What Elder David Archuleta is up to on his LDS mission in Chile
Published: July 18, 2012 03:58PM
Updated: July 18, 2012 05:56PM


On July 15, David Archuleta sang 5 songs in Spanish at a Devotional in Chile.

This was an event for LDS singles, although fans from as far as Argentina attended. See poster: http://twitpic.com/a3gb1s

Here is a translation by Bing of most of the FaceBook page set up by organizers:

Sunday, July 15, 2012
6: 00 pm until 8: 00 pm in UTC-04 Center Jas Rancagua, AV. Greece 319

We invite you to participate in our next great Devocional Center Jas Rancagua. This time the music will be the main guest.We will have the opportunity to hear a: Elder Archuleta, Elder Coello, Elder Jara, Elder Taylor, Cotton sister, sister Johnson, Christopher Godoy, Paul lamb and the choir of the Rancagua Jas Center.KEYNOTE speaker: James D. MacArthur, President of the Chile Rancagua mission. With the theme “The Mission of our Savior Jesus Christ”Hope to see you!

Kids I know that perhaps I’m not one to say it, but I hope not to forget what is the real meaning of a devotional, don’t forget that Elder Archuleta is serving a mission and that deserves respect, you should know that it is not any man, has a special deal with every man and woman who were called upon to serve, for those who do not know, if you have the possibility to be welcomed for women is only the hand. I understand that they are fans, but they also understand our rules. Indeed I hope everything will go well and come many with heart ready to listen, to spend a pleasant moment, and to be in contact with our Heavenly Father, hugs"

So, attendees were given instructions to only shake Elder Archuleta's hand. No hugging or kissing.

No videos of David's performances were allowed, although apparently, some secret videos were made of him singing.

Afterwards, there was something of a "meet and greet". See photos:

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/DimeSavania/status/224691523105726466?photo=1
https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/DimeSavania/status/224677492680699906?photo=1
http://twitpic.com/a8gxj1
http://instagram.com/p/NH27Qhu5Zi/

Some girls took video of the meet and greet. See 1:27 of video: http://twitpic.com/a8ujmq

I can't understand their Spanish but they seem pretty excited. You'd think this was an Archie concert rather than a religious event. I guess Archie is a pop star first regardless of where he goes.