On Sunday, 29 September 2019, in a divine service conducted by Bishop V Fisher in Eikendal

Congregation, Deacon M Abel was placed into well-deserved retirement. He was ordained in January 2005 by Apostle M Diedricks. The length of his ministerial tenure was marked as 14 years in January 2019. During his time in the ministry he served in various congregations. He was also a confirmation teacher in many congregations and is remembered by his confirmands for his passionate teaching.

Before placing him into retirement, Bishop V Fisher thanked him for his many years of dedicated service to the Lord and wished him well as he starts a new phase of his life in retirement.