Then there's the Stout family, which is getting ready to send out its 14th missionary.
The family has spent years spent harvesting on their farm and gathering a small army of future missionaries around the breakfast table for family prayer and scripture study day after day after day.
That's at least the simple yet tried-and-true formula that worked for their family, say Wynn and Phyllis Stout, the parents of the Hurricane, Utah, family.
Under their direction, the 14th missionary of 16 children will soon be sent beyond the family farm to an unknown location to preach the gospel. Other children have served in locations that have included Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, El Salvador, Germany, Ecuador and nearly every region of the United States: Georgia, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and two in California — Fresno and Los Angeles.