• Thomas Bonifield

New Film Profiles Pilots Taking the Gospel to "Ends of the Earth"

Updated: Aug 11

This faith-based documentary hits the big screen for a limited engagement in the fall.

A Mission Aviation Fellowship aircraft sits on an airstrip in Papua New Guinea. Image: MAF Doc LLC.

In keeping with Jesus' entreaty in the Book of Acts 1:8 that the Apostles be His witnesses "to the ends of the earth," Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has been flying into remote corners of the globe to share the Good News of salvation for 75 years. The documentary Ends of the Earth, which borrows its name from the aforementioned Scripture, will tell that group's story when it releases in October.


Betty Greene (center) poses for a photo during a mission trip. Image: MAF Doc LLc.

Operating more than 120 aircraft in 27 countries, MAF has been active since Christian pilot Betty Greene flew its first mission back in 1946, becoming a pioneer in what is known as the mission aviation movement. The organization uses its fleet of small planes and helicopters to shuttle missionaries, doctors and aid workers into distant and impoverished communities in the Caribbean, Africa and Asia in an effort "to reach isolated people so they can be changed by the love of Jesus Christ," as a press release for the film puts it.


Ends of the Earth will dive into MAF's history as well as profile current staff and partners who are doing the Lord's work by spreading the Gospel. It is to play in a two-day special engagement - October 18th and 21st - put on by Fathom Events, a joint venture between AMC, Regal and Cinemark, which are America's three largest theater chains. You can find a location in your area via this link to the group's website and the trailer below will give a sense of what to expect.