The 26 year-old song writer and singer David Archuleta released his newest album Postcards in the Sky yesterday. His newest album have 8 additional soundtracks as well as songs from his 2017 EPs “Leo” and “Orion.”

David Archuleta served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 2 years in Chile putting his career on hold.

“You know a lot of people said, ‘You’re such an idiot for doing that! Why are you taking a break when you’re in a business when you have to keep the momentum going. You’re in something when you have to constantly engage with your audience or else people will forget you,’” he told PUSH in an interview.

Despite negative feedback, Archuleta told GMA News that the mission changed his life. “I will forever be grateful for that. It’s the greatest thing I’ve done in my life so far.”

David is currently in the Philippines and had his concert yesterday in Kia Theatre. While in the country he had participated in interviews and made appearances in TV shows in GMA and ABS-CBN.

When asked by GMA about life lessons he learned in the mission field he said:

“When I was in my mission in Chile, I didn’t have social media. That’s when I gained more confidence than I ever did because I wasn’t constantly comparing myself to other people. Sometimes we need breaks. I think we all need breaks. In my song ‘Numb’, which is on Postcards in the Sky, there’s a line that goes, ‘Everybody needs time away to wake up with the sun on their face.’You can share good things on social media, but we also need to have the strength and will to be able to put the phone away. And sometimes there’s that fear of missing out, but you know what, I did it. And I really found myself.”



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Josh Flores is a writer for Moroni Channel. He studies commercial law at De La Salle University and served his mission in Japan.
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