Mormon Newsroom Pacific reports the following:

 

American Idol Finalist to Mormon Missionaries: ‘Small and Simple Things Matter’

During a special devotional meeting on Wednesday, 12 August at the Redoubt Road Latter-day Saint meetinghouse in South Auckland, Mr Archuleta used his gift of music and the spoken word to share his faith in Jesus Christ and his belief that “through the small and simple things we do each day, great things can happen.”

Mr Archuleta gave examples from his own Latter-day Saint mission in Chile, South America, where doing the small and simple things—like approaching people he didn’t know, and inviting them to church services—felt awkward and was hard to do.

His advice to the missionaries was, “Even when it gets hard, even when you’re feeling down, even when it’s hard to make those decisions to keep going, please just pray, get on your knees and pray and just do it anyway. Those small and simple things bring about the work of the Lord.”

“You’ve been asked to be obedient,” he said. “You have been called to serve. You’ve been asked to be loving, to have charity, to be humble — and sometimes it’s hard to do that.”

Mr Archuleta was accompanied by Dr Brad Wilcox, an author and professor of education at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. Dr Wilcox brought to life, through audience participation and his gift of using humour while teaching, a well-known story from the Bible.

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The article also posted some pix 🙂

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David @ TOFW, New Zealand for the Living Proof Tour

David is also one of the presenters for the Time Out For Women, a worldwide community of like-minded, faithful women. On their website, you can see this posted —

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They also posted some pics on their Instagram account:

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We hope you loved your day at #tofwauckland! We wanted to post one last behind the scenes picture, because it's just the cutest thing we've ever seen. @davidarchie got to meet little miss M. backstage, and their faces together just made us grin. The TOFW Living Proof tour is headed to Denver and Sacramento next month! Pre-registration ends on Wednesday, so gather a group and join us! #tofwdenver #tofwsacrament

We hope you loved your day at #tofwauckland! We wanted to post one last behind the scenes picture, because it’s just the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. @davidarchie got to meet little miss M. backstage, and their faces together just made us grin. The TOFW Living Proof tour is headed to Denver and Sacramento next month! Pre-registration ends on Wednesday, so gather a group and join us! #tofwdenver #tofwsacrament

I understand he sang Be Still My Soul & Pride during the Living Proof Tour. Am excited to hear Pride 🙂

~ JR