After reading the preceding pages, you are probably wondering if what has been set forth are just flighty ideas and fantasies or are they realistic challenges?  Perhaps they are a mix of both.  For the past fifteen years I have been consumed with the notion that all things are possible with true love and dedication.  I have been tested beyond my greatest fears and still I rise.  Most of my time and modest income have served to sustain the World Peace Foundation.  Very, very, few have understood my approach to change.  My own mother who recently passed away at the age of 86 stated that she finally realized that I was on a mission.  

I want you to know that this journey into the wilderness in search of TRUTH has been painful and costly. a However, with the aid of seen and unseen powers, I have been able to arrive at a point where this infant, this wonderful fountain of love, has been introduced to you.

Whether our programs grow into maturity will depend on YOU.  A quotation from the book Star Woman, written my Lynn Andrews, has been placed below the sign announcing the World Peace Village.  It suggests that "A space must be created so that structures and beliefs can be suspended long enough to enable us to hear something new."  That space must be created in the heart first.  Old beliefs and ways must be set aside. Only YOU can do that.  I can only say and write words that will help you.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once suggested that "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve.  You don't have to have a college degree to serve.  You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.  You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve.  You don't have to know Einstein's Theory of Relativity to serve.  You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace - a soul generated by love."

Conventional approaches to change usually result in a return to the status quo.  This will happen when we experience the joy and fun of a simpler life of helping others.  The major difference in what the World Peace Foundation proposes and what currently exists is the unity of purpose, the openness to everyone, and the use of symbols to explain what has previously been unknown or misunderstood.

So hang in there!  Take a chance on universal love.  Whatever your faith, please be assured that this is a beautiful beginning and that YOU are a part of it.

Visit us on-line, by phone, or in person. Do not expect to find a modern facility with up to date equipment.  The road which leads to Genesis House, our home-office is currently filled with bumps and potholes.  However, those who have been here comment on the peacefulness of this place.  Our secret is that LOVE lives here.  Now you know the secret.                       

ABOUT THE FOUNDER                                                        a

a. . . 67 years ago

Joan Marie Guillory is a scientist, educator, administrator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.  She describes herself as simply a "country girl filled with love."  Joan graduated from Xavier University in New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science degree, trained as a medical technologist at Illinois Masonic Medical Center School of Medical Technology in Chicago, received a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA.  Additionally, she holds a Training Specialist Certificate from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and has pursued doctoral studies at the College of Education at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Joan Marie has lived and worked on both the East and West Coasts including a dental school, two medicala schools, three universities, a vocational school, a national federal agency, a public school, an alternative school, and numerous clinical laboratories. She presently maintains a small consulting practice. A volunteer with many community activities, she enjoys working with others to bring about change. She has completed ground school and served as an airport commissioner for the City of San Jose. "None of my accomplishments mean very much unless I use them in service to others," she asserts.

Joan Marie lives in the countryside of Opelousas, Louisiana, with a country boy and life partner, Wilfred Williams Jr., a cat named Spirit, and a dog name Bu Lett. Joan and Wilfred (June) enjoy Creole cooking and gardening.