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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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Gladys Goes to 2nd Christmas Devotional ~ David Archuleta

Posted by gladys1961 on Sunday, December 9, 2012


Translation and editing by Djafan and Bebereader

Mr. and Mrs. McKinley welcomed me. She asked me many questions and both of them kissed me and introduced me not as a member but as a friend from Argentina. Mrs. McKinley knew that I had two nieces; she read The Voice and my own blog.

The first two rows were Reserved seating and Mr. McKinley removed a Reserved sign and seated me in the second row about a meter from the pulpit. Elder Archuleta would eventually sit on the same side of the pulpit so I had a perfect view. They chatted with me and introduced me to all the Elders; it seemed like they had been waiting for me. When Elder Archuleta arrived, Mrs. McKinley spoke with him for some time before he began to sing. He turned and saw me and he smiled. I smiled back.

He sang the same songs as the last Christmas devotional but this time I saw him up close. It was like a recital when you repeat the performance but he was more confident this time, especially in the Spanish and Italian songs.

When he sang the first song, “Los Pastores A Belen”, I was the only one singing along. We sang together for a few seconds! I was able to hear the Italian song perfectly. It was powerful because everyone was in complete silence. When he finished Los Pastores the audience applauded and he put his finger to his lips and made the “shhhh” sign with a smile. During the rest of the songs the audience would start to applaud and he would repeat the gesture, finger to his lips.

I also chatted with Sister Viviana, who will be in charge soon. She received her chocolates and told me that last Saturday she rode back in the same car as Elder Archuleta and that he told her about me and the chocolates and gave her some. She said that he is personable and nice and very humble. I showed her what I bought for him and she laughed and said “He is a kid at heart; he’s going to like it.”

I bought him a giant egg, with lots of eggs inside with building pieces. The giant egg had feet and a duck’s head, cute. I glued the messages to the feet and I wrote something on the back:

Elder Archuleta, I know you have contact with a singer from Utah whose name starts with a D. Please tell him that he won’t need to start at zero. Just begin where he left off. I give thanks for the jewels he left us and for those that are to come. I speak for everyone from around the world. May God Bless you and continue protecting you.

When I gave it to him I asked if he liked his previous gift and he said “Of course” and he recognized me.

“Have you eaten it all?”

He laughed a lot and said, “Yes.”

“Well here is something else but as before don’t eat it all at once.” (I showed him the top part so he couldn’t see the messages.)

He said, “Again? Thank you.” And when he saw the egg, he laughed heartily. It’s the most glorious laugh I’ve ever heard.

Since I was sitting among some Elders and had candies to snack on, I handed some out while Elder Archuleta sang. I gave the sweets to the Argentinean Elder Des and he asked if he could give some to the others too. So we all snacked on sweets together. Before I left I shook Elder Des’ hand and told him, “See you in Rancagua on Sunday.” He said, “We’ll be waiting!!!”

I ran into President MacArthur and he gave me a hug and kiss. I’d never spoken to him before and he said, “Ahhh, you are the one from Argentina.”

Me:    “Yes, President.”

Him:  “You know something, I always tell Archuleta that he has the possibilities of success. haha.”

The one who was in charge of that district, the Buin Chile district, was inviting people to see pictures and the shepherds/nativity in the next room. Before the show started, an Elder from Ecuador took me to see the exhibit and they gave me a copy of The Book of Mormon.

When I was leaving I saw Elder Archuleta again, from afar. He had a line of people waiting to greet him. They weren’t fans; they were families that just wanted to congratulate him and shake his hand. I watched as he smiled and spoke with everyone but I left. I didn’t want to abuse my luck. They gave him gifts. A man gave him cookies and snacks in a bag. Mostly they gave him food and he just laughed. I think they may have started this when they saw that I brought him a gift the last time.

Mr. and Mrs. McKinley kissed me and told me they’ll be waiting for me as did Sister Viviana. She said that on the 9th in Rancagua, it’s going to be beautiful and to make sure I get there early.

I felt on leaving that I had accomplished a mission of my own, with the message I gave to Elder Archuleta.

134 Responses to “Gladys Goes to 2nd Christmas Devotional ~ David Archuleta”

  1. Abrra said

    This is a very happy tale 🙂 Thanks Gladys for taking us along with you again.



  2. mlpb3 said

    Gladys – thank you so much for telling Elder Archuleta that David won’t have to start all over when he gets back. Thanks for representing us and giving him the messages. We really appreciate it, you don’t know how much. Martha


  3. Thank you Gladys, Djafan, and Bebereader!!! I love the message that Gladys included about the “singer from Utah”! God bless you all always! (“,)


  4. ArchieSue said

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. Abrra said

    Adding the Christmas videos back to this thread.

    The Prayer duet

    ninoska valdes

    O Holy Night in Spanish


    Noche De Luz -Silent Night in Spanish


    Los Pasotes a Belen

    ninoska valdes



  6. betsy said

    Gladys, your message to him! I love it!


  7. How lucky you are Gladys!!!. I love the message you write for him 😀


  8. rooster said

    now how do you expect me to watch the vids threw a vale of water after reading tha message from gladys


  9. kimak said

    oh Gladys thank you so much for all of this.. you are OUR Christmas Angel!


  10. Thank you too to Abbra for the mp3’s and mp4’s of the devotional! Much appreciated! God bless! (“,)


  11. MT said

    Thank you, Gladys. It does my heart good to read you words.

    Your note: “Elder Archuleta, I know you have contact with a singer from Utah whose name starts with a D. Please tell him that he won’t need to start at zero. Just begin where he left off. I give thanks for the jewels he left us and for those that are to come. I speak for everyone from around the world. May God Bless you and continue protecting you.”

    ♥ What a beautiful note to give him.

    I have had company for the last few days and missed all the fun! O.M.G. He was magnificent!Thanks to everyone who posted videos and links and pics!

    Is there another livestream tonight? If so, where can I see it?



  12. cvarchfan said

    Rooster I totally relate! Too many tears right now to enjoy the videos! Gladys, what a beautiful you passed on to D.
    We will be forever grateful.


  13. Thank You Gladys, Djfan, Angelica, Abrra et al. Thinking of you now Gladys as you enjoy another Devotional. Love the note you wrote and I’m sure it means a lot to David and we mean it 🙂
    Was pleasantly surprised last eve that there was a Live stream and subsequent videos of David singing. So grateful 🙂
    Looking forward to further reports. Blessings to all involved.


  14. collegemom said

    Thank you Gladys for your report. It makes me feel like I am there too and seeing and hearing it through your eyes and ears. How wonderful to hear David in a small room, up close.


  15. emmegirl14 said

    Thank you, Gladys, thank you – you have helped to make it a brighter holiday season for alot of people!

    oooh, can’t wait for Rancagua!


  16. Gladys ♥
    la nota escrita era hermosa! just perfect.

    I can’t stop watching these videos…

    ahh Rooster
    “now how do you expect me to watch the vids threw a vale of water after reading that message from gladys”
    (ray,ain’t that the truth! dyin’here.)

    here by myself and I just wanna hug someone.anyone,everyone eek.
    (‘here kitty kitty!’)
    {{group hug}} of happiness and joy guys!


  17. jackryan4da said

    Dear Gladys,

    Thank you for delivering that message to him. It got me choked up cos I distinctly remember the 1st time he talked about tha… about starting from scratch… he was just a few feet away from me with less than 20 people in the room. I am sure that meant a lot to him, reading that.

    Gracias Gladys. {{{Hugs}}}


  18. I know that your Christmas has been wonderful Gladys. I know that you telling what you know and that you are being so well received by the Mission President and the Elders. I know that you must feel a great blessing is being given to you and for sure it is. I hope that you will get a chance to read the book they gave you, and share what it says with us.


  19. jans11 said

    Love your post, Gladys! ♥ Your messaging idea was very unique and I know that David loved it! A million thanks doesn’t even cover it! This whole thing is so awesome. 🙂


  20. McKenzie Harris said

    Gladys, thanks for the recap. Your message to David was perfect. So glad you were able to put into words what fans around the world think.


  21. Bridget said

    Gladys you are an angel…and wonderful message for David! Thank you for sharing your experiences!


  22. Abrra said

    Gladys is in chat. She just arrived.



  23. Spirit said

    I am in tears watching these beautiful videos. I never imagined such a wonderful Christmas gift!

    Gladys…..Thank you so much. You have done a wonderful job of making us feel that we are at your side for these events.


  24. tawna21 said

    Thank you, Gladys. I love having you share your experience with us. Such a Christmas angel for us. ♥ ♥


  25. Abrra said

    David Archuleta greets everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! The David Archuleta Forevermore Expanded Edition is now available in the Philippines!



  26. rooster said

    gladys it was god who wanted you to see david in chile, it was just meant to be,go next sat ,your are loved


  27. angelofdja said

    Gladys, your message to David said it all! I couldn’t help but cry reading it, my heart is happy for you knowing you were so close to him!


  28. Abrra said

    Very clear audio !

    Blas Avilés

    Los Pastores a Belén Elder Archuleta in Chile.mp3

    Abrra 473 days


  29. mlpb3 said

    Abrra – I like the second vid of Los Pastores a Belen. You can see his body and hand movements which are more animated. And the audio is great! Thank you! Martha 🙂


  30. thank you Abrra! thank you Blas Aviles!

    what a great way to BEGIN the morning
    la la♪… la la♪… la♪…….. la-la.- laaaaahhh !!!♫


  31. Angelica said


  32. Angelica said

    New HD videos from different angles and cameras!!!!!!!
    The prelude is “I believe in Christ” followed by her singing “I know that my redeemer lives.”

    More coming!!!

    I hope with David in them. 🙂


  33. bluesky said

    She has a lovely voice, and it is good to see a larger overview of the program. Thanks! It was quite a production!


  34. stenocruiser said

    New video of O Holy Night. Lovely.


    Oh Holy Night ( Spanish) Elder Archuleta Chile 12812.mp3


  35. Abrra said

    Thanks Steno! I am updating the Candy Jar to have all the best as these new videos come in.



  36. poof said

    Oh my. #34. I keep trying to find the words, to say to myself, let alone to this blog.
    For me I think there are no words, just feelings of joy and thankfulness to truly express what listening to this gives me.
    I do feel like I do when my daughter comes home from being away for months. He seems so changed and yet so familiar. Some of his gestures and mannerisms remind me of videos of when he was a little boy. Yet there is no denying the adorable boy is gone. In his place is a stunning young man.


  37. SandyBeaches said

    Poof, all so true and grand to see. We have had the tidbits of news about David from several places, but seeing him perform so extraordinarily, is what brought us here and keeps us with his music until he returns home. It was a wonderful weekend tuning in to his videos.


    His voice is truly beautiful and I knew that all thoughts, worries, questions would be behind us when we next had the opportunity to see him perform.


  38. SandyBeaches said

    Wow, I didn’t write the sentence beneath my SB, so that was a surprise!


  39. djafan said

    Gladys, What wonderful experiences you’re having, life changing for sure. You’ve been a faithful fan for so long so enjoy every second. Thank you for sharing with us ♥

    The Christmas greeting from David was another unexpected surprise. Can anyone still have any doubts that David is going to continue singing upon his return? He sure worked hard and these allowed “glimpses” into his mission as Richard Parkinson called them are very much appreciated.

    Poof…I completely agree. “stunning young man”

    “He seems so changed and yet so familiar. Some of his gestures and mannerisms remind me of videos of when he was a little boy. Yet there is no denying the adorable boy is gone. In his place is a stunning young man.”


    So good to see you ♥ Hope all is well. Sure looks like we’re getting a Christmas concert after all.

    So stuck on Noche Sagrada, his voice, the melodies, the david nuances that are so divine, the maturing in his voice is incredible. How can he get better and better in a span of 9 months? Lets see what surprises we have in store for 2013 when the real countdown begins.


  40. cq#DA2014 said

    What a beautiful Christmas surprise to come back to…been away for a while and was unable to check in to all things David, lol. Just makes me even more excited for his future music career. HIS VOICE…NO WORDS!!!!!!


  41. refnaf said

    Gladys!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!!
    These vids ae the best Christmas gift……WOW!!!!


  42. Angelica said

    I am stuck in a “O Holy Night” vortex of plaintive, sweet, soft consonants and reverberating glory notes. I am sitting here hugging myself and rocking from the beauty. SB is communicating telepathically with her computer. She signs off with her usual SB but her heart would go on. LOL. What is to become of us? Is there a doctor in the house? Or a paranormal? I think I am possessed by an angel, and SB may be having out of body experiences.

    Refnaf, hello! Isn’t it the best gift? Thankful for Gladys too for sharing her experience (not the vids). 😉


  43. djafan said

    Another video!!! I know this song as Noche de Paz (Silent Night) but they’re calling it Noche de Luz.

    Divine none the less ♥


  44. MT said

    Steno, thanks so much for posting that video of O Holy NIght.

    Wow, so beautifully tender ♪ and yet so powerful at the same time. ♫ Gorgeous. ♥

    So grateful to Gladys for the recap, to those who recorded videos, to all who posted them here, and to Abrra for the continuing goodies available in that wonderful cookie jar of hers.

    *Happy fan* 🙂


  45. djafan said

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    Over 50,000 Facebook ppl talking about @DavidArchie Um, what are they talking about #SantiagoChileChristmasConcert

    LDS Magazine posted video of Los Pastores on their website. Buzz

    LDSLiving Elder David Archuleta sings at Santiago Chile Temple Christmas celebration


  46. emmegirl14 said

    #34 – exquisite. Simply exquisite. Exquisitely divine.

    (4:35, the echo of his glorious voice for 2 full seconds after that note)

    Steno, thanks so much for the mp3. In my ineptness I can’t access the download…help!


  47. stenocruiser said

    46. Emmegirl14 — The mp3 would be the work of Abrra — I myself know nothing about how to do that wonderful stuff — she can do it all!


  48. bluesky said

    Gladys. Your heart took you to Chile. It led your feet and your eyes. You took the chance. This has blessed all of us.

    I love seeing him in the videos and hearing him. I also love seeing and hearing him through you. You have given us such a gift by being able to see him up close and confirm his good health, see the joy in his eyes as he interacts with those around him. As a guest of the people in the mission Rancagua, your tender hand was extended – and ours with it.

    Thank you.


  49. mspoohbear said

    As always, thanks to all (admins and fans) who made it possible to have a “home” to share and enjoy all these blessings we have received and will continue to receive. David’s Christmas greeting is another example of great surprises we continue to enjoy. I truly believe that more suprises will come our way.

    Glady’s, your undying faith and perseverance are more than enough to show David your continued dedication, love and support to him. You went out there as a fan, but you came back as an angel spreading good tidings among David’s flocks. You truly are blessed and you are such a wonderful blessing to us all. I love the message you wrote for David for it says what is in the hearts of each and every fans of David. May the Lord continue to bless you! Have a safe trip back to Chile.


  50. betsy said

    The new video – #34 O Holy Night. Great find, Steno.
    Oh David.
    Angelica, I so get you. The rocking, the hugging. You wouldn’t happen to be biting your fist, would you?

    To quote one of my favorite people, after she heard Angel:
    Dear Gosh.


  51. Abrra said

    Sorry for the confusion. I sent you the OHN Spanish mp3 via email. I had inserted the link in Steno’s comment because the video was already there. However, it was a link to the entire folder of the Chile songs, not the single file for OHN. I have fixed it in #34.

    Here is a link to the whole folder with updated files for the best audio.



  52. betsy said

    “Just hearing this performance is a reminder of how much we are missing David’s talent at the moment.”

    Great little article. ♥


  53. djafan said

    More Elder Archuleta 🙂

    Deseret Book ‏@DeseretBook
    Watch this video of @DavidArchie sing “Los Pastores a Belén” at the Santiago Chile Temple


  54. MT said

    4:35 – Love it. Don’t you feel like you could almost drown in his voice when he sings that part? Beautiful!

    Videos of the performance seem to be spreading. I shouldn’t be surprised. Once he opens his mouth and sings, people just naturally want to listen and share.

    That’s our David! ♥ Don’t ya just love him?

    (Geez, those performances are making me all mushy today.)


  55. djafan said

    Michael Jhon Salaño ‏@jm_salano1D
    HOTTEST SINGLE TODAY Music Award 2013: David Archuleta Nominated for 2 Awards for HOTTEST LOVE SONG OF THE YEAR…

    Hottest Single Today
    HOTTEST SINGLE TODAY Music Award 2013: David Archuleta Nominated for 2 Awards for HOTTEST LOVE SONG OF THE YEAR “Forevermore” and HOTTEST MALE SONG OF THE YEAR “Forevermore”


  56. mspoohbear said

    Djafan, WooHoo! 2 awards! Yeah, that’s our boy!


  57. stenocruiser said

    I was looking in the back row for Elder Archuleta and what do you know — he’s right up front and looking so handsome. They seem to be a very happy group and all very good-looking.


  58. gladys1961 said

    I’m in Argentina and I’m still thinking if I go to the 15th day devotional.
    .I wrote to Mr. McKinley, asking about the event on Saturday, the outdoor event. I have a thorn in the chest.


  59. jans11 said

    My dear, sweet Gladys. I said a little prayer that Mr McKinley will have the right words for you to release the thorn in the chest. ♥ My advice is for you to go, because I think you will regret it if you don’t. This whole thing was an answer to your prayer. You were suppose to be there, for some reason you were the one called there to get to see and meet him and be our David reporter. Who knows what’s in store for you in the next concert; every one has been special in it’s own way. And Saturday will be the same way. You don’t want to pass that up, do you? 🙂


  60. Gayle122890 said

    Hello everybody. Just got a new phone 😊. Nice big screen so I can
    see our guy’s beautiful face better.

    Gladys, Como te envidio! Pero tambien como me alegro por ti. Tu mensaje de aliento y apoyo para David es precioso.

    Today at work I was watching the vid. on #34. My co-worker said, “That’s beautiful. Who is it?”
    Me: It’s David Archuleta. He’s in Chile.
    Her: You can tell he really means and feels what he’s singing.
    Me: Yes people do say that about him.
    Her: It’s something that comes from within. Josh Groban sings the
    exact same thing and it’s not the same. He’s a nice singer but
    . it doesn’t come close to this.
    Me: Yes, it always makes me wonder why David Archuleta isn’t more
    popular with a voice like that.
    Her: That’s because only those who are able to hear it will hear it.

    That immediately made me think of the “chosen” concept about David’s fans. 😊


  61. SusanLB said

    To the above comment, it gave me chills, because I have always thought that those God intended to hear will hear it. It is David’s Mission.


  62. bluesky said

    Gayle (((((((hugs)))))))


  63. stenocruiser said

    #58 — Dear, dear Gladys, our sweet friend, you should go to the devotional if you are able — they told you they are expecting you (I think you are their mascot, lol). We know you have been overjoyed with these opportunities to see and hear David and it would be sad to miss this chance. Think about it a little more, pray for guidance (and ‘talk to your pillow’) — you will have your answer. God bless you. Also, maybe you can give Emma a little rub behind her ears for us, huh?


  64. Gladys, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Not sure what you are going through but am so grateful that you have seen and heard David. I am also very grateful that you have been welcomed there. Thank you for sharing with us. Bless your heart.

    Gayle, How sweet 🙂 and so TRUE


  65. Abrra said

    How about some Tuesday hair ? Love the color and the length 🙂


    Abrra 472 days


  66. Thanks Abrra 🙂 Totally agree!


  67. mlpb3 said

    Gladys – If you don’t go, I feel you will regret it. I feel that there were good reasons (concerning Saturday night) and the McKinleys will let you know. There are potentially long term friendships you have made there and it would be great for you to go on the 15th to solidify these friendships. I agree that something extra special might happen that night! So go!! ♥ Martha


  68. MT said

    Thanks for “The Hair” pic. You know how I love that hair. The combination of that jet black hair and his beautiful complexion, plus those gorgeous gold/green eyes is so striking.

    I miss that hair. And I miss that golden voice.


  69. marlie7 said

    Gayle #60 – “only those who are able to hear it will hear it.” So true!

    Abrra #65 – and the five o’clock shadow is quite nice, too!


  70. Abrra said

    Its nice that one picture gives so many gifts 😉

    I tossed a couple of pics to the sidebar today. Dare anyone to pick them out! hehe



  71. djafan said

    Gladys, escucha con tu corazon, con el alma a los consejos de tus David amigas y amigo (rooster/aka ray)

    Luego hablamos ♥

    Only those that were meant to hear will hear, the chosen, the ongoing “what the heck is happening hear” question. I guess only time will tell. I know David’s is the only voice that makes me feel so whatever it is I’m sticking around 🙂

    New video! Los Pastores


  72. SandyBeaches said

    David is taking part in a number of Christmas performances and so many people are fortunate to hear his wonderful voice perhaps for the first time.

    Gladys has also been lucky to have met him and been present at the devotionals. I believe that he will be performing again during his time in Chile especially at Chrustmas time. So very many have never been to a concert so it is a special opportunity for all of us who have the opportunity.

    David is there for another 15 months and as ever will surprises people with the news that he is singing in different places.

    The videos have been posted on several
    sites and Christmas videos traditionally are so appreciated and enjoyed.



  73. bluesky said

    Ummmm Abrra. ^_^

    The ‘hair’ one from today… and …. maybe… the red sofa?

    I don’t check them all the time, but the red sofa is new to me.


  74. bluesky said

    I also wonder about the white shirt with mike (left side) and the red and white scarf one?

    *_* You have me seeing things!


  75. Abrra said

    #73 You are correct!! DING! DING! DING!

    You must spend a lot of time memorizing them 🙂



  76. Loving that pic’pick’ Abrra Tuesday hair,Wednesday hair, any day of the week, it works for me `sigh`
    ( missing those sideburns too) Hope they jump on Davids head when he returns.:)))

    Gladys {{{hugs!}}}
    hope you hear news from Mr.McKinley..meanwhile, take care of yourself and do what is best for Gladys♥
    ♫.”rest your head, you worry too much, it’s gonna be alright….♫♪ when times get rough,you can fall back on us”


  77. gladys1961 said

    When I came from the airport to my house, I had been thinking I needed some sign to see David again.
    Suddenly I see this picture from the window of the bus.

    Today I bought the tickets to Chile, now just need to book the hotel. Chile, waiting for me again.


  78. gladys1961 said

    This is a wider view


  79. gladys1961 said

    Here is an article of my country, with interactive pictures so you can see this temple inside it’s beautiful.


  80. stenocruiser said

    Gladys — so pleased that you came to this decision. I’m sure it’s the right one and everyone will be happy to see you. The temple pictures are lovely, thank you. Vaya con Dios and have lots of fun.


  81. bluesky said

    Gladys – you amaze me.

    Abrra ….. what?

    (I really do not have that good of a memory, it is just that with Elder A. you may as well be posting pictures of my kids!)


  82. djafan said


    lol Bluesky…you find David mixed in with my kids and grandkids 🙂



  83. ((((Gladys))))


  84. Jen A Iowa said

    #34 vid, Magnifico. I just hopped on board the last train to Gahsville. Meet me at the station in 2014! ❤


  85. Angelica said

    Gladys, I have carried a prayer in my heart for you for days and now you have me in tears. You are such a special lady. Vaya con Dios. Go with God, back to Chile, back to David, and to those who are waiting for you with open hearts and arms. I don’t blame them for loving you. I love you! and I’ve never even met you. (((big ♥ hug)))


  86. djafan said

    New Video!

    Uploaded by MormonTabChoir· Published on Dec 11, 2012

    Silent Night – David Archuleta and the Orchestra at Temple Square


  87. sweetonDA said

    Gladys, eso es una gran señal, y hermoso también! Tan feliz que se haya decidido a ir. Mis oraciones han estado con usted para que usted pueda tomar la decisión correcta. Sé que todo el mundo se le alegra que hayas venido, como se le alegra también. Como Angélica dijo: “Ve con Dios, de vuelta a Chile, de nuevo a David, ya los que te están esperando con el corazón abierto y los brazos.”

    Abrra, loving all the pictures, expecially #65


  88. bebereader said

    Glad you made your decision. What's most important is your happiness.

    Join us for Nandito Ako chat at 10PM Eastern tonight!

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  89. Abrra said

    WTG David for winning ASAP 24K Gold Award for “Forevermore”


    “ASAP’s 24K and Platinum Awards pay tribute to the best of OPM as it honors artists who have made significant achievements in the Philippine recording industry.
    On December 2, 2012, ASAP welcomed the newest members who joined the elite circle of OPM artists who have reached Gold and Platinum status locally and internationally in recordings from November 2011 to November 2012.”



  90. bluesky said

    Abrra! That is SO cool!

    No one deserves it more than David Archuleta! Congratulations!

    I wonder … does someone know how to make a congrats e-card that we could send to him? Do we do that via Kari? How is it done? I don’t know anything about that kind of thing.
    I guess I can just send him an extra one in the mail? Wow. I am so very happy for him. If I were Snoopy, I would be doing a happy dance.


  91. lovnangels said

    Gladys – so happy you are going back to Chile to see our David! We are so blessed to have you as our emissary! Thank you. Please give David all our love.


  92. Abrra said


    Alejandro Angulo



  93. bluesky said

    He looks so happy and proud to be there. Proud of the people he sees, of their radiance. Oh, Elder A. I am so very happy for you.

    And by the way… I would really love to have all the songs you sung. I would not mind buying the whole DVD if it were available.

    I am holding out for the full HD of the Prayer.


  94. tawna21 said

    Gladys, I’m so happy you’ve made your decision to go back. God bless you and be with you. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the Buenos Aires Temple. It is beautiful!

    Abrra #92!! I’ve been watching this lots this evening. It is beyond stunning!! I wish there was a way to pull the Silent Night from it in mp3. It’s gorgeous!


  95. tawna21 said

    And yes, bluesky, The Prayer!


  96. jans11 said

    77 Gladys, beautiful sign from the Angels. Happy you decided to go! Safe travels! 🙂

    89 Congrats David!!!! You are so deserving! ♥

    92 🙂


  97. funfee said

    Congrats on your decision to go back, Gladys! I am sure you will not regret it! We will all be with you in spirit!


  98. Gladys!♥♥♥

    that video!! just so beautiful. Bluesky, yes! “He looks so happy and proud to be there. Proud of the people he sees, of their radiance.”

    A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case a video.
    7:52-7:59 is all I have longed to see for 8 months.Watching him as he lovingly scans the crowd,seeing the light in his eyes,and the visible pride in the man standing on that stage will now remain with me for the rest of his journey. I have goosebumps.


  99. mlpb3 said

    Skydancer1x – Your description of David’s look was perfect. Its what we love about him.

    Martha ♥


  100. djafan said

    I was surprised to see this mention on the Hollywood reporter. (scroll down)

    With so much holiday cheer in the air, below is a roundup of a few more yuletide offerings from Idol alums:

    Season seven runner-up David Archuleta gave fans in Santiago, Chile a treat performing a rare set of spiritual carols, including this beautiful version of “O Holy, Night.”

    Happy Holidays Worshippers! Let us know what your favorite holiday performances are in the comments!
    Twitter: @MicheleAmabile


  101. poof said

    First of all, Gladys, I haven’t yet thanked you for so beautifully sharing your experiences in Chile. They mean a great deal to more people than you can imagine. Enjoy your next visit and we will be waiting to hear all about it.

    Secondly, Dear Abrra, Thank you so much for all your hard work making available to us the recordings of the concert in Santiago.

    This morning I have been painting, so I put on the mp3 of the spanish “Oh Holy Night”. I have now listened to it on repeat,, perhaps,,30 times? What is so funny, I then came back and checked in here, saw Djafan’s mention of the tape and of course, sat and listened to it again. 🙂 It is really good,, I like it,, Oh my.


  102. Angelica said



  103. djafan said

    Hey Angelica,

    I see you found my retweet. Interesting one….


  104. Angelica said

    Happy 12/12/12 to all! What a wonderful time it is to be alive and enjoying the gifts we have been offered so generously. I was still stuck in the stunning performance of O Holy Night when what to my wondering eyes should appear? A splendiferous HD mash-up of Concierto de Navidad! Love from above.


  105. djafan said



  106. Abrra said

    Tawna #94

    I was able to “chop” out Silent Night.

    Silent Night Elder Archuleta NAVIDAD HQ.mp3

    Silent Night SpanishElder Archuleta NAVIDAD HQ video.mp4

    Abrra 471 days


  107. bluesky said

    Abrra = magic music fingers


  108. djafan said

    Brazil ~

    Elder David Archuleta Sings Christmas Concert at Temple in Santiago, Chile

    The Christmas performance was held in the gardens of the temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, on December 8, 2012. was a great night of music, dance, and reflection on the birth of Jesus Christ. Archuleta David, then Elder Archuleta, who is serving as a full-time missionary in this part of South America since March this year, attended the concert singing carols.

    Other singers also had their cameos as Rebeca Lopez and Lorena Reyes. Elder Jorge F. Zeballos, First Counselor in the Area Presidency South America, South left a Christmas message.


  109. Abrra said

    I can’t get this out of my head so I made a ringtone for my iPhone. It’s in the ringtone folder of the Candy Jar.

    Diviiinaaa! OHN chile.m4r

    Abrra 470 days


  110. Angelica said

    Dat der is one diviiiiiiiiinaaaa ringtone! Thanks Abrra. 🙂


  111. Angelica said

    Just got this email from the very talented and gracious PaulaFOD, who wanted to share this award with all of you who made it possible by helping out with a very special cause. Here is the painting she auctioned for the camp with your donations and the link to her article printed here.


    Congratulations Paula and all David’s one-of-a-kind fans!

    Hi everyone!

    I wanted to thank all of you at Fans of David, The Voice, and Archuleta Fanscene for the support you gave The Singer and the Song Project this summer and let you know some exciting news.

    I have received notification from Camp ASCCA that I am this year’s recepient of the Ina Watson Special Appreciation Award. This award is given by Camp ASCCA each year to one person has made significant contributions to camp, both financial and in other ways of support. Although my husband and I have supported camp for years, the letter specifically mentioned The Singer and the Song Project. Therefore…I do not consider this my award, but OUR award as a fanbase.

    I have written a note to Camp ASCCA thanking them for the work they do every day to make Camp a place of opportunity, acceptance, and independence. I also stated that the true recipients of this honor are those of you who were willing to make donations through this project. I had an idea, but those of you who supported the project with moral support and financial contributions made it happen. Please know that every bit of support was greatly appreciated by the Camp ASCCA staff, Board of Directors, and the amazing campers who benefit from your generosity.

    The award will get a mention in the next camp newsletter. The project was such a joy! We were able to share David with many people associated with Camp ASCCA…and I was able to share Camp ASCCA with you guys. My heart overflows.

    You guys at FOD, The Voice, and Archuleta Fan Scene were instrumental in helping to spread the word about the project. Thank you all for what you do for David and his fans every day.

    Much love to you all,



  112. stenocruiser said

    Oh my — The Prayer — new video — lovely!

    Claudia Pineda

    In the Candy Jar

    The PrayerConcierto Navidad David Archuleta y Rebeca Lopez.mp3


  113. 112. GAHHH!!


  114. Abrra said

    I found a new toy for balancing voice/music on my mp3 files. I redid a few and put them back in the Candy Jar.

    This one is much better now.

    My Kind of Christmas Tour 2011 FULL CONCERT(bluedots)MKOC2011.mp3

    The Prayer one in Steno’s post #112 is balanced too. Ms. Lopez was louder than Elder Archuleta. I could not allow this 🙂



  115. Angelica said



  116. jans11 said

    In my daily inspirational verse book these came up the last few days and to me it explains a lot about David:

    “When you enter the energy field of someone who’s connected to Spirit, you find yourself not only forsaking your uninspired ways, but also converting to their higher energy”.

    “Inspirational people aren’t interested in winning a popularity contest, especially when those who seek praise and recognition often do so to soothe feelings of insecurity”.

    “When you stay in vibrational alignment with Spirit, you find yourself less concerned with goals, outcomes winning and accumulations, and far more involved in the process of enjoying the activities of life”.

    “Trust your own intuition–no one else has to agree with you or even understand you. Remember, your goal is to feel good (God)”.


  117. Abrra said

    I had to copy and save those quotes! I named the file David Explained. 🙂



  118. MT said

    112. 2:25-3:01 Gahhh, His voice!! How gorgeous is that!?!

    116. Jan,
    That definitely sounds like David. 🙂

    Did I ever say thanks for all the hard work you do? Well, just in case I didn’t …

    THANKS. ♥


  119. MT said

    PS To ALL our lovely Admins who work hard to keep this wonderful site going. ♥ Thanks to each of you for all that you have done and continue to do. {{{Hugs}}}


  120. jans11 said

    Abrra, you’re a jewel! ♥ 🙂


  121. skydancer1x said

    I love you Abrra! :)))

    Jan,I love those quotes, and they certainly relate to David
    ““When you enter the energy field of someone who’s connected to Spirit, you find yourself not only forsaking your uninspired ways, but also converting to their higher energy”.

    amazing thing is that David can do that, through just his voice alone. gulp. he doesn’t even have to be present!
    that’s a dang big energy field:)))


  122. Abrra said

    OK Enough already 🙂



  123. Dayzee said

    Wow! Jan has found us a clue to the David enigma. Good job. I will certainly be pondering on those.

    Sky, an energy field that big could be scary if it weren’t related to David. I was deeply impressed with what you wrote about David at #98. That is such a beautiful portrait of David looking at his audience. I don’t know why I worry about a man so confident, serene and obviously acting upon what is in his heart.


  124. betsy said

    Came home from work tonight, checked around, found the new video of The Prayer, played it on my phone while eating. My husband, who has heard David a million times, asked “Who’s that singing?”
    Me: You mean the girl?
    Him: No, the guy.
    Umm, duh.
    It’s that deep register. He didn’t recognize him. He doesn’t sound THAT different, does he?

    Oh, Jan, I love those quotes. Vibrational alignment. Sounds like something Angelica once wrote. 🙂

    I think everyone is in a good mood today. Sounds like it. Lots of well deserved love and shout outs to Abs. She’s the reason I/we have perfect driving home from work music. After a really hard day. Mood shifter, up. ♥


  125. skydancer1x said

    Betsy, have to go with hubby on that one.I almost fell offa me chair when David came in on those first few notes!
    His range, from those low notes at the beginning, to the high notes at the end were amazing! (That ‘deep register’ sounds stronger to me)gorgeous.

    aw Dayzee ,what you said♥ Worry we do, don’t we? guess it comes with the territory,we’ve been doing it since we first fell in love with him, and we probably always will.


  126. tawna21 said

    Betsy #124….yes, a real mood shifter, up! There’s just nothing like driving with David singing to you! Hey! I was driving in town this morning and actually heard “Joy to the World” (David/MoTab) on the local radio station! I almost had to pull over to calm down. I didn’t, I just cranked the radio up to about level 20 and drove on!! 🙂
    The same station played “HYAMLC” a couple of mornings ago. I’ve given them a temporary reprieve… I’ll keep them on for awhile longer. 🙂


  127. SandyBeaches said

    ‘The Prayer’ duet should be recorded in a studio. How unfortunate for people worldwide who can not hear it.

    He is ready to sing with Bocellii. Just finishing off a dream as that is the level of beauty of his voice. It would be a grand day because everyone would see what we see.



  128. SandyBeaches said

    It actually should read “then everyone could hear what we hear”…



  129. Lynnella said

    SB #127, I was thinking the same thing. I’d also like to hear him sing Nessun Dorma, Pavarotti’s famous solo. If Aretha could do it, I know David could. Oh, the possibilities. They stagger the mind.



  130. SandyBeaches said


    I love the direction David is going with his voice. His song choices couldn’t make me smile any more.

    He is headed, on the way, to great places…He doesn’t keep us waiting as we can see!



  131. Lynnella said

    In case anyone would like to hear a version of Nessun Dorma by Bocelli, which is amazing, here is a link. I could see David singing this.


  132. Abrra said

    New post ——————————————————>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


  133. Andre said

    Gladys, you write in such a way that i’m still waiting for more!!. I smile every time I read that David laughed as a response to the food he got from you and the other people.

    And the message you gave to him was fantastic!! :D.


  134. Andre said

    Thank you, Abrra, for those mediafire files. I’m downloading them now! :D. I must say my favorite song of that saturday 8th concert is Oh Noche Santa and The Prayer comes second and so on.


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