A group of United States Marines at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, is currently going through the Bible in 90 Days (B90). They are part of the VMM 261 (Raging Bulls), a Marine Medium, Tiltrotor Squadron (V 22 Osprey). The class sessions are being led by Staff Sergeant Bryce Rogers, who serves as the Avionics Senior Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (SNCOIC). Staff Sergeant Rogers previously went through B90 in his home congregation.
As they conclude their deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, some of the Marines thought that B90 would be a good way to end their time of service in Afghanistan. As the Marines of VMM 261 are nearing the end of their deployment, their APO address for shipping will soon close. This made shipping B90 Bibles, Participants’ Guides, and DVDs virtually impossible.
This brought the unofficial Marine motto: “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome” into play for the Marine participants and for the Scripture Awakening staff as well. The question for the staff was, “How do we make these materials available in this situation?” The question for the participants was, “How can we insure our successful completion of B90 without all of the materials available?”