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Saint Stephens Indian Mission Foundation

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MISSION ACTIVITIES

Christmas Creche

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Wanikiye Win

   St. Stephens has always been proud of its Christmas Creche done in a traditional American Indian style.  Wanikiye Win Loud Hawk grooms Mary for the Christmas nativity scene.

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Church Renovation

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Painting the interior walls

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Interior walls of St. Stephens Church damaged by old boiler

   St. Stephens Indian Mission hasn't undertaken any renovations to the church since the monumental three-stage remodeling project of 1995-1996.  Phase one of the project focused on the renovation of the church interior; the deteriorated church windows were the focal point of phase two and phase three of this endeavor rejuvenated the exterior of the church with fresh paint and symbols.
    But early in the spring of 2005, a slow, but disastrous process began within St. Stephens Church.  The walls of the church slowly began to discolor and look like they were being smoked.  It wasn't from "fire and brimstone" being preached from the pulpit, it was a crack in the old boiler that heated the church.  By the time the problem was pinpointed, the damage had been done.
    The refurbishing process was long and tedious, but St. Stephens Church has been renewed once again.  It is an artistically inspirational place for people who worship here.

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Nikki Comes Running Buck refreshed the designs on the exterior of the church

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Taking apart the heating units

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Painting the church steeple

St. Stephens Indian Mission Foundation
 
P.O. Box 278
 
St. Stephens, WY 82524-9989