Just another cog or sprocket…

I was having a conversation recently regarding the low number of missionaries out of our ward in the past few years. One leader stated, “The young men are not to blame, the system failed.” He was referring to the weak young mens/scouting program, (in his opinion) that existed in the ward. He was not being critical of the “system” is its ideal form, just to be clear.

Are we just inputs plugged into a system, properly established and managed, will spit out celestial beings?