The Chilean miners wanted to publicly thank God for their rescue, and they were able to do so with the help of Campus Crusade for Christ who designed the shirts based on input from the miners.
So, what exactly was on the shirts?
Of course, it's all in Spanish....
The front of the shirt says "Thank you Lord!"
The back of the shirt is Psalm 95:4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
And below that it reads "To God be the honour and the glory"
And on the sleeve, in really big red letters, it says "Jesus"!
I saw the word "Jesus" on the sleeve of their shirts during the rescue, but no newscasters mentioned anything about any of the other writing!
I love the quote by the youngest miner of the group, Jimmy Sanchez, who indicated that there were actually 34 in the mine "because God has never left us down here".
* Christian Post: Miners Clad in Jesus Shirts Give Glory to God
Christian Examiner: Chilean Miners Say 'Thank You, Lord' for their rescue
The Jesus Film Project website: Chilean Miners Glorify God
CNN: The Story Behind the Chilean Miners' Jesus T-Shirts
Charisma Magazine: Miners' Jesus T-Shirts Spark Flood of Interest
*My favourite article - love the reference to Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.