LUCSA continues to respond to human needs and challenges through capacity building in areas of gender justice at member churches’ level. The Communion Office had a privilege to welcome another partner in this regard, the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM) to collaborate with  LUCSA in the Gender Justice Programme and other future diakonia response activities. FELM is one of the mission organisations in Finland working closely with the Finnish Lutheran Church and has worked in Southern Africa for the past 150 years mainly in the then South West Africa currently Namibia.  Its work currently covers Botswana, Angola,  South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

On the March 2019 LUCSA and FELM signed a bilateral memorandum of Agreement at the LUCSA Communion Office in Johannesburg. LUCSA Executive Director Rev Dr David Tswaedi signed on behalf of LUCSA and the FELM Director of Foreign Affairs Mr Tero Norjanen signed on behalf of FELM. The event was graced by the President of LUCSA Bishop Horst Muller and the Reginal Representative of FELM in Southern Africa Mr Illka Repo. The LUCSA President gave thanked FELM for extending their mission work in responding to challenges in the region. He wished this partnership to be a fruitful one and commended it to God in prayer.