South Africa October 3rd-15TH, 2024

Ministry trip with Serve the Nations and 2 rivers church

Serve the Nations (STN), led by Brian Blount, and 2 Rivers Church, along with Gordon Cowan, and Nadia Benbernou are partnering together to offer this ministry trip opportunity to get hands-on equipping in healing and empowered evangelism in beautiful Cape Town and the Western Cape, of South Africa.

Brian has been ministering in South Africa since 2013. In each trip since, he and the teams he has taken have seen the kingdom of God break in powerfully! Hundreds and hundreds of people have made decisions for Christ through signs and wonders, healings, and miracles. During these ministry trips, we’ve witnessed the blind seeing, the deaf hearing, the crippled walking, and many other powerful kingdom encounters in the streets, townships, malls, restaurants, beaches, and churches.

These are life-changing trips; you will experience the beautiful people and culture of South Africa, enjoy great food, make lifelong friends, and have lots of fun while being equipped in empowered evangelism and living a lifestyle of putting Jesus on display with love and power.

The uniqueness of these trips lies in the hands-on equipping you will experience. You will have opportunities and training to see the sick healed through your hands and to lead people into the heart of Jesus through the power and demonstration of the gospel. You will also have the opportunity to learn to equip others to do the same.

About Brian Blount


Brian has spent over twenty-five years equipping and training individuals, teams, and churches in Jesus’ mission, message, and ministry in healing and power evangelism, both nationally and internationally. Brian was a part of planting Crestwood Vineyard Church where he has served as senior pastor and currently serves as the head of Serve the Nations, the missions outreach of Crestwood Vineyard. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, with his wife Jeanine and their six children (including triplets). 

Brian is the author of two books on power evangelism entitled From the Sanctuary to the Streets and Putting Jesus on Display with Love and Power. His heart is to equip and empower ordinary, everyday believers and churches to live a lifestyle of putting Jesus on display with love and power. The goal of Serve the Nations is to serve from the local church to the local church.

About gordon cowan

Gordon is a businessman, who is currently the CEO of HighRel, Inc. and CFO of HiCon Global. He proclaims that God owns his businesses, and when interviewing people for jobs, this is part of the conversation. Gordon had a radical encounter with Jesus in 2008, which completely changed the trajectory of his life in his pursuit to know God in more intimate ways. He has traveled the world for business, ministry and personal time, traveling to over 55 countries. One of the most gratifying ministry trips, was teaching in the underground churches in Afghanistan. Gordon moves in deliverance, power evangelism and healing. Gordon is married to his wife Deborah and has two dog children. Gordon and Deborah run a foundation called Redeemer Outreach foundation, which helps provide support for missionaries and feeding programs around the world.

About Nadia BenBernou


Nadia Benbernou is a missionary serving with Heidi Baker / Iris Global in Northern Mozambique. She is helping to start Iris university there, and also serves as Heidi’s executive assistant in Pemba. Her heart burns to see the mature sons of God birthed in the earth and to prepare the Bride of Christ for the return of Jesus. She also travels and preaches to equip the Body of Christ to do the works that Jesus did and to step into the greater works He said we would do. Nadia moves strongly in the prophetic and healing, and naturally flows in divine appointments to people from all walks of life and equips others to do the same.

Before entering into full-time ministry, she worked for 8 years as a software engineer at Google. She also has a PhD in mathematics from MIT, which is where she met Jesus and her life was radically transformed. She has  been trained and ministered extensively with Ken Fish, Robby Dawkins, and Brian Blount.

About Angie Whiting


Angie has a heart to see identity and authority restored to all of God’s kids. She has eleven years of experience in Sozo, an inner healing ministry, and is the Sozo Facilitator at Crestwood. Angie has been the Associate Pastor at Crestwood since 2019 and serves as the director of pastoral care ministries and also oversees our office and facility administration. Angie is the administrator for Serve the Nations missions trips. Along the way, she left her heart in South Africa as she fell in love with the people there while ministering. Angie’s a single mom of two adult young men. Her favorite past-time is hanging out with family and friends and a glass of South African wine.


A deposit of $250.00 will be due 5 days after your acceptance to the trip.  The cost for each trip is $2650.00.

The trip fee includes the $250.00 non-refundable deposit*, as well as lodging, domestic transportation (including the 2 in-country flights, any vehicle rentals, fuel, Ubers or the like), meals, a cultural experience and any trip materials.

In addition to your trip cost, you will be responsible for your international travel costs to and from your host city, passport and visa fees, personal spending money, gratuities where appropriate (waiters, bus drivers, housekeeping, etc.), country exit tax, and immunizations where required. Medical travel insurance will also be required for all team members. There are many options to purchase medical travel insurance, and plans range in price from $30 and up. More information can be found in the team packet.

*If for any reason STN must cancel this trip, all payments made will be refunded, minus any expenses incurred on your behalf. You can also choose to apply any payments to a future trip with STN. In the event you cancel your trip before March 27, 2024 any payments made will be refunded, minus any expenses incurred on your behalf and the $250 deposit. If a team member cancels on or after March 27,2024, all refunds will be forfeited. Cancellations must be done in writing via email to We will make every effort to make exceptions for cancellations when appropriate. Our desire is never to cause financial hardship for our team. Refunds will not be made until after the trip is completely over.

(Button will take you to Crestwood Vineyard to apply. STN is the missions outreach of Crestwood Vineyard.)

Next steps

  1. Fill out the online application on Crestwood Vineyard’s site. Applications are now open until the trip is full. Spots for this trip will fill up fast and will be first come first served. In the event we need a pastoral reference, please send us contact information for your pastor/leader so we can get that information back as quickly as possible.While your application and pastoral reference hold your spot for the trip, please note they DO NOT guarantee acceptance for any Serve the Nations ministry trips. We prayerfully consider each applicant and fit for our trips.
  2. Look for an additional email with further instructions! Once we have received your application, deposit, and pastoral reference (where applicable), you will receive an approval email with further trip details and instructions regarding payment.
We are excited about this trip and having you join us! Please contact Angie Whiting if you have any questions at

(Button will take you to Crestwood Vineyard to apply. STN is the missions outreach of Crestwood Vineyard.)

Testimonies from those who have come on STN trips

Some Healing videos From South Africa

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