This reminds me of the story about Pastor Delafield, who held an effort (that’s what they called them in those days) in New York City and only baptized two young gentlemen. One of them was Ron Halvorsen, who went on to baptize thousands (I won’t even comment on our Adventist issues around baptism or the perceived need to keep track of those numbers). Ron encountered Pastor Delafield some years later and asked him about that effort in NYC. Delafield admitted that he’d only baptized two people; Ron corrected him with the number of people he had baptized, crediting Delafield with his own accomplishments.
After most of a lifetime in academia, I still recall certain faculty and colleagues who inspired, encouraged, and instructed me toward my career. I also remember some students I spent lots of time with and, hopefully, helped them through their issues.