From an early age Aria Anaforian has had a love for music and a passion for worship that God planted in her heart and soul. Growing up in Central California, she started playing guitar and singing in church at a young age. At the age of 17 she felt the call to move to Portland to pursue ministry. She began leading worship for the recovery ministry "Break Free Ministries" at the church and there she saw Gods restoring work in the lives of the people that attended. During her time serving this ministry the Lord began to give her songs for the people and her debut album "Restored" was birthed. Her desire is, that through her music, people will be connected to a real God and have an authentic encounter in His presence. She is currently working on her latest project "This World". The EP is set to be out late Fall of 08'. She is also working on a 10 part series on worship which you can read on her blog site ariaanaforian.wordpress.com Endorsements... "Every time I have experienced Aria live, one thing consistently has happened... people were moved. I am excited about the heart of this young worshipper and her intensity to draw nearer to Jesus." Gunnar Simonsen, General Manager of Christian Supply Centers Inc. \'I find her music to be full of praise and adoration. It lifts the heart and sparks faith to it's full flame. She is a great blend of intensity and joy, of commitment and grace. She is genuine and possesses a large heart for God. ~Jess Strickland Lead Pastor Living Hope Fellowship \'Aria is an amazing singer songwriter that radiates the presence of God when she leads worship in a live setting. Her new record captures what she does live in a unique way that makes the listener experience a flood of different emotions through the course of the album. It\'s anointed, it\'s fresh, stirring and I highly recommend it to everyone! \' ~Steve Deal Music Director - Christian City Church Atlanta. \'I have had the delight of worshiping alongside Aria for many years and have watched her grow and mature in her song, her giftings and her relationship with God. What a joy to hear that maturity captured in this CD. Each song delivers a piece of her heart and affection for Jesus Christ, especially the title song \'Restored\' and my favorite, \'It\'s Your Grace\'. This whole CD truly reflects a heart restored and fully responding in song to the grace of our Lord Jesus. Sit back and let His love wash over you while you listen to a refreshingly unique worship CD, full of great lyrics, strong vocals and compelling guitar licks. You won\'t be disappointed. \' Dr. Tim Smith, Worship Missionary, Worship Without Borders.