Scientology Increased Skydiving Instructor’s Sense of Adventure
To Scientologist Anjalique Gibson, life should be as exhilarating as skydiving. Her profile is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at www.Scientology.org .
Eighteen thousand feet above the Monterey Peninsula in central California, life looks a lot different than from the ground—especially when you are freefalling.
If any doubt, try taking a lesson from skydiving instructor and Scientologist Anjalique Gibson—who got into her death-defying profession on a dare.
“A friend bought me a jump for my birthday,” says Gibson. “I knew he did it as a challenge—so naturally I had to do it! And it was the most exciting thing I’d ever done. I never experienced such a sensation of freedom.”
That was in 1995.
Skydiving soon became Gibson’s favorite pastime, and to share the exhilaration of the sport with others she became an instructor. But as liberating as skydiving is, the heady effect is temporary, and Gibson knew when people drove home they were heading back to their problems.
“I had a lot of questions about life,” says Gibson. “I didn’t really think anything would resolve that.”
Four years ago, after hearing about Scientology on a TV show, Gibson enrolled on the Success Through Communication Course at the Church of Scientology of Mountain View, California.
“I was amazed how simple Scientology is and how easy it is to learn,” says the 42-year-old native Californian. “But best of all, it answered all my questions, and now I have tools to help people.”
“Now I can go up to anybody and get them to communicate to me,” she says. "If you don’t have really good communication with people, you don’t realize what you’re missing. And once you can develop that communication, there is so much more to life.”
“I’m really excited about life. I’m really excited about the future.”
View the Anjalique Gibson video at www.Scientology.org .
The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at Scientology.org now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.
A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.