Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Keep Praying

Joeys current status:

* Fever is below 100.
* His blood infection is subsiding.
* He started to get fluid in his lungs, but the fluid is now starting to go away. One lung looks great.
* He now has a tracheal tube.
* He has a feeding tube through his nose.
* Has been asleep since the tracheal tube.

Bad News:
Today was a hard day. Met with the Doctor, Social Worker, and Head Nurse. The news they gave us was primarily negative. They said his vegetative state may be permanent. Initially they said only two parts of his brain were impacted, now they are saying more of his brain suffered damage. Occipital Lobe, and Parietal Lobe. They are also stating since his Cerebral Cortex was damaged, if he did awake, he may have a personality change, and may lose perceptual awareness. There is no surgery, no medication, nothing that can be done to help regenerate, or repair his brain. Now we are just in a waiting game

Good News:
We continue to rely on God, and know he will be healed. There are some fundamental questions we are asking ourselves.
One - Does God Exist? We know this is a big yes.
Two - Would God want Joey to remain in this state? Answer is no. If Joey is to be a testimony, and tell people about God's healing power, how can Joey do this in his current state.

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

Three - Why would God allow Joey to come back if there was not a purpose? Joey's heart stopped for 6 minutes. As of now, there have been total transformations in family members, friends, and faith. We know that if we press in, and hold fast on God's promises, Joey will be 100% restored.

Even though he is unable to move, or talk physically, he is still speaking to us. Sometimes doubt sets in, and the reality that he may be like this forever hits us, but this is quickly dismissed because we know that with God all things are possible. And there is no way we can ever accept this. With every fiber of our soul we know he will be healed. Some word to stand on:

Isaiah 53:5 - by his wounds we are healed.
Luke 1:37 - For nothing is impossible with God.
Ps. 103:3 - Who heals all your diseases.
Acts 9:34 - ..Jesus Christ heals you. Arise.. .

An answer for the doctors, and nurses that are full of bad news:
Luke 18:27 - Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."

We ask your support:
* To assist Joey's family financially. Any donation is welcome. No amount is to small. We just ask that you help anyway you can. (Please use the paypal link below.) We want to continue to help Joey's wife until Joey is able to return to work. To those who have donated thank you so so much.
* Please continue to lift him up in prayer. We continue to petition God for a full restoration.


  1. Dearest Nava Family,
    Joey's testimony has not been halted because of his condition. Although he may not be able to rise up and proclaim that he is healed YET, he is continually testifying of God's grace and mercy.

    "For I consider that the sufferings if this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us... For we are saved in this hope, but a hope seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance." Romans 8:18, 24

    Sometimes the testimony is not in the destination, but in the journey itself. This long arduous path is being lit by the footsteps of faith, by which you are asked to follow and persevere in daily.

    I am standing with you in prayer, petitioning a holy, sovereign God to restore Joey to you. And for his doctor's, I pray that they will be supernaturally guided in helping Joey to gain health and that when this is over, they will bear witness to the healing power of God.

    "For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true, but every man a liar..." Romans 3:3-4

    "He did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was able to perform..." Romans 5:20

    With love,

  2. They have to tell you the bad stuff. And they have to say it can be really bad... BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW FOR SURE!!!!! But I'm with your family. You don't have to accept that. I have heard bad news so many times, where it has turned around and they have actually amazed doctors! Where there is a will, there is a way!!!! I also believe in miracles. Don't you??? Never give up hope! NEVER! Stay strong, and when you are weak, you can always come lean on us! We will give you the strength to turn you around and be strong again! I LOVE YOU!!!! KEEP TALKING TO HIM!!!! LAUGH, SMILE - Bring him all the positive energy you can!!!!!

  3. Christine thank you so much for your uplifting words of encouragement and for continuing to pray and believe with us for my brother. Joey is very strong and we serve the almighty God who is the ultimate doctor.
    @ Lisa that is so true about the doctors & we will continue to stand on our faith and know that God will pull him through. Thank you to everyone for all the support and for the donations that have come in. Love & Prayers
    ~ Raquel (Joey's Sister)