One of the more well-known members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who is serving a mission, Elder David Archuleta, sang in the recent Santiago Chile Temple Christmas Concert. Elder Archuleta, a former American Idol contestant from Utah, performed four songs in Spanish during the performance that was broadcast live on LDS.org, including “O Holy Night,” “Mary, Did You Know?” “Little Drummer Boy,” and an a cappella version of “Los Pastores A Belén.”
David Archuleta performed in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's 2010 Christmas concert in Salt Lake City.
Elder Jorge F. Zeballos of the Seventy was in attendance and shared a Christmas message with the audience in Santiago.
Elder Archuleta has been able to share his talents several times while serving a two-year mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in Chile. While at the missionary training center in Provo, Utah, he participated in a choir that performed during a general session of general conference in April 2012. Elder Archuleta also sang during last year’s Christmas concert, Concierto de Navidad, in Santiago. He will return from his mission in the spring.
The entire concert, which runs more than 90 minutes, can be viewed on LDS.org.
More than 80,000 missionaries are serving in more than 400 missions throughout the world. Missionaries can be single men between the ages of 18 and 25, single women ages 19 and older, or retired couples. For more information, go to missionary program.