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June 18, 2019
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 18, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- Introducing the book GOD & SPIES, GM Matheny - Based on a true story - Firsthand account of a US Navy diver who tapped a Soviet underwater military cable.
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CIA Release - "Ivy Bells ... an undersea cable linking one part of the Soviet Union to the other across the Sea of Okhotsk, was bugged by a device set out by a submarine. A submarine pulled near it and frogmen went out and attached a device ...." (Declassified 2011/12/21 - Document Creation Date: December 22, 2016) Operation Ivy Bells is considered the most dangerous operation of the Cold War, requiring personal approval of the president to enter Soviet territorial waters.
"Honour thy father" - How did I end up as a navy diver, four hundred feet down in a frigid Siberian sea? I made my dad upset when I wrecked a brand-new car, so I joined the navy because he wanted me to. Without realizing it, I began to obey the Bible -- "Honour thy father." While in the navy I became a diver, again to please my dad. He liked watching the TV program Sea Hunt, starring Lloyd Bridges. I thought this will make him proud of me and put a smile on his face.
I was saved in the navy. -- There is a clear presentation of how I went from trusting in good works to trusting Christ for my salvation.
In Siberia I surrendered to serve God -- I was one of 20 daredevil divers, jockeying to be chosen for a top-secret saturation dive. I prayed, 'Lord, I will give my life to you and serve you if you let me make this dive.' But I had the impression He only wanted to know one thing: 'What if I do not let you? Will you serve me anyway?'
I won my dad -- The day my dad was saved I told why I went into the navy and became a diver. I had never told him before that I had done these things to make him happy.
GM Matheny, a navy saturation diver on the nuclear submarine USS Halibut SSN 587 and received the Legion of Merit for a special operation. He graduated from Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in 1979. Since 1991 he and his wife, Nancy, have served as missionaries in Romania.
GOD & SPIES, Book sold on Amazon.com, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079K4BNMX
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