Hey family and friends,
Elder Koegler and I have been pretty busy this week with teaching, and it's been a really great week here in Riga. We have a baptismal date set with Dzintars for October 23rd. He's 45, and married with two daughters, but is still a little hesitant because his wife isn't really supportive of it all. We're praying that he is gong to get them to come to watch conference this weekend (in Russian) with the rest of the branch, and that might help them change their mind.
I just gotta say, my companion is definitely the best. Seriously, he's like the most humble guy I've ever met and is way focused on getting the work done, and fulfilling our purpose as missionaries. His Canadian-ness is pretty cool too, he actually says "eh" quite often haha. I've also found out that I make a way legit alfredo sauce, and some nice chicken enchiladas.
I think I mentioned this last week, but I am really liking Riga. It's about twice the size of Vilnius, and there are actually Russian people here. I don't know what else to write about this week, but things are just dandy here. I appreciate your love and prayers, I say it every week because I really mean it =)
Love, Elder Atkinson