The 21-year old singer embarked yesterday on his two-year journey, starting with basic missionary training, but not before leaving his fans a farewell video.
"It's been a very emotional last week," he said. "[This is] a decision everyone knows about but it's a very personal thing and I wanted to keep it that way. So I hope you guys respect that, and you guys have so I appreciate that." Archuleta will be back in two-years after serving in an undisclosed location.