Local missionary heading to Africa for church dedication

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FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A local missionary is getting ready to travel overseas for a church dedication in Africa.

Walter Hughes Jr., of Franklin County, has been part of a team building several churches in Ghana for more than a decade.

During that time, he's helped congregations finish church buildings they had already begun.

Others around the community are taking part, including the Redwood United Methodist Church, which dedicated nearly $10,000 to the project.

Hughes also hopes to dedicate a new school in Tonasuano during his trip in February.