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Woodworker tries to follow in Jesus footsteps
Gainesville man builds benches, chairs for a good cause
Gainesville resident Austin White, 23, embraces the people he came to call his family during a recent trip to Sierra Leone. During his time in the West African country, White grew particularly close to his bodyguard-turned-best-friend, A.K., who presented White with a solid gold necklace shaped like Africa as a farewell gift.
Like his father and grandfather before him, Austin White loves woodworking. But when it comes to emulating carpenters, he peers past his own parentage and tries to mirror the most famous of all. “I want to follow in Jesus’ footsteps,” he said.