Lakewood, Sunday, 27 April 2014
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched and one who waters will himself be watered !
Becoming a miracle!
Today message is great. Telling us to be a miracle for other people. We can be a miracle just doing something small like word of encouragement, taking somebody to church or paying somebody for a meal.
Joel Osteen gave an example, when he was buying a to go food in a restaurant with his son he saw a well dressed gentleman sitting in one of the tables and he felt that he had to greet him so he approached him and asking how he was doing and he said he was not doing well. Joel told him that things would get better for him. And after a couple of months Joel received a letter from him telling that he was in the lowest time of his life, he was facing a divorce. After hearing those words of encouragement he was lifted and felt at peace.
Many years ago I remembered telling my mom how Cheng Tham’s sister committed suicide in Canada. She felt depressed after moving from Singapore with her family. Her life changed and her husband job was not as good as it was in Singapore and she had no close family members to talk to. She wanted to get a talisman, ‘hu’ from a temple, nobody sent one to her.
My mom told me if somebody had listened to her and sent her the talisman from a temple, she might have still been with us today. Please try to be a miracle to others before it is too late.
Sunday, 20 April 2014 message from Joel Osteen is awesome. IT IS NOT OVER. And he gave an example of Daniel from Chicago who has been healed from brain cancer. He was very strong to fight his illness because he was impacted by Joel Osteen’s messages that he watched on TV.
On April 16, 2014 I met and had a chat with Faith, a registered nurse who happened to be a Lakewood goer. She told me that last year his father was hospitalized for two months in India and the medical report said it was over or a slim chance to be cured and she visited him for two weeks and she told me that she had heard a lot of positive and successful stories while attending Lakewood so she started praying for his healing.To her surprise that her father is now back to work normally. We can now imagine how Lakewood impact people all over the world. Please start praying over your friends and family members who need it. Everybody can pray for other people, not only a pastor.
I called Liana, my customer who bought a Mazda 3 about three years ago yesterday and congratulated her on her Birthday. And I asked her if she needed a new vehicle for her husband. She said she just bought one from A Mazda dealer closer to her house about 9 months ago a 2014 Mazda CX 5 touring but they preferred the Grand Touring, top of the line. And that Mazda dealer could not help her to trade up. So I asked her to come and bring in her Mazda CX 5 so that I could have it appraised and she said she would be able to come later in the evening. She came by with her husband and traded it up to the Grand Touring with us with probably about $50 more in monthly payment. They were very happy with the new 2014 Mazda CX 5 Grand Touring. A phone call on a birthday congratulations led to a sale.
Last Thursday my customer Rodgers came back for the 2014 Mazda CX 5, service loaner demo which we sold as pre-owned vehicle. I managed to switch to the color they wanted silver on a service loaner.
At the sales tower when Santos asked me questions while he was penciling the payments. I told him that they expected special rates from Mazda since he was initially came in on a new 2014 Mazda CX 5 at 0.9% for 60 months and 1.9%. Edgard, our finance manager said that we do not have special rates on pre-owned vehicles and I was not supposed to tell them that we had it. I did not say anything about the rates to the customers. So Aaron took the initiative to explain it to my customers and they seemed to be okay. And they went to finance office and signed the rate at 1.79% with Capital One which is lower than the special rates from Mazda.
If I had told my customers that we did not have the incentivized rates, I would have lost that deal to other dealers.
Two days ago I just saw on my linked-in , Xavier , one of my connections popped up he has just relocated to Houston. So I wrote welcome to Houston. He replied saying that his wife was not happy with her 2013 Hyundai Elantra and would like to trade in with a new 2014 Mazda CX 5. And I asked him to bring in the Elantra today and we made a deal. And his wife is now happy with the new 2014 Mazda CX 5.
Today, Friday, 20 December 2013 at around 4 pm we had a sales meeting and Aaron emphasize to sell the vehicles in stock and not to do the dealer trade. He even told us we may have to stop doing dealer trade.
My customer, Bhas came in to have his second oil change done. While waiting he came in to use the invitation for test drive which I emailed him? he test drove the 2013 Mazda Miata and liked it. And we gave him a trade in value on his 2012 Mazda 3 at $12500. But he was on his way to his appointment and could not show him all the numbers. Hope we could get him back soon.