    Hello my fellow Davidian’s!

    The stresses of yesterday and the relief. All your prayers and well wishes. And today all the birthday wishes, cake and song! You guys warm my heart and I thank you all with all my heart and David for exposing me to a world I had no idea could exist. Thank you thank you thank youuuu ((♥))

  148. djafan said

    I think Gina Orr is working behind the scenes and on twitter lol I’d never seen her active but then non of the the artists she manages have the following David has. Though she does seem to be very well connected in the industry.

    This is probably a planned release.

    She Knows Entertainment.

    VIDEO: David Archuleta returns from his Mormon mission
    Mar 27, 2014 1:12 PM by Jaclyn Brandt
    Posted in Entertainment / Celebrity Gossip

    NEW MUSIC COMING SOON

    David Archuleta has been in Chile for the past two years serving his church, and is back and ready to make music.
    David ArchuletaPhoto credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN.com

    David Archuleta disappeared from the spotlight two years ago, but is now announcing his return. The American Idol singer made the biggest decision of his life when he chose his religion over his career and decided to go on his Mormon mission.

    David Archuleta is on a mission with a new album >>

    “It’s not because someone told me that I’m supposed to do it, and not because I no longer want to do music, but because it’s the feeling that I’ve felt I need to do this with my life,” Archuleta revealed during his announcement to serve his church and put his career on hold.

    The singer was only 16 when he came in second place on the seventh season of American Idol, and has since released three albums. In 2010, Archuleta performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, giving one of the first insights into his devotion to his church.

    While in Chile for his mission, Archuleta didn’t let his voice go to waste. According to The Daily Mail, he performed in the missionary choir at the Missionary Training Center in Santiago, and even performed in two Christmas productions at the Santiago Chile Temple while in the country.

    David Archuleta leaves music for Jesus >>

    The 23-year-old is now back from that mission, wiser and two years older, and is ready to restart his career. He posted a short video on YouTube titled “Words we have been waiting for…..”. The video announced his return with the message, “Hola, everyone! It’s Elder Archuleta here. And I’m home. I’m home.”

    Archuleta grew up in Murray, Utah, but always vowed to return to music. He has been working on new material while on his mission, so expect to hear from him very soon.

  149. tawna21 said

    I stand in awe…. How in the world did David work on new music while serving on his mission…. did the man ever sleep? I . Love . David Archuleta!!!!!

  150. MT said

    Ooooh … I hope you guys are right and that it’s an official release … meaning it’s truuuuee!!!

    ajsdfkdjfldjlsjsljdlfj!! I hope, I hope, I hope. :) :)

    I’m sure David is just chilling with the family for now, but just in case by some outrageous chance he reads this …

    Dear David,

    WELCOME BACK!!!!
    We can’t wait to hear you sing.
    Anything your little ♥ heart desires.
    Anytime you are ready.
    Just sayin’ :D

    MT

  151. SandyBeaches said

    “Happy Birthday Djafan ;)

    I have been sending best wishes your father’s way!!

    Yes, David will truly sing anything his “big” heart desires.

    It feels good to know he is home. We see the tragedies unfold lately between Malaysia and other countries involved revealing some of their political and social problems. But these unrests in the different nations mixed with the difficulties in flying anywhere, has me even more pleased that he is home right now.

    SB

  152. jans11 said

    Thanks StarryNite, another great video. I’m at 5:48 :)

    Dayzee, thanks for your thoughts. Monday was kind of unreal. Wanting to be on “watch” for David, even at work, I walked in and there were all these strange people there. I asked Darin, my boss, (D’s look a like) haha, what was going on and he said that another nursing home’s water main had busted and flooded the place so they brought them over to our place. Most of my people had been moved and here were strangers walking around. So I about flipped when David’s “I’m home” video showed up on my phone and I wasn’t able to shout it to anyone because the ladies that loved him were gone. But I watched and watched and watched the video and still do. :) I went over yesterday to visit the ladies and I put my app in but probably won’t be called because they have 2 over there already. But that’s ok. I’ll just go and visit them and keep them up to date on David. They were so happy that he’s home now. The new people will be there for another few weeks so that still makes a paycheck.
    I have been wondering how your son is doing. Hope his recovery is going well.

    Gladys, I love the Spanish happy birthday video. It’s very festive. :)

    Abrra, Always love hearing “you know who” sing happy birthday! Wonder if there were really 6 birthday’s that day?? So cute.

    Angelina, you’re a great cake baker too! All the cakes look scrumptious. Ummm.

    New Material????? Hope so!

    148…..He has released more than 3 albums. Did I read it wrong?

    SB AMEN! So nice to know that he is home all safe and sound. ♥

  153. fenfan said

    Happy Birthday Djafan, may you always have David music wherever life takes you!

    “Dear David,
    Please hurry up and take all the time hurry up you need David, hurry up.”

    Skydancer – well said! I would like to add – hurry up take all the time hurry up…sing

    I too am inclined to think Gina Orr has something to do with these reports on his return popping up. News people do not spontaneously pick up a story like that. They need to be fed the info. When some spew what they have been fed, others see the result and pick it up for their own use, sometimes adding a little something that might or might not be true; and so the news spread!

  154. fenfan123 said

    spreadS! lol

  155. MT said

    LOL
    Fen, Somehow I missed that “hurry up” comment by Sky till you repeated it. hahaha You are cracking me up! :D

  156. djafan said

    Thank again for the all the well wishes and birthday wishes!

    This from the son of David’s first mission presidident :)

    Don MacArthur ‏@four4byu 4m
    @DavidArchie David, my Dad had nothing but good things to say about you as a missionary in Chile. He and my mom love you and speak of you

    Don MacArthur ‏@four4byu 4m
    @DavidArchie often. Thank you for being such a great Elder and example, and for not being too hard on my parents :) Welcome home!

    Don MacArthur ‏@four4byu 4m
    @gemzone @DavidArchie Thanks. Really, he was one of their favorite missionaries, not because of his obvious talents, but because HE was a

    Don MacArthur ‏@four4byu 4m
    @gemzone @DavidArchie truly humble and amazing missionary. Did a lot of good in Chile.

  157. djafan said

  158. MT said

    Kari Sellards ‏@kariontour · 43m
    Quik trip to LA! Now back to SLC!

    ? ? ? ? ?

    Hmmmmm ….

  159. bluesky4home said

    You know, my stomach could have done just fine without that bit of information.

    Just sayin’

  160. djafan said

    Portos?

  161. djafan said

    hahaha…oh be still my corazon!!!!

  162. bebereader said

    A quick trip to LA and then back to SLC.
    A Portos sign.
    Interesting.

  163. MT said

    A hint here. A clue there. I love it! It’s like a great big jigsaw puzzle. I like the fun of trying to put it together and see if I can come up with some reasonably intelligent guesses. It makes it fun for me.

    Have I told you guys that I like puzzles? and mysteries? David’s career has always been one great big mystery to me. I love watching and waiting for the pieces to come together. :D

  164. fenfan said

    Maybe someone had a craving for potato balls, cheese rolls and fruit tarts from Porto’s. So the road manager was dispatched to LA to pick some up. Just another episode in my favourite reality show on the www starring you know who!

  165. MT said

    Hellooooooo ….. I think I hear an echo.

    Is everyone still holding their breath? Chewing their nails? Pacing the floors? Being patient? LOL

    How about a Saturday Smile. :D

  166. Abrra said

    MT

    I am taking a cue from David and just “chillin” until we hear something from him or his team. Hoping for some activity sometime next week. It’s a comfort to know he is back safe.

    Abrra

  167. emmegirl14 said

    Helloooo David, so happy to see you home! Can only imagine the excitement and joy for you and your family.

    The hint of Kari being in Utah his very first days home has piqued my curiosity. Could it be a signal that he is wasting no time, letting not a single blade of grass grow under his feet and come roaring back even sooner than we had hoped??

  168. MT said

    Emmegirl,
    That has piqued my curiosity, too.

    That and the comment in the article above saying “He has been working on new material while on his mission, so expect to hear from him very soon.”

    I can’t help but wonder if it’s actually true, that he wrote some songs while he was gone. And I wonder how soon “very soon” will be?

    Like Abrra said, I’m just waiting to hear from him again. I also think it may be next week. My guess …. maybe a tweet on Monday?

  169. emmegirl14 said

    Needed a SLC This Christmas fix today and found this little gem:

  170. jans11 said

    Ahhh, love Vangie! ♥

    My milk’s expiration date is March 24 and it’s still good! :) Just saying…….

    Have David’s “I’m home” photo as my wallpaper waving at us and I hi 5 him when I turn on the comp…..

    signs of ODD???…..think so…….

  171. jans11 said

    As Paula said, “David you are ridiculous”! :) Being at the SLC concert, can’t help wonder what he had in his mind while singing, knowing he was going to make his announcement at the end. And he was still “spot on”….Some of those camera flashes are mine…. :) …….. more ODD……

  172. TXNancy said

    WONDERFUL NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1:30 PM Sunday April 6th David Archuleta will be on KSL (NBC) to discuss his life as a Mormon missionary. http://www.locatetv.com/tv/david-archuleta-called-to-serve/8560185

    David Archuleta: Called to Serve – TV Show, Episode Guide & Schedule
    Pop star David Archuleta discusses his life in the Morman missionary.
    LOCATETV.COM

  173. TXNancy said

    A nice mention by David’s drummer:
    Steven J. Robinson @StevenJRob · 40m
    Stoked to hear that my dude @DavidArchie returned home safely from his mission! Gotta hit the stage with him and the ‪#‎archuband‬ soon!

  174. MT said

    TX Nancy,
    Thanks for letting us know about the show. I wonder if it will be a live interview or if maybe they’ll be showing the segment they recorded in Chile?

    Nice tweet by Steven J. Robinson. Looks like he’s ready to be back in the Archuband. :)

    haha I just realized that almost all my comments lately include either “I wonder” or I hope”. I guess that’s what you to until you know something.

  175. MT said

    Oops, that should be “what you DO”

  176. Abrra said

     photo 99a05348-7377-4d68-9bdd-bbd83967d654_zps5b6e8b6e.jpg

    Click to go http://www.livestream.com/thevoiceunplugged

    Abrra

  177. Abrra said

    Today’s Sunday puzzle shows a well dressed man.

    http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=2e62a19e414c

    Abrra

  178. refnaf said

    looking forward to David’s Called to Serve… will be interesting to see how it is presented………..it is geared towards Mormons, no??
    Sunday (((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))))) everyone!!

  179. fenfan said

    I am busy. I will put together the well dressed man later. LOL

  180. djafan said

    Chat was all kinds of fun until I feel asleep lol.

    Emmegirl, wow that was some gem. I’ve now been sell medicating in the MKOCT vortex lol

    Refnaf, I am so excited to be able to see David next Sunday! I know that this is a LDS annual event. I’ve watched in the past and enjoyed the messages even though I’m not Mormon :). KSL.com tweeted that it will be livestreamed yay!

    It’s nice to see all the tweets of David sightings and that he’s out and about. Right now im exercising the word of the day, patience haha.

  181. djafan said

    OH and Steve’s tweet has me all giddy. The archuband was my favorite. Hopefully they’ve been rehearsing for that hitting the stage :))!!!!

  182. emmegirl14 said

    dja, that was my favorite band too….just thinking about them getting together and the possibility of new music…to say “I can’t wait” is an understatement!!!!!!!

  183. rooster said

    ok guys i need help.i am all teared out,had eye surgey monday, david came home vid didn,t help, now they say they will show his home comming with his fan on sunday aprle 6, any body want to lrnd me some tears, LOL

  184. jans11 said

    It’s wonderful that we have a “good place” to go on Sat. nights to be on the same wave length with our fellow archies! :) It was fun!

    Puzzle shows a very well dressed man. He looks good in anything, but I will be glad to see the man in jeans and a tee shirt for a change! :)

    Hope that Steven does get to play for David again. He was super good. I guess we all are experiencing “patience” right now! :)

    Dear Rooster, I am so sorry, but I am totally out of tears too. He can sure bring those tears out sometimes, can’t he. :) Here’s hoping your eyes get better.

    Gosh, he’s been back a week from tomorrow already. Can we hear another 12 words from you David?? At least….Hope…hope……..

  185. Abrra said

    David’s mission is over. So I will post some pics and a video of what he was doing today.


    posted by pattycake04

    She got to meet David.

     photo 150_zpsf3a0cad2.jpg
    David Archuleta and I today at his homecoming! pic.twitter.com/gdxzBeEePv

    And Kari was there.

     photo 151_zpsa46017a5.jpg
    Patty ‏@pattycake24
    Kari was at David Archuleta’s homecoming too! She was so sweet! pic.twitter.com/sSE6sFcnPh

     photo 153_zps1d7a941a.jpg
    credit pattycake04

    And a couple of pictures surfaced on twitter of David without his name tag. It looks official ;)

     photo 148_zps52dd96f2.jpg @alexis_mac15 Got to meet Elder Archuleta today 💙 pic.twitter.com/nNym3Z2kHD

     photo 147_zpsfa3c384b.jpg

     photo 155_zps3f8487e8.jpg
    @alexis_mac15 Hearing these two speak 👌❤️ #elderarchuleta #elderballard pic.twitter.com/ANNNgvVNkS

    He looks very happy to be back home doesn’t he? Now he can concentrate on the next chapter of his career.

    Don’t forget next Sunday. KSL will be livestreaming the video of David Archuleta Called To Serve.

     photo 152_zps9da0bb45.jpg

  186. funfee said

    Ohhh that hymn he’s singing!!! Nobody can sing like David, just nobody. That’s why we’ll wait for him. Sooo beautiful.

  187. tawna21 said

    Thanks Abrra ♥ mp4 & mp3 maybe? The Voice…. beautiful still ♪♥

  188. jans11 said

    I agree, Funfee. That is another beautiful song by David! ♥

    Thanks, Pattycake24 for the pics of you and Kari. Such a nice day for you two.

    Love David’s happy face with his cute dimples. :)

    Last pic……love the man that David has become over the past 2 yrs and brought back to us. He just makes me love everything! :)

  189. tawna21 said

    ♥ ♥ Abrra ♥ ♥

  190. djafan said

    Oh my, so happy and proud for David, what an accomplishment. My admiration grows and grows. It’s been two years and here we are celebrating his return.

    The Called To Serve segment on David will be on KSL channel and livestreamed.

    This from JR, thank you!

    KSL TV – April 6, 1:30 pm
    David Archuleta: Called to Serve – TV Show, Episode Guide & Schedule locatetv.com/tv/david-archu…

    Here is what we know:

    1. Aside from it being shown on April 6, it will also be livestreamed on KSL
    2. It will run for 30 minutes, as all Called to Serve segments go.
    3. The show contains homecoming footage of David with his family, making this a MUST-WATCH!
    4. And a promo teaser should be broadcasted any time soon! Watch out for it!

    Wish I could share some more, but… At least, this is another chance to see our David on TV, eh? :)

    Enjoy your weekend, folks!

    And there was a commercial announcing the broadcast!

    Mango says:
    March 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm
    Just saw David on a tv commercial for the documentary next Sunday. I was shocked enough to not remember much, though. You can hear him singing in the background. It shows him walking with his companion, in a group meeting situation, and being greeted by family/friends at the airport. I saw his new stepdad in the airport scene. It went so fast that I don’t know who else I saw. If you’re in Utah, it was on channel 5. From what I saw I think it is going to be excellent.

    I’m really looking forward to all this. Twitter has many more sightings and spazzing of encountering David.

  191. emmegirl14 said

    You can see the maturity of the last 2 years in his face and even his smile.

    Thanks for the info Dja, Abrra.

  192. Abrra said

    #186 Funfee I agree about his singing in the new video. As I listened, I noticed a shift in emotion when he began to sing in Spanish. The English verses seemed less by comparison. Except for the catch in his voice near the end. I think the enormity of what he had just accomplished over the last 2 years just became real. It’s almost a cry at 3:30.

    Abrra

  193. Kaycee said

    Oh my gosh!! I was just listening to Good Morning America as I was getting ready for work, and a beautiful familiar voice made me run to the TV! Yes it was the commercial for the “Called to Serve” special. It had such a sweet gentle nature to it, it almost made me cry…can’t imagine 30 minutes of it! I didn’t catch the whole thing, but I loved the last line: “I needed to do something that was not at all about me.”

  194. djafan said

    Oh my Kaycee!!!! A nationally broadcast commercial???!!! I want to see it and the special featuring Elder Archuleta and David!

    This is perfect IMO. Part of the transition to a new chapter of his life and ours. I’m sure we’ll all be glued to the TV or online next Sunday. Hopefully someone can record the commercial.

    Good Morning All!!!

  195. Kaycee said

    To be honest, I think the commercial was probably just a local broadcast…I live in southern Utah. It just threw me for a loop on such a mainstream network. Sorry to mislead anyone. Nonetheless, it was a real heart-warming commercial with David singing acappella in the background.

  196. djafan said

    Hi Kaycee, I’ve seen others mention it so I assumed it’s all Good Morning America.

  197. Kaycee said

    The one I saw must have been an expanded version of the one above. It had him talking in the background. Hopefully it will pop up somewhere.

  198. bluesky4home said

    Not sure how I feel about the cameras being there for his reunion with his family. However, that was their choice to make or not, and I support whatever they felt was right and okay for them. And.. it gives me the opportunity to see they are well, happy, etc. So important. The song in the background is a hymn titled: “I’ll Go Where You Want Me To Go”. It sounds beautiful in Spanish. I have a feeling that this whole thing is going to make me cry. I am glad I will have some family with me Sunday afternoon.

    (read: I will have my sons to hug and not be thinking of them by proxy. *_*)

  199. Dayzee said

    I am celebrating the loss of the name tag. Yayyy!

    Opened my newspaper this morning and found a small pic of David with an article titled “The Top 15 Mormons on Reality TV Shows”. David was #1. Donny and Marie were mentioned for Dancing with the Stars and Carmen Rasmusen from AI 2003.

    So grateful for all the new news!!

  200. TXNancy said

    Kaycee, is this the longer version of the KSL promo you saw?


    Sunday can’t come fast enough!

    Bluesky, way back on April 23, 2013, you wrote….how can I welcome home someone who never left? Just loved those words and wish I’d found my note last Monday, when David came back. Of course, he never left our hearts, but now that he’s really home, our hearts somehow seem more full of ♥ and happiness and joy and, well, y’all know the feelings!

  201. tawna21 said

    It’s so interesting to me to hear David say he had to do something that was not about him, so he had to go on his mission to do things for others. What an interesting concept. He left his career because his career was all about furthering ‘him’. His fanbase loving him, adoring who he is and his talent, was furthering his career, so it was all about him. He needed to really serve others, and preach to them about the happiness that he knows. Serving God and doing his will. This is a young man whose faith in the Lord is his map and compass. He can now further his career because he has fulfilled his call from God. He never ceases to amaze me with his depth. ♥ ♥

  202. emmegirl14 said

    192 thank you abrra

  203. TXNancy said

    Tawna, hugs for your words in your #201 post, a beautiful description of David, who truly is a wonderful example of a child of God. The ways he continues to amaze us is, at times, indescribable. I believe many blessings await us, as David continues his journey, whatever that will be.

  204. bebereader said

    “I needed to do something that had NOTHING to do with me.”
    This sounds just like something David would say. Unlike the majority of people in show biz today, David is a breath of fresh air in a world of conceited celebrities who are all about themselves.

    Maybe I’m imagining it or maybe my ODD is acting up but hear me out please. Listening to his speaking voice the last couple of days on the “I’m Home” video and on the speaking parts on the videos from Chile, it seems like his speaking voice is getting closer to his singing voice. I hear a new buttery gentle softness to his voice when he speaks now which is something I always said about his singing voice. I know, I know…I’m nuttier than a fruitcake. haha

  205. MT said

    Bebe, (aka Ms. Fruitcake)
    haha Lots of us nuts in that fruitcake with you listening to that “buttery” voice.

  206. djafan said

    Called To Serve in HD thanks to JR

    David singing at the MTC. How I love seeing and hearing him.

  207. ABBRA – actually the watermarks – if you mean the blurb below – on the image was put by me. I did that promo material for the TV special. The photo was entrusted to me by the source as an exclusive.

    I see that you took out my watermark (my name in the neck) but there is one watermark there that remains and I am not sure it would be wise to take it out.

    Not even sure if it is visible to others but the source was quite impressed with how I put it. Very creative as the source says :)

  208. Abrra said

    Sorry JR. I just wanted to have a clean version for my desktop and shared it. I thought it was a promotional picture for the TV special. I will remove the image. I copied it from Twitter. Because you waterkmark most of your youtubes of his promotion and interviews, I didn’t see that it was an exclusive in this case.

    Abrra

  209. marlie7 said

    Somebody’s hair is growing out – on top it looks thicker and is starting to look like “I’m David Archuleta’s hair.”

  210. djafan said

    Marlie, yep I see fuller head of “David’s hair” lol

    JR, It’s a beautiful picture, also on my desktop :) I think I see the other watermark but not sure haha. Job well done.

    Second video at 206, the song is beautiful and I love when he directs them to stand and proceeds to direct them in song!

    I’m so excited to watch the documentary this Sunday. Maybe they’ll ask the question about his plans for the future :)

    I’m waiting patiently….

  211. skydancer1x said

    those videos sure are clear and beautiful, thanks JR♥ and Abs for posting.
    Marlie,
    By gosh,I think you may be right about the hair.:))
    (Lupe,please hide all scissors from David)

  212. bebereader said

    JR – I too loved your exclusive pic! I think it’s a fan favorite by now. Thank you for the HD video, too!

    I really enjoyed watching David sing and especially lead and conduct the congregation. When a professional conductor neglects to use proper skills to conduct a band or chorus, my music- teacher-husband points it out to me. They lead the group by making random hand gestures that only resemble conducting. I showed this video to Mr. Bebereader who said that David is, in fact, using proper conducting skills to lead the congregation. And the gesture he used to cut them off at the end was correct, too. I wouldn’t expect anything less.

  213. Abrra said

    I saw this just now. The tweet was 3 hours old. The picture looks old?

    Can anyone enlighten me?

     photo 2_zps4ee05ddd.jpg

    @sammycashhh
    Max is going on this trip are you kidding me MY BROTHER IS GOING TO BE WITH DAVID ARCHULETA 😭 @maxwell_clark4 pic.twitter.com/Y2rnmo1mhl

    Abrra

  214. Dayzee said

    So excited looking forward to spending half an hour with David on Sunday.

    And HEFY? That pic looks pre-mission. Many possibilities swirling in the wind.

    Thanks to all who bring us David stuff. Great to be seeing new things.

  215. djafan said

    That’s not a good photoshop job IMO. Look closely at where his head and neck connect. And not to mention that full head of hair lol Looks like an April fools joke ha!

  216. Abrra said

    YAY!! Here it is the first tweet!

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie 42s

    …Hola :)

    Abrra

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