Monday night, during the Salt Lake City, Utah, stop of his My Kind of Christmas tour, David Archuleta announced that he'll take a two-year break from his music career to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
David wiped away tears, and the hometown crowd enthusiastically applauded, as he said: "It's not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that I no longer want to do music anymore, but it's because it's the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life. It's just the same feeling that I've always followed, tried to follow in my life. It's the feeling that has allowed me to have the opportunities that I've had, the challenges that I've overcome and the blessings, too. And I've learned to trust that feeling, and I've learned that I need to answer when it calls. And that is the reason why I know I need to do this in my life."
To watch the video of his announcement, click HERE.