The making of a Mercy Mattress

These aren’t just any mattresses, these are Mercy Mattresses! They are made by survivors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and they are made for prisoners, many of whom were perpetrators of the genocide.

The mattresses come complete with a Bible verse printed on them.

One of the Bible verses is Matthew 11:28 – Come to me all who are weary, and I will give you rest.

Another is Acts 2:21 – Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved

So, these mattresses speak of forgiveness, mercy, love and care; and they also are a means of earning money for the makers, and a means of getting a better night’s sleep for the prisoners.

Seems like a win win win project!

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