blackboardTook this picture at a Project 24 Rescue center school.  I think about it a lot.  Jesus says you need to calculate the cost of discipleship.  In Luke 14 we read.

27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? 31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.

Project 24 started because folks calculated what it would take to do what they felt Christ would want done.  They thought twice before they leapt but it was a leap of faith.  The calculations had less to do with success than with discipleship and the one who calls us to take up the cross.  The calculus of the disciple is the cross.

Project 24 is still going on and the rumors of its demise are exaggerated.  Those having trouble with donations please bear with us and keep trying.  We have had some difficulties over the last six months that we will detail in these pages, but the fact is Project 24 is very much at work and trying to follow the one who promised not to leave us as orphans.  (John 14:18)