Dora Yu (Yu Cidu, 1873–1931) was hailed by western missionaries as “the most prominent” Chinese evangelist in China in the first part of 20th century. Her revival ministry was particularly efficient among Chinese cultured upper class people.
In one of Dora Yu’s revival meeting in Church of Heavenly Peace, Fuzhou, in 1920, a young man called Watchman Nee, at the age of seventeen, experienced a powerful salvation and immediately consecrated himself to serve God fulltime. Besides being Watchman Nee’s “spiritual mother”, Dora You was also his mentor through whom he was introduced to fundamental biblical truths and to inner life experiences.
Text of "Dora Yu e o Reavivamento Cristão do Século XX na China", author Silas H. Wu, Editora Arvore da Vida