Several decades ago in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, says Hyacinth (Banks) Stevens, God was shaping her heart. She
was becoming a youngster who shared Jesus in the inner-city streets near her congregation, the former Burnside Mennonite Church. At the same time in the neighboring borough of Manhattan, says Benjamin Stevens, God was shaping his heart as well. He was developing into a youngster who grew in his walk with God and was baptized at the former Seventh Avenue Mennonite Church.