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    David James Archuleta (born December 28, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances.[6] When he was twelve years old, Archuleta became the Junior Vocal Champion on Star Search 2.[6] In 2007, at sixteen years old, he became one of the youngest contestants on the seventh season of American Idol.[7] In May 2008 he finished as the runner-up, receiving 44 percent of over 97 million votes.

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David Archuleta ~ Crossing The Bridge

Posted by MT on Saturday, June 30, 2012

There is no finite line between childhood and adulthood. No one can pinpoint the exact moment in time that he or she becomes an adult. It is a blurred line that takes some time to cross, like a bridge over a river that one must cross carefully with slow, measured steps.

For some celebrities, that bridge is crossed by going out in public and drinking, doing drugs, or making spectacles of themselves in an effort to show the world that they are no longer children and are taking part in “grown up” activities. But no matter how hard they try, they can’t shake the world’s opinion that they are still children. The world simply sees them as unruly children. This method of making the transition is also very unhealthy for the celebrity.

Hmmm … perhaps time out of the public’s view is a better answer. As fans, we have watched David grow and can easily see the difference between the young person David was and the man David is today. But like many others, he still has some growing/maturing to do in order to leave the teen label behind and be seen as an adult. So, at what point in time can he definitively say he is now a full-fledged adult? There is no easy answer to that question.

David leaving for two years to go on a mission is not something that most fans are happy about. While his reasons are understandable and we readily agree that we accept it as something he needs to do for himself, he is greatly missed. David spreads joy in a way that few others can. Actually, I’ve never known anyone else who could bring so much happiness to so many with just a smile, a laugh, or a song. And yet, he does it so easily just by being himself.

But, although we miss him, I can’t help but think that this time might be the bridge that David needs in order to cross from “adolescent David” to “adult David” in the world’s view without having to resort to any of the nonsense that some celebrities feel the need to partake in. These two years will give him the gift of time and allow his growth and maturity to be real, not something manufactured in an effort to gain the attention and acceptance of a disinterested public. His mission work will give him a knowledge and maturity that comes from serving others. And it will allow him to cross his bridge in relative anonymity, emerging as a man who is ready to bring that new maturity to his music and his performances, a man ready to take on the music industry.

Without having seen him in over two years, the world will be taking a “fresh” look at the new David Archuleta. It could be just what he needs to remove that blurred line, making it a clean and clear transition. Returning with a new maturity at age 23 should make it easier for the world to see and accept that he is no longer a “teen star” and that it’s time to take him seriously, time for him to be treated with the respect that his tremendous talent deserves.

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Loss and Redemption ~ David Archuleta

Posted by Lovefrommich on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dear Friends,

Some of you know about what happened with my older son, but most of you do not. None of this was David related until he announced the mission. It was then that a cycle of pain and loss restarted in my heart, and now, after many weeks of processing it all, I felt compelled to share it, with the hope that it may help someone.

My oldest child, now age 12, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two-and-a-half. He was a healthy baby and was developing normally until 16 months, when he received 4 vaccinations during a routine office visit. Within one week of that day he lost all his words, eye contact, and started to have severe bowel issues. I am not trying to start a debate about vaccines, I am just telling you what happened to my child. Thus began our journey into the pit of despair and heartache. Several doctors, tests, and hours of research later we began to understand what we could do to begin to try to heal his physical and sensory problems.

The first step was special education preschool. The district here that diagnosed him told us that he would never speak, dress himself, never be able to live alone or have a relationship. We were told to start looking into long-term care options. Words cannot describe the loss and devastation that we felt. I’ll never forget the first day of preschool. I had to take him there; I just couldn’t let him take the school bus; he just looked so tiny. I dropped him off, both of us sobbing. The teacher had to block the door to keep him from getting out. I went out to my car and cried and cried and cried. I didn’t want to take him there. He was supposed to be home with me. Did he know I was coming back for him? Did he understand what I told him about school and that it would help him? Would it even help him? I trusted no one. Who were they to tell me what my child’s future would be? I sat there in the parking lot in my car sobbing. When I finally went in to get him I was so relieved. He seemed fine. The thought of doing it again the next day was too much to think about.

His preschool day was two-and-a-half hours every morning. The longest two-and-a-half hours you could ever imagine. In the meantime we were working on special diets, vitamins, sensory therapy and lab tests to help with the bowel issues. I thanked God for credit cards and that we were able to get high credit limits. Everything we tried with him was very successful and immediate. We did everything outside of mainstream medicine with the help of a doctor who I know is an angel. We went through about 15 doctors before we found her. The preschool was awesome, and it truly was needed to help him catch up on things he had missed. But having him gone everyday, even though it was just the half day, was very depressing. It was a true loss. Then after preschool would come elementary school. I would never get those preschool years back.

I never did get those years back. But what I did get was something even greater. Our son began to speak again. He began to interact with us. He was able to handle sensory input. He has been in a regular classroom setting since Kindergarten. He continued with speech therapy through 3rd grade. He was able to stop the special diet after 5 years. He is now in 7th grade and has all A’s in school. He scored within his grade level on the MEAP test two years in a row now. He has friends, sleepovers, normal relationships and is an awesome big brother.

Over time I began to accept that this journey with my son was somehow meant to be. I ended up working at the sensory clinic that helped him so much. I was able to talk to and give hope to thousands of parents. I was able to work with the children and see them progress. I have been witness to the restoration of my son’s health and well-being. I have come from the depths of despair to the triumph of redemption.

When David announced his mission I was in shock. The next morning I cried for six hours. I had not cried like that since that morning at preschool. All the feelings of loss and fairness and right and wrong and why and how came rushing back. I was losing my baby again. I know he’s not a baby, and he’s not mine, but you all know and understand that is exactly what it feels like. Much like taking my son to that preschool, this was something that had to be done despite how I felt about it. It was going to happen, and all my tears and frustration were no match for it. I came to accept that just as I took my son and handed him over to strangers, I had to support David in his choice because what is best for me is not necessarily the best for him. I could have not sent my son to preschool and kept him home with me. But I had to do what was best for him, despite my own pain.

For those of you that have not experienced a loss, and even for those who have, David’s leaving is devastating. The routine and activities of the last 4 years will change. We will have to find a new normal. And we will. Nothing will stop what is meant to be for David. We must be strong and have faith that the future will bring nothing but the best of times for all of us. My journey with my son taught me that even though things seem impossible you can never give up hope.

We cannot get back the two years that he will be away. What we can do is be here to support one another, buy whatever music comes out, and take good care of the love we have in our hearts for him. One by one we were chosen to be on this journey, for reasons we may never know. His voice took root in our hearts. His spirit made our own start to blossom. Now we must tend to the garden while he is away.

Photo credit mzdinolatino

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David Archuleta ~ I’ll Never Go Music Video Premiere

Posted by djafan on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Freshly Pressed: David Archuleta’s “I’ll Never Go” music video to premiere on Juice.ph

Posted on: June 14

By: Juice.ph Team

American Idol Season 7 Runner-up and international artist David Archuleta releases “Forevermore”, a collection of classic Filipino love songs translated into English and composed by some of the Philippines’ renowned songwriters, such as Ogie Alcasid, Louie Ocampo, Jay Durias, Jimmy Antiporda and Cecil Azarcon.

This month Ivory Music & Video is launching the album’s second single “I’ll Never Go,” originally done by the now-defunct band Nexxus.

Archuleta’s fans and followers can exclusively watch the worldwide music video premiere of “I’ll Never Go” on SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012, 8:00 PM Manila Time on this page. Everybody can now watch the teaser at the video box below.

 

“Forevermore,” released last March, is Archuleta’s last album before his 2-year break from the music industry to embark on an important spiritual mission. Banking on Archuleta’s vocal ability and the songs’ essential touch, Ivory Music & Video is proud to announce that “Forevermore” is now certified gold!

http://www.juice.ph/kultura/features/freshly-pressed-david-archuleta-s-i-ll-never-go-music-video-to-premiere-on-juice-ph

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David Archuleta’s Forevermore Growing Fanbase ~ Spreading His Branches Into the Philippines and Throughout the World

Posted by betsy on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Everyone has been talking about David’s huge increase in Twitter followers. Pretty sure I hit on part of the reason after reading hundreds of comments on his new Forevermore songs on YouTube. I’ve been stuck in the vortex of the Forevermore video, and every other video of every song from that CD. The fans have been busy. So have the non-fans. I really should be calling them new fans in the making. I started reading the comments. Hundreds of them. More than that even.

It is so interesting to me to read what people think of these songs. I started noticing a pattern. David really brought back memories to the people who loved these songs by the original singers. High school memories, first loves. The original singers are mentioned a lot, and have a special place in their hearts. They are respected, as they should be.  I had to bring some comments over:

i’m crying. #DA2014 (had to throw a fan comment in)

Mad respect to this dude for shining light on original Filipino music. Much love.

OMG This is a pleasant and wonderful surprise to stumble on David Archuleta singing OPM. Lovey you David!

 wow nice voice

I wanna cry!!! I loved this song!

wow… great rendition

that’s a fililipino soul with foreign heart..

i dedicate this song to my girlfriend

it’s nice to know that some international singers are singing our Filipino song. it seems like we are very important in a way.

i like the version of david …super like ..

woah!!!! that’s a filipino song!! i’ll gonna buy this album for sure!

its so gooooooood in my ears !!! ❤ ❤

wow! i was surprised! my heart melted… ang galing nya..

My all-time favorite song. David did an awesome rendition of this song. It gives me goosebumps.

it makes me remember my girlfriend.

Adopted prince of OPM. (I saw this comment A LOT!)

I shall now roll myself up into a carpet and have it delivered to him. ❤

i can feel the pain when he sings.

his voice makes me feel in love… ❤

I just realized that you don’t listen to DA, you pull the music around you and wear it. What a great feeling.

 

And this story shared with me from a familiar voice in the fanbase:

“In Dec 2011, I gave him the sheet music and mp3 of Forevermore and Warrior is a Child. Two years ago I gave him You Are My Song and another one that escapes me now. Forevermore was one of the first songs David chose and he was surprised he was familiar with the song already. He said he was sure my gift had something to do with it. Of course that tidbit thrilled me. The Ivory exec told me that they started with a hundred songs and whittled it down to 40 songs for David to choose. We Filipinos are suckers for our love songs. We love big emotional declarations yet we are also huge on wallowing in our pains, and love angst, LOL. That’s why we have tons of heartbreak songs. The tracks of Forevermore — we have lived through these melodies – falling in love, falling out of love, etc.. And I think that is the key: the tunes, the stories struck a chord. Filipino or not, anyone can relate to the songs. They are simple declarations of one’s love highs and/or losses put in melodic format. Honest and pure emotions. That’s why the songs connect.”   JR (JackRyan4DA)

There was one section of back and forth comments that was so funny. People were stating quite strongly that David is half Filipino. Another said he was 100% Filipino. Yet another that he was Mexican. They are just learning, lol. I give them another month and they will know everything about him.

He seems to be gaining fans so quickly and I have a feeling that his new Forevermore music is the main reason. His Twitter followers stand at 1,123,420 tonight. This makes me wonder what will happen in August, when the new CD, “BEGIN.” is released. Will his US followers increase substantially? I hope so. But people have to know about it. I hope there are plans for some type of promo, any type of promo. He deserves it. I just know this music is going to be beautiful. Maybe his best work yet.

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David Archuleta Calendar Fundraiser Project By Jennifer Barry

Posted by djafan on Monday, June 18, 2012

David Archuleta Calendar Fundraiser Project to benefit ChildFund International

BONUS:

If you have ordered a calendar between Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 15th midnight you can be entered into a raffle to win a XL sized Calendar Photo Print of your choice.  To be entered, you must e-mail me confirmation of your order number and date purchased at jenleighbarry@gmail.com.These calendars are my way of saying thank you to David for always being an inspiration to me and to all of his fans by encouraging us all to follow our dreams, which he has shown can be challenging and scary but it is exactly those challenges that make it worth achieving. It is also David’s wish that by helping ChildFund (http://www.childfund.org/we can help these children follow their dreams.

CLICK EACH CALENDAR LINK BELOW AND IT WILL TAKE YOU DIRECTLY TO THE ORDER PAGE OF THAT SPECIFIC CALENDAR (requires Adobe Flash)

Be Inspired to Believe Calendar

(this is the more spiritual calendar)

 https://www.createphotoproducts.com/CreatePhotoCalendarsOnline.html?dest=store&user=jenleighbarry&proj=Be%20Inspired%20to%20Believe

What makes this calendar special is that passages used are from David fans and David’s family.  I asked them if they could provide passages that made them think of David.  I felt this would truly make this calendar memorable, special and personal and a way to show our appreciation to David as he is away on his mission.

David Archuleta 1 Calendar

https://www.createphotoproducts.com/CreatePhotoCalendarsOnline.html?dest=store&user=jenleighbarry&proj=David%20Archuleta%201

 

What makes this calendar unique is ChildFund International provided me with phrases to use in the calendar and a very special fan provided me with a poem she created about David and there are also phrases David had shared with us on twitter that were significant to him.  I tried to make each calendar something that would be special to each of us and the photos can be looked on for many years to come even when the year is over.

This was a very fun and educational project and probably the most memorable.  I thought these calendars were a great way to show my appreciation and respect for David’s choice to leave the comforts of what he knows behind to help and serve those who are truly in need of someone like him in their lives.

I am so honored and blessed to be a fan of David because even though he is gone he is still finding ways to stay in our lives because he left us with someone who is keeping the flame lit Kari!  Thank you Kari for being the angel you are.  We love you.  THANK YOU ALL for helping to raise money and awareness to a very special organization to David Archuleta!


Payment methods accepted: Visa, MC, PayPal

Calendar size and cost:

 

8.5 x 11 = $23.28 plus $5 s/h (US Residents)
11×14 XL  = $33.28  plus $5 s/h (to select this size use pull-down menu)

Please check costs for International shipping:

 

You can order any number of the SAME calendar together and if they’re going to the same ship to address, the cost is a flat-fee of $5 for all projects.  The website, unfortunately, does not allow you to combine the different calendars together in the same shipment.

** All net proceeds will be donated to ChildFund International in honor of David Archuleta.

* David Archuleta’s management APPROVED THIS PROJECT and ChildFund International allowed me to use their messages in the calendar ****

Please note the Calendar Website can not be viewed on iPhone or IPad as “flash” is required to view calendar.

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David Archuleta ~ Minus One is the Loneliest Number

Posted by djafan on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

David Archuleta in the studio recording Rainbow. Photo credit @Kariontour

You don’t know where on earth you are going, but by traveling at the speed of sound set at dangerous decibels, you know you will end up in paradise.

The day my Forevermore CD arrived, that’s exactly what I did. From the mailbox to my car CD player to US Route 61, the famous “Blues Highway,” I headed north to nirvana. With the first carefully caressed words I could feel my inner GPS intone, “Arriving at destination!”

Forevermore.  Rainbow.  I’ll Never Go.  On and on he sang, one beautiful song after another. On and on I drove until I arrived at the karaoke tracks, and that’s when the train wreck occurred.

Forevermore.  I’ll Never Go.  Rainbow.  (minus one)

Minus one.  Minus: The Voice.  I knew there were bonus karaoke tracks on The Other Side of Down, but they were on a separate disc I never played. On Forevermore there is no escaping them. The pain took me by surprise, a groundswell of despair rising from the depths in an unrelenting wave like some monstrous emotional tsunami. I had understood and accepted his going fairly well until listening to these same songs conclude the album they had begun, but without HIM. The music with the Voice silenced. Minus one? Might as well be minus a thousand when that one is David Archuleta.

Yet something about the pain held me like a consoling embrace. After the initial shock wore off, it still hurt, but it hurt so good, I kept hitting replay. Maybe this was something I needed to feel. Carried to me on the sound of music, poignant and lovely, came the loss I had accepted intellectually, but emotionally had avoided.

I began to see a beautiful composition unfold in the placement of these three songs, like bookends, at either end of an album intended as a parting gift for his fans. In the beginning is Forevermore, the title track that also begins the karaoke set at the end.

I realize these songs are covers written by others, but I can envision David closely examining each one in turn, like jewels chosen lovingly for his fans. “There are times,” even now, when I think he still views us as some elusive dream of youth, never imagining that one day he would be so fiercely loved by so many, for so long.

I just can’t believe that you are mine now

You were just a dream that I once knew.

I never thought I would be right for you.

Time and again

There are these changes that we cannot end

As sure as the time keeps going on and on

My love for you will be forevermore

We need to know that he takes none of us for granted, grants none of us more value than another, that we are all his song and the reason he does what he does. We need to know that he loves us and that our knowing this is important to him and always will be. Forevermore. Period. The End.

I’ll Never Go, an ethereally tender ballad that rocks out hard at times is the third song in the trilogy at the beginning of the album, and placed second at the end. There is a new-found depth to David Archuleta’s lower register on this song that can trigger sudden, involuntary, open-mouthed, head drops, accompanied by enlarged eyes and a vacant downward gaze. Not even kidding. Luckily these episodes last only a few seconds but take precautions while driving. I mean, how can one even begin to describe his voice on this song? Think of sailing on a sea of deep, dark, velvety smooth ganache beneath a night sky without a star and only his voice to guide you.

“Only wait awhile and listen.”* It is there. Even on the karaoke tracks, David has not left us completely, nor will he ever. On the “minus ones”, where for me the sea was not calm and rough waves pummeled repeatedly the sad refrain, he is gone…he is gone…I heard a familiar voice…

I’ll never go far away from you,

even the sky will tell you,

that I need you so,

for this is all I know,

I’ll never go far away from you.

Even the sky will tell you.

Wherever we are, he will find a way to be near. The emotional connection between David Archuleta and his fans is real, as anyone who has ever attended one of his concerts or watched them on YouTube understands. It is a connection that transcends time, space, and any circumstance.

“Please tell the fans…a part of my heart will always be with them.” Tweet DavidArchie/(ks) on 5/9/12

On these minus one tracks at the album’s end, David’s not quite minus voice singing, “Even the sky will tell you” is followed, not coincidentally I think, by Rainbow. Of the three songs placed at the beginning and end of the album, Rainbow, with its message of hope seemed to have had particular importance for David and was perhaps the one he most wanted his fans, for our sakes, to embrace. From all accounts we have and even with the time constraints, it was the song he seemed to take the most care to get right. Tweets by Kari, dated April, 27th, after posting the above photo of David in the studio recording Rainbow, stated that there were, “a few versions of Rainbow recorded.” Also, on a photo taken with his driver in the Phillipines, David wrote the words, “Sherman, Thank you for helping us get to where we need to safely for the last month and for playing Rainbow all the time. haha. I wish you all the best!” In a vlog recently posted but filmed before he left, he spoke of his concerns for our welfare while he is away. He is very cognizant of how much a part of our lives he has become and what a great hole he has left for us to fill. He never intended to hurt us and I think his tender heart is pained by this inescapable fact. Did you know that he worries about us too?

“I’m worried about it because I do worry about my family and people I care about and even the fans you know? Wondering how everyone’s gonna continue with life as I’m not that normal part of it anymore, but, I can’t wait to bring back the person I become.”  Vlog, May 28, 2012

So I think the moral of the trilogy is that David will always love us, and in whatever circumstance will find a way to be near us. But most of all, he wants us to live happily ever after, forevermore, even while he is away, because…

oh, can’t you see

That no matter what happens

Life goes on and on

So baby, just smile

Coz I’m always around you

And I’ll make you see how beautiful

Life is for you and me

Take a little time baby

See the butterflies’ colors

Listen to the birds that were sent

To sing for me and you

Can you feel me

This is such a wonderful place to be

Even if there is pain now

Everything will be all right

For as long as the world still turns

There will be night and day

Can you hear me

There’s a rainbow always after the rain.

*Galway Kinnell, from the poem, Wait.

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David Archuleta and A Dash of Chile

Posted by bebereader on Thursday, June 7, 2012

Since David left for South America, I’ve been curious about the country he’ll be living in for the next two years. The Republic of Chile is one of South America‘s most prosperous countries. Located along the southwestern coast of  South America between Peru and Argentina, Chile stretches 2,653 miles long and only 109 miles wide.

But let’s put geography and history aside for now and focus out what’s really important. What are some of the traditional foods in Chile and what might Elder Archuleta be eating while on  his mission?

Chile is a multi-ethnic society and Chilean food is a combination of Spanish and Indian food with strong Italian, German, Croatian, French and Middle Eastern influences, truly a varied menu. Between two mountain ranges in Chile there is a valley where agriculture grows like olives, potatoes, pumpkin and maize.

One of the highlights of Chilean cuisine is it’s seafood. The list of seafood in Chile seems endless with tuna, squid, sole and salmon in abundance.  Lobsters are freely available as are oysters and eels.

David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
From David: Having cocimiento (some kind of broth with pollo, chuleta, y mariscos) for my first time. (thought u would like a food tweet ks)

What is cocimiento?

Cocimiento – Chicken, pork, seafood (with shell) and vegetables are sautéed in a pan to which potatoes in skins are added and cooked for about an hour. Wine is added to this and steamed over low heat for another hour creating a poultry, pork and seafood stew.

Has Elder Archuleta tried any of these other traditional Chilean dishes?

Caldillo de Congrio is another dish similar to cocimiento but it contains only seafood; no chicken or pork. It’s a stew made with eel, onions, potatoes and carrots.  Eels can be difficult to find outside of Chile so any firm white fish is acceptable. Eel is usually deep fried in Chile or served steaming hot in a clay dish, with some mussels and clams.

Care for some deep fried eel?

Empanadas (little pies or turnovers with filling) are popular in all of Latin America, either fried or baked. I’ve had them here in the states from an Argentinean bakery and they are delicious. They’re also handy to take on picnics or for a quick lunch or snack. Empanada de Pino is the traditional empanada in Chile, filled with ground meat, onions, olives and raisins and then baked in an oven. Sometimes slices of hard boiled eggs are inside them, too.

Ensalada a la Chilena is a very simple salad using sliced ripe tomatoes and thinly sliced onions with an oil dressing. The term “salad” in Chile is a generic term for any fresh vegetable, raw or cooked, served cold as an accompaniment to a meal. Because it goes with any meal, salad is a staple on every Chilean table.

Humitas are mashed seasoned corn wrapped in cornhusks and then steamed.  They are a traditional Chilean dish that resemble tamales from Mexico. The corn used in Chile is called choclo and isn’t very sweet. Where tamales or other countries’ versions are often spicy, Chilean humitas are very basic and plain. Humitas are served in the corn husk. Sometimes the humita is still wrapped tightly with some string that was used to hold it together for cooking. To eat the humita, untie the string and unwrap the husk. Don’t eat the corn husk! Humitas are typically served with the tomato and onion Chilean salad.

Parrillada is similar to a barbeque in the U.S., using different kinds of meat, sausages and poultry, cooked slowly over charcoal. It’s served with potatoes, salad or rice. Commonly served with Pebre, a Chilean spicy herbal sauce made from chopped onions, coriander, extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and ground chili  peppers.  Pebre must be scooped up with a spoon, so as not to lose the taste of any of the ingredients.

Pastel de Choclo is a casserole made with beef,  sautéed with onions, chicken and olives, pieces of hard boiled eggs and ground corn, and then baked to make this beloved comfort food that is usually eaten in the summer.

I found mucho delicioso Chilean desserts of which I hope Elder Archuleta will partake. The Germans and Austrians brought tasty dessert treats with them when they migrated to the south of Chile in the nineteenth century.

Kuchen is a fluffy fruit flan pie of German origin, similar to a cheese cake but lighter and not as rich.

Leche Asada is milk flan or baked custard.

Chilean-style sopaipillas are deep-fried round pumpkin fritters drenched in a brown sugar syrup.  Sold throughout the country by street vendors, they are usually served for breakfast, piping hot with coffee. They typically  measure 4-inches wide, although many restaurants now serve smaller 2-inch versions.

Next installment: Music in Chile


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Portrait of David Archuleta ~ What Happens Next__________ will be Beautiful

Posted by paulafod on Saturday, June 2, 2012

Finished painting by PaulaFOD

Camp ASCCA, Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults, became a part of my life after accepting a job there as Camp Secretary. I knew the moment that I arrived on my first day at work that Camp ASCCA would give me more than simply an income. Every day was a testimony of the human spirit, of overcoming obstacles, and the joy of being who you are. I saw firsthand what camp means to the campers and their families. When a family move took me away from the area, I took Camp ASCCA with me in my heart.

The Singer and the Song Project was born from a simple hope to bring together two groups of people who I love and who I knew would love each other: my Archie family and the campers and staff of Camp ASCCA. It is just an idea…and the person who has the idea is not the person important to the success of a project. The people who are vital to its success are the ones who are willing to take the idea and give of themselves to make it happen.

Thank you so much for having giving hearts. ♥ Please know that every donation, no matter how big or how small, has an impact on the lives of these campers. The music has started. What you are about to see and hear…will be beautiful.

♦ Video by Paula ♦

All of the donations go through Camp ASCCA’s website to their PayPal account and go directly to camp, therefore, donations are tax deductible. All of the steps listed below are the normal steps to make any contribution through the camp’s website. The only addition is tagging the donation, but a lot of people tag donations anyway if making a donation in memory of someone or in honor of someone. It’s really fairly simple to see what to do once you’re on the website. Donors will receive an email confirmation/receipt of their donation.

I also have an email address for any questions regarding the project:

thesingerandthesong@gmail.com.

The camp link is http://www.campascca.org/

The recipient of the painting will be chosen at random from the donations tagged “In honor of the singer” and will get one chance to win for every $5 donated. The painting is a 16 x 20 oil on canvas.

The instructions are also in the YouTube info for the video too, so I’m hoping that helps.

Go to: campascca.org

Click: Support Camp

Click: Donate

Enter your donation amount

Click: Update Total

Log into PayPal

Click: Add Special Instructions to the Seller

Enter:  “In honor of the singer” for a chance to win the painting or “In honor of the song” to make a donation to support the project.

Click:  Donate

You’re done!!! Thank you!

Donations may also be mailed to:

Camp ASCCA

PO Box 21

Jackson’s Gap, AL  36861

All donations must be received before 6-22 to be included in this project and be eligible for the drawing to win the painting.

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