What is 'Christeen'?

What is 'Christeen'?

What is 'Christeen'?

Christeen is a Catholic charismatic service, which came into existence a few decades ago through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, to guide our children, whom God has given us as a precious gift. The word “Christeen” is a combination of two words –Christ and Teen. Ms. Marykytty PV, a college teacher by profession, pioneered the founding of Christeen in association with Biju Thomas and Santhosh Thomas. As she discerned her vocation to start a ministry for children, she resigned her job and dedicated her whole life for this ministry organizing, preaching, and leading youth and children in India and many countries around the world.


As we reflect on the steady growth of Christeen’s lay ministry amidst many challenges, we felt that it was very similar to how God led Israel in the desert. Thirty years ago, Christeen began its services in a thatched tent in the property of Thomas family. It was a low-lying flood-prone area and that was all we could afford at that time. Our resources were meagre, but our spirit, devotion, and passion were sky-high. Conducting programs for children in the extreme heat and torrential rain always tested our tenacity, but our spirit and God’s grace prevailed. The spiritual fruits of our programs and transformative impact on children prompted generous support of time, treasure and talent from benefactors near and afar. Thanks to such overwhelming support, we have today a Retreat Center that can accommodate up to thousand participants under one roof.  By the grace of God, the expansion of the facility and programs are continuing. Halleluiah! 

The growth of Christeen ministry has been nothing but miraculous. Our prayers were joined by thousands and we could experience the timely intervention of the right resources and people to help us grow.  Holy Spirit moved many in their hearts to give land, building, sound system, and other materials that helped us and continue to help today to run our ministries. Many came forward to support the ministries with whatever little they had. God rewarded them generously. We have dormitories for boys and girls, multiple retreat halls, and a large canteen for facilitating simultaneous programs at any given point of time. 

Besides Christeen Programmes, we extend our facilities for other groups who subscribe to the Christeen Mission to conduct their Retreat Programmes.  The infrastructure God has entrusted to us is open for all who are engaged in similar ministries. Our objective is to empower other Christian groups and lay ministries to enhance their power to expand the Kingdom of God.


How to prepare for AWS Security Specialty Certification

This is a different certification than the CCSP or CCSK.

Here are some tips on how to prepare.

  • Know Your Level While you can choose to do this as your first AWS certification if you're just getting started, I recommend that you start with a beginner level AWS certificate like AWS Architect Certified Solutions Associate. You will gain a solid foundation in AWS services like IAM, KMS and other concepts that you will need to know. This AWS certification assumes you already know AWS terminology. It can be a challenge to attempt this first AWS cert.
  • Play around with AWS Services: A key step is to set up a home laboratory environment and begin playing with AWS services. This will help you better understand them. You should be familiar with all the AWS services that are covered by the exam. You will not be able to answer questions that involve IAM policies, EC2 instance etc. without having some hands-on experience. Create a AWS Free Tier account and start playing in the AWS Cloud environment.
  • Understand AWS IAM in-depth. IAM is a challenging area of the exam, requiring that you understand the order in which policies are evaluated. Understand the logic behind policy evaluation and flow, and how IAM components work. Try out the IAM Policies in your AWS IAM Account.
  • Multiple-response questions can be confusing: There are two or more possible answers and you must select all of them. There is more than just one answer to this question. You should also understand the question.
  • Encryption & Logging : Many questions will be based on scenarios that relate to KMS keys, and the type of encryption you should use for a given scenario. You will also be expected to understand the differences between AWS CloudTrail, CloudWatch, and their logging and alerting features.