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Published October 20, 2013, 06:27 PM

West Fargo Church is helping a local woman bring her children to America

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Three years ago a woman fled her home country, escaping war to come to the United States.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Three years ago a woman fled her home country, escaping war to come to the United States.

And she settled here in the valley.

The only thing missing: her kids.

Now, a West Fargo church wants to bring them home, to their mother.

Sunday Afternoon, this area was packed full of people trying to raise money to bring these children from Liberia to America.

Hundreds turned out to the Triumph West church, all with one goal, to bring Edna Johnson's children home.

Edna came to the states for what she calls a one in a lifetime opportunity, but didn't have enough money to take along her son, Alvin who is 10 or her 13 year old daughter Aisha.

The church held a lunch featuring Liberian and American food to help the cause.

Edna Johnson- Mother: "I’m in America but I'm not in peace because my kids not here. I feel like I cry every day."

Madia James- Edna’s Sister: "I am just going to jump over there and we're going to hug together and have all the meals I'm having in America that they can have too"

Tonight, the church met and surpassed their goal of three thousand dollar per child - the group hitting 6,680.

But because of Visa laws and travel issues it could take at least two years until the two children arrive.

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