As part of the new #LDSface2face, Facebook chats between the Youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with different LDS celebrities, David Archuleta hit the social media circuit with the messages of relying on the Lord and bringing His love to the children of God.
Most aspects of going on a mission are remarkably difficult. Just a few of the struggles that David faced included leaving his family for two years and being in a new place trying to express his testimony of the gospel in a new language. He chose to leave his family and everything that was familiar to him than to serve the Lord. He knew he would benefit immensely by going a mission so he went with the attitude that he was there to learn and serve.
David seemed to take to heart the council of General Relief Society President Linda K. Barton in her October 2012 General Conference address to “First observe, then serve”. He talked about how much he enjoys watching people interact with one another. David even expressed interest in possibly pursuing a career in psychology or sociology, “Anything with people watching.” People watching, for David, gave him a desire to understand people better and to help them in whatever ways he could. Understanding people’s struggles and needs helped David to better teach and love them.
[quote_right]”the biggest thing everyone wants to feel and looks for is to feel loved. They want to have a reason that they are here [on the Earth]…The more you feel [the] love [of the gospel of Christ], the more you want to love other people.”[/quote_right]
David’s biggest growing experience came from “not thinking about [him]self, focusing on serving other people is what brought [him] closer to God than anything else.” He continued, “the biggest thing everyone wants to feel and looks for is to feel loved. They want to have a reason that they are here [on the Earth]…The more you feel [the] love [of the gospel of Christ], the more you want to love other people.”
David expressed how the Lord expands on our powers to take on hard things and really love people despite it being very difficult. A lot of times, you need to “admit that you need the help of the Savior to love yourself and other people better,” then both your personal relationships and your relationships within church callings will grow exponentially.
David Archuleta’s missionary work and his continued dedication to the Lord’s work is a wonderful example to the youth. He was very excited after yesterdays interview and expressed his appreciation via Twitter.
Had an incredible experience with the chats! Thanks to everyone who tuned in and sent questions!! 🙂 🙂
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) June 25, 2014
To see quotes from the interview, visit the LDS.net Twitter feed or to view the full interview visit the Face to Face Facebook page. We look forward to hearing more from David as he continues adjusting back to normal life!