David Archuleta Says Goodbye Before Embarking On Two-Year Mormon Mission

By: Becky Bain / March 29, 2012

David Archuleta will be spending the next two years in Chile as part of a mission for his church. “Wow,” tweeted the singer, “Things are really beginning to hit me. Can’t believe I’ll be leaving soon.” Before his departure, the American Idol alum took the time to record an emotional video farewell for all his fans. Watch it below. We’ll miss you, Archie!

“I’m going to miss my family, I’m going to miss to keep in touch with them, but also… I am going to miss to be able to talk to all of you, and let you know what’s going on, sharing my thoughts and weird random things that I’m doing or thinking about,” said David to his fans. “I appreciate that you guys have still been here.”

David Cook wished all the best for his Season 7 Idol friend on Twitter. “Everyone go show @DavidArchie some love. He leaves for his 2 year long mission tomorrow. Best wishes, Archie!”