How we got our start

Growing up in Trinidad and Tobago, Michelle and her family faced many hardship and struggles. She has seen what poverty looks like she has seen the need for divine intervention in the homes and lives of individuals. Inspired by her own experiences, the ministry’s first project began in her birth country of Trinidad and Tobago in December 2020.

Children Reading the Holy Bible

Team of Volunteers

Since our founding in 2020, Open Gates of Mercy Ministries has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. None of this could be accomplished without our team members below.


Michelle Ribiero Lilly - CEO


We came across Stacy and her family through a referral through a church.  She had lost all hope.  Open Gates of Mercy Ministry stepped in with assistance of prayer and food.  This is her testimony.

Stacy - San Frenando, Trinidad and Tobago